Application process for students from EU member states

Application process for students coming from EU member states

Firstly, in order to apply for Varna University of Management you have to download, fill in and submit an application form together with a scanned copy of your secondary education diploma.

As English is the language of instruction at VUM, all the applicants must have a level of English sufficient to participate and be successful in the learning process. To prove their level of English students must either provide internationally recognised English language certificate (TOEFL, SAT, IELTS, PTE, CAE, etc.) or sit for an English language test at VUM.

The second component of the admission is an interview of motivation at VUM, that  aims at understanding your study motivation and background both in study and real life perspective.

On the other hand, international students whose native tongue is English or such who have already sat for an English language certificate and have satisfactory results, are exempted from the English language test (the first component of the entry exam).

In particular, we accept results:

• TOEFL IBT with score of min. 79 points

• SAT – over 1000 points from two sections

• IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent score from other internationally recognized testing systems)

Those students who can provide one of the abovementioned certificates will only have to sit for the interview. 

Those applicants whose level of English is insufficient can choose to start in the preparatory year (2 semesters) or can opt for additional language module at VUM.


Academic dates

The academic year for Bachelor programmes begins in the last week of September with an introduction week. Classes begin in the first week of October. When preparing your application, please plan accordingly.

There is also a February intake for Bachelor programmes, for the spring semester starting in the end of January. The deadline for receiving applications is in December.

The start of the Master's programmes is in mid-October.


In brief, the steps to apply are the following:

Firstly, you will have to apply by e-mail. For this purpose you will have to prepare the following documents:

1. Please download and fill in the application form.
2. Scan your secondary education diploma.

Detailed information about Application Procedure

Once we receive the above listed documents the Student Affairs Office reviews them and informs you on our decision. Normally this process takes about 2 weeks. Upon receiving a confirmation you should send us by POST the following:

1. Please download, print out and fill in the application form.
2. Photocopy your secondary education diploma.
3. Pack and post the abovementioned documents, enclosing two passport size photos, to the following address:

To the attention of Student Affairs Office

Varna University of Management

No. 3 Bulgaria Street                                     

Dobrich 9300 


Please remember that if you have no international English language certificate, upon arrival you will have to sit for the VUM English entry exam. 


Visa and Entry requirements

EU citizens are not required to obtain a Visa in order to enter Bulgaria. They must be registered at the local police department within 3 (three) months from their arrival in the country.

For more information on admission procedures, please contact us at or

Complaint/Appeal procedure

All concerns about admission procedure have to be put in writing. In case you wish to make an appeal or complain about admission decision you need to fill in a Complaint/Appeal form and send it to Complaints should be made within two weeks of the incident and it takes 5 working days to receive a respond.