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Prospective EU and EEA Students

Citizens of countries, which are members of the EU and EEA, can apply and study at the Medical University of Varna following the same procedures and under the same conditions applicable for Bulgarian citizens-sitting Biology and Chemistry entrance tests.

It is mandatory that the prospective EU and EEA applicants:

1) have completed upper secondary education (hold a Diploma / secondary school leaving certificate/ 3 A-level subjects), which enables them to continue their studies in higher institutions and universities in the country, in which the upper secondary education has been completed.

* For applicants following the British curriculum, it is required to have 3 A-level subjects / GCE A-levels, two of them to be Biology and Chemistry. Where A-levels have a separately graded practical component, this is required and must be passed. We do not consider BTEC and Foundation programmes.

2) have studied, completed and obtained grades in Biology and Chemistry subjects in the secondary school. Medical University-Varna welcomes applications by applicants with strong academic performance (grades A-C) in the two mandatory for us high school subjects – Biology and Chemistry.

*German applicants shall refer to our Infoblatt

** For applicants following the German curriculum, it is required at least one of the high school subjects (Biology and Chemistry) to be studied in the last two years before graduation. It is required each of those two mandatory subjects to be studied at least one high school year.

2.1. Applicants who have negative evaluation (failing marks) in any of the above mentioned two subjects in their secondary school (transcripts and Diploma) will not take part in the selection process.

2.2. Biology and Chemistry high school courses marked in the Diploma as optional will not be accepted.

2.3. Biology and Chemistry courses taught on a degree programme/University level or in a pre-med programme and respectively obtained grades on those subjects shall not be accepted in place of the required courses and grades on high school level.

2.4. Science subject/natural sciences/ will not be sufficient for application purposes and considered as an alternative to Biology and Chemistry subjects, unless the cases where the high school law in the relevant country does not stipulate the obligatory training in Biology and Chemistry in one subject.

* For inquiries please contact us at so we can assess your eligibility.

3) Applicants interested in the programmes taught in English - Medicine and Dental Medicine sit the Biology and Chemistry Entry Tests in English. Those applicants who have failed any of the Entry tests will not participate in the ranking/s for admission.

4) Applicants for the Programmes with English language of instruction shall meet the English language requirements.


The English language competence of the applicants is proved either by submitting one of the following certificates on the required level or passing an English language proficiency test for medical specialties conducted the same day as the Biology and Chemistry Entry tests.

List with Internationally Recognized Language Proficiency Tests

Accepted language proficiency tests and certificatesLevel/scores required
Cambridge ESOL Exams FCE level - Pre-Advanced First Certificate in English, or higher
ECLLevel B2, or higher
Band 6 – competent user, or higher
Pearson Test of English GeneralLevel 3, or higher

The European Language Certificates, or TELC - language tests

TELC English B2, or higher

TOEFL iBT (computer-based test)Scores from 61 and above
TOEFL PBT (paper-based test)
Scores from 543 and above; Score of 4.0 (scale 1-6) in written test or higher


Native speakers of English who are citizens of the United Kingdom, Ireland, the USA, Australia, Canada (except Quebec) and New Zealand shall not demonstrate their English proficiency.


For Non-Native Speakers:

a) English language in GCSE, Grade 7 to 9

b) A Diploma from a secondary school in the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada (the English speaking part)

c) IB Diploma (English language of instruction)