Admission of international students

ADMISSION

ADMISSION OF FOREIGN CITIZENS

Documents for studying or transfer to the Medical University – Sofia which were sent by fax, by e-mail or by post shall not be accepted, shall not be considered and remain without any further consequences!

The documents required below apply to all foreign citizens.

Additional information on the documents required for EU and EEA member states citizens is available on the following telephones:

+359 2 9152 164, +359 2 9152 149 and +359 2 9152 123.

Foreign citizens are admitted at the Medical University – Sofia (MU-Sofia) in accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) and the Ordinance on the State Requirements for Admission of Students at Higher Schools of the Republic of Bulgaria if they have completed secondary education giving them the right to apply to higher education institutions of the country where they have completed their secondary education and have a grade of at least 4 (Good) in Biology and Chemistry in their secondary education diploma.

Preparation of the documents:

All documents submitted to the Medical University – Sofia (MU-Sofia) must be legalized and officially translated into Bulgarian language. The translation must be done and certified in accordance with the provisions of the international treaties of the Republic of Bulgaria with the state/country in which they were issued and, in the absence thereof, under the general order for translations, legalizations and certifications of documents and other papers.

In cases where the translation into Bulgarian shall be done on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria (after the legalization of the relevant document), the translation must be done by an authorized translator included in the list of translators at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. After that, the translation must be certified by notary in the Republic of Bulgaria.

  1. Student Application Form in English and in Bulgarian language (it can be downloaded from the MU-Sofia webpage both in Bulgarian and in English language);
  2. Legalized copy of the secondary education diploma with a certified translation into Bulgarian language. It is a prerequisite for the applicants to have grades in Biology and Chemistry no less than Good 4 in their secondary education diploma.
    ALL CITIZENS WHO COME FROM EU MEMBER STATES AND FROM EEA SHOULD SUBMIT A CERTIFICATE OF CONFIRMATION FOR COMPLETED SECONDARY EDUCATION. THE GRADES INCLUDED THEREIN SHOULD BE MADE EQUAL TO THE GRADES SCALE UNDER ART. 9, PARA 1 OF ORDINANCE No11/01.09.2016 for the assessment of the students’ studies, issued by the Regional Directorate at the Ministry of Science and Education. THEY SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR DIPLOMA FOR COMPLETED SECONDARY EDUCATION, AS WELL.
  3. A document issued by a competent authority (a secondary school where the secondary education has been acquired) certifying the applicant’s right to continue his / her education at all levels of higher education institutions within the country (insert the name of the country) where the secondary education has been acquired. This document must be legalized and translated into Bulgarian language; the translation must be then certified.
  4. Photo-copy of a valid passport (ID card) with the photo and passport data proving the citizenship of the applicant (rather than residence).
  5. Medical certificate issued within one month prior to the date of application, translated into Bulgarian language, the translation must be then certified.
  6. Two (2) photos – passport size attached to the registration forms.
  7. Declaration in Bulgarian and in English for the authenticity of the documents submitted, duly signed by the applicant (the form can be downloaded from the MU-Sofia webpage).

In case of transfer of a foreign student to the Medical University of Sofia from another Medical University abroad, all of the above mentioned documents must be submitted together with an academic transcript.  The academic transcript must contain the workload of the studied subjects, examination results and allocated credits. It should be legalized and the translation in Bulgarian should be certified.

The academic transcripts for transfer from another University, both from the country and abroad, are accepted until 20.08.2019.

In cases when the applicant can not submit personally his / her application documents for studying at MU-Sofia, a power of attorney should be submitted. The power of attorney should be legalized and the translation in Bulgarian should be certified. If it is issued on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, it should be certified by notary.

Adoption of documents from third-country nationals (outside EU and outside EEA): from 03.06.2019 to 30.09.2019 incl.

Adoption of documents from EU and EEA member states nationals: from 15.07.2019 to 12.09.2019 incl.

First preparatory course in Biology and Chemistry in English: from 19.08.2019 to 23.08.2019.

First date for the entrance exams in Bulgarian / English language, Biology and Chemistry in Bulgarian / English language: 24.08.2019.

Second preparatory course in Biology and Chemistry in English: from 09.09.2019 to 13.09.2019.

Second date for the entrance exams in Bulgarian / English language, Biology and Chemistry in Bulgarian / English: 14.09.2019.

Third date for the entrance exams in Bulgarian / English language, Biology and Chemistry in Bulgarian / English ONLY for third-country nationals (outside the EU and outside EEA): 04.10.2019.

Academic reports for transfer from another Higher Education Institution shall be accepted until 20.08.2019.

Announcement of the first examination results: 27.08.2019.

Announcement of the second examination results: 16.09.2019.

Announcement of the Placement of applicants from EU and EEA member states: 17.09.2019.

EU and EEA member state citizens shall be placed under a rating score formed as a sum of the grades in Biology and Chemistry excerpted from the secondary education diploma and the grades of the entrance exams in English language, Biology and Chemistry in English. The maximum rating score is 30.00

The placement of EU and EEA member state citizens shall be done under Art. 21, Para 2 of the Higher Education Act in spots approved by the Academic Council of the Medical University of Sofia upon a proposal of the Deans of the faculties in accordance with the availability of the specialties.

Note: If part of the exam is unsuccessful, the exam is considered to be unsatisfactory.

The results of the paper works are final and shall not be subject to reassessment!

Candidates who found themselves unplaced can apply for a preparatory language and specialized course in Bulgarian or in English at the Center for Language Training, Physical Training and Sports. They submit an application form to the Department of Studies at MU-Sofia-Rectorate until 31.10.2019.

Enrolment by faculties of students admitted at their first year of studies who will be trained in English in the fields of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy: until 11.10.2019.

Start of the academic year for the students enrolled at their first year of studies who will be trained in English in the fields of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy: 14.10.2019.

Admission of documents of foreign citizens from third countries is carried out by the employees of the Department of Students’ Education at the Rector’s Office of MU-Sofia from 04.06.2019 to 30.09.2019.

  1. Documents of third country citizens shall be admitted by the Department of Students’ Education, then processed and sent to the Ministry of Education and Science. Upon the receipt of a D Type Visa Certificate, the candidate shall be informed by the Department of Students’ Education about his/her approval by the Ministry of Education and Science, after that the visa issuance procedure starts.
  2. Applicants who have submitted their documents after 02.09.2019, upon the receipt of the Certificate issued by the Ministry of Education and Science, and upon the receipt of the issued D Type Visa, shall be enrolled to the Preparatory Academic Year at the (CLTPTS) to study English or Bulgarian depending on their choice.
  3. Applicants who wish to start their first year of studies and who have received their D Type Visa until 05.09.2019 incl. can take part in the Biology and Chemistry preparatory courses in English which are organized for the EU and EEA Member States citizens. They can also take the relevant exam on the dates set thereof.
  4. Additional exam in Biology and Chemistry in English will be held on 04.10.2019.

Note: Admission is only organized for applicants who have received a D Type Visa and who have arrived in the country until 30.09.2019. Arrivals after that date will be enrolled for a Preparatory Academic Year at the Center for Language Training, Physical Training and Sports (CLTPTS) for training in English or Bulgarian, depending on their choice.

  1. Those students having dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian and the other is from an EU member state or from EEA, shall be admitted under the terms and conditions and within the due order as for the Bulgarian citizens (after an entrance exam in Biology and Chemistry, as for the Bulgarian candidate students).
  2. Those students having dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian and the other is from an EU member state or from EEA, who have completed their secondary education in an EU member state or in EEA and who have chosen to study a major in English shall be admitted in accordance with Art. 21, Para 2 of the Higher Education Act by sitting an entrance exam in English language, and an entrance exam in Biology and Chemistry in English. Once admitted the students shall pay an annual fee which is fixed for the Bulgarian nationals enrolled under a paid form of education plus the tuition fee for the different specialties conducted in English. The amount of the fees due is set by a Decision of the Academic Council for the respective academic year.
  3. Those students having dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian and the other is from a non-EU member state or from EEA (third country), but who have completed their secondary education in the Republic of Bulgaria, regardless of their second nationality, shall be admitted under the terms and conditions and within the due order as for the Bulgarian citizens.
  4. Those students having dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian and the other is from a non-EU member state or from EEA (third country), who have completed their secondary education abroad, shall be admitted under the terms and conditions and within the order determined for the non-EU member state citizens (third country), so they can pay 50% of the fee for the foreign citizens.

Submission of documents: 70 BGN, fee to be deposited at the Rector’s Office Pay Desk.

Guidelines for self-training in Biology and Chemistry in English and in Bulgarian: 30 BGN, fee to be deposited at the Rector’s Office Pay Desk.

Preparatory course of 40 school hours in Biology and Chemistry in English: 600 BGN, fee to be deposited at the Rector’s Office Pay Desk.

Fee for the exams in Bulgarian/English, Biology and Chemistry in Bulgarian/English: 400 BGN, fee to be deposited at the Center of Language Training, Physical Training and Sports (CLTPTS).

  • Training at the Center of Language Training, Physical Training and Sports in the Preparatory Academic Year in Bulgarian language: 3 700 EUR.
  • Training at the Center of Language Training, Physical Training and Sports in the Preparatory Academic Year in English language: 4 800 EUR.
  • Training in “Medicine” and “Dental Medicine” in Bulgarian language: 7 000 EUR per year, fee to be deposited at the relevant faculty. 
  • Training in “Medicine” and “Dental Medicine” in English language: 8000 EUR per year, fee to be deposited at the relevant faculty.
  • Training in “Pharmacy” in Bulgarian language: 5 000 EUR per year, fee to be deposited at the Faculty of Pharmacy. 
  • Training in “Pharmacy” in English language: 6 000 EUR per year, fee to be deposited at the Faculty of Pharmacy.

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