State Exam Instructions

(updated – November 10, 2023)


State exam dates & List of students per days






Grade checklist (must be filled-in before applying for state exams)

To the attention of 4th-year students, regarding the Animal Husbandry Internship

Instructions for conducting the State Exam

Schedule of duties, Winter semester, Academic year 2023/2024

2nd year – 3rd year – 4th year – 5th year

Guideline for internships and practical trainings

Dear students,

Regarding your summer internships – once again, I would like to draw your attention to the following important things:

  • Conducting a full internship is mandatory!
  • You are required to fill out online forms regarding your wishes and preferences.
  • Filling of the online forms (Summer Practice 2023 – application form) is during the period 9-19 May.


Fifth-year students complete a separate Summer Practice 2023 – application form for each part of the internship.

Integrated into the PDF document you will find a link to the application form that you need to fill in by the 19th of May 2023:


1. For the internship after the third year of study.

Place of internship. The internship is carried out in livestock farms, animal rescue centers, experimental facilities and agricultural cooperatives. Duration: 2 consecutive weeks – 80 working hours, in the period from 03.07.2023 to 01.09.2023.

The required documents are as follows:

  • Report
  • Daily logbook
  • A letter of confirmation
  • Reference


2. For the internship after the fourth year of study.

Place of internship – Veterinary clinics or private veterinary practices, farms etc.

Duration – 160 hours – 4 weeks (any period between 03.07.2023 to 01.09.2023)

The required documents are as follows:

  • Report
  • Internship logbook.
  • Letter of confirmation.
  • Reference


3. Pre-graduation external practical training – after the fifth year of study

Duration: 12 weeks – 480 working hours (3th of July – 22th of September 2023)

Place of training

The training is divided into three parts – 4 weeks each.

Part I

The EPT is held within the Regional branch of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency/State veterinary authority.

Part II

The training takes place in Small Animal Clinic or Equine Clinic.

Part III

The EPT is carried out in a livestock farm or veterinary farm animal practice (farm animals or equines).

The three parts of the training are mandatory, and can be conducted in different order, according to students’ individual arrangements and preferences. The duration of each part of the internship is 4 weeks. A schedule and plan must be made for each part where it will take place. We need your information on this by May 19.

Documents required:

  • Daily logbook
  • Report
  • Letter of confirmation
  • Letter of reference


As an exception, the internship can be held at the Trakia University, veterinary clinics. There will be additional instructions for this regarding deadlines and manner of conducting.

Guidelines for III, IV and V year students' internships


All Erasmus traineeship students are obliged to observe all mandatory instructions which apply to each student of the Faculty of veterinary medicine and gather and provide all required documents.

Moreover, the Erasmus students have to submit to prof. Ivan Penchev, Natasha Koynarska and Reni Mitsova (Rectors' office) two additional documents:

1. The 3-rd part of the Learning Agreement (LA) – After the mobility, filled in all activities during the traineeship (in detail and according to the plan of traineeship in LA – before the mobility)

2. Certificate

These documents must be signed and stamped by the clinics!

Prof. Penchev will publish examples for both documents on FB and on the webpage of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine soon.


The summer internship experience can be a real confidence-builder – students can practice and improve their professional skills while also learning how to work, can learn what the roles and responsibilities of a particular career are from people working in the field, become more attractive to employers as a future job candidate, start to build a professional network, help a student decide if a particular career is a good match for their personality, lifestyle, passions, and goals and can obtain a positive recommendation.


Important notice regarding the upcoming state exams






Requirements for completion of Patient Record Form – parasitic and infectious diseases



Summer Internship 2022 – Application form

Sample report & sample journal from external practical training

Guideline for Internships and Practical Trainings


Questionnaires for the State Exams of English-speaking students: Theoretical and Practical


Requirements for preparing the written report on a pre-graduation external practical training (EPT)

Requirements patient record form infectious and parasitic diseases

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