All international Ph.D. applicants to the TU of Sofia must possess a higher education diploma corresponding to the educational and qualification degree of master or bachelor.Application documents:
The documents described in items 2 and 3 must be translated, legalized and certified by the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the corresponding country. If no such department is available, the documents are legalized according to the general procedure of document legalization, translation and certification - Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a diplomatic or consular representation authorized to offer services on behalf of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The training leading to the educational and scientific degree of doctor is carried out by a degree program in a field of science corresponding to the professional sphere for which the educational and qualification degree of master was conferred. A similar principle of closeness of the spheres of the previous and future training is observed with non-degree graduate students.
The tuition fees are determined by a decree of the Council of Ministers on a yearly basis. For the academic 2009-2010 the tuition fee for a full-time Ph.D. or non-degree program is 3500 EUR and for a part-time one - 2000 EUR. International students who have Bulgarian citizenship pay only 50% of the tuition fees.The payment of the tuition fee may be made in two ways:
Every Ph.D. or non-degree graduate student who has the desire is accommodated at a hostel. The rent is approximately 30 - 50 EUR. The monthly cost of living is approximately 200 EUR per person. An entry visa for the Republic of Bulgaria can be obtained from the Bulgarian Embassy or the Consular Department in the corresponding country on presentation of a letter informing about the applicant's admission to the TU of Sofia, bank statement certifying the payment of half of the yearly tuition fee, and a passport valid until October of the year of application. For further information you are welcome to the site of the TU of Sofia: http://tu-sofia.bg.
Please contact also the Students and Ph.D. Students Department: