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General information


The academic year starts on 1 October. It is divided into two semesters - each 15 weeks long. The winter semester begins on 1 October and ends in the fourth week of January and is followed by an examination session. The summer semester starts in the fourth week of February and ends in mid-June and is followed by an examination session until the first week of July.

Instruction is conducted in the form of lectures and seminars. Lectures are attended by the whole stream of students, while seminars take place in small groups and are usually led by assistant professors / senior students under the strict guidance of the principal lecturer.

Exams are graded according to the Bulgarian system of grading but the European credit transfer system is also applied.


Bulgaria’s grading system is numeric:

2 – poor, 3 – sufficient, 4 – good, 5 – very good, 6 – excellent.

2 is lowest on scale and 6 is the highest; 3 is the lowest passing grade.


The academic hour starts at 15 minutes past the hour and lasts 45 minutes. It is followed by 15 minute break.


Information about application procedures, accommodation and survival tips on Sofia University's main website


All exchange students coming to Sofia University should apply through their home university. Once our International office is notified, the student will need to complete the following application form and accommodation form.


Incoming exchange students can attend the following courses in English, German and French (pdf)


They can also take one of the language courses offered here: English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.


For more details concerning the subjects, ECTS credits and other academic issues you can contact Ms. Ivanka Djakova in room 409 and Assoc. Prof. Dr Teodor Sedlarski – ECTS Coordinator and the Dean.


Facebook Group for Announcements to the incoming Erasmus students:



ESN members will contact you before arrival and will assist you during your first days in Sofia.


Erasmus Student Network Bulgaria (http://www.esnbg.org)


More information:

Presentation for the incoming Erasmus students (pdf)

ESN & toolani communication service for Erasmus students (pdf)


About Bulgaria:

Information on the website of Sofia University



Erasmus in Sofia, Bulgaria – Experience report of a German undergraduate student of economics (2010-2011)


Student's papers