How to Apply

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EU and EEA applicants

 

Step 1: Fill and prepare the following:

  1. Application form ;
  2. Original or notarized copy of completed secondary education diploma and diploma supplement specifying the period of attendance and the grades;
  3. A document issued by a competent body certifying the applicant’s eligibility to continue his/her studies in higher educational institutions in the country in which he/she has completed his/her secondary education;
  4. Medical certificate, issued not earlier than 1 month prior to application;
  5. A copy of the first page of your passport or other identification documents with your names in Latin letters;
  6. Two recent passport-size photos;
  7. Copies of all your language certificates. Applicants to programs taught in English whose native language is not English must present proof of English language proficiency.

      The documents under 2), 3), 4) must be officially legalized in the country where secondary education has been completed, then translated into Bulgarian and legalized. An APOSTILLE Certificate is required for the countries who have signed the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.

      For more information regarding the APOSTILLE stamp and the authorities, authorized to issue APOSTILLE, please refer to http://www.hcch.net or www.apostilleinfo.com.

 

Step 2: Write an admission essay of no fewer than 4 standard pages (1,800 characters with spaces per page). The text should be in Bulgarian or English on one of the three topics announced by the relevant departaments (download list). Please download and fill the form for the essay.

 

Step 3: If you apply for one of the following programs below you have to register for the specialized exam on 13th of September 2020 /Sunday/:

 

Name of program

Type of exam

ARCHITECTURE

Drawing exam in two parts:

  • Graphic visualization of a three-dimensional group of elements
  • Composition exercise with a three-dimensional group of elements 

NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES

(in English)

English language test for level B2.

Applicants submitting a valid internationally recognized certificate test of English language proficiency are exempt from the examination.

MUSIC

Live audition: musical performance (voice/instrument), dancing, electronic music instrumental or sample of work with audio production & recording software.

POLITICS AND SOCIETY

(in English)

English language examination to evaluate applicant’s communicative competence (conversation on general topics) and proficiency level (story retelling and test).

PSYCHOLOGY

(in English)

English language test for level B2.

Applicants submitting a valid test score on an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency are exempt from the examination.

THEATER

Live audition (monologue), a scene study (acting or movement) or a dance of applicants’ choice.

 

 

If you apply for a Bulgarian language program and you have some knowledge in Bulgarian, you will go to a diagnostic test for level evaluation. If don’t have, your first year of study will be preparatory and you will be studying only Bulgarian language, sport and computers.

 

Step 4: Due to the current health situation the submission of the application package can be done:

  • Via regular mail to the official address of the university: 21 Montevideo Str, 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria, for International Relations Office.

By submitting your application, you are agreeing to comply with the following terms and conditions Notification for the confidential treatment of personal data.

 

Step 5: Registration as a student at the International Relations Office at the Student center, Building 1.

 

Important

 

Please note that only applicants who have did the entry exam (essay) and have submitted the whole set of the required application documents (legalized, translated into Bulgarian language and certified) as per our requirements and within the deadlines, would be admitted to our programs. 

  Applicants should enroll within the announced deadlines, otherwise their original documents will be sent back within three months after they were notifyed about the positive result from the essay.

 

 

 

Non-EU applicants

 

Step 1: Fill and prepare the following:

  1. Application form ;
  2. Original or notarized copy of completed secondary education diploma and diploma supplement specifying the period of attendance and the grades;
  3. A document issued by a competent body certifying the applicant’s eligibility to continue his/her studies in higher educational institutions in the country in which he/she has completed his/her secondary education;
  4. Medical certificate, issued not earlier than 1 month prior to application;
  5. A copy of the first page of your passport or other identification documents with your names in Latin letters;
  6. Two recent passport-size photos;
  7. Copies of all your language certificates. Applicants to programs taught in English whose native language is not English must present proof of English language proficiency.

      The documents under 2), 3), 4) must be officially legalized in the country where secondary education has been completed, then translated into Bulgarian and legalized. An APOSTILLE Certificate is required for the countries who have signed the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.

       For more information regarding the APOSTILLE stamp and the authorities, authorized to issue APOSTILLE, please refer to http://www.hcch.net or www.apostilleinfo.com

If the country of the applicant is not a member the Hague Convention (did not sign it) the documents must be legalized by the Ministry of Education (Ministry of Health) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country of residence of the applicant and the Consular section of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the respective country.

Legalized documents (documents with APOSTILLE stamps) need to be translated into Bulgarian in one of the following two ways:

  • by a consular or Diplomatic official in the country where the document is issued;​

      or

  • by a translation agency authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria (Translation offices in Bulgaria are offering this along with the translation service).

Step 2: The appliacant should have grades above 62% of the total grade in two subjects close to the program for which they are applying for. Please find the table with the Bachelor's programs at NBU. Next to each program are pointed the subjects from the secondary education diploma from which the applicant MUST choose TWO and calculate whether the average grade is above 62% of the total grade.

 

 

Step 3: International students who want to apply for a program taught in English should submit an internationally recognized valid certificate of English proficiency, otherwise they will have to pass a computer-based online English test. Candidates can do the test only once for a campaign (the minimum score is 85 points out of 100). The applications of applicants with results below the treshold will not be proceeded and their documents will be send back.

For applicants who are citizens of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Ireland, the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, as well as for applicants who completed their secondary education in these countries, English language proficiency certification or English language proficiency test is not required.

 

Step 4: Due to the current health situation the submission of the application package can be done:

  • Via regular mail to the official address of the university: 21 Montevideo Str, 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria, for International Relations Office.

 

Step 5: NBU submits for approval the application to the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. After taking decision on the application, either a Certificate on the right of the applicant to study (D-type Visa) is issued or a denial is received. The issuance of this document takes up to a month.

Once the University receives the Certificate, issued by the Ministry of Education and Science, the applicant will be then notified (by e-mail/phone) to collect the Ministry Certificate personally from the University or by an authorized representative.

 

Step 6: After receiving the acceptance letters the applicant has to apply for Bulgarian Student Visa (D-type Visa) valid from 3 to 6 months. Bulgarian student Visa can be obtained from any Bulgarian Diplomatic Mission abroad and it is required to all non EU/EEA students in Bulgaria.

 

Step 7: Registration as a student at the International Relations Office at the Student center, Building 1.

 

By submitting your application, you are agreeing to comply with the following terms and conditions Notification for the confidential treatment of personal data.

 

        Important

Applicants should enroll within the announced deadlines, otherwise their original documents will be sent back within three months after receiving the acceptance letters from NBU and The Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Sience.