Information for higher education applicants from non-EU

Information for higher education applicants from non-EU countries for
a preparatory course,
the first year of BACHELOR's or MASTER's degree programmes for secondary education graduates,
for MASTER's degree programmes for holders of a Bachelor's or a Master's degree
or for postgraduate training


I. Required documents:
1. Application to the Rector, containing a short CV and a declaration of the desired major.

- Apl. form for admission to the preparatory course after high school;

- Apl. form for admission to the preparatory course after higher education.


2. A copy of the applicant's secondary education document - for applicants for undergraduate programmes: a copy of the supplement that contains the grades, with a grade in A MUSICAL SUBJECT as a mandatory requirement. For applicants for MASTER's degree programmes or postgraduate training - a copy of the higher education diploma for a Bachelor's or a Master's degree and the supplement with the grades. The average grades of the Diploma for the higher education (BA / МА) above to be no less than the equivalent of Good according to the Bulgarian system of grades.
3. For applicants for undergraduate programmes or a preparatory course - a document issued by a competent body, which certifies the applicant's right to continue their education in the higher education institutions in the country where the applicant obtained their secondary education.

4. Certificate of acknowledged secondary education, obtained in a foreign country, issued by Regional Governance of Education - Sofia - for applicants for undergraduate programmes (the documents required for the issue of this certificate are submitted by the applicant to the Regional Governance of Education - Sofia /”Antim І” № 17/, and after the certificate is issued, it is submitted to the National Academy of Music). ). For Master's degree programmes - a certificate of acknowledged higher education, obtained in foreign country - the documents required for the issue of this certificate are submitted by the applicant to the National Academy of Music - APPLICATION FORM and documents.
5. A document certifying their proficiency in Bulgarian, issued by a higher education institution in the Republic of Bulgaria.
6. A health certificate, issued not earlier than one month prior to the date of application.
7. A copy of the applicant's document of citizenship.
8. Four photographs.
The documents required pursuant to Items 2, 3 and 6 must be legalized, translated and certified in accordance with the provisions of the international agreements signed by the Republic of Bulgaria with their country of issue, and if there are no such agreements - pursuant to the general procedure for legalisation, translation and certification of documents. Documents translated into Bulgarian by a sworn translator whose signature is certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The documents must be submitted in one set with original Apostille, certifications and signatures, and two copies.

Foreign documents must be certified by Apostille or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country, then - legalized by the Bulgarian diplomatic and consular missions in that country or accredited to it. When no legalization by the Bulgarian representation in the issuing country, such legalization should make diplomatic representation of the issuing country accredited to Bulgaria.

II. Bulgarian: for applicants who do not have the document specified in item 5:
1. Applicants who have attended language training and specialised training in a preparatory course organised by the National Academy of Music or applicants who are proficient in Bulgarian, are required to take a written and an oral examination in BULGARIAN. Only applicants who have passed the examinations in BULGARIAN are allowed to take the admission examinations.
2. Applicants who are not proficient in Bulgarian can attend a preparatory course - language training (in Bulgarian) and specialised training - for one academic year. The course ends with examinations in all subjects studied. To apply for a preparatory course, the applicant must submit the above listed documents.


III. Application periods:

1. For undergraduate programmes and a preparatory course - from 1st September to 1st October.
2. For Master's degree programmes or postgraduate training - from 1st September to 1st October for application for programmes starting from the first semester of the relevant academic year, or until 10th January for application for programmes starting from the second semester of the relevant academic year.
The admission examinations are taken after submission within the stipulated time frames of the complete set of documents listed above.
After the documents are submitted to the NAM, they are sent by the Academy to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria for the issue of a D visa certificate.


IV. Tuition Fees:
For the academic year: 
- For a preparatory course - EUR 2 500
- For Bachelor's Degree - EUR 4 000
- For Master's degree programmes - EUR 6 600
- For postgraduate training -     

Performance subjects - EUR 4 000               

Opera and Symphony Conducting - EUR 7 000.


V. Duration of the course of study:
- Preparatory course - one academic year;
- For Bachelor's degree programmes - four academic years;
- For Master's degree programmes for holders of a Bachelor's  - one academic year in training in the same specialty; two academic years at training in a specialty different from acquired in bachelor`s diploma;

For postgraduate training - one or two years.