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UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE TRAINING IN THE SPECIALITY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE IN ENGLISH 2022/20
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The University of Forestry is a unique higher education institution in Bulgaria providing training of specialists in all three education and qualification degrees (Bachelor, Master and PhD) in the field of Forestry, Forest Industry, Landscape Architecture, Engineering Design, Veterinary Medicine, Agronomy, Plant Protection, Business Management, Alternative Tourism and Ecology and Environmental Protection. The University of Forestry has been accredited by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has been providing training of students in the speciality of Veterinary Medicine, education and qualification degree Master of Sciences since 1994.

The speciality of Veterinary Medicine is included in the Classifier of higher education areas and professional fields of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a programme accreditation for training students in Veterinary Medicine. The training in Veterinary Medicine is open to all applicants who have graduated from а secondary/high school. The training in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is in full compliance with the Uniform State Requirements. It is a full-time training, following the curriculum and training programmes that comply with the requirements of the EU Directive 2005/36/EC and the amending EU Directive 2013/55/EU as well as with the Bulgarian legislation. The course of education takes 11 semesters (5.5 years) and ends with sitting state examinations. The students graduate by sitting a State Exam and are awarded the qualification “Veterinary Surgeon” and the degree “Master of Sciences” (M.Sc.), and they could proceed further on as post-graduate students for obtaining a PhD degree.

The practical training course of the students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Forestry is an important element of their education as veterinarians and it includes three practices – after VIth, VIIIth and Xth semesters. The first training practice concerns Animal Science and its duration is two weeks. The second training practice concerns clinical practice and its duration is four weeks. The third (probation) prediploma internship is the last stage (before getting the diploma) of the students’ training and it has characteristics of a professional specialization. The institutions for implementation of these practices are livestock institutes and husbandry complexes, agricultural cooperatives, private farms, vet-clinics or offices which are selected by the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. There is a possibility to perform the practice abroad according to the specific conditions of the programme and permission by the Dean of Faculty.

The training in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is carried out by academic staff, consisting of highly-qualified, competent and internationally accredited university lecturers, in accordance with the requirements of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

Studying Veterinary Medicine, the students acquire knowledge in the following fields:

  • Anatomy, Physiology, Husbandry, Animal Reproduction and Hygiene;
  • Animal Nutrition, Technologies Related to Food Production for Animals;
  • Ethology and Animal Protection;
  • General Pathomorphology and Special Pathological Anatomy of the Animals.

The students obtain the skills to:

  • Determine the causes, nature, development, diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases; differentiate animal diseases;
  • Assess the risk connected with the possibilities of disease transmission from animals to human.

Furthermore, the students acquire competences in the following fields:

  • Preventive medicine related to research, analysis and certification;
  • Hygiene, technology, control, production, storage and processing of food of animal origin for human consumption, including abilities to understand and explain the best practices in this respect;
  • Responsible and adequate use of veterinary pharmaceutical products for the treatment of animals and ensuring the food chain safety as well as environmental protection.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS AND RULLS FOR PRELIMINARY ONLINE EXAM SESSION

The following documents are required for application:

1. The application form should be printed, filled out by hand (all fields are required) and sent to the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. A copy of the document for paid application fee should also be sent to the e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The application fee amounts to 297 BGN. The bank account of the University of Forestry to which the fees shall be transferred is:

БНБ-ЦУ

BG 73 BNBG 9661 3100 1035 01

BIC CODE BNBGBGSF

Mandatory details of the bank transfer payment documents:

Beneficiary: University of Forestry

Names of the applicant student: Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx

Details of the payment: applicant student fee

The application form and payment document shall be sent from 03.05.2022 to 01.06.2022

Two days before the exam (on 02.06.2022) each applicant student shall receive on the e-mail, indicated in the application form, a username, password and a link to access the Blackboard online platform, where the preliminary exam will be held.

One day before the exam (on 03.06.2022) each applicant student shall receive an invitation to his/her e-mail address to add the Skype account of his/her invigilator, which he/she shall confirm and contact the invigilator via Skype.

The preliminary exam in Biology in English shall be conducted on June 4, 2022 at 10:00 local time, Sofia – Currently Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) (UTC +3).

The full instructions about the exam see here.

The results of the test shall be published on the website of the UF on June 8 (Wednesday) after 10:00. The access to the results shall be personal for each applicant student.

To participate in the ranking, applicants who have passed the preliminary exam shall submit the required application documents by September 9, 2022.

RULLS FOR ADMISSION OF STUDENTS IN THE SPECIALITY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE IN ENGLISH FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023

The recruitment procedure is based on three different requirements. The first one is based on the level of education and knowledge on the basic subject - Biology. The second one is based on the proficiency in English language. The third one is based on the presented documents. The selection of applicants is based on sitting an online entrance test. The test is in English language, entirely in the field of Biology. It is consisted of two main parts. The first one is a reading comprehension text (scientific or popular scientific), followed by ten multiple choice questions. The second one includes thirty multiple choice questions, aiming at assessing applicants’ knowledge in the field of Biology.

The following documents are required for application:

  1. Application form – application form with attached photo of the applicant, containing brief personal information and the desired speciality.
  2. Copy of the document (diploma) for completed secondary/high school education with an Appendix showing the grades in Biology and Chemistry of the applicant. The grades in Biology and Chemistry must be at least 62% of the maximum possible value according to the grading system of the respective country.
  3. Certificate issued by authorized institution indicating that the diploma hold by the applicant gives him/her the rights to continue his/her education at university in his/her native country.
  4. The EU and EEA citizens, together with the diploma for completed secondary educaiton, shall also present a certificate, issued by the regional Department at the Ministry of Education, for recognized completed secondary education with grades, equated to the grades according to Art. 9, para. 1 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1 September 2016 for evaluation of the students’ training results.
  5. Medical certificate indicating that the applicant is clinically healthy. (medical certificateshould be issued within one month before the date of the application)
  6. Copy of the letter of attorney if documents are submitted by other person.
  7. Copy of the applicant’s passport or ID card.
  8. Scanned copies of documents from p.1 to p.7. Scanned copies of documents from p.1 to p.7 shall be sent to the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in PDF format maximum file size – 10 MB. The photo of candidate shall be in a separate file in JPEG format.
  9. Two recent photos of the applicant (3.5/4.5 cm).
  10. Copy of the document for paid application fee.

Documents concerning items 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 have to be translated, legalized and certified in accordance with the international treaties of the Republic of Bulgaria with the State in which they were issued.

The rating of applicants is based on the total score of the following components:

  1. Duplicated grade from the entrance test;
  2. The grade in Biology from secondary/high school diploma;
  3. The grade in Chemistry from secondary/high school diploma.

Terms for the 2022/2023 academic year:

  1. Submission of application documents and payment of application fee (personally or by an authorized person or company) – from 01.06 to 09.09.2022 in the University of Forestry (main Campus address: 10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., 1797 Sofia, Bulgaria), floor 1, office 104 – Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – every working day from 8:30 to 16:00.
  2. Sample test andcheck the platform – 15.09.2022
  3. Entrance test – on 16.09.2022 at 14:00.
  4. Announcement of entrance test results – 19.09.2022 after 10:00.
  5. Information and identification of entrance test results – 19.09.2022 between 11:00 to 13:00.
  6. Announcement of the list of admitted students - 19.09.2022 at 14:00, office 101
  7. Enrollment of admitted students – 20.09 – 26.09.2022, office 104, from 8,30 to 16,00.

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