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International students can apply for higher education study in Bulgaria under the provisions of inter-state and inter-government treaties in the sphere of student exchange, as well as various cultural and scientific projects, or enroll in a paid program. Foreign citizens, who apply for study in Bulgarian higher education institutes, must have a document for completed secondary education, providing access to the higher education institutions in the country of graduating secondary education, or a document for completed higher education, or a higher education degree.

 

The minimum average grade of the school disciplines from the document for completed secondary education, which are forming the entrance grade for the chosen specialty, should be no lower than 62 percent of the maximum value of the grading system in the country of acquired education.

Foreign students are enrolled in Bulgarian higher education institutions on the basis of diploma review on compliance with any specific requirements the university might have.

Instructions
 

Tuition

Bachelor's degree programmes:
• Full-time - 4 years, 8 semesters;
• Part-time - 4,5 years, 9 semesters;
• Distance learning - 4 years, 8 semesters.
Fees:
• Application fee - 60 EUR;
• Preparatory course - 1200 EUR per semester;
• Full-time - 1800 EUR per semester;
• Part-time - 1500 EUR per semester;
• Distance learning - 1800 EUR per semester.
* Programmes, in which the studies are conducted
   in English or Russian – semester cost + 500 euros.


Master's degree
(post-secondary education)
Admissions requirements:
• Secondary education diploma;
• Application documents.
 
Duration of study:
Preparatory course - 9 months, 2 semesters;
• Full-time - 5 years, 10 semesters;
Fees:
• Application fee - 85 EUR;
• Preparatory course - 1200 EUR per semester;
• Master's programmes - 2300 EUR per semester.
* Programmes, in which the studies are conducted
   in English or Russian – semester cost + 500 euros.

Master's degree
(after completed bachelor’s dedree)
Admissions requirements:
• Higher education diploma - Bachelor's degree;
• Application documents.
Duration of study:
Preparatory course - 9 months, 2 semesters;
Master's programmes from 1,5 to 2 years, 3-4 semesters.
Fees:
• Academic recognition of higher education
  acquired at a foreign university - 65 EUR
• Application fee - 85 EUR
• Preparatory course - 1200 EUR per semester;
• Master's programmes - 2300 EUR per semester.
* Programmes, in which the studies are conducted
   in English or Russian – semester cost + 500 euros.

DOCTOR (Phd)
Admissions requirements:
• Higher education diploma - Master's degree;
• Application documents.
Duration of study: from 1.5 to 3 years
Fees:
• Application fee - 350 EUR
• Academic recognition of higher education
  acquired at a foreign university - 65 EUR
  PhD programmes:
• Full-time - 3100 EUR per year;
• Part-time - 2700 EUR per year;
• Independent PhD programme - 2100 EUR per year.

 

 

The fee must be transferred to the follow bank account:

  • MUNICIPAL BANK
  • ACCOUNT HOLDER: VARNA FREE UNIVERSITY "CHERNORIZETS HRABAR"
  • IBAN: BG22SOMB91301416075801
  • BIC SOMBBGSF
  • SWIFT SOMBBGSF
  • BRANCH: FINANCIAL CENTRE - VARNA

 

 

 

Professional Areas and Specialties for the Academic Year 2019/2020 
Educational and Qualification Bachelor's and Master's Degrees (Post-Secondary Education)

 

 

F - full-time mode of study / P - part-time mode of study / D - distance learning


The training is conducted in the Bulgarian language. Training in a foreign language is available where indicated, as follows: ENG – An option for training conducted in the English Language


BI - Exclusive programme of study jointly with BI Norwegian Business School, Norway, which finishes with 2 diplomas - from VFU and from BI NBS


PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology (F, P) ENG

 
POLITICAL SCIENCE
International Relations (F) ENG/RU


ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

Business Administration and Management (F, P, D)
With profiles:
International Business Management (F, P, D)
Tourism Management (F, P, D)
Sports Management (D)
Public Administration and Management (P, D)
With profiles:
State and Local Administration
Judicial Administration

International Business and Public Management (P)

ECONOMICS
International Business in English (F) ENG
BI – Exclusive training programme conducted jointly with BI Norwegian Business School,
   Norway, on the completion of which the graduates receive two diplomas – one of VFU
   and another one of BI Norwegian Business School.
Entrepreneurship and Business (F) - NEW
International Economic Relations (F, P, D)
Finance and Accounting (F, P, D)
 
COMPUTING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computing and Computer Science (F, D) ENG
 
ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND GEODESY
Design (F, P) ENG                                                                                                                             
With profiles:
Interior Design
Graphic design
 
Construction of Buildings and Structures (F, P) ENG                                                                        
With profiles:
Construction Structures
Transport Construction
Water Supply and Sewerage
 
Fire Safety and Protection of Population (P) ENG
 
VISUAL ARTS
Fashion Design (F, P)                                                                                                                        
With profiles:
Business
Styling   
Advanced Pattern Making of Clothing                                                                                                             
 
MUSIC AND DANCE ART
Choreography - Bulgarian Folklore Dances (F, P)
Choreography - Modern Dance Theatre (F, P)
 
NATIONAL SECURITY
National Security Protection (F, P)
With profiles:
National Security
Protection from Emergencies and Disasters
Corporate Security
Intelligent Security Systems

Counteraction to Crime and Public Order Protection (F, P)
With profiles:
Forensic Science
Criminal Intelligence
Profilering
 
International Law and Security in Bulgarian and English (F, P) ENG/RU

SPECIALTIES
EDUCATIONAL AND QUALIFICATION
MASTER'S DEGREES (POST- SECONDARY  EDUCATION) 

LAW
Law (F)

ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND GEODESY
Architecture (F) ENG

 

 

Specialties for the Academic Year 2019/2020 
Educational and Qualification Master's Degree (After Completed Bachelor's Degree)

 

F - full-time mode of study / P - part-time mode of study / D - distance learning
The training is conducted in the Bulgarian language. Training in a foreign language is available where indicated, as follows: ENG – An option for training conducted in the English Language / RU – An option for training conducted in the Russian Language

PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology and Psychopathology of Development (F) ENG
Applied Psychology (Psychology of Security) (F)
Psychological Counselling (F)
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE
International Politics and Security (F) ENG/RU
 
ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
European Administration and Project Management (P, D) ENG/RU
Administration and Law (P)
International Business Project Management (F, P, D) ENG
Advertising and Public Relations in Business Management (F, P)
Management of Cultural Tourism (F, P) ENG
Management and International Marketing (P, D)
Administration Infrastructure (D)
Sports Management  (D)

ECONOMICS
Entrepreneurship (F) – only in English
Circular Economy (P)
Accounting and Financial Reports (P)
Financial Audit (P)
Tax and Customs Inspection (P)
Financial and Banking Management and Marketing (F, P, D)
International Finance (D)
 
COMPUTING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Data Science (F, D) ENG – only in English
Software Engineering (P) ENG
Software Engineering and Management (P,D) ENG
Web Design (P) ENG
Digital Marketing and Web Design (P, D) ENG
Cybersecurity (P) ENG
 
ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND GEODESY
Building Structures (P)
Road Construction (P)
Water Supply and Sewerage (P)
Fire and Emergency Safety of Buildings and Structures (P)
Construction Engineering (F, P)
Preservation of Cultural Heritage (F)
 
FINE ARTS
Arts and Event Management (F, P) ENG
Fashion Styling (F, P) ENG
Creative Design Practices in Fashion (F, P) ENG
 
With profiles:
 Advanced Pattern Making of Clothing
 Sustainable Fashion
 Styling and Consulting
 
MUSIC AND DANCE ART
Choreography Directing and Arts Management (F, P)
Performing Arts, Management and Producing (F, P)
 
NATIONAL SECURITY
Customs Intelligence and Investigation (F)
Forensic Expertise (P)
Forensic Economic Expertise (P)
Forensic Computer-Technical Expertise (P)
Forensic Fire-Technical Expertise (P)
Forensic Psychological Expertise (P)
Forensic Construction and Technical Expertise (P)
Intelligent Security Systems (P)  - NEW
With profiles:
Systems for Security Monitoring and Management
Preparation of the Authorities, Forces and Resources for Disasters, Accidents and Catastrophes

National Security and Scientific Diplomacy –  pre-doctoral programme (F, P)
Legal Forecast and Impact Assessment (F, P)

 

 

Educational and scientific degree “Doctor”

The educational and scientific degree “Doctor” is a main form of training of highly-qualified specialists whose professional aspirations are in the field of science, research and training. Eligible candidates for doctoral programmes must be master degree holders. VFU graduates with excellent diploma scores are entitled to a fee reduction.

 

Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” offers the following accredited PhD programmes:

 

PSYCHOLOGY
General Psychology
Educational and Developmental Psychology
Social, Organizational and Consultative Psychology
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Political Science
 
LAW
Constitutional Law
Civil and Family Law
Administrative Law and Process
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
International Law and International Relations
Theory of  the State and Law. Political and Legal Doctrines
Forensic Science
Criminology
 
ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Social Governance
Organization and Management of Production (Industry)
Organization and Management outside the Sphere
of Material Production
Economics and Management (Industry)
 
ECONOMICS
Political Economy
World Economy and International Economic Relations
Accounting, Control and Analysis of a Business Activity
 
COMPUTING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Information Systems and Technologies,
Computing and Computer Science
 
ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND GEODESY
Synthesis of Architecture with Other Arts
Interior and Architectural Design
Architecture of Buildings, Structures and Components
Territorial, Landscape and Urban Planning
Building Structures
Building Materials, Products and Production Technology
Occupational Safety and Fire Safety Equipment
 
MUSIC AND DANCE ART
Choreography
 
NATIONAL SECURITY
Management in the Sphere of Security and Public Order

 

For more information, contact:
Borislava Hristova
Main building, office 204
Tel.: 052/359-510, mobile: 0878-417-490
email: vfudoctors@gmail.com

 

 

Contact the International Admissions Centre


Contact the International Admissions Centre:

  
Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" 

Located at:

Chayka ResortVarnaBulgaria9007,.

Phone: +359 52 359 513 Fax: +359 52 357 066  

 

Our team is made up of staff members graduated from VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar". We will advise you on all matters related to the offered majors, mode of study and admission conditions and we will accept your documents.

 

Our current team includes:

 

Nikolay Dragoev

Head of the international

admissions centre


E-mail: dragoev@vfu.bg

Working language: English

„I am pleased to lead a responsible team which will consult you on your admission to our University. I am responsible for the admission of students from Europe, including Turkey. My obligations are the contacts with the Bulgarian institutions about the preparation of the documents for visa, residence of the foreign students and the recognition of the education in foreign secondary schools and higher education institutions”.
 


Radost Georgieva

International admissions officer

E-mail: radost.georgieva@vfu.bg

Working language: English
 

"As an international admission officer, I assess and prepare applications for admission of international students from North and Central Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, China, Korea and Japan."

  

Yasmin Barakat

International admissions officer

E-mail: admission@vfu.bg 
Phone: +359 52 359 513

Working languages: English

 

 

 


 We look forward to working with you!

 

Documents

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED OF FOREIGN STUDENTS TO APPLY AT VARNA FREE UNIVERSITY

 
  1. an Application form addressed to the Rector of VFU with brief biographical data, the courses of study and the educational-and-qualification degree, which they are applying for
  2. a copy of the document for completed secondary education, and of the appendix thereof with the grades, or a document issued by a competent authority for recognition of a degree of education. The minimum average grade from the academic disciplines in the document for completed secondary education, which form the admission rating score, cannot be lower than 62 % of the maximum value under the evaluation system in the country where the secondary education was acquired
  3. a document issued by a competent authority, certifying that the candidate is entitled to continue his/her education at the higher education institutions in the country where the secondary education was acquired
  4. a document issued by a competent authority, certifying that the holder of the document has been enrolled as a student at a higher education institution
  5. an academic transcript – for students applying also with recognition of periods of study, completed at foreign higher education institutions
  6. a medical certificate issued no earlier than one month before the date of applying. It has to be certified by the respective authorities in the home country of the applicant
  7. a copy of the citizenship documents – for the applicants with dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian
  8. a document for proficiency in the language of teaching in the prospective course of study – for the applicants who will not go through language or specialized training
  9. 6 colour photographs – 3,5/4,5 cm.