Admission of international students

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 20.08.2021.

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 acceptance of documents : from 15.07.2021 to 08.09.2021.
  2. Competitive exam in English language , Biology and Chemistry – September 11th, 2021 / Saturday /
  3. Announcement of the results of the competitive exam – September 13th, 2021

Note: In case when one of the components of the exam is not being passed successfully, the test shall be considered as failed. 

  1. Placement: September 14th, 2021 

Announcement of results: September 13th 2021  

Announcement of the placement of students from EU States and the EEA  – October 14th 2021.  

Individuals from EU and EEA shall be placed on the grounds of a total score, formed as the sum of scores in Biology and Chemistry of the diploma for completed secondary education and of the grades of the competitive exam in English language, Biology and Chemistry in English. Maximum total score: 30.00 points.   

The placement of individuals from EU and EEA is carried out on the grounds of art . 21, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Act on places, approved by the AC of Medical University  Sofia under the proposal of Deans of faculties and in accordance with the free capacity of the specialty.

Note: In case when one of the components of the exam is not being passed successfully, the test shall be considered as failed.

The results of the written papers are final and shall not be subject to re-assessment!

Enrollment  of  1st year students who shall attend the English course for the majors Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy – until October 25th 2021.  

Winter semester of academic 2021/2022 year: 25.10.2021 – 11.02.2022

Admission of foreign nationals from a non-EU and non EEA countries, as well as the Swiss Confederation / third party / shall have:

  1. Submissionof documents: from 01.06.2021 to 30.09.2021  
  2. Competitive exam in English, Biology and Chemistry in English – 09.10.2021 only for candidates who have received a type D visa and have arrived in the country by 07.10.2021. Those who arrive after this date shall be enrolled in a preparatory study year in the Department of Language Training and Sports / DEOS / at the Medical University – Sofia in English or in Bulgarian speaking course according to their choice.     
  3. Announcement of the results of the competitive exam – October 11th 2021

TO THE ATTENTION OF APPLICANTS FROM INDIA!

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India has informed about the requirement of the Medical Council of India for the admissibility for training of Indian citizens in foreign medical universities. According to this decision from 2018 every Indian citizen, who wishes to receive medical education abroad , is required to fulfill the relevant criteria for eligibility by passing the required test (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test: http://ntaneet.nic.in/ntaneet/) and get relevant certificate of eligibility (Eligibility Criteria), where it would be specified , that he/she meets the requirements for training in a high medical school (Eligibility Criteria for admission to the MBBS course).

It is also stated in the note that these certificates shall be valid for 3 years.    

In connection with the above for the academic year 2020/2021. CS- Delhi has the intention to require the presentation of Certificate of Eligibility (Eligibility Certificate) upon submission of documents for long-term study visa from the applicants in 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 combined exam in English, Biology and Chemistry in English – BGN 400.00, paid at the cash desk of the Rectorate.
  • Fee for a preparatory course in Biology in English – BGN 360.00, paid at the cash desk of the Rectorate.
  • Fee for a preparatory course in Chemistry in English – BGN 360.00, paid at the cash desk of the Rectorate. -/ The courses are held from 07.09.2021 to 10.09.2021 /
  • Fee for transfer of foreign students from other Higher Medical Schools abroad in the specialties of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy at MU-Sofia in the amount of BGN 200.00 VAT, paid at the cash desk of the Rectorate.
  • Training in the Language Department for foreign students in a preparatory year in Bulgarian – EUR 3.000
  • Training in the Language Department for foreign students in a preparatory year in English – EUR 4.000
  • Training in “Medicine” and “Dental Medicine” in Bulgarian – EUR 7.000 per year.
  • Training in “Medicine” and “Dental Medicine” in English – EUR 8.000 per year.
  • Training in “Pharmacy” in Bulgarian – EUR 5.000 per year.
  • Training in “Pharmacy” in English – EUR 6.000 per year.

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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.

NUMBER of EU and EEA students who will have the opportunity to be admitted for a fee for the academic year 2021-2022 year

Specialty Number
Medicine200
Dental Medicine110
Pharmacy65