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Entry requirements for Bulgarian students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Bulgarian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Bulgaria and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold a Diploma za Sredno Spetsialno Obrazovanie or Svidetelstvo za Profesionalna Kvalifikasia. If you have a Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie, you will need to have achieved an overall score of 4 or above to be considered for entry on a Bachelor's degree at year one.
  • Top-up courses
    You can apply for entry onto a Top-up course if you have a Bachelor's degree awarded before 2003.
  • Postgraduate courses
    If you have a Profesionalen bakalavar, a Bachelor's degree (awarded from 2003), or a Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education), you can apply for a taught postgraduate course with us.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK, you can find more information on our immigration information page.