paiisi hilendarski plovdiv universityThe Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”is a university located in Plovdiv,Bulgaria. It was founded in 1962 and has nine faculties.

Plovdiv University, named in honor of the Bulgarian historian Paisii Hilendarski , is the city’s leading cultural and scientific institution. It is the largest institution of higher education in southern Bulgaria and the third largest Bulgarian university, after St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia and St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo.

In 1945 the University of Plovdiv was inaugurated by a Decree of the Regents’ Council of August the 4th, promulgated the same year in the State Gazette of August 20, structured in two faculties: Medicine and Agriculture and Forestry,[1]  which in July 1961 was reorganized as Higher Teacher-Training Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. The institute was promoted to university status by government decree on 12 January 1972, when it took its present name “Paisiy Hilendarski” Plovdiv University.

In 1973, it became the first higher institution in Plovdiv to offer language and literature studies, offering B.A. degrees in Bulgarian and Russian Languages and Literature. Soon after, a program in Slavonic Languages and Literature (with specialization in Czech Language and Literature) was added. A degree in Education was offered for the first time in 1984, Law degree programs were introduced in 1992, and Economics degree programs were launched in 1994.

Today the University of Plovdiv is a true university by international standards, since it provides training to students in the four major fields of higher education: natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and economics. “Paisiy Hilendarski” Plovdiv University has been institutionally accredited by National Certification and Accreditation Board (Protocol No. 1 of 15 February 2001). Over 7,500 full-time and 5,000 part-time students are enrolled in the programs and courses by the university’s nine faculties. The full-time teaching staff consists of 34 full professors, 167 associate professors and 360 assistant professors.

These are the 9 faculties in which the university is divided into:

  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Economics  and Social Science
  • Faculty of Mathematics  and Informatics
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Languages  and Literature
  • Faculty of Philosophy  and History
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Law

PAISII HILENDARSKI UNIVERSITY OF PLOVDIV

REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN APPLICANTS

 

Applying for a B.A./B.Sc. programme: 

Application package:

  • Application, addressed to the Rector of the University, containing brief biographical data and the desired major –see form .
  • A copy of the diploma for secondary education, translated into Bulgarian and legalized with a stamp “APOSTILLE” in the respective country, from which the person is applying;
  • Complete extract of the educational subjects and the results for the years of education in the secondary school, translated into Bulgarian and legalized with a stamp “APOSTILLE” in the respective country, from which the person is applying.
  • Medical certificate, issued not more than one month prior to the date of applying, translated into Bulgarian and legalized with a stamp “APOSTILLE” in the respective country, from which the person is applying (for EU citizens – a copy of the European Health Insurance Card).
  • A copy of the passport/passports, translated into Bulgarian (for EU citizens – a copy of the identity card).
  • 4 photos. 

In the period from 01 May to 20 September in the year of applying. Or it can be submitted personally in the year of application in room 211 of the Central University Building – Dimitar Boykov, Head of Student Affairs Dept.

Full-time studies tuition fee is as follows:
– 3 000 Euro per academic year (1 500 Euro per semester) for foreign citizens;
– 1 500 Euro per academic year (750 Euro per semester) for applicants with double citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian. 

The admitted students enroll at the Bulgarian Language Department for foreign students for the first year and after successful completion they continue their studies in the chosen major. 

Full-time studies tuition fee is as follows:

– 3 000 Euro per academic year (1 500 Euro per semester) for foreign citizens;
– 1 500 Euro per academic year (750 Euro per semester) for applicants with double citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian.

 

Applying for M.A./M.Sc. programme:

Application package:

  • Application, addressed to the Rector of the University, containing brief biographical data and the desired M.A./M.Sc. programme – see form .
  • A copy of the diploma for awarded B.A./ B.Sc. degree, translated into Bulgarian and legalized with a stamp “APOSTILLE” in the respective country, from which the person is applying. B.A./B.Sc. programme must have been of not less than 4 academic year duration, with 240 credits acquired. In case this is not written in the diploma, it has to be certified with an additional document.
  • A copy of the diploma for secondary education, translated into Bulgarian and legalized with a stamp “APOSTILLE” in the respective country, from which the person is applying;
  • Medical certificate, issued not more than one month prior to the date of applying and legalized with a stamp “APOSTIILLE” in the respective country, from which the person is applying (for EU citizens – a copy of the European Health Insurance Card).
  • A copy of the passport/passports, translated into Bulgarian (for EU citizens – a copy of the identity card).
  • 4 photos.

In the period from 01 May to 20 September in the year of applying. Or it can be submitted personally in the year of application in room 211 of the Central University Building – Dimitar Boykov, Head of Student Affairs Dept.

Full-time studies tuition fee is as follows:
– 3 000 Euro per academic year (1 500 Euro per semester) for foreign citizens;
– 1 500 Euro per academic year (750 Euro per semester) for applicants with double citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian. 

The admitted students enroll at the Bulgarian Language Department for foreign students for the first year and after successful completion they continue their studies in the chosen major.

Full-time studies tuition fee is as follows:

– 3 000 Euro per academic year (1 500 Euro per semester) for foreign citizens;
– 1 500 Euro per academic year (750 Euro per semester) for applicants with double citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian.