International Students

IMPORTANT! Trakia university does not have any contractual relationship or agreements with the so-called recruiting companies. The applicants are free to decide if they want to apply by themselves or to use the services of a recruiting company. The final ranking is not in any way influenced by the means the applicants apply (by themselves OR by the mediating companies).

The application process in Trakia university depends on many factors, such as the nationality of the applicants, the chosen program and language preferences. Generally, the following main categories of applicants-foreign citizens exist:

1. Applicants from EU and European Economic Area – they follow the same rules and regulations, applicable to Bulgarian citizens (the same terms of applying, the same deadlines and tuition fees).

2. Applicants of Bulgarian origin who apply through Bulgarian Ministry of science according to the Regulations № 103 and 228 of the Council of Ministers.

3. Applicants from non-EU countries – they are accepted and ranked according to the submitted documents or according to their results from the enterance exams and pay higher tuition fees.

4. Dual citizenship applicants:

4.1. Those applicants having dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian and the other is from an EU member state or from EEA, shall be admitted under the terms and conditions and within the due order as for the Bulgarian citizens (after an entrance exam in Biology and Chemistry, as for the Bulgarian candidate students).

4.2. Those applicants having dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian and the other is from a non-EU member state or from EEA (third country), but who have completed their secondary education in the Republic of Bulgaria, regardless of their second nationality, shall be admitted under the terms and conditions and within the due order as for the Bulgarian citizens.

4.3. Those applicants having dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian and the other is from a non-EU member state or from EEA (third country), who have completed their secondary education abroad, shall be admitted under the terms and conditions and within the order determined for the non-EU member state citizens (third country), so they can pay 50% of the fee for the foreign citizens.

The category in which each applicant falls, determines the application requirements and tuition fees.

CONTACTS:

Stefka Mihova

Study Department

Trakia university-Rectorate, room 200 (west entrance) Students campus, Stara Zagora 6015, Bulgaria

E-mail: stefka.mihova@trakia-uni.bg

Tel. +359 42 699 209

Violeta Koleva

Study Department

Trakia university-Rectorate, room 200 (west entrance) Students campus, Stara Zagora 6015, Bulgaria

E-mail: violeta.koleva@trakia-uni.bg

Tel. +359 42 699 209

Foreign citizens who wish to study in Bulgarian language may apply for all the specialties offered by Trakia university.

In order to master Bulgarian language, the applicants pass a 10-month preparatory course (2 semesters, 5 months each) in the Centre for language and specialized training of foreign citizens in Trakia university. During most of the first semester the candidates study Bulgarian language only. Starting  from the end of the second semester the training includes special subjects in Bulgarian language – biology and chemistry. At the end of each semester the applicants sit for exams in Bulgarian language (oral and written) and at the end of the preparatory course they sit for exams in the special subjects as well.

In case the candidate-student passes his/her exams successfully he/she receives a Certificate for language training.

 The tuition fee for the preparatory course is 3500 euro. Candidates with dual citizenship one of each is Bulgarian pay 1750 euro. The tuition fee is paid in two equal installments at the beginning of each semester. It is paid either in the pay desk of the Rectorate, either through a bank transfer to the following bank account:

Trakia university, Stara Zagora

Rectorate

UNICREDIT BULBANK

BG22UNCR 7630 3100 1176 13

BIC – UNCRBGSF 

In case of a bank payment, the name of the student must be stated in the refference field of the bank document.

 After the preparatoty year the candidate-students apply for and enroll in the  chosen specialty.

All the applicants are provided the opportunity to study two of the majors offered by Trakia uniersity in English. So far, the specialties that are offered in English language are: Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

The application documents are listed in the links: General informationApplicants from EU and EEA and Non-EU Applicants

The tuition fees and the bank accounts are listed in the link Tuition fees and bank accounts

The application documents that the candidates from EU and EEA should submit are the following:

 

  1. An Application form, signed by the candidate. It is available on our website.

  2. A leaving Certificate /Diploma/Secondary school/College certificate with the marks on the subjects that are included in the assessment of the candidates (the required subjects are specific for each major and you can see them in the

  3. Table of the required marks below. In case that these required marks are missing from the Diploma, the applicants submit a transcript from the last school year during which they studied these subjects.

  4. A document that certifies that the above stated Diploma makes the applicant eligible to continue his / her education in a higher school or university in the country of origin.

  5. A copy of ID – passport.

  6. 4 photos.

  7. An application fee.

 

The documents from items 2 and 3 must have an apostille stamp from the country of issue OR must be certified in other legal ways applicable to the respective country. The apostilled / certified documents should be translated in Bulgarian and certified by the Bulgarian diplomatic mission in the respective country (if the document is translated in the country of origin) or by a Bulgarian public notary (if the document is translated in Bulgaria by a licensed interpreter).

*The mark in Bulgarian language from the Language Certificate, issued by Trakia university or any other university in Bulgaria (if the candidate chooses to study in Bulgarian language and passes a preparatory course in Bulgarian language). The mark in Bulgarian language might be also the mark from a Certificate for Bulgarian language for level B2.

The deadlines for submitting the papers for the 2024/2025 academic year depend on the particular case of each applicant:

 

  1. If the applicant chooses to study the desired major in Bulgarian he / she should attend a preparatory course of 10 months in Trakia university, studying Bulgarian language and special subjects in Bulgarian. In this case the deadline for submitting the papers is the 27of September 2024

  2. If the applicant has already passed the preparatory year and has a Bulgarian language Certificate, issued by Trakia university or any other Bulgarian university, and a Certificate issued by any of the Bulgarian Regional Departments of Education, the deadline for submitting papers is the same as the deadline applied to Bulgarian citizens – from the 3 of June 2024 till the 28 of June 2024.

If the applicant chooses to study the desired major in English (this is applicable to the majors that are offered in English – “Medicine” and “Veterinary medicine”), the deadline for submitting the papers is the 26th of August 2024.

  1. Where and how to submit the application documents?

The papers are presented in one of the following ways:

  • Personally in the Admission Office of the Study Department of Trakia university, room 200, Rectorate, Students’ town, Stara Zagora

OR

  • Recommended, with a tracking number to the following address:

Admission Office, Study Department – room 200

Trakia university

Students’ campus

Stara Zagora, 6015

Bulgaria 

 

The application fees depend on the particular case of each applicant:

 

  1. In case the applicant chooses to study the desired major in Bulgarian, he / she should attend a preparatory 10-month course. In this case the application fee is the BGN equivalence of 70 euro (137 BGN).

  2. In case the applicant has already passed the preparatory year and has a Bulgarian language Certificate, issued by Trakia university or any other Bulgarian university, the application fee is 60 BGN.

  3. In case the applicant chooses to study the desired major in English (this is applicable to the majors that are offered in English – “Medicine” and “Veterinary medicine”), the application fee is 70 euro for each exam. There is no fee for processing the documents. 

 How to pay the application fee?

The application fees are paid in one of the following ways:

  • In the pay desk of the University when submitting the application papers – only in BGN (Bulgarian leva)

OR

  • Through a bank transfer to the following bank account:

Trakia university

Rectorate

Unicredit Bulbank

BG22UNCR 7630 3100 1176 13

BIC – UNCRBGSF

Please put the applicant's name in the reference field.

The final assessing depends on the particular case of each applicant:

  1. In case the applicant chooses to study the desired major in Bulgarian, he / she should attend a preparatory 10-month course in Trakia university. In this case the assessing is ex oficio (only by documents) without ranking.

  2. In case the applicant has already passed the preparatory year and has a Bulgarian language Certificate, issued by Trakia university or any other Bulgarian university, he / she participates in the assessing process together with the Bulgarian candidates (the rules and regulations applied to the candidates from EU and EEA are the same as those applied to Bulgarian citizens).

  3. In case the applicant chooses to study the desired major in English (this is applicable to the majors that are offered in English – “Medicine” and “Veterinary medicine”), Trakia university organizes on-line entrance exams in three sessions as follows:

First session: 

JUNE 8, 2024 – exam in English (for all the applicants who come from a country where English is not an official language)

JUNE 9, 2024 – exam in Biology (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Veterinary medicine and Medicine) and exam in Chemistry (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Medicine)

Second session: 

JULY 27, 2024 – exam in English (for all the applicants who come from a country where English is not an official language)

JULY 28, 2024 – exam in Biology (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Veterinary medicine and Medicine) and exam in Chemistry (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Medicine)

Third session: 

AUGUST 24, 2024 – exam in English (for all the applicants who come from a country where English is not an official language)

AUGUST 25, 2024 – exam in Biology (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Veterinary medicine and Medicine) and exam in Chemistry (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Medicine)

You may sit for all the exams (in all the three sessions) and we shall take your highest results to form your final assessment. You may find sample tests in Biology and Chemistry on our website.

The the first ranking will be announced on the 28th of August 2024 and it will be according to the following table:

Chosen Specialty - Medicine

Entry Tests - Chemistry and Biology (in English)

Assessment - The marks from the entry tests are doubled and added to the marks in Chemistry and Biology from the Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Chosen Specialty - Veterinary Medicine

Entry Tests - Biology (in English)

Assessment - The mark from the entry test is doubled and added to the marks in Chemistry and Biology from the Secondary School Leaving Certificate.

Important! In case that we still have vacant places after the enrollment procedure, Trakia university will announce the second ranking or will porganize one more exam session.

 

Important! In case that we still have vacant places after the enrollment procedure, Trakia university will announce the second ranking or will porganize one more exam session.

 

Enrollment procedure:

The enrollment procedure takes place after the announcement of the ranking in further announced terms. The enrollment procedure takes place in the respective faculty. So, please, be prepared to pay the first installment of your tuition fee (the tuition fee for the first semester). Please refer to the links “Tuition fees and Bank accounts” and “Enrollment”.

The application documents that the non-EU applicants should submit are the following:

IMPORTANT! The documents are submitted as follows: 1 original set of the documents and scanned copies of all the documents to one of the following email addresses: stefka.mihova@trakia-uni.bg OR violeta.koleva@trakia-uni.bg

  1. An Application form, signed by the candidate. It is available on our website.

  2. A Certificate issued by any of the Regional Departments of Education in Bulgaria which recognizes the applicant's secondary education from abroad. The Certificate must contain the marks on the subjects that are required for the assessment of the candidate (the required subjects are specific for each major and you can see them in the Table of the required marks below).

    Important!The required marks should be at least 62 % of the possible maximum of the grading system in the respective country. (The 62% rule is applicable only to the non-EU candidates – it is an obligatory rule for getting visa type "D"). This means that the average of the required marks in the Certificate issued by the Regional Department must be at least 3.72. 

  3. A copy of ID – passport.

  4. 4 photos.

  5. An application fee.

Table of the required marks.

*The mark in Bulgarian language from the Language Certificate, issued by Trakia university or any other university in Bulgaria (if the candidate chooses to study in Bulgarian and passes a preparatory course in Bulgarian language). The mark in Bulgarian language might be also the mark from a Certificate for Bulgarian language for level B2.

The deadlines for submitting the papers for the 2024/2025 academic year:

The starting date of submitting the papers is the 01 of April 2024.

The deadline for the applicants who wish to attend the English programs (this is applicable to the specialties “Medicine” and “Veterinary medicine”, that are taught in English) is the 1st of July 2024.

The deadline for the applicants who wish to attend the preparatory course in Bulgarian language and to continue their studies in Bulgarian language is the 1st of August 2024.

Where and how to submit the application documents?

The papers are presented in one of the following ways:

  • Personally – in the Admission Office of the Study Department of Trakia university, room 200, Rectorate, Students’ town, Stara Zagora

OR

  • Recommended, with a tracking number to the following address:

Admission Office, Study Department – room 200

Trakia university

Students’ campus

Stara Zagora, 6000

Bulgaria

IMPORTANT: THE APPLICANTS MUST SEND SCANNED COPIES OF THEIR DOCUMENTS TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESSES: stefka.mihova@trakia-uni.bg OR violeta.koleva@trakia-uni.bg

The application fees depend on the particular case of each applicant:

 

  1. In case the applicant chooses to study the desired major in Bulgarian, he / she should attend a preparatory 10-month course. In this case the application fee is the BGN equivalence of 70 euro (137.00 leva).

  2. In case the applicant chooses to study the desired major in English (this is applicable to the majors that are offered in English – “Medicine” and “Veterinary medicine”), the application fee is 70 euro for each exam. There is no fee for documents' process. 

How to pay the application fee?

The application fees are paid in one of the following ways:

  • In the pay desk of the University when submitting the application papers – only in BGN (Bulgarian leva)

OR

  • Through a bank transfer to the following bank account:

Trakia university

Rectorate

Unicredit Bulbank

BG22UNCR 7630 3100 1176 13

BIC – UNCRBGSF

It is obligatory for the applicants to write their names in the reference field.

 

Visa D procedure

All non-EU applicants must have visa typep "D". The procedure of getting visa type "D" takes at least 2 months and it consists of the following activities: As soon as the applicant’s papers are submitted in the university they are sent to the Ministry of education and science. The Ministry issues a Certificate stating that the candidate is accepted in Trakia university. Also, the Certificate states the specialty, the duration of the tuition and the tuition fee. The Certificate is sent to the candidate who must submit it in the Bulgarian diplomatic mission of the respective country. The applicant receives the visa from the above stated diplomatic mission and is free to come to Bulgaria and to enroll in the university.

The final assessment depends on the particular case of each applicant:

 

  1. In case the applicant chooses to study the desired major in Bulgarian language, he / she should attend a preparatory 10-month course in Trakia university. In this case the enrollment is ex officio (only based on the documents) without ranking.

  2. In case the applicant has already passed the preparatory year and has a Bulgarian language Certificate, issued by Trakia university or any other Bulgarian university, he / she participates in the assessment process and enrolls in the chosen specialty.

  3. In case the applicant chooses to study the desired major in English (this is applicable to nthe majors that are offered in English – “Medicine” and “Veterinary medicine”) Trakia university organizes on-line entrance exams in three sessions as follows:

First session:

JUNE 8, 2024 – exam in English (for all the applicants who come from a country where English is not an official language)

JUNE 9, 2024 – exam in Biology (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Veterinary medicine and Medicine) and exam in Chemistry (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Medicine)

Second session: 

JULY 27, 2024 – exam in English (for all the applicants who come from a country where English is not an official language)

JULY 28, 2024 – exam in Biology (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Veterinary medicine and Medicine) and exam in Chemistry (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Medicine)

Third session: 

AUGUST 24, 2024 – exam in English (for all the applicants who come from a country where English is not an official language)

AUGUST 25, 2024 – exam in Biology (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Veterinary medicine and Medicine) and exam in Chemistry (for all the candidates who apply for the English programs of Medicine)

You may sit for all the exams (in all the three sessions) and we shall take your highest results to form your final assessment. You may find sample tests in Biology and Chemistry on our website.

The first ranking will be announced on the 28th of AUGUST 2024 and it will be according to the following table:

Chosen Specialty - Medicine

Entry Tests - Chemistry and Biology (in English)

Assessment - The marks from the entry tests are doubled and added to the marks in Chemistry and Biology from the Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Chosen Specialty - Veterinary Medicine

Entry Tests - Biology (in English)

Assessment - The mark from the entry test is doubled and added to the marks in Chemistry and Biology from the Secondary School Leaving Certificate.

Important! In case that we still have vacant places after the enrollment procedure, Trakia university will announce the second ranking or will organize one more exam session.

Enrollment procedure:

The enrollment procedure starts on the 29th of August and the deadline for the students' registration is the 6th of September. The enrollment procedure takes place in the respective faculty. So, please, be prepared to pay the first installment of your tuition fee (the tuition fee for the first semester). Please refer to the links “Tuition fees and Bank accounts” and “Enrollment”.

The time and place of the enrollment procedure are as follow:

  • The enrollment procedure for the applicants in the preparatory year, who wish to study in Bulgarian language, goes together with the application process.

  • In case the applicant has already passed the preparatory year and has a Bulgarian language Certificate, issued by Trakia university or any other Bulgarian university, he / she participates in the enrollment procedure together with the Bulgarian candidates (the rules and regulations applied to the candidates from EU and EEA are the same as those applied to Bulgarian citizens). This means that the student must register the same day or the next day following his/her ranking.

  • In case the applicant chooses to study the desired major in English (this is applicable to the majors that are offered in English – “Medicine” and “Veterinary medicine”), the enrollment procedure starts on the 29th of August and the deadline for the students' registration is the 6th of September.

The students must pay their tuition fees for the first semester during the enrollment procedure. (Please refer to the link „Tuition fees and Bank accounts“.) The students may show a proof of the payment, for ex. a bank receipt proving the payment. 

The enrollment procedure takes place in the respective faculties according to the following table:

Where the newly-admitted students are registered:

Agrarian Faculty

Address - Stara Zagora, Students’ Campus, 4th floor, room 408

Phone - 042/ 699 304, 042/ 670 942

Veterinary Faculty

Address - Stara Zagora, Students’ Campus, 5th floor, room 583

Phone - 042/ 699 500; 699 504, 042/ 670 624

Medical Faculty

Address - Stara Zagora, 11 Armeiska str., 1st floor, room 3

Phone - 042/ 664 209; 664 333, 042/ 600 705

Faculty of Pedagogy

Address - Stara Zagora, 9 Armeiska str., 2nd floor, room 210

Phone - 042/ 613 762; 613 763, 042/ 630 610

Economic Faculty

Address - Stara Zagora, Students’ Campus, 1st floor, Education Department

Phone - 042/ 699 400, 699 405, 042/ 633 226

Technics and Technologies Faculty, town of Yambol

Address - Town of Yambol, 38 Graf Ignatiev str., 2nd floor

Phone - 046/ 669 149

Medical College

Address - Stara Zagora, 9 Armeiska str., 3rd floor, Education Department

Phone - 042/ 601 721, 042/ 600 755

Branch-town of Haskovo

Address - Town of Haskovo, 48 Saedinenie boulevard, 2nd floor

Phone - 038/ 664 375

ADMISSION 2024 English programs of Medicine and Veterinary medicine in Trakia university

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Dear Applicants,

Trakia university launches the admission process for the English programs of Medicine and Veterinary medicine for the academic year 2024-2025.

The applicants must perform two very important steps in order to apply for these programs:

  • STEP 1 – Submit the necessary documents. 

IMPORTANT! The documents are submitted as follows: 1 original set of the documents and scanned copies of all the documents to one of the following email addresses: stefka.mihova@trakia-uni.bg OR violeta.koleva@trakia-uni.bg

NOTE: For more information regarding the required documents, the deadlines for the EU citizens and the non-EU citizens please check the following links:

For EU citizens: here (Applicants from EU and EEA)

For non-EU citizens: here (Non-EU Aplicants)

  • STEP 2 – Fill in the registration form for the entrance exams below and sit for the on-line entrance exams.

NOTE: For more information regarding the entrance exams' dates please check the following links:

For EU citizens: here (Applicants from EU and EEA)

For non-EU citizens: here (Non-EU Aplicants)

IMPORTANT: You may send your documents after you sit for the exams BUT no later than 4.00 pm (Bulgarian local time) on the 26th of August 2024. Only applicants who have performed both steps (sitting for the exams and submitting the documents) will be included in the final ranking on the 30th of August 2024.

 INSTRUCTIONS ON THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMS

BEFORE FILLING IN THE REGISTRATION FORM for the entrance exams for the English programs of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, please read carefully the instructions and information below.

  1. First of all, please create your personal g-mail account in case you do not have one.

  2. Please check the link of the Declaration-consent on the processing of personal data. (You are going to mark your consent later when you fill in the Registration form).

  3. Before filling in the Registration form, you must have a picture of your ID card/passport – only .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png files up to 2 MB. per file.

FILLING IN THE REGISTRATION FORM on the link below: 

  1. Fill in: A. Your USERNAME – your G-mail address is your user name (it is very IMPORTANT to double check your G-mail address because it will play a crucial role in your performance) and B. Your PASSWORD.

  2. Enter the required personal information in the relevant fields – your names, your ID number according to your ID card/passport, your phone number and a phone number of a relative, your citizenship according to your ID card/passport.

  3. Mark the major you are applying for and the exams you are going to sit for. If you choose more that one exam we are going to take the highest score for the final assessment. 

  4. Check your consent with the text of the Declaration on the personal data protection.

  5. Press the "REGISTER" button.

  6. A login form appears on the screen. You must sign-in using your username (your G-mail address) and your password (the one that you have just created).

  7. After you login you will find your ENTRANCE NUMBER and the amount of money you must pay for the entrance exams (70 euro for each marked exam). You must transfer the fee for the exams to the following bank account: (Please be sure to PUT YOUR ENTRANCE NUMBER IN THE REFFERENCE FIELD of the payment document).

TRAKIA UNIVERSITY-RECTORATE

UNICREDIT BULBANK

IBAN: BG22UNCR76303100117613

BANC CODE: UNCRBGSF

      8. Attach the picture of your ID card/passport (first choose the file and then press the "UPLOAD" button) and read the important information in the blue and yellow fields.

AFTER FILLING IN THE REGISTRATION FORM 

Please be informed once again that the exams will be held on-line. Please be sure to get ready for the exams with the following hardware: a computer (you may use a laptop) and all the necessary equipment for video and audio communication (strong internet connection, a camera, a microphone and speakers). Also, please be sure to have installed OS Windows10, Windows 11, macOS 10.13 to 13.0+ and Google Chrome browser. You may check your audio and video in Google meet.

REGISTRATION FORM 

Please be informed that the session dates will become inactive at 4.00 pm (Bulgarian local time) three days before the session. 

 Good luck!

Stefka Mihova

Study Department

Trakia university-Rectorate, room 200 (west entrance) Students campus, Stara Zagora 6015, Bulgaria

E-mail: stefka.mihova@trakia-uni.bg

Tel. +359 42 699 209

Violeta Koleva

Study Department

Trakia university-Rectorate, room 200 (west entrance) Students campus, Stara Zagora 6015, Bulgaria

E-mail: violeta.koleva@trakia-uni.bg

Tel. +359 42 699 209