Students who are citizens of European Union states are required to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in their home countries for health coverage at public hospitals throughout the European Union.
Students from non-EU states must obtain health insurance for the purposes of student visa application and subsequent arrival in Bulgaria. Health insurance must be purchased for the minimum coverage amount of 30 000 EUR or 60 000 BGN and must be valid for the territory of Bulgaria (or the European Union). Each student must hold health insurance valid for the period of their student visa. In case the student's study course continues beyond their visa expiration, they must apply for a Residence Permit Card (RPC) at the local Migration office. Health insurance must be renewed before its expiration and the new/extended health insurance can be purchased in Bulgaria for the purpose of obtaining a RPC. Each student must have valid health insurance at all times during the course of his/her education.