The start of the pharmaceutical education in Bulgaria dates in the year 1942, when the Pharmaceutical Department “Saint Climent Ohridski” of the University of Sofia was established. In 1951 an independent Pharmaceutical School is set at the Medical Academy and since 1955 it belongs to the Medical University of Sofia. It is the only institute in Sofia that offers advanced education in the field of pharmaceutics and has head offices of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Technology of Pharmaceutical Concoctions and Organization and Economy in Pharmaceutics.
The Pharmaceutical School of the Medical University of Sofia has two lecture rooms equipped with up-to-date visual and sound systems, nine rooms for seminar purposes and forty-two laboratories with up-to-date equipment. A room equipped with computers and internet connection is also at the disposal of the students.
Studying Pharmaceutics is structured in three stages and lasts five years.
The first stage provides future pharmacists with basic training.
During the second stage specialized pharmaceutical fields are studied aiming to acquire knowledge and essential abilities for the professional pharmacist.
The third stage is the undergraduate trainee practice that takes place at a pharmacy and at firms that produce pharmaceutical products.
In order for the students to receive a degree in pharmaceutics, they must either succeed at an acknowledged state exam or present a dissertation. After they have completed their studies, they are granted a Master’s Degree and the title of Pharmacist.
The Pharmaceutical School also offers English-speaking classes for foreign students.
The studies in the English language are acknowledged by the Bulgarian State, and according to European guidance, graduates are directly given their professional rights to all member states of the European Union. Thus they can practice the corresponding exercise specialization, without taking exams, in any member-state they choose and get their license to practice.
The tuition fees for each academic year in English-speaking classes are 6.000 euros and are paid in two installments, at the beginning of each semester.Way of admission: Test in English, Biology and Chemistry.