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 an obligatory precondition for the candidates to have assessment degrees in Biology and Chemistry in their secondary education diploma in accordance with the Ordinance on the State Requirements for Admission of Students at the Higher Education Institutions of the Republic of Bulgaria.

    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. A copy of a valid document proving citizenship (not 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.

Admission of EU and EEC and Confederation Switzerland citizens:

  1. Deadline for admission of documents: from 15.07.2020 to 10.09.2020.
  2. Competitive exam in English, biology and chemistry – 13.09.2020 (Sunday).
  3. Results announcement of the competitive exam – 16.09.2020.

  Note: If one of the components of the exam is not taken successfully, the exam is considered to have been failed. The results of the written works are final and not reassessable!

       4. Ranking – 17.09.2020

Results announcement –16.09.2020

Announcement of the EU and EEC Citizens’ Ranking – 17.09.2020

EU and EEC citizens are ranked by score which is calculated as the sum of marks in biology and chemistry of the high school diploma and the marks they receive in English, biology in English and chemistry in English of the competitive exams. Maximum score: 30.00.

The ranking of EU and EEC citizens is based on art. 21, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Act at places, approved by the Academic Council of the Medical University-Sofia upon a proposal of the Deans of faculties according to the free capacity of the specialty.

Note: If one of the components of the exam is not taken successfully, the exam is considered to have been failed.

The results of the written works are final and not subject to re-evaluation!

Enrollment in faculties for first-year students admitted, who are taught in English in the specialties Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy – until 20.10.2020.

Beginning of the academic year for first-year students admitted, who are taught in English in the specialties Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy – 26.10.2020.

Admission of foreign citizens from countries not members of the EU and EEC and Confederation Switzerland / third countries /:

  1. Admission of documents: from 01.06.2020 to 30.09.2020.
  2. Competitive exams in English, biology and chemistry in English – 03.10.2020 only for applicants who have received type D visa and arrived in the country by 30.09.2020. Applicants, arrived after this date are enrolled in a preparatory academic year at the Department of Language Training and Sports (DEOS), at Medical University – Sofia, in English or Bulgarian language according to their preference.
  3. Results announcement of the competitive exam – 06.10.2020.

Attention:  Candidate Students from India

The Ministry of External Affairs of India informs of the requirement of the Medical Council of India on the eligibility for training of Indian nationals in foreign medical universities. According to this decision, in force from 2018, every Indian citizen looking for to receiving medical education abroad should meet the following eligibility criteria by passing the required test (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test:  http://ntaneet.nic.in/ntaneet/ )  and obtaining an Eligibility Certificate stating that the person is covered requirements for training in a medical school (Eligibility Criteria for admission to the MBBS course). The official note states that these certificates are valid for 3 years.
In connection with the above information, for the academic year 2020/2021, the MC – Delhi will require the Certificate of Eligibility for the submission of long-term study visa documents by a candidate in the specialty Medicine.

  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.

Fee for the exams in Bulgarian/English, Biology and Chemistry in Bulgarian/English: 400 BGN, fee to be deposited at Department of language training and Sports (DLTS).

  • 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.

1431 Sofia 15 Acad. Ivan Geshov Blvd.

Medical University-Sofia

BULSTAT: 831385737

Identification Code: BG831385737

Bank transfers in the country

Bank identification

Bulgarian National Bank Central Office – Alexander I Square

Bank Code: BNBG9661

IBAN BG 43BNBG96613100102101

BIC code: BNBGBGSD for leva;  BNBGBGSF for foreign currency

Bank transfer from abroad

FINANCIAL IDENTIFICATION

Bank Code: BNBG9661

IBAN BG 43BNBG96613100102101

BIC code: BNBGBGSD for leva;  BNBGBGSF for foreign currency

BNB in TARGET2 is IBAN  BG83BNBG9661 1100 0661 41

SWIFT code: BNBGBGSF

The bank transfer charges are borne by the customer.