University of Birmingham and Bulgaria

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Bulgaria. There are currently 70 Bulgarian students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University.

Entry requirements

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements. 

Birmingham Foundation Academy

For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.



Holders of the "Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie, Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie, or Diploma za Sredno Spetzialno Obrazovanie" (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) with a minimum overall score of 5.2/6 (very good/mnogo dobur) will be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes.

Please refer to the information below as guidance for grade comparisons to A-level entry requirements:

A*AA = 5.8 overall with 6,6,6, in Matura exams (to include any required subjects)

AAA = 5.8 overall with 6,6, in Matura exams (to include any required subjects)

AAB = 5.6 overall with 6,6, in Matura exams (to include any required subjects)

ABB = 5.4 overall with 6,5, in Matura exams (to include any required subjects)

BBB = 5.2 overall with 5,5, in Matura exams (to include any required subjects)


Holders of a good Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (‘Diploma of Completed Higher Education’), a pre-2001 Masters degree or a post-2001 Bachelors degree from a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 5 out of 6, mnogo dobur/’very good’ for 2:1 equivalence; or 4 out of 6, dobur/’good’ for 2:2 equivalence; will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.

Holders of a good post-2001 Masters degree from a recognised university will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes.

English Language

You will be required to provide evidence of your English ability. Please view the entry requirementsfor specific programme requirements.

How to apply

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Course Finder Database

Find an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Course

Find undergraduate and postgraduate courses by searching the course finder database. Here you can find out course modules, as well as contact details for course queries.

PG Funding Database

Postgraduate Funding Database

The University of Birmingham offers a range of postgraduate scholarships for students. You can search the latest funding opportunities using our postgraduate funding database.

Key email contacts

Undergraduate enquiries (Bachelors) to:

Erasmus and Study Abroad enquiries to: 

Postgraduate enquiries (Masters and PhDs) to:

Birmingham representatives in Bulgaria

The University of Birmingham representatives in Bulgaria are StillZee Art Consultancy and Edlanta.

StillZee Art Consultancy
Hipodruma h.c. Bl.108
Entr. G, Apt. 66, Floor 3
Sofia, 1602

Tel: +359 878 341530

Edlanta Sofia Office
3 Vasil Levski Blvd, fl. 1, ap.4
1142 Sofia

Tel: 00359 2 986 4001

Edlanta Plovdiv Office
128 Tsar Boris III Obedinitel Blvd, floor 1, office 3
4000 Plovdiv

Tel: 00359 32 660 630

Edlanta Burgas Office
Sun City Business Centre,
26 Vardar St, floor 1, office 2
8000 Burgas

Tel: 00359 56 530800

Visits to Bulgaria

The Recruitment team, academic staff and current students represent the University at study and careers fairs across the UK and the EU. Find full details of our next visits.

British Council

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.