Admission of international students

ADMISSION OF FOREIGN CITIZENS

To the attention of foreign candidate students for training at MU-Sofia for the specialties Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy

We hereby inform you that the Entrance Exams in English, Biology (in English) and Chemistry (in English) for foreign candidate students for the new academic year 2021/2022, specialties of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy, will be held online. On 11.09.2021 will be held the Entrance exam for candidate students citizens of the EU and EEA member states who have submitted documents within the deadline and have received their entry number. For this purpose it is necessary: from 30.08.2021 to 08.09.2021 it should be paid a fee of 400 leva at the University’ Fiscal Office of MU-Rectorate for admission to the exams; on the same day when the required fee is paid, the following information must be submitted in electronic form (on any electronic media/device) in Education Department in the Medical University – Sofia Rectorate’s Building: Incoming number, the names of the student candidate (as the names must be written in capital letters in English) and personal email of the candidate student. On 09.10.2021 will be held the Entrance exam for candidate students citizens from a non-EU and non EEA countries who have submitted documents within the deadline and have received their entry number. For this purpose it is necessary: from 23.09.2021 to 06.10.2021 it should be paid a fee of 400 leva at the University’ Fiscal Office of MU-Rectorate for admission to the exams; on the same day when the required fee is paid, the following information must be submitted in electronic form (on any electronic media/device) in Education Department in the Medical University – Sofia Rectorate’s Building: Incoming number, the names of the student candidate (as the names must be written in capital letters in English) and personal email of the candidate student. Information and instructions regarding the exams, please expect on your personal email and the official website of MU-Sofia after 07.09.2021.

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.

1. Admission of EU and EEA nationals and the Swiss Confederation:
1.1. Deadline for receipt of documents: 20.07.2022 to 14.09.2022
1.2. Entrance Exams in English, Biology and Chemistry: 17.09.2022 / Saturday /
1.3. Announcement of the results of the Entrance Exams: 20.09.2022
 
Online entrance exam in English language – “Nursing” at the Faculty of Public Health – 06.10.2022
 
Note: If one of the components of the Entrance exam is not passed, the exam is considered failed. 
The results of the written works are final and not subject to re-evaluation!
 
1.4. Ranking – 21.09.2022
The ranking of the candidates is done on the basis of the summed grades in biology and chemistry from the diploma for completed secondary education and the grades from the three components of the exam. Maximum score: 30.00.
NOTE: All EU and EEA citizens shall present their Diploma for completed secondary education and issued by the Regional Department of Education at Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Bulgaria, Certificate for recognized completed secondary education with grades equivalent to the grades under Article 9, para. 1 of Ordinance № 11/01.09.2016 for evaluation of the learning outcomes of students.
 
 

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……………… 2022.  

Winter semester of academic 2022/2023 year: ………………2022 – ……………2023

*to be specified 

Admission of foreign nationals from non-EU and EEA countries and the Swiss Confederation / third countries /:
Acceptance of documents: 20.06.2022 to 16.09.2022
Entrance exam in English, Biology and Chemistry: 08.10.2022 / Saturday /
Announcement of the results of the entrance exam: 10.10.2022
Online entrance exam in English language – “Nursing” at the Faculty of Public Health – 06.10.2022
Note: All candidates who have successfully passed the entrance exams in English, Biology and Chemistry in English are accepted.
 
Start date of the new academic year (in English) for students in the Specialties of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy – 24.10.2022.
 
Submission of documents for transfer of foreign students from medical universities in the country and abroad – until 20.08.2022 in accordance with item 4 of Section IX of the Regulations for preparation and conduct of the academic year – “RULES for transfer of foreign students – citizens of the EU and the EEA and from third countries at the Medical University – Sofia from other Higher Medical Schools in the Republic of Bulgaria or abroad.”

TO THE ATTENTION OF FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM NON-EU AND EEEA COUNTRIES AND THE SWISS CONFEDERATION
(THIRD COUNTRIES)
According to the new VISA D system requirements, the following rules apply:
University of Sofia, all the documents should be presented both on paper/originals and USB device and each document should be scanned as a separate PDF file, named according to its content.  For example:

  • Registration form Ali Salih.pdf
  • YOU MUST FILL YOUR PERSONAL E-MAIL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM!
  • High school diploma Ali Salih.pdf
  • Document certifying the applicant’s right to continue his education at all levels of higher education Ali Salih.pdf
  • Passport Ali Salih.pdf
    Medical certificate Ali Salih.pdf
  • Photo Ali Salih.jpg (the photo must be in JPG format)

    Information for power of attorneys:
    The power of attorney documents must be scanned in PDF format and the following information should be noted:
    Individuals
    Name, surname, ID number, e-mail and phone number

    Legal person
    BULSTAT Unified Identification Code (UIC), address of the organization, e-mail and phone number

    Foreign citizen
    Name, surname, ID number, address, e-mail, phone number

    Admission of documents: 20.06.2022 to 16.09.2022
    https://mu-sofia.bg/en/admission/admissions-of-foreign-citizen/
    ALL SCANNED DOCUMENTS MUST BE READABLE!

 
  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.
Administrative Fees for services for reception of foreign citizens:
Fee for submission of documents – BGN 70. Paid at the cashier’s office of the MU – Sofia, Rectorate.
Fee for transfer of foreign students from Higher Medical Schools abroad in the specialties of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy at the Medical University-Sofia in the amount of BGN 200 with VAT. Paid at the cashier’s office of the MU – Sofia, Rectorate.
Price of the Training Manual for self-preparation in biology and chemistry – BGN 30.00. Paid at the cashier’s office of the MU – Sofia, Rectorate.
Fee for the entrance exam in English, Biology and Chemistry – BGN 400. Paid at the cashier’s office of the MU – Sofia, Rectorate.
 
Note: Entrance exams will be held in face-to-face or online distance forms depending on the epidemic situation in the country and the orders of the Ministry of Health and officials authorities.
  • 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.
  • Training “Nursing” at the Faculty of Public Health – EUR 4000 per year.

     

  • The Rector of MU-Sofia will not enter into contracts with private companies and individuals to recruit students for the new academic 2022/2023 year.

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.

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