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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.

PhDs

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

Find a PhD

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 offerEnglish 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

You can find more information about our fees and funding on our funding 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 by city

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

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

EDLANTA - EDUCATION ABROAD

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

DISCOVERY EDUCATION BULGARIA

11, Yuriy Venelin str
Plovdiv, 4000
Bulgaria

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

EDLANTA - EDUCATION ABROAD

128 Tzar Boris 3 Obeinitel Blvd
Flr 1
4000 Plovdiv

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

Website: edlanta.com

 

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

DARBI LTD

4 Sveta Nedelya Sq
1000 Sofia

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

Website: darbi.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: Blagovest Minev
Tel: (+359) 290-46485
Email: bminev@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

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

Events in Bulgaria

WEF World Education Fair

Date: 28/09/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1100—1830

Venue: Cherno More Hotel Varna

Location: bul. "Slivnitsa" 33, 9000 Greek Neighborhood, Varna, Bulgaria

 
Teodor Zhelyazkov, Conversion Assistant at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Varna on Friday 28 September at the WEF World Education Fair at the Cherno More Hotel Varna.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth. 

EEF World Education Fair

Date: 29/09/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1000—1800

Venue: InterContinental Hotel Sofia

Location: 4, pl. "Narodno sabranie" 1000, 1000, Център Sofia, Bulgaria

 
Harry Abbott, Global Officer (Europe) at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Sofia on Saturday 29 September at the EEF World Education Fair at the InterContinental Hotel Sofia.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth. 

WEF World Education Fair

Date: 29/09/18—30/09/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1000—1700

Venue: Hotel Marinela

Location: Blvd "James Bourchier" 100, 1407 g.k. Lozenets, Sofia, Bulgaria

 
Teodor Zhelyazkov, Conversion Assistant at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Sofia from Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 September at the WEF World Education Fair at the Hotel Marinela.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth. 

EEF World Education Fair

Date: 01/10/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1100—1800

Venue: Grand Hotel Primoretz

Location: ul. "Knyaz Alexander Batenberg" 2, 8000 Burgas Center, Burgas, Bulgaria

 
Harry Abbott, Global Officer (Europe) at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Burgas on Monday 1 October at the EEF World Education Fair at the Grand Hotel Primoretz.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth. 

WEF World Education Fair

Date: 01/10/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1100—1800

Venue: Grand Hotel Plovdiv

Location: ul. "Zlatyu Boyadzhiev" 2, 4003 Karshiaka, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 
Teodor Zhelyazkov, Conversion Assistant at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Plovdiv on Monday 1 October at the WEF World Education Fair at the Grand Hotel Plovdiv.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth. 

EEF World Education Fair

Date: 02/10/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1100—1800

Venue: Cherno More Hotel Varna

Location: bul. "Slivnitsa" 33, 9000 Greek Neighborhood, Varna, Bulgaria

 
Harry Abbott, Global Officer (Europe) at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Varna on Tuesday 2 October at the EEF World Education Fair at the Cherno More Hotel Varna.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth. 

WEF World Education Fair

Date: 03/10/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1100—1800

Venue: Grand Hotel Primoretz

Location: ul. "Knyaz Alexander Batenberg" 2, 8000 Burgas Center, Burgas, Bulgaria

 
Teodor Zhelyazkov, Conversion Assistant at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Burgas on Wednesday 3 October at the WEF World Education Fair at the Grand Hotel Primoretz.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.