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The University of Nottingham has an estimated 90 students from Bulgaria studying at our UK Campuses, based on 2012/13 data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

The Bulgarian Society is the Students’ Union’s society for students from Bulgaria or with an interest in Bulgaria, and organises social events throughout the year. The Bulgarian Society also has a Facebook group.

If you want to know what studying at Nottingham is really like, our International Student Life blog is a must-read. Whether they’re writing about societies and support groups, applications and accommodation or shopping and sight-seeing, our international students, from a range of countries around the world, are here to help both current and future students get the most out of your time here throughout your Nottingham journey.

Please note that to study at Nottingham, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency. The University considers a number of English language qualifications for admission.

Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from Bulgaria for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.

  • Foundation

    Applicants from Bulgaria should only consider completing a foundation course if their overall average grade in their Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie is below 5, but above 4. 

    For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


  • Undergraduate

    Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie.

    Students are asked for an overall average mark ranging from 6.0 for our most competitive courses to 5.0 for our least competitive courses.

    Students with a lower overall grade are recommended to apply for a foundation course.

    A typical Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie requirement for a course with a BBB A level entry requirement is an overall average grade of 5.2.

    Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.

    Find out how to apply


  • Masters

    A bachelor degree or higher qualifications from a recognised University will be considered for masters entry.

    Typical minimum requirements from Bulgarian universities are an average grade of at least 4 to 5 depending on the course applied for. 

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


  • PhD & research

    A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

    Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.

    Typical minimum requirements from Bulgarian universities are an average grade of at least 4 to 5, depending on the course applied for.

    For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying.  A research proposal is required when submitting your application. 

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


The University of Nottingham has an extensive scholarship portfolio, which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body. Below are a number of our scholarships for students from Bulgaria.

Details of all of our available scholarships

The University of Nottingham also works with a wide-range of external funding agencies, who offer scholarships. Please visit our External sources of funding page for more information.

Staff from the University of Nottingham make regular visits to Bulgaria. Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you have about living and studying in Nottingham.

Details of upcoming visits.

For further contact details, please see our International Office Contacts page.

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Your International Officer

Jelena Markovic

Our International Officer for Bulgaria is Jelena Markovic.

Use our online enquiry form to make an enquiry about studying at the University.

If you have already applied to study at Nottingham, please send your enquries to the Europe Team by email on: europe-team@nottingham.ac.uk

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