Notes on Eligibility

The "New Educational Law" implemented in 1995 established that four stages of higher education be introduced: "Specialist" (pre-University level), Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. It is expected that it will take some time before the reforms are fully functional in the various institutions. Eligibility for the Doctoral degree program at UBC requires completion of post-graduate study diploma with strong standing (undertaken after the Diploma Specialist). The various programs offered at Higher Education Institutes and Universities vary widely at the post-graduate level. As such, a careful review of the qualification is required to ensure it is an acceptable basis for admission to a Doctoral degree at UBC.

ECTS Credit System

3-year bachelor degrees for master's degree admission and 5-year master's degrees for doctoral degree admission are accepted at UBC. Please note that some countries may have both the old academic degrees and the new ECTS degrees.

UBC Master's Program Requirements

Years of Study required

the Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanic or Bakalavr

Overall Grade Required

5 on a 6-point scale or "mnogo dobur" standing

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bakalavr, Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanic (Diploma Specialist)

UBC Doctoral Program Requirements

Overall Grade Required

5 on a 6-point scale or very good

Credentials or Degrees Required


English Language Test

Applicants from a university in Bulgaria are usually required to provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. This applies to all applicants whose basis of admission will be a degree from a university in which English is not the primary language of instruction. Please note that graduate programs have the right to request a language test when deemed necessary, even if the language of instruction has been English. Read more

Financial Awards

This is a list of selected awards that you may be able to apply / be considered for if you meet the eligibility criteria. Please review the database of financial awards for other award opportunities.


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