What Our Students Say

Testimonials

Iris Ann Jose From Ernakulam, Kerala,India

Applying for MBBS in India is very difficult, the competition is extremely high and only a very few places are available in proportion to the population… However, when I saw the opportunity to study it in Europe, I was immediately drawn towards it. I applied through Vistamed, who were experienced in the field of recruiting students from India. They helped me throughout all the stages and I was aware of the different requirements of the embassies involved. Even when I arrived in Varna, their help was continuous, they helped me with applying for the Bulgarian ID (in order to extend my visa). They also supported me by arranging insurance, police clearance certificates, alongside all the help I received with taking phone connection, Accommodation etc.. I’m happy I chose them and would recommend them to Indian students wanting to apply to study in Europe. 

Alana Sajan From Coventry

I have started studying medicine in 2017 at the Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria, through getting in contact with Dr. Joshy from VistaMed. Moving from my home in Coventry to Varna seemed a very difficult challenge but thankfully I had the full support from VistaMed to help fit into this new environment. The large Malayalee society here in Varna and a professional team of VistaMed helped me to understand the exam processes and how to access books, past papers and other resources. VistaMed was very involved throughout each stage of my application, from the e-application, to enrolment and any doubts I had experienced after the successful admission. Along with my Bulgarian Identification paperwork, I also received much help from VistaMed to get an accommodation near the teaching facilities (Main University site, Pharmacy Building and Medical College), to which I am very grateful for. Many thanks.

Janet Jincy Moni - Third year student From Cirencester

I think the greatest strength of the University is its staff, as they help as much as they can and try to make learning both interactive and also fun. The method of teaching at lectures, which includes interactive quizzes with the students makes the subjects both interesting and academically stimulating. The seminars, being in small groups especially helps as there’s higher possibility to ask questions if you don’t understand. Also, The University is filled with people from all over the World, helping to create a diverse and vibrant students life, which is always a major plus. The reason I chose Varna Medical University is due to its reputation in the European medical labour market, the value for degree you obtain, and the low cost accommodation and general life. I’d like to thank Vistamed for their wonderful support, care and timely help for obtaining the admission and the accommodation which for me is very close to the Uni.

Basil Biju From Coventry

I’m a first year Dental Student at Mu-Varna, Dentistry is a course I’ve always had passion for, however after unfortunately being unsuccessful in the UK, I turned my attention abroad, and I’m so thankful to say it’s been a great decision so far to come to Varna to study, the facilities are excellent here and my expectations have been genuinely exceeded. Thank you VistaMed for this wonderful opportunity.

Chris Raju Kurian From Scotland

I’m a first-year student at the Medical University of Varna. I’m very pleased with the services provided by VistaMed and I strongly recommend them. They’ve helped me throughout the process, and have made everything so much easier. Their level of support was emphasised in the fact that it was them that mainly took the initiatives with calls and emails to make sure I’m on track with my application. The support was thorough, and I was especially grateful for the assistance they provided with the apostilling and legalisation process, which would’ve been a very complicated process otherwise. I would like to thank Dr Joshy and team for all the help they’ve provided.  

Christo Saji From Eastbourne

I’m a first-year student at Varna Medical University. Varna has been a brilliant experience so far and it’s quite strange to think that before this, I didn’t even think about applying to study abroad - thinking just how hectic and stressful the application process and the subsequent settling in procedure be. However, going through VistaMed dispelled all my fears and worries. Their online application found on their website made the application process extremely easy, within typing up and uploading my details, I was pretty much already done, VistaMed did the rest from there. Also, a special mention to the way they dealt with documentation work, would’ve been very complicated without their help. Thank you VistaMed!

Amal Mathew Chacko - Second year student From Worcestershire

The VistaMed and its Director Dr. Joshy Jose were extremely helpful and his agency is so informative and helpful throughout the entire application process. My application was processed quickly and I received an offer within weeks of applying. The service did not end there; VistaMed helped me from find a nice apartment, at a short distance from the University at a very reasonable price. Varna is a beautiful and safe city with good weather.

Yathorshan Shanthakumaran - Third year student From Southend

Vistamed has made the transition into the Medical University of Varna stress-free and straight forward. I was daunted at the aspect of going to another country, however it’s very easy to adapt to Bulgaria. Varna is a city which certainly doesn’t lack in entertainment and leisure acitivites including cinemas, Bowling, Go-Karting, Painting and Indoor/Outdoor Football Venues just like any UK student life. Furthermore, the weather is perfect alongside the fantastic surrounding scenery and beach. Vistamed services have helped me every step of the way till date - their communications with future candidates is fast and informative which adds to why I chose Vistamed

Jyothis Varampel - Third year student From Kent

I am immensely happy with the all services provided by Vistamed. They have supported me from the beginning to the completion of the application stages, as well as after. About Varna, I feel that the city is vibrant and alive but at the same time safe, the locals are very friendly and helpful, the weather is generally good, and the summer season is especially great. At the University, most of my friends are Malayalies which really helps me feel at home. I am very happy with my choice and I would certainly recommend Varna Medical University and Vistamed to any student wishing to study medicine abroad.

Anoop Sunny - Third year student From Manchester

To be honest, I came to Varna not knowing what to expect.  It was my first time staying away from my family. Therefore, I thought it was extra helpful that through Vistamed’s entrance exam in London, I had the chance to meet and make friends with fellow Medical students before going to Varna; As a result, I was definitely less worried about moving abroad and was even looking forward to it!. The entrance exam itself was much smoother than I expected, as luckily for us, Vistamed prepared us very well by sending us materials to study and also gave us clear advices on how to go on about it. I’m very happy to have made the choice to go abroad and would like to thank Vistamed for making it happen.

Edin Skaria From London

The first year has been fantastic for me, I’ve met a lot of great people and I’m glad to say it already feels like home in Varna in only a few months. VistaMed was excellent as well, they were very straightforward with their pricings and services, and they didn’t have any hidden charges, like with what happened with a few of my friends, where their agency charged them separately for each process after an initial cheap fee. Overall, I’ve been very pleased at how things have been so far and would certainly recommend students to study here and to use VistaMed.

Sandra Rex From Belfast

Coming to pursue medicine in Varna was a very big decision in how the rest of my life unfolds, but little did I expect the sense of home I felt as soon as I arrived. The application stages before arriving seemed so complicated at first, but I was well led through all the paperwork with support around the clock. I heard very good reviews from people who had previously gone through VistaMed and true to the word, my doubts were all answered almost instantly. Getting settled into Varna, and sorting out the accommodation with the help of Dr Joshy and his team seemed almost an effortless task. The city being nice and compact gives the convenience of having so many facilities at walkable distance.

Sharin Abraham - Third year student From Sheffield

"I am a second year student of the Medical University of Varna , I am very happy to be doing what I have always wanted to do, to become a doctor, once I saw the opportunity to become one, I didn’t hesitate. Varna University is a fantastic place to achieve this goal. The university facilities, quality of teaching and teacher support has exceeded my expectations. Varna is also a fun place to be, a small but a very nice city, and we are all happy in the campus. The accommodation facilities are very good and always at a reasonable distance from the University, and the standard of the flats are high. I would like to say thanks to Vistamed for providing this great opportunity and their constant support, and encouragement."

Joel Varghese From Scunthorpe (North Lincolnshire)

Hailing from Scunthorpe, a small town in England, Varna has been a step up for me. There are multitudes of activities to be found in and around Varna, a city brimming with life, with its unique take on life, and I’m truly enthralled by the opportunity to study in such a beautiful city. I have had a wonderful time since arriving in Varna, made a lot of new friends and experienced a change in culture. The people are warm and receiving, and the locals are eager to help. I’d like to sincerely thank VistaMed for their role in me coming here, they’ve done a tremendous job with the whole process, right from the off, I was continuously updated on the progress of my application, and at no stage, I was made to feel anxious about anything.

Joshua Varghese From Dublin, Ireland

I’m from Dublin, Ireland. I have always aspired to study Medicine, however knowing it’s extremely difficult to get a place in Ireland, I had an eye on alternatives. While researching, I heard about VistaMed, a consultation agency focused on recruiting especially Malayali students to Bulgaria’s highest ranked Medical Universities. I immediately contacted them, and they explained the process. VistaMed hosted the entrance examination for Varna in Dublin which played an essential part in my decision to choose them as it’s much more convenient than going to write the entrance exam in Varna like with some other agencies. I am grateful to Dr Joshy and team for all their support, for providing a smooth transition into my life in Bulgaria.

Mishal Jacob From Cardiff

As a first-year student at the medical university of Varna, I’ve been thoroughly impressed by the facilities provided by this prestigious university. The teaching has been of the highest quality with all-round support from teachers and students alike. Although there were many initial steps to overcome such as accommodation, enrolment and paperwork for the Bulgarian ID throughout which VistaMed gave me good insight, enabling the transition into this foreign country so much easier. In comparison to the rest of Bulgaria, Varna is the key city for tourism and so a large proportion of the population speak very good English, making the choice of studying at Varna even more attractive

Dennis Paulson Vadassery  From Dorset

Varna has been a wonderful experience so far, I’ve met so many new people. The course has been intense thus far; however, you’ll still get a lot of spare time, the teaching has been pretty good generally and the use of modern technology is very pleasing to see. I’m also grateful for the services of VistaMed, who truly provide an attentive attitude towards customer satisfaction. I’m well aware of the fact there are a few agencies that could charge lower fares, however they’re also many complains about these agencies, especially when it comes to accommodation, as I know a few of my friends came through these, I would 100% recommend VistaMed and their services.

Mridhu Liza Job From Reading, Berkshire

I am starting medicine at the Medical University of Varna in 2017, Varna has proved to be such a beautiful city filled with so many sites to relax from the rigours of this degree. The student life has been so entertaining with a broad range of activities to get involved in such as bowling, paintballing and the beautiful beach as near as 10-minute walk away from the university. The teaching at the university has been very impressive with small seminar groups of up to 12 students, making the experience much more interactive and personal. From step one of the application process to the final stage of enrolling successfully and beyond I’ve had the full support from VistaMed.

Nimisha Reshikesh From Altrincham Cheshire

VistaMed has led me through the entirety of the application process into the Medical University of Varna with much care, making the whole procedure of enrolling in a new University such a hassle-free process. The communication was consistently reliable and gave me the opportunity to be a part of such a diverse cultural society here at Varna. The weather is fantastic with a multitude of local restaurants of relatively cheap pricing in comparison to the UK. The extra-curricular activities available has also been very impressive, through the University and outside as there are several sports facilities available nearby making it an accessible outlet from academia. I am grateful to VistaMed for introducing such a wonderful experience.

Angel Mary Mathew - Third year student From Wakefield

"I am a third year student at Varna University Bulgaria, about Vistamed, They have helped me abundantly. My admissions and all supports were provided by VISTAMED, I am very glad to say that vistamed services are very good and they take very sincere care from the very beginning and till the stage of admission, to the accommodation and also help and advice whenever I needed it since. Due to the fast service provided by Vistamed, I could come to the university in time before the lessons have started which was not the case with every agency. My accommodation was also arranged by them just 1 minute away from the University."

John Pynadath - Third year student From Stoke-On-Trent

I'm John Shibu Pynadath from stock on Trent. Before getting admission in Varna, I was trying to get admission in to Indian medical colleges. But now I feel my decision in not going to Indian universities was a good one .As per WHO lists the Bulgarian university ranking is significantly higher than the Indian ones and the overall facilities are also much better than Indian Medical colleges. As someone who enjoys playing sports, I am especially happy with the fact that the University does sports with a wide range of choices, including for my favourite sport basketball. There are also various places in Varna, near my home where you can go and play sports, including indoor football courts and tennis grounds, and with many Malayali friends, cricket is also suddenly popular in Varna. I am very happy here especially with the university and the City, Varna’s beach is also very beautiful and is an absolute heaven when the weather is warm. I want to say my sincere gratitude so to Dr Joshy Jose, the director of the Vistamed whose constant support and help in each stages were really remarkable.

Hisanth Muralitharan From London

I came to find out about VistaMed while I was researching on the various agencies that provide similar services, I’d came across many, but I’m glad I chose VistaMed. I’ve been pleased with their services and If I could pick out one thing they stand out on from all other agencies, I would say their accommodation services. VistaMed made the process of apartment picking completely painless, I mean, they had agents waiting already knowing my roommate and I’s name. We managed to pick a good apartment close to the University within just one day of arriving in Varna. This wasn’t the case for a few of my friends who were left desolate by their agencies and had to wander around for a few days to find apartments themselves, some of them also had to take expensive one-bedroom apartments as they couldn’t find a roommate, which must’ve been stressful for them. with VistaMed, they assure that you have a roommate. This along with their other services and prompt information and answering calls, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.

Rosmi George - Second year student From Drogheda , Ireland

As a student of Medical university of Varna, which is ranking top in Bulgaria, I highly recommend VistaMed services and its professional and friendly approach. As a first year student, my parents and I didn’t find any hardships to get in the university and the accommodation services were very helpful, I came with my sister and we got the accommodation (two bed room apartment) with only around 3-minute walk to the University for us. Thank you for all your help.

Bhavana Baiju From Bristol

I first got in contact with VistaMed a year prior to my entry, while I was finishing my undergraduate in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bristol, and had the full support of VistaMed in preparing all the application paperwork to start Medicine at MuV. The teaching at Varna has been exceptional with an array of very interesting optional subjects to choose from in addition to the compulsory subjects. In comparison to the teaching in the UK, I found the small group-led work much more compatible for better understanding, sharing resources and raised my confidence in addressing doubts. Varna is perfectly situated to offer many options for relaxation, the beach comes alive in the summer with so many events. As a badminton enthusiast, we have started a badminton group within the Malayalee community promoting a form of socialisation. I am very pleased with my choice of Varna university furthermore of choosing VistaMed due to the consistency of the care they have given me even after admission into the university. Thank you for your generosity. 

Annet selvin - Second year student From Luton

Dr Joshy Jose and his team (VistaMed) have been really helpful and had a great, fast and reliable service to obtaining admission in Varna University Bulgaria. Without their help, I would have had no idea where to begin with my application to Varna Medical University to study Dentistry and probably would have not been successful. The director of VistaMed helped all students with accommodation in Bulgaria. He stayed in Bulgaria for 3 weeks for making arrangement in admissions and finding very suitable accommodation. VistaMed were extremely helpful in securing amazing university accommodation very close to the university (5 minutes walking distance) for me. I would recommend VistaMed wholeheartedly to anyone who is interested in studying medicine in Bulgaria

Mariya Shoy - Second year student From Manchester

I’m from Manchester and I’m a second year Medical Student at MUV. I chose Varna because of it being the highest ranked University for Medicine in Bulgaria, and also because I have friends from third year who told me very positive opinions on Varna and also about Vistamed (through which i applied as a result). Vistamed helped me enormously, their hosting of the entrance exam in London was a great opportunity to meet fellow applicants, also serving as an ideal time to find a roommate. They were very supportive and guided me through the hassle of all the paperwork and found me a nice apartment close to the Medical University. I certainly don’t regret my decision to study in Varna and I would strongly recommend Vistamed.

Anisha Ann Joseph - Second year student From Evesham

About Varna University and Varna, I like the University, it has hi-tech facilities, and the teachers are good. I really like the city, I’m certain every student here feels the same. Varna isn’t the biggest city in Bulgaria, so places are quite close to each other, lowering the transportation costs, also it’s not crowded, which also helps to make the City safer than other bigger cities in Bulgaria, as we know most of it already. It was my friends that introduced me to VistaMed. They were helping every step of the way; with advice, as well as answers to any concerns, not just for me but also my family. Having done so, they were with me during the admission process, helping me not only get settled, but also allowed me to contact senior year students which went through the same process. Having started, VistaMed were still with me in every step of the way throughout my settlement and I can also confidently say compared to the agencies some other students came through, Vistamed does a lot more. Here in Varna, Malayali community now is the second largest community in this university campus after the German community. We feel more safe as we are surrounded by a family atmosphere thanks to VistaMed.

Aliza Alias From Dublin Ireland

I am a first-year medical student at the Medical University of Varna and the reason why I chose Varna is due to it being one of the highest ranked universities in Bulgaria, with relatively low cost of living and most enjoyable student life. This has proved to be very true, with exceeding expectations of teaching throughout the subjects. The classes are very well-structured and supports the gradual change into the independent learning required at university teaching. The small seminar groups create an interactive and relaxed atmosphere to aid learning further. Dr. Joshy and his team has looked after my every need in this application to this university and has helped me acquire a nearby accommodation to the main teaching sites and, so I would recommend VistaMed the Medical university of Varna to anyone considering studying medicine  abroad.

Bennet Jose   From Margate, Kent

I was recommended VistaMed by my friend and applied and I must say VistaMed were exceptional with their attentive attitude towards all students, they fulfilled every point in their contract to perfection. Their services were stand out from the moment I applied, especially at the time of finding apartments, which we were able to do on the day of arriving itself, their local agents were there to help even with the contract signing, which also happened on the day itself. Their services didn’t end there, we were informed about all the local amenities and they set us up to attain our local Bulgarian sim card. They also helped with setting up a bank account to those that needed it. All in all, without VistaMed I wouldn’t have been able to settle into my new city as fast as I have, I can wholeheartedly recommend them and their services.

Ashmy Thomas - Second year student From Aberdeen, Scotland

When I first heard about the opportunity to study Medicine abroad, I wasn’t sure what to think, I thought it’d be difficult to settle into a new life, in a new country with a new language etc. However, with the help of Vistamed, I’ve settled in much faster than I expected.  One aspect I like about Varna is the Students life. There are a lot of malayalis, and there are various things to do in Varna, especially in the summer as Varna has a beautiful beach, and is a tourist city. This could be why many people speak English here, which is certainly helpful when trying to settle in. I think Varna is very safe to live in, the people are also very friendly and quite welcoming. The University itself is pretty good, the standards are pretty high, teachers speak good English and also try to help you. I would certainly recommend Varna University and Vistamed to all that are interested in studying Medicine abroad.

Britto Baby Pereppadan - Second year student From Dublin, Ireland

I’m a first year student from Dublin, Ireland.  I applied to study Medicine because it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, however knowing it’s extremely difficult to get a place in Ireland, I looked for alternatives. While searching, I heard about Vistamed, a consultation agency focused on recruiting especially Malayali students to Bulgaria’s highest ranked Medical University – Medical University of Varna. Although I was initially hesitant  Since contacting them, they guided me step by step for the entire application process, and made transition into life in Bulgaria very smooth. I am grateful to Dr Joshy and team for all their support, especially for the finding of apartments

Annitta Ann Regy From Bristol

I am a first-year dentistry student from Bristol, and I got in contact with VistaMed through an advertisement along with hearing multiple positive reviews from students of previous years. From my experience, I would highly recommend VistaMed as its one-on-one approach to look after each student in any issues encountered (particularly when living abroad) is rare in most of the agencies currently available. The entrance exams being hosted in the UK also made it a lot more convenient to meet other prospective students and find flatmates for the following year. The large Malayalee society in Varna made it that much easier to transition as I received so much help, in terms of books required and how to prepare for exams.

Dennies James - Third year student From Portsmouth

I'm a second year medical student here in Varna, and I'm truly enjoying it. Varna is a nice city, it is safe, clean and the people are friendly. The facilities of the university are good and the teaching standards are great. The teacher to student ratio in a seminar classroom being 12:1 is especially useful when it comes to learning, as it increases the amount of 1 to 1 with the teacher. Furthermore As a gym enthusiast, I'm happy with the availability of gyms near my home and also close to the university. All in all, studying at Varna medical University is a great experience, and I’m very grateful to Vistamed for providing me with this chance.

Jebin James - Second year student From Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

Varna is a city I really like it’s not massive, but big enough to have all the facilities you would need. Varna I feel is the place to be in the summer, it has a beach, drawing in many tourists every year. I think the student life here is also very good, there are almost 100 Malayalis here, and I feel there’s a strong sense of family atmosphere among us, and everyone is happy to help each other out.  The University is also very good, it has high tech facilities, the teachers speak good English and are willing to help if help is needed. I recommend Vistamed. I think their service were excellent, and have made my transition to a life in Varna much easier.

Jose Siby - Third year student From London

"As a second year student in the Medical University of Varna, I am very pleased to recommend Vistamed for a medical admission procedure. The care and support provided by Dr Joshy Jose are beyond words and extends even after the enrolment process. I am very happy with the quality of education provided by the university and the accommodation facilities arranged by Vistamed as well. The city is very pleasant and thank you Vistamed for making me a part of it. "

Rahul Don Bosco From Alappuzha,Kerala, S.India

I’m a first year student from India, I heard about Vistamed through an advertisement on the newspaper, I came in contact with Dr Joshy, who has helped me greatly, He has provided great support in all areas, from paperwork to Visa application and also accommodation. With their help, I made it to Varna Medical University, the highest ranked Medical University in Bulgaria, which is recognised by the MCI (important for me if I'll be practising in India). I would wholeheartedly recommend Vistamed to any student from India thinking of applying to study Medicine in Europe.

Sterin James - Second year student From Manchester, UK

I had been looking at studying medicine in Bulgaria for some time. A friend recommended VistaMed to me; I contacted them and was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and helpful their response was. Applying to study in a different country felt like a daunting prospect at first, but I was given guidelines of support at every stage. Without calling them, they called me every time to make sure I was supported in every stage. From preparing my application to arriving in the country and finding suitable accommodation, VistaMed helped with every stage. I have had a fantastic time since arriving in VARNA, made a lot of Malayali friends and experienced a whole different culture. I am very grateful to VistaMed for making this possible, and I would definitely recommend them for their level of personal advice and support, and comparatively low professional fees completely sets them apart from the rest of agencies.

Amith Roy - Third year student From Harrogate

Varna is a great city and the University is also good, one thing that many of my friends find good about Varna is the availability of many restaurants of different countries, Italian, Mexican, Turkish to name a few, furthermore food is also much cheaper compared to England. This means eating at the fanciest restaurants you can find will end up costing less than eating at a an average one in the UK, and to add to this, there are also many delivery options for food and some people will be happy to know that KFC and subway both even do home deliveries in Varna, which can never be a bad thing! I’m very pleased that I found Vistamed, and would certainly recommend it, they have helped me a lot!

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VistaMed allows international potential medical students to be aware of the opportunities offered by various Bulgarian universities. Our aim is to attract students whom can benefit from the opportunities and advantages provided by Bulgarian universities.