Applying to Study in Bulgaria from Pakistan | CEC


Studying in Bulgaria from Pakistan involves a systematic process that ensures a smooth transition to the European Union education system. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

1. Research and Select Programs/Universities:

Begin by researching universities and programs in Bulgaria. Consider factors like program relevance, language of instruction, living costs and available scholarships.

2. Meet Admission Requirements:

Academic Eligibility: Ensure you meet the academic requirements for the chosen program, including the equivalence of Pakistani qualifications to Bulgarian standards.

Language Proficiency: Check if the program requires proficiency in Bulgarian or English and fulfill language requirements.

3. Application Process:

Fill Application Forms: Complete the university’s application forms, providing accurate personal and academic details.

Submit Supporting Documents: Include academic transcripts, a copy of your passport, a CV, recommendation letters, and a statement of purpose (SOP).

Language Proficiency Test Scores: Submit standardized test scores (like IELTS or TOEFL) if required.

4. Visa Application:

Acceptance Letter: Once admitted, obtain an acceptance letter from the university.

Apply for a Student Visa: Contact the Bulgarian Embassy/Consulate in Pakistan. Submit required documents, including the acceptance letter, financial proofs, health insurance, and a valid passport.

5. Financial Planning:

Tuition Fees: Consider tuition costs and arrange for payment. Some universities might offer scholarships or financial aid.

Living Expenses: Estimate living costs and plan for accommodation, food, transportation, and other expenses.

6. Health Insurance:

Health Coverage: Obtain health insurance that meets the requirements of both Bulgaria and your university.

7. Travel and Accommodation:

Book Flights: Once your visa is approved, book your travel to Bulgaria.

Accommodation: Arrange for on-campus or off-campus accommodation. Many universities offer assistance in finding suitable housing.

8. Cultural Preparation:

Learn about Bulgaria: Familiarize yourself with Bulgarian culture, customs, and basic phrases in the local language.

9. Arrival and Registration:

Orientation: Attend university orientation to get acquainted with campus life, facilities, and important guidelines.

Registration: Complete any necessary formalities upon arrival.

10. Stay Informed:

Stay updated: Regularly check university emails or portals for any updates or requirements.

Student Support: Familiarize yourself with available support services for international students.

Following these steps will help in a successful application and transition to studying in Bulgaria from Pakistan. Always double-check specific requirements and deadlines for each university to ensure a smooth application process.

Translating Documents into Bulgarian and Contacting the Bulgarian Embassy in Pakistan

1. Translating Documents into Bulgarian:

Translation Requirements: All Bulgarian universities require translated versions of officially verified documents.

Certified Translation: Documents should be translated by a certified translator or a translation agency recognized by the Bulgarian Embassy.

2. Contacting the Bulgarian Embassy in Pakistan:

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Islamabad, Pakistan:

Address: House No. 1, Street No. 3, Sector F-6/3, Islamabad, Pakistan

Contact: +92 51 227 9072

Website: Embassy of Bulgaria in Pakistan (

Consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria, Karachi, Pakistan:

Address: 54/1, Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, Phase V, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan

Contact: +92 21 352 905 61

Consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria, Lahore, Pakistan:

Address: 50, Zafar Ali Road, Gulberg V, Lahore, Pakistan

Contact: +92 42 3579 4660

3. Online Resources:

Translation Services: Look for certified translation services in Pakistan or online platforms that offer Bulgarian translation services. Ensure the credibility and authenticity of the service provider.

Embassy Website: Check the official website of the Bulgarian Embassy in Pakistan for specific guidelines or requirements related to document translation and other application processes.


4. Document Translation Process:

Find a Certified Translator: Look for translators with experience in translating educational documents into Bulgarian. Check with the Bulgarian Embassy for a list of accredited translators.

Submission: Provide original documents and their translated versions to the Bulgarian Embassy or the university you’re applying to, as per their specific instructions.

Contact the Bulgarian Embassy for precise guidance on document translation requirements and the accepted translation format to ensure your documents meet the necessary standards for admission to Bulgarian universities.

Contact Canadian Educational Consultants (ECE) for fastest process, since CEC has affiliation with the top universities ofΒ  Bulgaria. Canadian Educational Consultants CEC Pvt. Ltd provides consultancy services for:

  • Minor Schooling Visa, Ontario, Canada
  • Study in Bulgaria, top affiliated universities
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