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5 September 2023

Studying medicine in Bulgaria: the important details you should know

If you plan on studying medicine in Bulgaria, you will need to get your documents ready. We have assisted many students with their legal document needs. Find out how Woodcock Notary Public can help you.

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Medicine in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a popular destination for students around the world due to its low cost of living.

As it is an EU member, it also allows for easy travel across Europe, so various nations with a range of different cultures and historical sites are either a drive or train ride away. Bulgaria itself has a lot to offer, with its own rich history and culture. This means many British students may wish to study there.

Medicine in particular is popular amongst students. They wish to study medicine in Bulgaria due to its strong reputation for medical education.

If you are one of those students, you will need to know what requirements you need to meet and how to meet them.

The documents you will need to study medicine in Bulgaria

You will need several documents if you plan on studying medicine in Bulgaria. 

These documents include:

  • A health certificate from no more than a month before the application was made
  • A copy of your certificates proving completion of secondary education
  • Document showing what you studied during secondary education
  • Two 4-5cm photographs

Translating your documents

Your education documents and health certificate will need translating into Bulgarian before they can be used there. 

They will also need an Apostille Certificate. We can give you expert advice and help you with all of the required processes, which saves you time.

The translation of your documents must be done by a sworn translator. They must also be registered with the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry.

We can assist you in getting your documents accurately translated for use in Bulgaria. 

Getting an apostille to study medicine in Bulgaria

An apostille is a certificate that is recognised in 125 countries around the world, including Bulgaria. They are a straightforward way of legalising your documents.

We can manage the whole process of acquiring an apostille for your documents, so you do not have to worry. We can do this as we work closely with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and are registered for fast-track services that are not available to the public. 

Travel advice

If you want to study medicine in Bulgaria, it is important to check any current travel advice. For example, any vaccinations you might need to stay safe, or any crime warnings. 

You can check the Government’s website for more guidance on travelling to Bulgaria.

Contact us

Woodcock Notary are experts in everything related to notarising and legalising documents for use in Bulgaria.

Contact us today if you want to use our services, or need more information.


If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services,
contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email

If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services, contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email