• Bachelor programmes
    • Secondary school diploma
    • Diploma supplement
    • Medical Reference issued no earlier than one month prior to submitting the application documents
    • An official document issued by an accredited body certifying the applicant’s right to pursue their studies at higher education institutions in the country where secondary education was obtained. This document might be issued by the secondary school the applicant graduated from
    • Copy of passport/ID card
    • Application form
    • 2 passport size photos
  • Master programmes
    • Bachelor or Master degree diploma
    • Diploma supplement
    • Medical Reference issued no earlier than one month prior to submitting the application documents
    • Copy of passport/ID card
    • Application form
    • 2 passport size photos
  • Doctorate programmes
    • Master degree diploma
    • Diploma supplement
    • Medical Reference issued no earlier than one month prior to submitting the application documents
    • Copy of passport/ID card
    • Application form
    • 2 passport size photos
    • List of publications, if any

 

Diploma, diploma supplement and the document, which certifies the applicant’s right to pursue his/her studies at higher education institutions in the country (only for Bachelor and Professional Bachelor programmes), as well as a medical reference must be:

  • Notary certified copies;
  • Certified in accordance with the international requirements:
    • for countries that have a mutual legal assistance agreement with Bulgaria concerning certification of documents, the agreement requirements shall apply;
    • for member countries under the Hague Convention, documents are certified with Apostille stamps;
    • for all other countries, documents must be certified by the Ministry of Education (and/or Ministry of Healthcare), Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the applicant’s country of residence and by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the respected country;
  • Translated in Bulgarian language with legalized translation. In case the translation is made in the country of the applicant it must be certified by the Bulgarian Embassy. Many of the Bulgarian Embassies also offer legalized translation services. In case the translation is made in Bulgaria, it is necessary to send the translated documents for certification of the translator’s signature to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

No, there is no application fee. There is an admission fee in amount of 103 Euro for Bachelor degree. The fee can be paid upon student's arrival to Varna in Students Affairs department.
 
 

  • Bachelor programmes
    • The grades in Mathematics plus one optional subject on their secondary school diploma must be higher than 62% of the maximum grade according to the grading scale in the country where secondary school diploma was obtained.
    • For programmes delivered in English or Russian, the applicant must verify his/her English/Russian language proficiency by presenting an internationally recognized certificate confirming B2 or higher level of language proficiency according to the Common European Language Framework or by passing a language exam at UE-Varna
  • Master programmes
    • The applicant must have a Grade Point Average no less than 62% of the maximum grade according to the grading scale of the country where the diploma was issued
    • For programmes delivered in English, the applicant must verify his/her English language proficiency by presenting an internationally recognized certificate confirming B2 or higher level of language proficiency according to the Common European Language Framework or by passing a language exam at UE-Varna
  • Doctorate programmes
    • The Academic Research and PhD Studies Department evaluates the opportunities for the applicant’s enrollment based on the chosen subject and academic direction in which the candidate is interested. 

 

  • The length of the application procedure depends on the programme the student is applying for (Bachelor, Master or Doctorate) and the country the applicant is from. The Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science takes between 2 and 4 weeks to process the documents of each applicant. The Ministry accepts application documents between 1 May and 30 September for Bachelor programmes and 1 May and 20 December for Master programmes. Candidates for Doctorate programmes can send their documents throughout the year.
  • For Master and PhD programmes candidates, the diploma for higher education must be recognized by UE-Varna before the application documents are sent to the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. This process usually takes from 2 weeks to a couple of months in addition to the above mentioned procedures. After the diploma is recognized, the student receives confirmation of acceptance in his/her chosen programme. 
  • Apart from the processing time at the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, the length of the visa application process is different for each country. Each applicant should check how long the visa application process is at the Bulgarian Embassy in their country.
  • We recommend to all applicants to submit their documents as early as possible so they can finish the application process and obtain a visa on time for the start of the academic year. 

 

No. The diploma and diploma supplement, the document certifying the applicant’s right to continue his/her education (only for Bachelor and Professional Bachelor degree candidates) and the medical reference must be translated in Bulgarian with legalized translation. 

  • For programmes delivered in English or Russian, the applicant must verify his/her English/Russian language proficiency by presenting an internationally recognized certificate confirming B2 or higher level of language proficiency according to the Common European Language Framework or by passing a language exam at UE-Varna. The fee for the language exam is 150 EURO and is paid in advance.
  • All candidates who have chosen a major delivered in Bulgarian/English and have no written or spoken command of the language are advised to attend a 9-month Preparatory Course conducted by the Department of Foreign Languages at University of Economics - Varna. The course includes 650 hours of general Bulgarian/English language, 170 hours of specialized terminology, 60 hours of Mathematics, 60 hours of Economics and 60 hours of Introduction to Business. The course starts in October each year. This course entitles the candidates to be enrolled as first year students in the chosen major. The fee for the course is 2500 EURO.

 

  • Bachelor programmes - 30 September
  • Master programmes - 10 December
  • Doctorate programmes - applications may be submitted at any time.

 

The tuition fee for the first semester is usually paid before the start of the academic year. However, some Bulgarian Embassies require proof for paid tuition for the purpose of issuing a visa for the applicant. Therefore, each applicant should check what the requirements of the Bulgarian Embassy for visa application are in his/her country. In cases where the Bulgarian Embassy requires such proof, the applicant must pay his/her tuition fee before visa application. 

Students from non-EU countries are allowed to work 20 hours/week during the course of their studies. Their employer must register the student at the National Employment Agency. 

All students enrolled for studies subsidized by the Bulgarian Government can apply for accommodation at the university dormitories. Students in paid studies (including all foreign students) are accommodated in private housing of their choice. Partners of the university can provide assistance with finding suitable accommodation. The cost of renting a fully equipped private or shared room near the city center of Varna varies between 100 EUR and 150 EUR per person per month. Hotel accommodation is also available and the bed & breakfast price for a double room per night ranges from 15 to 25 EUR (preferential price). Some hostels also offer a monthly price for students which can differ according to the living conditions and services included. 

UE-Varna provides the opportunity for students whose studies are fully or partially subsidized by the Government to apply for need-based and/or merit-based stipends provided by the Government. The number of those stipends is determined by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science.

No, it is not. In 2007, Bulgaria applied for accession to the Schengen area, but the application has not been approved yet. Therefore, a visa to Bulgaria does not allow free travel around the Schengen area.