Necessary documents for bachelor degree

In order to apply for BACHELOR degree of educational qualification applicants who have completed their secondary education have to submit:

  1. An application form containing biographical data, the program that the applicant would like to enroll in, the type of education, the length of studies and the degree of educational qualification. The applicant also states the level of Bulgarian language competence as well as other languages spoken;
  2. A certified translation of the diploma for secondary education (together with the enclosed list of grades) when the applicant would like to enroll for the full course of studies. The minimum average score of the diploma subjects, included in forming the university entrance score, should not be below 62 per 100 of the maximum value according to the grading system of the country where the applicant has completed his/her secondary education, i.e. the Good mark.

The Regional Office of Education at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria carries out the recognition of secondary education diplomas, issued by schools abroad. The secondary education diploma and the enclosed list of grades must be recognized in Bulgaria and the applicant must obtain a certificate for the recognition of completed stages of school education or degrees and professional qualifications based on documents issued by schools of foreign countries.  

For more information, please visit the site of the Regional Office of Education in a city by your choice.

The diploma and the enclosed list of grades issued by bodies abroad should be translated into Bulgarian and certified in accordance with the provisions of the international agreements between the Republic of Bulgaria and the country where the documents have been issued. In cases when such provisions are not available, the general order for translation and legalization procedures, and procedures for certification of documents should be considered.  

  1. Copy of ID document (passport or ID card) showing the applicant’s name written in Latin alphabet as well as his/her date of birth and place of birth. Applicants who have dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian, submit copies of both ID documents. When there is a difference in the spelling of the applicant’s name in the ID documents (Bulgarian and foreign), he/she submits a notarized declaration for the identity of names or a letter issued by municipal authority;
  2. Bulgarian language proficiency certificate – when the applicant wants to enroll in a program taught in Bulgarian language;
  3. Two passport size photographs.
  4. The documents are sent to the INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS official.

The University of Veliko Tarnovo sends to applicants the following:

  1. A certificate issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria stating that the applicant has been accepted to study at the University of Veliko Tarnovo;
  2. The University’s bank account for the candidate to deposit the tuition fee per semester for their studies.

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