BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS

At VUM, we are committed to give chance to as many motivated and ambitious students as possible to start their bright future in Business, Hospitality, Computer Sciences and IT. Varna University of Management follows strictly the Rules and Regulations issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.

High School Qualification

The prospect student needs to have successfully obtained secondary education from an officially recognized secondary school (high school) in Bulgaria or High School Diploma from an officially recognized secondary (high) school from another country, which is recognized in the order required by the National Education Act, article 5; Note: if still studying at a secondary (high) school, preliminary application is possible;

English Language Skills

English is the language of instruction, therefore prospective students have to demonstrate English language skills through an internationally recognized English Language Certificate (IELTS, Pearsons,​​​Trinity College London, Cambridge En​g​lish Advanced).
VUM entrance test follows the structure of Cambridge English: Business Vantage. The tests normally include some higher level tasks from Business Higher to test the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of postgraduate candidates and some lower level tasks from Business Preliminary for the students applying for a bachelor degree programme.
The Business Vantage level (Grade B – from 174 to 180 on the Cambridge scale) is aligned to the B2 level of the Common European Framework. Grade B, which is the minimum level accepted for admission to the bachelor and the master degree programmes at VUM, falls between bands 6 and 6.5 of IELTS (band 6 corresponds to 169 -175 on the Cambridge scale).
The Cambridge Business test components and structure are much the same as the IELTS Academic test format, measuring the four main skills at a comparable level of difficulty and at the same time it focuses on business-related language.
Please, follow the two links to the Cambridge Assessment website, providing a further understanding of the exams comparability.
VUM entrance test is conducted at the premises of VUM and invigilated by a VUM instructor. Prospective students may try an on-line test before arriving at VUM. Regardless of the online test results, candidates are subject to an entrance test conducted at the premises of VUM.
Note: upon an insufficient level or lack of English language skills, the prospect student can enroll in a preparatory English language course at VUM.
Cambridge English Scale results reporting | Cambridge English
B2 Business Vantage results | Cambridge English

Application Steps

Application Steps for Bulgarian citizens/Bulgarian nationals or candidates with double citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian
Document Submission: 
  • Scanned/photographed copies of documents are accepted at this stage short application form available here;
  • High school (secondary education) diploma or a letter confirming the year and semester of studies, if application takes place prior to graduating from high school;
  • English Language Certificate (if available);
  • Passport or ID (for non-Bulgarian citizens);
  • High School Qualification

    The prospect student needs to have successfully obtained secondary education from an officially recognized secondary school (high school with average mark of 62% from the general subjects; Note: if still studying at a secondary (high) school preliminary application is possible;

    English Language Skills

    English is the language of instruction, therefore prospective students have to demonstrate English language skills through an internationally recognized English Language Certificate (IELTS, Pearsons,​​​Trinity College London, Cambridge En​g​lish Advanced).
    VUM entrance test follows the structure of Cambridge English: Business Vantage. The tests normally include some higher level tasks from Business Higher to test the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of postgraduate candidates and some lower level tasks from Business Preliminary for the students applying for a bachelor degree programme.
    The Business Vantage level (Grade B – from 174 to 180 on the Cambridge scale) is aligned to the B2 level of the Common European Framework. Grade B, which is the minimum level accepted for admission to the bachelor and the master degree programmes at VUM, falls between bands 6 and 6.5 of IELTS (band 6 corresponds to 169 -175 on the Cambridge scale).
    The Cambridge Business test components and structure are much the same as the IELTS Academic test format, measuring the four main skills at a comparable level of difficulty and at the same time it focuses on business-related language.
    Please, follow the two links to the Cambridge Assessment website, providing a further understanding of the exams comparability.
    VUM entrance test is conducted at the premises of VUM and invigilated by a VUM instructor. Prospective students may try an on-line test before arriving at VUM. Regardless of the online test results, candidates are subject to an entrance test conducted at the premises of VUM.
    Note: upon an insufficient level or lack of English language skills, the prospect student can enrol in a preparatory English language course at VUM
    Cambridge English Scale results reporting | Cambridge English
    B2 Business Vantage results | Cambridge English

    Application Steps

    Application Steps for foreigners, citizens of EU or non-EU countries Document Submission: 
    1. Scanned/photographed copies of documents are accepted at this stage;
    2. 2. Short application form available here;
    3. High school (secondary education) diploma or letter confirming the year and semester of studies, if application takes place prior to graduating from high school;
    4. English Language Certificate (if available);
    5. Passport or ID card;
    6. Application Review and Interview
    If the documents and marks meet VUM’s requirements, we will schedule a date and time for a face-to-face interview or via Skype with a webcam.
    At this stage, the student receives our Provisional Letter of Acceptance which specifies the bank account details, the address, payment and document terms and conditions, or any other additional requirements of VUM, as well as the process of visa D application commences. See here for more details.

    Additional documents to be issued prior Visa application

    At this stage, students who are not citizens of Bulgaria but of another EU member state, should submit: 1. A document certifying that the student has the right to continue their education at a higher school (university) in the country where they had obtained their high school diploma; 2. Medical (health) certificate, issued not earlier than 1 month prior to the date of signing their detailed application form (see step Provisional Acceptance). Note: additional documents listed in this step should be translated, legalized and sent via e-mail;
    Refer your payments to the following bank accounts for paying your Accommodation Fee and Tuition Fee:
    Account holder: Varna University of Management (VUM).
    Account holder address: 13A Oborishte str. 9000 Varna
    Bank name: UNITED BULGARIAN BANK AD
    BIC / SWIFT: UBBSBGSF
    Bank account in Euro - IBAN: BG52 UBBS 8888 1400 9394 21
    Bank account in Bulgarian Levs - IBAN: BG41 UBBS 8888 1000 9114 25
    Reason: Payment of accommodation fee/tuition fee …. /name of student, ID card number, specialty, course/ Amount: ……
    Account holder: Varna University of Management (VUM)
    Account holder address: 13A Oborishte str. 9000 Varna, Bulgaria
    Bank name: International Asset Bank
    BIC / SWIFT: IABG BGSF
    Bank account in Euro - IBAN: BG23 IABG 7495 1400 4891 05
    Bank account in Bulgarian Levs - IBAN: BG57 IABG 7495 1000 4891 08
    Reason: Payment of accommodation fee/tuition fee…. /name of student, ID card number, specialty, course/ Amount: ……
    1. Fill in, print out and sign a detailed application form; 2. Send the duly completed form via post, along with a copy of their High School Diploma and 2 passport size photos. Prior posting your documents, please send us a scanned copy to the admission office for dual check. 3. Prepay their registration fees. Refer your payments to the following bank accounts for paying your Accommodation Fee and Tuition Fee:
    Account holder: Varna University of Management (VUM).
    Account holder address: 13A Oborishte str. 9000 Varna
    Bank name: UNITED BULGARIAN BANK AD
    BIC / SWIFT: UBBSBGSF
    Bank account in Euro - IBAN: BG52 UBBS 8888 1400 9394 21
    Bank account in Bulgarian Levs - IBAN: BG41 UBBS 8888 1000 9114 25
    Reason: Payment of accommodation fee/tuition fee…. /name of student, ID card number, specialty, course/ Amount: ……
    Account holder: Varna University of Management (VUM)
    Account holder address: 13A Oborishte str. 9000 Varna, Bulgaria
    Bank name: International Asset Bank
    BIC / SWIFT: IABG BGSF
    Bank account in Euro - IBAN: BG23 IABG 7495 1400 4891 05
    Bank account in Bulgarian Levs - IBAN: BG57 IABG 7495 1000 4891 08
    Reason: Payment of accommodation fee/tuition fee…. /name of student, ID card number, specialty, course/ Amount: ……
    Upon acceptance, the student makes travel arrangements and informs the admissions team regarding their travel details minimum 5 days prior date of arrival. Upon arrival, originals of all the documents, copies of which have been sent via e-mail or post, should be provided at the Admissions Office.

    MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMS

    Applying for a Master’s Degree must be a well informed choice. We offer a well-informed, fast and simple admissions process, if you offer commitment and good results from your Bachelor’s Degree studies and decent English language skills. Varna University of Management follows strictly the Rules and Regulations issued by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science of Republic of Bulgaria. These rules make a difference between bachelor’s degree lasting three years or four years. It also applies certain limitations on the field of choice for your master’s degree based on the field of studies of your bachelor’s Degree. For further details please contact our admissions team.

    Application Form                Application Admission Guide                        International Student Application

    Bachelor degree qualification

    The prospect student needs to have successfully obtained his bachelor degree from an officially accredited university in Bulgaria or abroad, which is recognized in the order required by the National Education Act, article 5 and has obtained minimum 180 ECTS number of credit. The applicant is required to have achieved average mark “good” or 60% from their bachelor’s studies; Note: if still studying your bachelor degree at an official statement from the university is required. Relevant Management experience and professional or another additional qualification are considered as competitive advantage;

    English Language Skills

    English is the language of instruction, therefore prospective students have to demonstrate English language skills through an internationally recognized English Language Certificate (IELTS, Pearsons,​​​Trinity College London, Cambridge En​g​lish Advanced).
    VUM entrance test follows the structure of Cambridge English: Business Vantage. The tests normally include some higher level tasks from Business Higher to test the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of postgraduate candidates and some lower level tasks from Business Preliminary for the students applying for a bachelor degree programme.
    The Business Vantage level (Grade B – from 174 to 180 on the Cambridge scale) is aligned to the B2 level of the Common European Framework. Grade B, which is the minimum level accepted for admission to the bachelor and the master degree programmes at VUM, falls between bands 6 and 6.5 of IELTS (band 6 corresponds to 169 -175 on the Cambridge scale).
    The Cambridge Business test components and structure are much the same as the IELTS Academic test format, measuring the four main skills at a comparable level of difficulty and at the same time it focuses on business-related language.
    Please, follow the two links to the Cambridge Assessment website, providing a further understanding of the exams comparability.
    VUM entrance test is conducted at the premises of VUM and invigilated by a VUM instructor. Prospective students may try an on-line test before arriving at VUM. Regardless of the online test results, candidates are subject to an entrance test conducted at the premises of VUM.
    Note: upon an insufficient level or lack of English language skills, the prospect student can enrol in a preparatory English language course at VUM
    Cambridge English Scale results reporting | Cambridge English
    B2 Business Vantage results | Cambridge English

    High School Qualification along with a Bachelor degree diploma

    The prospect student needs to have successfully obtained secondary education from an officially recognized secondary school (high school with average mark of 62% from the general subjects) along with successful completion of a Bachelor degree programme with minimum number of ECTS credit 180. Note: if the student is still studying Bachelor degree at university an official statement from the particular university is required. Relevant management experience and professional or another additional qualification are considered as competitive advantage;

    English Language Skills

    English is the language of instruction, therefore prospective students have to demonstrate English language skills through an internationally recognized English Language Certificate (IELTS, Pearsons,​​​Trinity College London, Cambridge En​g​lish Advanced).
    VUM entrance test follows the structure of Cambridge English: Business Vantage. The tests normally include some higher level tasks from Business Higher to test the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of postgraduate candidates and some lower level tasks from Business Preliminary for the students applying for a bachelor degree programme.
    The Business Vantage level (Grade B – from 174 to 180 on the Cambridge scale) is aligned to the B2 level of the Common European Framework. Grade B, which is the minimum level accepted for admission to the bachelor and the master degree programmes at VUM, falls between bands 6 and 6.5 of IELTS (band 6 corresponds to 169 -175 on the Cambridge scale).
    The Cambridge Business test components and structure are much the same as the IELTS Academic test format, measuring the four main skills at a comparable level of difficulty and at the same time it focuses on business-related language.
    Please, follow the two links to the Cambridge Assessment website, providing a further understanding of the exams comparability.
    VUM entrance test is conducted at the premises of VUM and invigilated by a VUM instructor. Prospective students may try an on-line test before arriving at VUM. Regardless of the online test results, candidates are subject to an entrance test conducted at the premises of VUM.
    Note: upon an insufficient level or lack of English language skills, the prospect student can enrol in a preparatory English language course at VUM
    Cambridge English Scale results reporting | Cambridge English
    B2 Business Vantage results | Cambridge English
    The application documents are:
    1. Completed International Student Application form
    2. Personal statement (Section 8 of the International Student Application form) - this page should have the date, name of the applicant and signature.
    3. Diploma of Bachelor degree, along with a copy of the High School diploma (candidates with diploma 3rd Class Honors cannot be registered in the program unless they have completed at least 2 years of experience in the field of tourism for MSc IHTM or minimum 5 years relevant management experience for MBA programme.
    4. Certificate of Proficiency in English - There are 3 options:
      • International Certificate - IELTS 6.0 +
      • An entrance exam in English at VUM
      • Applicant holds a British or American degree: in this case a document level of English is not required
    5. Colour scanned two reference letters in English (from an employer or a lecturer)– the references should be on the letterhead of the company / organization / university and signed.
    6. Identity document: a passport. This document must be scanned in colour with very good resolution.
    7. Passport-size photo
    8. CV in English
    If documents and marks meet VUM’s requirements, we will schedule a date and time for an interview Face-to-face or via Skype with a webcam.
    At this stage, the At this stage, the student receives a Provisional Letter of Acceptance which contains instructions on payment and documents terms and conditions. The process of visa D application commences. See here for more details.

    Additional documents to be issued prior Visa application

    At this stage, students who are not citizens of Bulgaria but of another EU member state, should submit: 1. A document certifying that the student has the right to continue their education at a higher school (university) in the country where they had obtained their bachelor degree diploma. The document should be issued by the university itself. 2. Medical (health) certificate, issued not earlier than 1 month prior to the date of signing their detailed application form (see step Provisional Acceptance). Note: additional documents listed in this step should be translated, legalized and sent via e-mail.
    Refer your payments to the following bank accounts for paying your Accommodation Fee and Tuition Fee:
    Account holder: Varna University of Management (VUM).
    Account holder address: 13A Oborishte str. 9000 Varna
    Bank name: UNITED BULGARIAN BANK AD
    BIC / SWIFT: UBBSBGSF
    Bank account in Euro - IBAN: BG52 UBBS 8888 1400 9394 21
    Bank account in Bulgarian Levs - IBAN: BG41 UBBS 8888 1000 9114 25
    Reason: Payment of accommodation fee/tuition fee…. /name of student, ID card number, specialty, course/ Amount: ……
    Account holder: Varna University of Management (VUM)
    Account holder address: 13A Oborishte str. 9000 Varna, Bulgaria
    Bank name: International Asset Bank
    BIC / SWIFT: IABG BGSF
    Bank account in Euro - IBAN: BG23 IABG 7495 1400 4891 05
    Bank account in Bulgarian Levs - IBAN: BG57 IABG 7495 1000 4891 08
    Reason: Payment of accommodation fee/tuition fee…. /name of student, ID card number, specialty, course/ Amount: ……
    1. Fill in, print out and sign a detailed application form; 2. Send the duly completed form via post, along with a copy of their High School Diploma and 2 passport size photos. Prior posting your documents, please send us a scanned copy to the admission office for dual check. 3. Prepay their registration fees. Refer your payments to the following bank accounts for paying your Accommodation Fee and Tuition Fee:
    Account holder: Varna University of Management (VUM).
    Account holder address: 13A Oborishte str. 9000 Varna
    Bank name: UNITED BULGARIAN BANK AD
    BIC / SWIFT: UBBSBGSF
    Bank account in Euro - IBAN: BG52 UBBS 8888 1400 9394 21
    Bank account in Bulgarian Levs - IBAN: BG41 UBBS 8888 1000 9114 25
    Reason: Payment of accommodation fee/tuition fee…. /name of student, ID card number, specialty, course/ Amount: ……
    Account holder: Varna University of Management (VUM)
    Account holder address: 13A Oborishte str. 9000 Varna, Bulgaria
    Bank name: International Asset Bank
    BIC / SWIFT: IABG BGSF
    Bank account in Euro - IBAN: BG23 IABG 7495 1400 4891 05
    Bank account in Bulgarian Levs - IBAN: BG57 IABG 7495 1000 4891 08
    Reason: Payment of accommodation fee/tuition fee…. /name of student, ID card number, specialty, course/ Amount: ……
    Upon acceptance, the student makes travel arrangements and informs the admissions team regarding their travel details minimum 5 days prior date of arrival. Upon arrival, originals of all the documents, copies of which have been sent via e-mail or post, should be provided at the Admissions Office.