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Application for NON-EU citizens

​Foreign citizens are admitted to Medical University of Varna in conformity with the Law on Higher Education and Ordinance on the State Requirements in Republic of Bulgaria for Admission of Bulgarian and Foreign Students.

Medical University "Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov" - Varna offers training to applicants (who have completed secondary education) in 14 undergraduate medical specialties in Bulgarian language and conducts training in English language - in Medicine and Dental Medicine.



The prospective foreign students interested in all offered undergraduate programs with Bulgarian language of instruction), who speak Bulgarian (and who do not have a document certifying their proficiency in Bulgarian language issued by a higher institution in the Republic of Bulgaria), pass an examination according to a list of topics, provided by the Department of Foreign languages, Communication and Sport. The instituted administrative fee for sitting the examination amounts to 200 euro (non-refundable fee), payable to the University bank account. Applicants are required to cover the fee before sitting the examination.

Those prospective applicants who are not proficient in Bulgarian or fail the examination, have an opportunity to be enrolled in a Preparatory course in Bulgarian language at the University.

The Medical University of Varna offers a Preparatory course in English language for those applicants interested in the Programmes of Medicine and Dental medicine-English language education, who are not proficient in English.

Those prospective applicants who are not proficient in English and fail the examination, have an opportunity to be enrolled in an English language Preparatory course at the University.



Citizens of countries, which are not members of the EU and EEA, are admitted after approval of submitted application documents (which must meet the admission requirements) by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science.

The English language competence of the applicants is proved either by submitting one of the following certificates on the required level or passing an English language proficiency test for medical specialties.


List with Internationally Recognized Language Proficiency Tests

Accepted language proficiency tests and certificatesLevel/scores required
Cambridge ESOL Exams
FCE level - Pre-Advanced First Certificate in English, or higher
ECLLevel B2, or higher
IELTSBand 6 – competent user, or higher
Pearson Test of English GeneralLevel 3, or higher

The European Language Certificates, or TELC - language tests TELC English B2, or higher
TOEFL iBT (computer-based test)Scores from 61 and above
TOEFL PBT (paper-based test)
Scores from 543 and above; Score of 4.0 (scale 1-6) in written test or higher


Native speakers of English who are citizens of the United Kingdom, Ireland, the USA, Australia, Canada (except Quebec) and New Zealand shall not demonstrate their English proficiency.

For Non-Native Speakers:

a) English language in GCSE, Grade 7 to 9
b) A Diploma from a secondary school in the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada (the English speaking part)
c) IB Diploma (English language of instruction)

  • June 22, 2019
  • July 27, 2019

  • September 7, 2019

The instituted application fee amounts to 30 euro (non-refundable),  and the registration fee for the English language proficiency test for medical specialties amounts to 200 euro (non-refundable). Both fees could be paid in one bank transfer - 230 euro (non-refundable), payable to the University bank account:

The University bank account is as follows:

DSK BANK PLC, Sofia /Bulgaria
IBAN: BG05STSA93003400040702 - for payments in euro
In favour of: Medical University Varna
55 "Marin Drinov" Str., Varna 9000, Bulgaria

Place of conducting the English for Academic Medical Studies examination

55 Marin Drinov str., Varna (the main building of the University)

The auditorium number is usually announced a week before the examination and is communicated with the registered applicants.

NB! All examinations start at 9.00 a.m.

It is mandatory that the prospective foreign applicants:

1) have completed secondary education (hold a Diploma or secondary school leaving certificate) which enables them to continue their studies in higher institutions and universities in the country in which the secondary education has been completed;

2) have studied and completed Biology and Chemistry subjects in the secondary school - for those applicants who are interested in all undergraduate Programmes offered at MU-Varna (including the Programmes of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy);

2.1 it is obligatory for the average mark in Biology and Chemistry subjects from the Diploma of secondary education to be not less than 70% of the possible maximum of the grading system in the respective country.



1. Completed, printed and signed application form (;

2. A copy of the document for completed secondary education (diploma or secondary school leaving certificate). Please, note that we cannot accept the IGCSE, O-Levels or AS-Levels as an entrance qualification;

3. A copy of the official transcript of all studied subjects in secondary education (high school) as well as the obtained final marks in the subjects.

For applicants (citizens of countries which are not members of the EU and EEA) it is obligatory for the average mark in Biology and Chemistry subjects from the Diploma of secondary education to be not less than 70% of the possible maximum of the grading system in the respective country;

4. A document issued by an authorized body (the applicant's high school) certifying the right (eligibility) of the applicant to continue his/her education in higher institutions and universities in the country in which the latter has acquired his/her secondary education;

5. An original medical health certificate, issued within a month before the date of application, stating that the applicant is in good physical and mental health to pursue a training course at the Medical University of Varna. (Before application, please have in mind the information from here​. The information list shall not be legalized and submitted at MUV as it is not considered as an application document.)

All the above listed documents (2, 3, 4 and 5) must be legalized, translated into Bulgarian and certified in accordance with the provisions of the international treaties of the Republic of Bulgaria with the host/issuing state. In the absence of such provisions – the general procedure for legalization, translation and certification of documents and other papers is applicable.

This means: certified true copies (only for documents 2 and 3), certified with the Apostille stamps - for documents 2, 3, 4 and 5 and translated into Bulgarian language with legalized translation.

For more information regarding the Apostille stamp and the authorities, authorized to issue Apostille, please refer to or

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;​


  • 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).


Note: All authentications-apostilles and seals must be original (that is to say wet stamps and seals are requested on the application documents), which are to be submitted at Medical University of Varna. Photocopies of legalized documents will not be accepted!


6. A declaration by the applicant`s parent(s) for financial support during his/her studies in the Republic of Bulgaria at the Medical University of Varna, legalized by a Notary Public and accompanied by its official translation into Bulgarian;

7. A valid copy of the international passport of the applicant (only those pages with the photo and data);

8. Five recently-taken colour photos /passport size/;

9. If the name of the applicant on any of the application documents (high-school diploma or higher education eligibility letter) differs from the name in applicant`s passport, a document confirming the change of the name/s – name affidavit (legalized and translated into Bulgarian as per the above described order) must be submitted along with the rest of required application documents;

10. Two simple photocopies of already legalized and translated required application documents (from listed documents № 1 to 9 incl.).

Application documents of the interested prospective students are submitted:

  • personally to the MUV Office of Admissions;
  •  by an authorized representative of the applicant (in this case, an official power of attorney is required; the latter must be legalized and officially translated into Bulgarian language in the above described order);


  • sent by post to the Office of Admissions not later than the stated deadline.

Our mailing address is:

Office of Admissions

Medical University "Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov" - Varna

55 "Marin Drinov" Street

9002 Varna, Bulgaria

Application documents (legalized and translated into Bulgarian language) are returned to the applicants who were not accepted or withdrew/cancelled their application to MUV upon their written request and within one year after their application date at MUV. Applicants are responsible for collecting the application documents back or covering the postage.



Submission of application documents – 1 May-15 July 2019

As the whole application process (including  visa type "D" application takes approx. 2-3 months) takes time, we strongly recommend students to apply as early as possible (preferably in May, June) and not to wait for the deadline.


Once the Admission Committee has received and approved the candidate`s application, the documents are then submitted for approval by MUV to the Bulgarian Ministry of Education. After taking decision on the application, either a Certificate on the right of the applicant to study (for entrance study visa type "D") is issued or a denial is received. The issuance of this document may take 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 phone, e-mail or an official letter) to collect the Ministry Certificate personally from the University or by an authorized representative of yours. All approved applicants shall also request (by e-mail), issuing of MUV Certificate. The administrative fee (amounting to 10 BGN) for issuing the MUV Certificate must be covered in advance to the University bank account and a proof of payment must be submitted to the Office of Admissions prior to ordering the document.

The University bank account is as follows:

DSK BANK PLC, Sofia /Bulgaria


IBAN: BG05STSA93003400040702 - for payments in euro

In favour of: Medical University Varna

55 "Marin Drinov" Str., Varna 9002, Bulgaria


After receiving the both of the Certificates you are then required to apply for a student visa type "D" at the Bulgarian Embassy in your country.

Important: We strongly advise you to review in advance the following important visa information:

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