The annual tuition fee for the academic year 2023/2024 for Dental Medicine - English language education is, as follows:
(newly admitted students and students restoring their rights)
and must be paid in two equal installments at the beginning of each semester, but not later than 1 month after the beginning of the semester.
Medical University - Sofia, Faculty of Dental Medicine
BNB – Central
SEMESTER REGISTRSTION /ENROLLMENT
Students are required to register for the corresponding course/semester within 1 month of the beginning of the semester, in accordance with an announced schedule.
Students who attend the additional session should register for the respective course within 1 week after the end of the last session day.
DURATION OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR
The academic year at the FDM (Faculty of Dental Medicine) is divided into two training periods, called semesters. Each semester is followed by an examination period, called an exam session. There are two regular exam sessions: in January and June, a September resit exam session, and one additional (payable) session.
Schedule of classes and exam sessions for the 2023/2024 academic year:
|Winter semester||25.09.2023 - 12.01.2024|
|Winter semester I year||23.10.2023 - 09.02.2024|
|January Exam Session||16.01.2024 - 16.02.2024|
|January Exam session I year||12.02.2024 - 23.02.2024|
|Summer semester||26.02.2024 - 07.06.2024|
|June Exam Session||11.06.2024 - 12.07.2024|
|September Resit Exam Session||02.09.2024 - 20.09.2024|
ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCES
All classes (lectures, seminars and practical training) are mandatory.
All missed classes should be compensated immediately or not later than the week before the last week of the semester.
Compensating for missed practice is allowed only for valid reasons, evidenced by the respective document, and based on a written application submitted by the student.
In case of up to 2 absences in a discipline, permission for compensation is granted by the Head of the respective department.
In case of 3 absences in a discipline, permission for compensation is granted by the Vice Dean of Education and Students’ Affairs.
In case of more than 3 absences in a discipline, but not more than 1/3 of the number of classes in the academic curriculum, permission for compensation is granted by the Dean’s Council. Students can compensate for missed practical classes upon payment of the relevant fee determined by the Academic Council - 30 BGN per academic hour.
In case of absences more than 1/3 of the number of classes in the academic curriculum, the Dean proposes a resolution of the student’s standing to the Rector, based on a written application submitted by the student.
Students are allowed to sit for the semester examinations only upon a validated semester, certified in the students’ books with the signature of the respective course leader and the stamp of the Students office at FDM.
Certification of the semester (End of semester signature) is based on attendance to lectures and practical classes, and fulfilment of all requirements for the disciplines included in the academic curriculum and program.
Students whose winter semester is not certified interrupt their studies for the current academic year and re-enroll the same year of study during the next academic year, after paying the determined annual tuition fee.
Students whose summer semester is not certified interrupt their studies for the current academic year and re-enroll the summer semester during the next academic year, after paying the determined semester tuition fee.
Suspension for an uncertified semester is allowed only once during the entire period of education.
The system for monitoring and evaluation of knowledge and skills of students includes:
Students have the right to sit for an exam no more than 6 times in each of the special dental disciplines for the entire study period.
GRADES AND CREDITS
Students' knowledge and skills are assessed according to a six-point grading scale, as follows: Excellent (6.00), Very good (5.00), Good (4.00), Satisfactory (3.00) and Failed (2.00). An exam graded with minimum grade “Satisfactory” (3.00) is considered successfully passed.
Students are assigned credits in accordance with the requirements of Regulation № 21/30.09.2004 of the Ministry of Education and Science.
ECTS credits reflect the knowledge and skills acquired in the disciplines, based on the results shown through various forms of examination (colloquiums, tests, exams).
PASSING TO A HIGHER COURSE
Dental Medicine students at MU- Sofia are allowed to enroll in the next year of study with no more than 2 failed exams in disciplines different from the dental preclinical ones included into the study plan of the respective course.
Students with failed exams in dental preclinical disciplines (Preclinics of Prosthetic DM, Preclinics of Conservative DM, Preclinics of Paediatric DM, Preclinics of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) retake the year due to poor performance, attend all classes and certify the semester for the disciplines with failed exams.
Students with more than 2 failed exams during the current academic year should retake the year due to poor performance and should attend all classes and certify the semester for the disciplines with failed exams.
RE-ENROLLMENT A YEAR OF STUDY
Re-enrollment a year due to a number of failed exams or uncertified semester is allowed only once during the entire period of study.
Students in their 5th year of study are allowed to re-enroll the year regardless of the number of failed exams or retaken previous years.
INTERRUPTION OF STUDIES
Students have the right to interrupt their studies for: health and family, social or financial reasons.
Interruption of studies due to family, social or financial reasons is allowed only after the graduation of the first year.
Students who have interrupted their studies are allowed to sit for the failed exams if previous semesters have been certified.
Interruption of studies for any of the reasons is allowed once during the entire period of study upon a submitted student’s request to the Dean and represented officially translated documents, certifying the reasons for interruption.
ACADEMIC AND DISCIPLINARY DISMISSAL
Students are dismissed from the Medical University – Sofia and lose their rights in the following cases:
RESTORATION OF STUDENT RIGHTS
Students can restore their student rights once during the entire period of study upon a written request to the Dean of FDM, MU-Sofia.
Students who have restored their student rights are required to attend all theoretical and practical classes of the disciplines in which they have failed and to receive certification of the semester before applying for an exam.
If you have any further questions, please contact us:
Students Office – Education in English Language
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