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.

Momchil Zhivkov

Computer Science MSc

“If I knew how great studying at Birmingham would turn out to be, I would have done my undergraduate degree here.”


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. 

Foundation Pathways

For further information visit the Birmingham International 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) will be considered with the following grade equivalencies:

  • A*AA = 5.8 overall with 5.8 in 2 Matura exams (to include any required subjects)
  • AAA = 5.8 overall with 5.6 in 2 Matura exams (to include any required subjects)
  • AAB = 5.6 overall with 5.6 in 2 Matura exams (to include any required subjects)
  • ABB = 5.4 overall with 5.5 in 2 Matura exams (to include any required subjects)
  • BBB = 5.2 overall with 5.5 in 2 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 overall grade 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 requirements for specific programme requirements.

If you do not have the required level of English or would like to improve your English before the start of the academic year, you can take one of our pre-sessional English language courses.


Contact Us

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
6A Maria Luiza Blvd, floor 3, office 6
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

Edlanta Varna Office
36 Petko Karavelov St.
9002 Varna

Tel: 00359 52 600035

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.

British Council Bulgaria
7 Krakra Street, Sofia 1504

Tel: +359 2 9424344


Undergraduate and postgraduate EU students (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria) starting their studies in 2018 or 2019 can apply for government loans for the duration of their course.

Find out more about the Tuition Fee Loan for undergraduate study, the Postgraduate Master's Loan for Masters study, and the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan for PhD study on the government website.

For a comprehensive list of all the awards on offer at the University for Home/EU and international students, please consult the undergraduate or postgraduate funding databases.


How to apply

How to apply

Interested in applying? Find out more about how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham by watching our video above!

Course Finder Database

Course Finder Database

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




View our range of accommodation options for undergraduate and postgraduate students.



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