New Veliko Tarnovo University

Today St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, the largest Bulgarian university outside of Sofia, is a highly-respected centre for the Fine Arts and the Humanities, enjoying both a national and international reputation and maintaining a wide range of international contacts around the world.

The highly qualified staff of scholars and lecturers, the wide variety of subjects and the developed and modern material and technical foundation makes the University eligible for the needs and tasks of restructuring higher education in Bulgaria – a step forward which is imperative both in the present and the future.

Language of Teaching

Courses are taught in Bulgarian, English, and Russian.

Application / Enrollment Fees

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Application Deadlines

Spring/February Intake: starts – August, ends– January (best to apply before October)

Fall/September Intake: starts – January, ends– August (best to apply before June)

Application Documents

Bachelor’s Degree

An application form containing biographical data, the program that the applicant would like to enroll in, the type of education, the length of studies and the degree of educational qualification. The applicant also states the level of Bulgarian language competence as well as other languages spoken;

A certified translation of the diploma for secondary education (together with the enclosed list of grades) when the applicant would like to enroll for the full course of studies.

  — The minimum average score of the diploma subjects included informing the university entrance score, should not be below 62 per 100 of the maximum value according to the grading system of the country where the applicant has completed his/her secondary education, i.e. the Good mark;

A document issued an authoritative body attesting the right of the candidate to continue his/her studies in higher education institutions of the country where the secondary education has been completed (if it is not explicitly stated in the diploma);

A medical certificate issued one month before the application date, certified the respective bodies in the applicant’s country; *

Copy of ID document (passport ) showing the applicant’s name written in the Latin alphabet as well as his/her date of birth and place of birth.

  — Applicants who have dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian, submit copies of both ID documents.

  — When there is a difference in the spelling of the applicant’s name in the ID documents (Bulgarian and foreign), he/she submits a notarized declaration for the identity of names or a letter issued a municipal authority;

Bulgarian language proficiency certificate – when the applicant wants to enroll in a program taught in the Bulgarian language;

Two passport size photographs.

* Please, note that the diploma, the medical certificate and all documents issued bodies abroad should be translated into Bulgarian and certified in accordance with the provisions of the international agreements between the Republic of Bulgaria and the country where the documents have been issued.

  — In cases when such provisions are not available, the general order for translation and legalization procedures, and procedures for certification of documents should be considered. The recognition of secondary education diplomas, issued schools abroad, is carried out the Regional Office of Education at the Ministry of Education and Science;

Master‘s Degree

An application form and a declaration containing biographical data, the program that the applicant would like to enroll in, the type of education, the length of studies and the degree of educational qualification.

A certified translation of the diploma for completed degree of higher education (together with the enclosed list of grades and number of classes) and European diploma supplement (for the countries where such a supplement is issued) when the applicant would like to enroll in a higher degree of educational qualification (for example master after bachelor).

A document issued an authoritative body attesting the right of the candidate to continue his/her studies in higher education institutions of the country where the secondary education has been completed (if it is not explicitly stated in the diploma);

A medical certificate issued one month before the application date, certified the respective bodies in the applicant’s country; *

Copy of ID document (passport) showing the applicant’s name written in the Latin alphabet as well as his/her date of birth and place of birth.

  — Applicants who have dual citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian, submit copies of both ID documents. When there is a difference in the spelling of the applicant’s name in the ID documents (Bulgarian and foreign), he/she submits a notarized declaration for the identity of names or a letter issued a municipal authority;

Bulgarian language proficiency certificate – when the applicant wants to enroll in a program taught in the Bulgarian language;

Two passport size photographs.

* Please, note that the diploma, the medical certificate and all documents issued bodies abroad should be translated into Bulgarian and certified in accordance with the provisions of the international agreements between the Republic of Bulgaria and the country where the documents have been issued.

  — In cases when such provisions are not available, the general order for translation and legalization procedures, and procedures for certification of documents should be considered.

Foundation/Preparatory School / Course / Program

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1. Application Requirements…

2. Degree Programs…

2. Degree Programs…

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Faculty of Economics

Accounting and Control

Business management

Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector

Finance

International Economic Relations

Marketing

Public Administration

Social Work

Tourism

Faculty of Education

Music (Teacher Qualification)

Physical Education (Teacher Qualification)

Pre-School and Primary School Education

Pre-School Education and Foreign Language

Pre-School Education and Speech Therapy

Primary School Education and Foreign Language

Primary School Education and Special Education

Social Education

Faculty of Fine Arts

Fine Arts – Art Restoration and Conservation

Fine Arts – Drawing and Intermedia

Fine Arts – Graphic Arts

Fine Arts – Graphic Design and Visual Communication

Fine Arts – Mural Painting

Fine Arts – Painting

Fine Arts – Sculpture

Fine Arts (Teacher Qualification)

Faculty of History

Archaeology

Cultural Tourism

Ethnology

Geography

History

History and Foreign Language (Teacher Qualification)

History and Geography (Teacher Qualification)

History and Philosophy (Teacher Qualification)

Regional Development and Geoeconomics

Faculty of Law

Law

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

Applied Mathematics

Book Publishing

Computer Science

Informatics

Library and Information Studies

Mathematics and Informatics (Teacher Qualification)

Software Engineering

Faculty of Modern Languages

Applied Linguistics (Two Foreign Languages and International Tourism)

Applied Linguistics (Two Foreign Languages)

Applied Linguistics. Bulgarian, English and IT

Applied Linguistics. English, Second Foreign Language and IT

Balkan Studies

Bulgarian and Eastern Language

Bulgarian and Foreign Language (Teacher Qualification)

Bulgarian and Geography (Teacher Qualification)

Bulgarian and History (Teacher Qualification)

Bulgarian Studies

English Studies

German Studies

Journalism

Public Relations

Romance Studies

Russian Studies

Slavonic Studies

Faculty of Orthodox Theology

Church Art – Icon Painting, Mural Painting, Wood Carving

Theology

Faculty of Philosophy

National Security

National Security

Philosophy

Politology

Psychology

Pleven College of Education

Pre-School Education and English

Primary School Education

Primary School Education and English

Vratsa Branch

Bulgarian and Geography (Teacher Qualification)

Bulgarian and History (Teacher Qualification)

History and Foreign Language (Teacher Qualification)

History and Geography (Teacher Qualification)

History and Philosophy (Teacher Qualification)

Mathematics and Informatics (Teacher Qualification)

Pre-School and Primary School Education

Pre-School Education and Foreign Language

Primary School Education and Foreign Language

Social Education

Master’s Degree Programs

Faculty of Economics

Accounting and Control

Accounting and Control. Accounting and Audit of Non-financial Enterprises

Accounting and Control. Accounting of the Enterprise

Business Administration

Finance

Banking

Finance of the Enterprise

Financial and Accounting Management

Health Management

Human Resource Management

International Economic Relations. International Business

International Economic Relations. International Economics

International Tourism

Management and Innovation in Outsourcing

Marketing

Project Management

Project Management

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Public Administration

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Work

Social Work in Long-Term Care

Tourism

Faculty of Education

Contemporary Educational Technologies

Education Management

Education of Children with Special Education Needs

English as a Foreign Language in Primary School (ISCED – LEVEL 1)

English as a Foreign Language in Primary Schools (ISCED – LEVEL1)

Information and Communication Technology in Education

Information and Communications Technology in Primary School

Literacy Development in Children and Adults from Ethnic Minorities

Management of Musical Ensembles

Mentoring in Education

Music (Teacher Qualification)

Physical Education. Sports Education (Teacher Qualification)

Pre-School and Primary School Education

Pre-School and Primary School Education. Pedagogical Interaction in Pre-School and Primary Education

Social Education

Social Pedagogy (Non-specialists – Candidates who have education other than Teacher Education)

Social Prevention and Probation Work

Social Work with (Substance) Dependent Persons

Social Work with Children at Risk

Faculty of Fine Arts

Art Therapy

Current Trends in Fine Arts Teaching

Fine Arts – 3D Design and Three-dimensional Graphics

Fine Arts – 3D Design and Three-dimensional Graphics

Fine Arts – Animation

Fine Arts – Drawing

Fine Arts – Glass Design

Fine Arts – Graphic Arts

Fine Arts – Graphic Design and Visual Communication

Fine Arts – Mural Painting

Fine Arts – Painting

Fine Arts – Sculpture

Fine Arts – Spatial Design

Fine Arts (Teacher Qualification)

Faculty of History

Archaeology

Archival Studies and Documentary Studies

Civic and Intercultural Education

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Tourism

Cultural-Historical Heritage /Cultural Tourism/

Cultural-Historical Heritage in Bulgaria and Russia

Ethnology

General History. European Civilisation: Heritage of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

General History. Modern and Contemporary History of Europe

Geoecology and Natural Resources Management

Geographic Education

Geography and Economics

History

History (Teacher Qualification)

History and Civilisations

Bulgarian History

Museum Studies

Post-1989 Bulgaria

Regional Development

Socio-Economic Geography

Sociology and Ethnology of Power

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

Computer Science. Applied Computer Science

Computer Multimedia

Corporate Network Environment

Information Security

Information Systems

Multimedia Systems and Technologies in Education

Information Technology in the Judiciary and Executive Branch

Library and Information Studies. Communication and Library Management

Mathematical Structures in Information Security

Technology in Mathematics Education

Web Technologies and Software Development

Faculty of Modern Languages

Bulgarian as a Foreign Language (Teaching Bulgarian in a Foreign Language Environment and to Members of a Minority)

Conference Interpreting

Conference Interpreting (English and a Second Foreign Language)

Conference Interpreting (French and a Second Foreign Language)

English Studies. British and Irish Studies

English Studies. Linguistics and Translation

Language of Media and Advertising. Text Preparation and Editing

Literary and Cultural Studies

Media and PR Communications

Multimedia Journalism

Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Translation Studies (One Foreign Language)

Translation Studies (Slavonic or Balkan Language)

Translation Studies (Two Foreign Languages)

Faculty of Orthodox Theology

Church Arts

Church Arts (for non-specialists)

Church History and Liturgical Tradition

Orthodox Theology and Art

Religious Education

Religious Education

Religious Studies

Theology

Theology of the Individual and Society

Faculty of Philosophy

Applied Psychology

Contemporary Philosophy

Existential Psychology in the Analysis of Existence and Logotherapy

Existential Sharing

Philosophy

Politology

Diplomacy and National Security

European Studies

International Relations

Psychology

Personality Psychology

Social Psychology

Social Philosophy

Doctoral Programs

Faculty of Economics

Accounting, Control and Analysis of Economic Activity

Finance, Circulation, Credit and Insurance (Finance)

Industrial Economics and Management

Organisation and Management of Non-Material Production (Social Work)

Political Economy

Faculty of Education

Bulgarian Language and Literature Teaching Methodology

Educational Theory and Didactics

Fine Arts Teaching Methodology

Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

Music Teaching Methodology

Special Education

Teaching Methodology: Person and Society; Person and Nature; Pedagogy of “Child-Environment” Interaction

Theory and Methodology of Physical Education and Sports Training

Faculty of Fine Arts

Art Studies and Fine Arts – Graphic Arts, Graphic Design and Visual Communications, Drawing and Sculpture

Art Studies and Fine Arts – Painting, Mural Painting and Church Art

Faculty of History

Ancient History

Archaeology (incl. Numismatics, Epigraphy and Palaeography)

Bulgarian History

Cultural-Historical Heritage

Ethnology

Geography Teaching Methodology

Medieval General History

Modern and Contemporary History

Physical Geography and Landscape Architecture

Socio-Economic Geography

Faculty of Law

Administrative Law and Administrative Trial

Civil and Family Law

Civil Procedure

Constitutional Law

Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure Law

Finance Law

History of Law

International Law and International Relations

Theory of State and Law

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

Informatics

Informatics and IT Teaching Methodology

Mathematics Teaching Methodology

Faculty of Modern Languages

Bulgarian Language

Bulgarian Language and Literature Teaching Methodology

Bulgarian Literature

European, American, African, Asian and Australian Literature

Folklore Studies (incl. Bulgarian Folklore, Slavic Folklore)

General and Comparative Linguistics

Germanic Studies

Literary Theory

Russian Literature and Literature of the Peoples of Russia

Slavonic Languages

Translation or Interpretation Theory and Practice

Faculty of Orthodox Theology

Theology

Faculty of Philosophy

Educational and Developmental Psychology

General Psychology

History of Philosophy

Logic

Ontology

Pedagogy and Age Psychology

Philosophy of Law and Politics

Politology

Social Psychology

Programs Taught In Bulgarian

The University of Veliko Tarnovo offers Bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes taught in Bulgarian. Please, check the electronic catalogue of the degree programmes and select a programme of your choice. Knowledge of Bulgarian language is required for admission in the degree programmes listed in the catalogue.

Bulgarian Language Studies

The University of Veliko Tarnovo provides language studies and specialized training to foreign citizens who would like to study at Bulgarian universities. The curriculum is in accordance with the Bulgarian state requirements. The courses are organized the Department for Language Teaching. Foreign citizens who speak the Bulgarian language can sit for an exam without having attended language courses.

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs Taught in English

Bachelor’s Degree Program

Type of education: full time

Duration of education: 4 years (8 semesters)

English Studies

Applied Linguistics: English and Second Foreign Language

Applied Linguistics: English, Second Foreign Language and Information Technology

English Studies

Philosophy

Physical Education (teacher qualification)

Economics and Management

Computer Science

Applied Mathematics

Mathematics and Informatics (teacher qualification)

Master’s Degree Program

Type of education: full time

Duration of education: 1 years (2 semesters)

British and Irish Studies

Existential Confession

English as a Foreign Language in Primary School

Education Management in Preschool and School Institutions

Ethnology

Orthodox Theology and Arts

Fine Arts: 3D Design and Graphics

Economic Systems Management

Informatics: Computer Multimedia

Informatics: Information Systems

Informatics: Information Protection

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Tuition Fees & Other Costs…

Bachelor Degree Program Taught in Bulgarian

€ 1000 per year – Education theory and management, Pedagogy, Pedagogy of teaching…, Economics, Tourism, Administration and governance, Philology, History and archeology, Religion and theology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, Social work, Political studies, Social communication and information studies, Law

€ 1500 per year – Earth sciences, Mathematics, Informatics and computer science

€ 2400 per year – Fine arts

€ 1000 per year – Programmes for joint admission of international students following bilateral agreements with the University of Veliko Tarnovo

Bachelor Degree Program Taught in English Or Russian

€ 1500 per year – English Studies (English)

€ 1500 per year – Applied Linguistics: English and Second Foreign Language (English/Russian)

€ 1500 per year – Applied Linguistics: English, Second Foreign Language and Information Technology (English)

€ 1500 per year – Philosophy (English/Russian)

€ 1500 per year – Physical Education (English)

€ 1500 per year – Mathematics and Informatics (English/Russian)

€ 1500 per year – Economics and Management (English/Russian)

€ 2250 per year – Computer Science (English)

€ 2250 per year – Applied Mathematics (English)

€ 1500 per year – History and Geography (Russian)

€ 1500 per year – Cultural Tourism (Russian)

€ 1500 per year – Social Pedagody (Russian)

€ 3600 per year – Church Art: Icon Painting, Mural Painting and Wood Carving (Russian)

€ 3600 per year – Fine Arts: Graphic Design and Visual Communication (Russian)

€ 3600 per year – Fine Arts: Mural Painting (Russian)

Master Degree Program Taught in Bulgarian

€ 1000 per year – Education theory and management, Pedagogy, Pedagogy of teaching…, Economics, Tourism, Administration and governance, Philology, History and archeology, Religion and theology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, Social work, Political studies, Social communication and information studies, Law

€ 1500 per year – Earth sciences, Mathematics, Informatics and computer science

€ 2400 per year – Fine arts

€ 1000 per year – Programmes for joint admission of international students following bilateral agreements with the University of Veliko Tarnovo

Master Degree Program Taught in English Or Russian

€1500 per year – British and Irish Studies (English)

€1500 per year – Existential Confession (English)

€1500 per year – English as a Foreign Language in Primary School (English)

€1500 per year – Ethnology (English/Russian)

€1500 per year – Orthodox Theology