Knowing Bulgaria


​​​​​Once you have found a job, your future employer needs to submit the work permit application to the National Employment agency on your behalf. In order to do this, your future employer must prove it’s impossible to hire Bulgarian/EU/EEA nationals for the position you want.

​​​​​​The intake for universities in Bulgaria starts in the month of February, Selected universities in Bulgaria open applications for domestic and international students.


While public universities might be less expensive, private universities tend to be more geographically diverse as the tuition is the same price for students regardless of whether they live in the state that the university is in.

Alternately, public universities are more demographically diverse due to the lower cost of tuition.

​​​​​​If you currently study abroad or you have taken a few classes and you look for an opportunity to complete your studies somewhere else, it may be possible for you to transfer to a Bulgarian university!


​​​​​​The credit system at the University of Medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria is compatible with the European Credit Transfer System. The duration of study for at the University of Medicine is 6 years and tuition are 8,000 Euros per year.



Students who are not EU/EEA residents must apply for a Bulgarian Student Visa (D-type Visa) that is valid for three to six months. To apply for a student visa, you are obligated to meet the following requirements:

  1. Photocopy of a passport (that is valid for at least a year)
  2. Acceptance letter from the University
  3. Medical insurance
  4. Colored photo ID
  5.  Ticket booking confirmation
  6. Prove that tuition fee has been paid

​​​​​​SEVIS is paid online with help of a credit card. Students can also pay by a bank cheque but that would delay the process by at least 3 weeks and is not recommended. In case you do not have a credit card, you could ask either of your parents to pay the same for you.

    • Visa A – 95 USD
    • Visa C – 95 USD /may vary in cases of reciprocity or international agreements/
    • Visa D – 118 USD /six-month validity/ or 236 USD /1-year validity, issued in strictly limited cases

​​​​​​As an international student outside of the EU, you can work part-time but only for a maximum of 20 hours a week with your student permit. If you wish to stay and live in Bulgaria after your studies then you need to obtain a work permit then switch to another residence permit to legally live in the country.

​​​​​​Depends upon the latest Covid19 guidelines/regulations imposed by the Government of Bulgaria.

Living in - Bulgaria

​​​​​​Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,478 лв (€817 approx.)

​​​​​​Yes, International students can work while studying in Bulgaria as long as the work doesn't interfere with their studies or attendance.


​​​​​​Yes, Health insurance in Bulgaria is mandatory during the whole duration of studies.

Exams required-Bulgaria

​​​​The entrance exams to study in Bulgaria includes the SAT, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, and the TOEFL.

Bulgaria: Post-Study

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