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Applying from Bulgaria?

Here's all the information you need to study with us

If you’re from Bulgaria and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is a great place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help you get here.

On this page, you'll find information about where you can meet us in your region, what you need to do to apply for a course with us and contact details for our people in your area.

Entry requirements for students from Bulgaria

If you're joining us from Bulgaria, the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.

We consider all applications we receive. However, to make sure you get the most out of your time studying with us and have the best chance of applying successfully, we recommend the following minimum qualifications:

Undergraduate courses

If you've completed the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie  with a score between 5.2 and 5.3 including State Exam for most courses, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree. You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

If you don't have a Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie, you can apply with:

A levels

  • Please check your specific course page to find the exact number of points needed. Your A level grades should equal or exceed the total points required. You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.
  • Some courses will require you to have studied specific subjects at A level. For example, to study a science course you will usually need to have achieved passing grades in scientific subjects at A level.
  • A level points: A* = 56 A = 48 B = 40 C = 32 D = 24.

International Baccalaureate

  • Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.

You may be able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. Contact us to find out more.

If you don't meet the undergraduate entry requirements, you can take a foundation or first-year degree programme at International College Portsmouth (ICP) for many of our courses.

Postgraduate courses

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 4.0. The exact grade will depend on the specific degree course you are applying for. Some courses will also require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses for more details.

If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at International College Portsmouth (ICP) for many of our courses.


We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.

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English language requirements

When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. The specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.

We accept IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates, but don’t worry if you're currently short of the standard required – we offer English Language Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.

What to do next

Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.

Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Bulgaria, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Fees and funding

Due to the UK leaving the European Union, changes have been made to the tuition fees that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will pay to study in the UK. You can find information about the tuition fees you’ll need to pay and the Transition Scholarship for students joining us in 2021/22 and 2022/23 on the Tuition fees and scholarships for EU students page.

Representatives and agents

If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, contact one of our official representatives in Bulgaria:

Agents in Bulgaria

Cool Travel Education Abroad

15 Georgi Izmirliev  Makedoncheto sq
2700 Blagoevgrad

Contact person: Aleksandar Barbutov
Tel: (+359) 882 54 34 44
Email: blagoevgrad@cooltravel.bg

Website: cooltravel.bg

Orange Education OOD

11 Hristo Tatarchev str.

Email: blagoevgrad@orange.bg

Website: orange.bg

Cool Travel Education Abroad

99 Hristo Botev Str
8000 Burgas

Contact person: Kristina Troyancheva
Tel: (+359) 886 777 1
Email: edu_burgas@cooltravel.bg

Website: cooltravel.bg


26 Vardar Str
Business Centre 'Sun City'
Flr 1
Office 2
8000 Burgas

Tel: (+359) 56 530800
Mobile: (+359) 884 608419

Website: edlanta.com

Cool Travel Education Abroad

17 Krali Marko Str
4000 Plovdiv

Contact person: Tatiana Stoimenova
Tel: (+359) 889 77 77 31
Email: eduplovdiv@cooltravel.bg

Website: cooltravel.bg


11, Yuriy Venelin str
Plovdiv, 4000

Tel: (+359) 896 405 315
Email: m.matusheva@gmail.com.


128 Tzar Boris 3 Obeinitel blvd
Flr 1
4000 Plovdiv

Tel: (+359) 32 660630
Mobile: (+359) 886 948880 

Website: edlanta.com

Orange Education OOD

123 Tsar Boris III Obedinitel blvd.
4000 Plovdiv

Email: plovdiv@orange.bg

Website: orange.bg

Cool Travel Education Abroad

59 Evlogi & Hristo Georgrevi blvd
1000 Sofia

Contact person: Marieta Tasheva
Tel: (+359) 882 544 355
Email: marieta@cooltravel.bg | edusofia@cooltravel.bg

Website: cooltravel.bg


4 Sveta Nedelya Sq
1000 Sofia

Tel: (+359) 2 988 0340
Fax: (+359) 2 988 1082
Email: eshsa@einet.bg

Website: darbi.eu

Dream Foundation

Tel: (+359) 8 990 678 38
Email: info@dreamfoundation.eu

Website: dreamfoundation.eu

Edlanta  Education Abroad

3 Vasil Levski Blvd
Fl.1 Ap.1
Sofia 1142 

Contact person: Maria Kirilova
Tel: (+359) 2 986 4001
Fax: (+359) 2 986 5482
Email: m.kirilova@edlanta.com

Website: edlanta.com

Integral Educational Programmes Ltd

99 Evlogi Georgiev Blv
Sofia 1142
Contact: Ms Stefka Zlateva

Tel: (+359) 2 950 5555
Fax: (+359) 2 950 5570
Email: stefka@integral.bg

Website: integral.bg

Orange Education OOD

25A Cherni Vrah Blvd
Sofia 1407

Contact person: Madlen Nenkova
Tel: (+359) 290 46480
Email: mnenkova@orange.bg

Website: orange.bg

Cool Travel Education Abroad

105 Tsar Simeon Veliki blvd
6000 Stara Zagora

Contact person: Stefan Popov
Tel: (+359) 889 53 22 23
Email: popov@cooltravel.bg

Website: cooltravel.bg

Cool Travel Education Abroad

20 Dimitar Anev Str
5250 Svishtov

Contact person: Pavel Hristov
Tel: (+359) 889 77 77 64
Email: svishtov@cooltravel.bg

Website: cooltravel.bg

Cool Travel Education Abroad

75 Knyaz Boris I blvd
9000 Varna

Contact person: Petya Ayvazova
Tel: (+359) 882 55 55 08
Email: eduvarna@cooltravel.bg

Website: cooltravel.bg

Orange Education OOD

11 Tsar Osvoboditel str.

Email: varna@orange.bg

Website: orange.bg

Cool Travel Education Abroad

16 Hristo Botev Str
5000 Veliko Tarnovo

Contact person: Stoyan Stoyanov
Tel: (+359) 882 00 48 33
Email: eduvt@cooltravel.bg

Website: cooltravel.bg

Orange Education OOD

6 Hristo Botev str.
Veliko Tarnovo,

Email: tarnovo@orange.bg

Website: orange.bg

Events in Bulgaria

We don't have any current events planned in Bulgaria, but we do plan regular events so check back here often for more information.

You can also contact us, or speak to an agent in your region for more assistance.