To study in Bulgaria, international student can apply as undergraduate, graduate, PhD, exchange, transfer or simply visiting student depending on the program he is interested in. Bulgarian higher education institutions are open to all international students who hold a secondary education certificate that makes them eligible for higher education in the country in which they have received their secondary education.
A Secondary Education Diploma is required. The duration of the programs is 4 years. After accumulating the required credits and successful thesis defence students are awarded a BA or BSc. degree.
A Bachelor degree is required. Students are enrolled in a Master’s program at Graduate School with duration from 1, 5 to 2 years (depending on a program). After accumulating the required credits and successful thesis defence students are awarded a MA or MSc. degree.
Ph.D. / Doctorat students
Master degree is required. Students are enrolled in a Doctoral program at Graduate School with duration of 3 years. When all requirements of the program are fulfilled students are awarded a Ph.D.
For transfer students, a Bachelor or Master degree (according to the program the student he is applying for) plus the transfer credit transcription of marks is required.
Transfer students are students who already have passed some period of study at another institution of accredited higher education and would like to continue their education in Bulgarian university and obtain a Bulgarian diploma.
The duration of their study depends on the period already completed. Upon graduation they receive a degree (Bachelor or Master), according to the chosen program.
For exchange students in ERASMUS Program, the period of study is for 3 to 12 months as it is contracted in the Bilateral Agreements.
For students who would like to take separate courses not leading to a degree, he shoulld gate information from university for relative courses.