University Centre for Students and Teachers Mobility

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Incoming Students

  • HOW TO APPLY

Students apply for exchange mobility at their home University. Afterwards, the home university MUST send a nomination (via email) to UNWE with information and contacts of the student.

All applicants must be students of UNWE’s International University Partners.

ERASMUS/international students may choose between one- or two-semesters mobility period depending on the active agreement between their home university and UNWE. In order to be enrolled at UNWE students must send:

1. Application Form

2. Two (2) passport-size photos

The Application form can be sent either online (via email - erasmus.incoming@unwe.bg) or by physical post to the following address:

University Centre for Students and Teachers Mobility (ERASMUS+ programme)

University of National and World Economy

Studentski Grad “Hristo Botev”

1700, Sofia

BULGARIA

Deadlines for submitting the applications are:

31st July - for students planning to attend the upcoming winter semester or full academic year;

31st December - for students planning to attend the summer semester in the ongoing academic year.


  • PREPARING THE STUDY PROGRAM (ONLINE LEARNING AGREEMENT - OLA)

The exchange students have to prepare an Online Learning agreement - https://www.learning-agreement.eu/. The Online Learning agreement (OLA) is a compulsory document for all Erasmus students. The OLA canNOT be replaced by any other version of the Learning Agreement. Further information about how to fill in the OLA can be found here.

Students from non-EU countries have to prepare a Learning agreement. The document should be signed by all three parties and send by mail before the start of the mobility.

In order to prepare their Learning Agreement (OLA) students have to make their choice of subjects from the List of courses offered in English. The list of courses can be found here.

All students and coordinators must keep in mind that some of the courses may vary upon arrival due to some of them being optional. Students will receive the final open courses 1-2 weeks before the official start of lectures.

The UNWE applies the European Credit Transfer System in all undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programsCredits earned at our university can be transferred to other higher educational institutions in any of the participating European countries.

At the end of each course, students are awarded a grade (from 2 to 6, where 2 is the lowest and 6 is the highest grade). This can be based upon a written examination, a test, project, presentation, assignment or any combination of these. According to Bulgarian education system all marks and grades are awarded using a six-point scale, with 6 representing a 'perfect' score (excellent). The table below represents how these marks compare with other common grading systems. It also shows the average distribution of the marks.

Bulgarian Grading System

International Grading Systems

Grade

Definition

Average Distribution

ECTS

10 point System

20 point System

6

Excellent

10

A

8.5 - 10

19 - 20

5

Very good

25

B

7.5 - 8.5

16 - 18

4

Good

30

C

6.5 - 7.5

13 -1 5

3

Sufficient

25

D, E

5.5 - 6.5

10 - 12

2

Fail

10

F, FX

< 5.5

< 10

  • ARRIVING IN SOFIA

Most students arrive in Sofia at Sofia Airport, Central Railway Station or Central Bus Station depending on the preferred transport. However you arrive, the easiest and the fastest way of transportation is the metro. In order to get to Studentski Grad, you need to get off on metro station "G.M. Dimitrov" from where you can take bus №280 for 4 stops.

Normally, we arrange for someone (usually a buddy from the Erasmus students network) to meet the student and escort him/her to the dormitories or to UNWE.

In order to do that, please inform the ERASMUS office at UNWE for the exact date and time of your arrival at least three weeks in advance!!!


  • ENTRY AND LEGAL RESIDENCY IN BULGARIA

Visa

Depending upon the nationality, students may need to obtain a long-stay entry visa before coming to Bulgaria. That is usually the case for non-EU citiziens.

Residence permit

Unless the students are an EU/EEA or Swiss citizens, they may also need to finalize their application for a residence permit.

For more information and to find out whether one needs a visa or residence permit, please, click here.


  • HEALTH INSURANCE

If the student is a citizen of an EU member state or of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, and plans to stay temporarily (up to 90 days) in Bulgaria, he/she might consider obtaining the European Health Insurance Card. Presentation of the European Health Insurance Card guarantees reimbursement of the medical costs on the spot, or soon after the student returns home.

For more information, please, click here.

If the student is not a citizen of any of these countries, he/she should check with his/her national authorities if there is entitlement to free or subsidized health treatment in Bulgaria.

Please, note that public health care security does not cover all kinds of medical services, so students might consider supplementing it with private health Insurance.