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University of Structural Engineering & Architecture
(VSU) "Lyuben Karavelov" - Sofia

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Useful information for for foreign citizens

Foreign students for a full course of study (Individual Applicants)

Who can apply?

  • Foreign nationals who possess a Diploma/certificate for completed secondary education, which gives them the opportunity to continue their education in the higher schools of the country in which they have obtained their secondary education.
  • Foreign nationals who have obtained the educational and qualification degree Bachelor or Master can apply for a Doctor’s Degree (PhD). Graduates from foreign higher schools can apply for Doctor’s degree after acknowledgement of their obtained higher education in accordance with the Ordinance on the state requirements for completed higher education in foreign higher schools, adopted by Decree No 168 of the Council of Ministers, 2002.

Application procedure:
Foreign nationals can apply for full Degree Programs at VSU directly to VSU’ Office of Academic Affairs.

VSU welcomes and gives individual consideration to all applications!

The language of instruction at VSU is Bulgarian, except the individual programs of studies designed for incoming exchange students to be held in English, German or French language. Applicants, whose native language is not Bulgarian, must either provide evidence of proficiency in Bulgarian or pass a 1-year preparatory course in Bulgarian language.

For further information concerning application requirements and admission procedure, please contact VSU International Relations Office.

Tuition fees per academic year (in Euro)

Year 2009/2010


Professional Bachelor


PhD Studies


Full-time studies Part-time studies

Full-time studies

Part-time studies

Full-time studies

Part-time studies

Full-time studies

Part-time studies

Bulgarian or

in Bulgarian language



in Bulgarian language






2500 2000 3000 2000 3000 2000 3000

in English language


in English language


Those students who wish to move from VSU to other university after completed preparatory year, have to pay a fee to the amount of 500 BGN.

Important for applicants holding a dual nationality, one of it Bulgarian!
Persons with Bulgarian citizenship pay 50% of the tuition fee. The citizenship has to be certified through the proper channels, approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Application deadline: 01 September

For further information and advice:
Mrs. Neli Yordanova - Erasmus Institutional Coordinator, and Student Contact Person
International Relations Office
Higher School of Civil Engineering (VSU) “Lyuben Karavelov”
175 Suhodolska Street
1373 Sofia, BULGARIA
Tel./Fax: +359 2 80 29 188
Office hours: 08,30 h – 16,30 h from Monday to Friday




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