Undergraduate Degree Programs

Canadian Educational Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. (CE Consultants) is the “Master Recruitment Representative for Pakistan” appointed by Canadian Professional Education Centre Ltd. (CanPEC), Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria, an authorized Recruitment Representative of Varna University of Management, Varna/Dobrich, Bulgaria.

All admissions from Pakistan are accepted through CanPEC by Varna University of Management, Varna / Dobrich, Republic of Bulgaria.

The Recruitment Representative status of CanPEC (Sr. No. 61) can be checked by the clients on the following link of Varna University of Management:
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CE Consultants will fully assist international students in securing admission in Varna University of Management, Varna Campus or Dobrich Campus, Bulgaria

CE Consultants will extend support to the students in the following major areas:

In the cities of Sofia, Varna, and Dobrich, Bulgaria:

  • Admission in Varna University of Management (VUM), Varna or Dobrich Campus, Republic of Bulgaria.
  • Registration of Seat Reservation.
  • Documents Translation, Legalization, and Notarization Service.
  • International student’s Admission Application filling and follow up with VUM and the concerned Bulgarian Ministries and Departments.
  • Assisting international students in immigration processes upon arrival in Bulgaria.
  • Arranging cost effective housing and accommodation options before student’s arrival.

In Pakistan:

  • Advising and organizing the provided admission documents from students.
  • Sending documents to Bulgaria for translation and notarization.
  • Coordination with VUM’s authorized Recruitment Representative, CanPEC, for timely completion of processes and admission requirements.
  • Preparing file to be submitted for issuance of D-Visa to the international students by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Work Permit Opportunity to the Undergraduate Students in Bulgaria:

After graduating from VUM, the international students are offered opportunity by the Bulgarian government to avail Work Permit by following below mentioned major steps. This is a unique opportunity to gain European Union work experience:

  • The international students must submit a request to issue “Work Permit for 09 Months” to the Local Labor Office within “07 Days from the Official Graduation Date”.
  • To take advantage of this procedure, it is strongly recommended that a document indicating the official graduation date must be obtained within 03/04 Days by the international students from the Student Affairs Office of VUM to give international student extra time to complete requirements and apply for work permit at Local Labor Office.
  • If the international student’s case and documents are complete and required charges are paid, the Local Labor Office issues Work Permit for 09 Monthsto the international students to search and get employed on a full time job in Bulgaria.
  • If, for any reason, the international students fail to submit the request at the Local Labor Office within the specified time period of 07 Days from the Official Graduation Dateit will result in ineligibility of the international students to apply for this opportunity and international students will be required to leave Bulgaria.
  • During the “09 Months Work Permit Period” the international students shall search for a full time job with an employer willing to apply for “Work Permit on international student’s behalf”.
  • If the international students are unable to find an employer in the 09 Months Work Permit Period, they will be required to leave the country on expiry of this period.
  • The international students are strongly advised to keep on searching and developing professional relations with potential employers during their stay in Bulgaria to avail this opportunity at the end of their program.

Admission Process:

Varna University of Management (VUM) – Varna OR Dobrich Campus, Bulgaria

OFFERED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS:

1:  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – 4 Years

2:  Double Software Bachelor Degrees – 4 Years

  • Bachelor of Software & Technology by VUM – 3 Years
  • BSc (Honors) Software Engineering at VUM by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK – Additional 1 Year

Step 1: Admission Eligibility – Undergraduate Programs

To start the admission process, the international students are required to provide following documents to CE Consultants for assessment of eligibility for admission in the desired program:

  1. Scanned copy of filled Application Form
  2. Scanned copy of Passport
  3. Scanned copy of Intermediate Certificate/A-Level Certificate
  4. Mark Sheets/Transcript with Grades.
  5. TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, PTE or equivalent English Language Test –Preferred but not a must
  6. Declaration Form of Personal Data Collection (To be provided by CE Consultants)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum 62% or higher in two general (non-local languages and non-religious) subjects.
  • If the Secondary Education in the country of the applicant is divided into Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary Education, please provide both documents.
  • English Language Requirements: Internationally recognized English Language Certificate (TOEFL, SAT, IELTS, PTE, CAE, etc.) OR Sit for an English Language Test by VUM.
  • At least IELTS 4.5 (or equivalent score from another internationally recognized testing system).
  • English Language Test Exemption: The international students whose mother tongue is English or whose language of instruction in school was English (and are able to provide proof of that), there is a possibility to be exempted from the English language test. In some cases, the interviewing commission may decide for certain candidates to undergo an Online English Exam by VUM although they possess an English Language Certificate or other proof of English proficiency.

Step 2: On confirmation of international student’s eligibility from CanPEC, the parents and international student shall be required to sign a standard Contract to Hire Consultants Services along with payment of CE Consultants Services Fee. 

Step 3: Interview and English Exam

  • On acceptance of initial admission criteria, an online interview will be scheduled for the time and date suitable for both sides. VUM Admission Interview is COMPULSORY.
  • After the interview, those who do not possess an internationally recognized English language certificate, undertake an online English exam of VUM. The minimum required result of VUM exam for acceptance in a Bachelor’s program is 60% (First Division).

Step 4: Registration of Seat Reservation for International Student

On passing the test and selection of international student in VUM, the international student’s seat shall be reserved and registered in the selected Undergraduate Program subject to the availability of seat.

The international student shall be required to transmit Euros 500/- (Euros Five Hundred only) as Registration Fee for Seat Reservation to the provided bank account of CanPECThe Registration Fee shall be Non-Refundable once seat is reserved for a particular international student.

Step 5: Translation, Apostilles, Certifications and Attestations

CanPEC, on behalf of CE Consultants and international student, will manage all the required documents of international students to be translated by a licensed translation agency in Bulgaria. The translation will also be legalized by a Public Notary as per the acceptable and approved standards of Bulgarian government’s departments and VUM.

The charges for document’s Translation and Legalization by a Public Notary in Bulgaria shall be Euros 200/- (Euros Two Hundred only) and shall be Non-Refundable. The amount shall be directly transmitted by international student to the provided bank account of CanPEC, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Step 6: Admission Documents (Translated) for Approval of Ministry of Education, Bulgaria

  1. VUM Application Form: Duly completed, printed, and signed by student.
  2. School Certificates: Translated and Notarized Copies of Certificates.
  3. Mark Sheets / Transcript with the Grades: Translated and Notarized Copies.
  4. Original Health Certificate: Stating that the international student is healthy and can travel. Translated and Notarized.
  5. An Eligibility Letter: A document stating that the international student has the right to continue education in any college or university in the other country. It could be issued by the School or concerned department of Ministry of Education.

Notes:

  1. Before the completion of Step 6, the student shall be required to pay all the charges and tuition fees as per the Certificate of Admission and Invoices.
  2. The time required to obtain Certificate of Recognition from Regional Department of Education and Approval Certificate of Ministry of Education, Bulgaria shall be 40 to 60 days.

Step 7: Certificate of Admission and Accommodation

After seat registration CE Consultants shall inform about the time/date of payment of Application Fee charges. The international student shall receive after payment, the following documents from VUM for further processing of admission:

  • Certificate of Admission.
  • Invoice containing information about the fees, terms of payment and full VUM bank account details.
  • Admission Offer containing information about rules, regulations, fees, etc. This document should be duly signed by the international student and original document returned to the admission office.
  • Application Form for Accommodation to reserve place in VUM Dormitory. The required charges shall be paid as per invoice.

The Application Fee of Euros 100/- (Euros One Hundred only) must be transferred to the VUM bank account for issuance of above documents from VUMThe Application Fee is Non-Refundable.

Annual Tuition Fee is REFUNDABLE if, for any reason, the International Student’s D-Visa is declined by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Payment of Advance Annual Tuition Fee and other charges for the First Year.

From 3rd Semester onwards the fee shall be charged semester wise.

Step 8: D-Visa Application to Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Islamabad, Pakistan

The D-Visa Application must be submitted not earlier than THREE MONTHS before the date of travel. An interview at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria is required for D-Visa.

The sole authority to issue a visa or decline the case rests with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Islamabad, Pakistan having no liability whatsoever towards VUM, CanPEC or CE Consultants.

The international student will submit All Original Documents with TWO Copies required with the D-Visa Application:

  • Completely filled D-Visa Form
  • Passport with blank pages
  • Recent colored passport size photographs (write name and date of birth at the back of each photo)
  • Travel History: If travelled abroad, copies of visas issued by other countries with copies of passport pages with entry and exit stamps.
  • Certificate of Admission from VUM
  • Accommodation Letter from VUM
  • Approval Certificate from the Ministry of Education, Bulgaria
  • Bank Statement of Last Six Months of parents providing financial support to the international student
  • Affidavit from the parents providing financial support till completion of program
  • Proof of other cashable investments, salable properties on own name, national savings schemes investments, shares, etc. to show affordability and financial strength of parents
  • Police Certificate
  • Health Insurance
  • Any other document or information needed by Embassy for the D-Visa case.

Step 9: Arrival in Bulgaria

Upon arrival in Bulgaria, the international student will have to register at the Migration office. The documents needed for the procedure are:

  • Student’s Passport.
  • Bulgarian D-Visa.
  • Confirmation of student status- issued by VUM.
  • Confirmation of Address Registration by VUM, if student has reserved place in the VUM
  • Original Notarized Rental Contract, if student has arranged residence outside the VUM
  • Health insurance: copy and original
  • Police Certificate translated and legalized by the Public Notary in Bulgaria
  • Notarized Declaration by international student and father stating availability of funds throughout the whole period of education in Bulgaria.

Varna University of Management, Dobrich/Varna, Bulgaria Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program – 4 Years

CORE MODULES CURRICULUM

YEAR – 1

YEAR – 2

  • Introduction to Business (10 ECTS)
  • Business Correspondence (5 ECTS)
  • Employability (Personal Development Plan) (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Marketing (5 ECTS)
  • Academic & Research Skills (10 ECTS)
  • Work Experience 1 (5 ECTS)

English (20 ECTS)

  • Introduction to Business (10 ECTS)
  • Business Correspondence (5 ECTS)
  • Employability (Personal Development Plan) (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Marketing (5 ECTS)
  • Academic & Research Skills (10 ECTS)
  • Work Experience 1 (5 ECTS)

English (20 ECTS)

YEAR – 3

YEAR – 4

  • Human Resource Management (5 ECTS)
  • Organizational Behavior (10 ECTS)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (5 ECTS)
  • Contemporary Operations Management (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurship and Project Management (5 ECTS)
  • Work Experience 3 (10 ECTS)
  • Managerial Accounting (5 ECTS
  • Strategic Management (10 ECTS)
  • Change Leadership (10 ECTS)
  • Contemporary Business Issues (10 ECTS)
  • Diploma Project (10 ECTS)

PATHWAYS / SPECIALTY

In the third year of education students may choose one of the following Pathways/Specialty and follow the selected Compulsory Specialized Modules, namely:

GENERIC PATHWAY

YEAR – 3

YEAR – 4

  • Intercultural Awareness for Business (5 ECTS)
  • International Business and Cultural Diversity (10 ECTS)
  • International People Management (10 ECTS)

TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

YEAR – 3

YEAR – 4

  • Technologies in Business (5 ECTS)
  • Strategic Technology Management (10 ECTS)
  • Technology, Ethics, and Society (10 ECTS)

MARKETING

YEAR – 3

YEAR – 4

  • Marketing Communications (5 ECTS)
  • International & Global Marketing (10 ECTS)
  • Strategic Brand Management (10 ECTS)

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

YEAR – 3

YEAR – 4

  • People Management and Engagement (5 ECTS)
  • Talent Resourcing & Development (10 ECTS)
  • International People Management (10 ECTS)

SERVICE MANAGEMENT

YEAR – 3

YEAR – 4

  • Service Operations Management (5 ECTS)
  • Experience Design (10 ECTS)
  • Service Business Models (10 ECTS)

DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAM

Bachelor in Software & Technology, VUM & BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, UK

This program is offered in English language and international students complete their education in VUM. The successful students are awarded Two Degrees, a Bachelor in Software & Technology from VUM and BSc (Hons) Software Engineering from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

CORE & ELECTIVE MODULES CURRICULUM

YEAR – 1

Students follow 70 credits of Core Modules

YEAR – 2

Students follow 65 credits of Core Modules and 5 credits of Elective Modules

  • Programming Basics (10 ECTS)
  • Mathematics for Software Systems and Technologies. (5 ECTS)
  • Computer Architectures and Operating Systems (5 ECTS)
  • Computer Technology and Society (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Software Design (5 ECTS)
  • Developing Software Systems and Technologies. I (5 ECTS)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (5 ECTS)
  • Principles of Programming (5 ECTS)
  • Software Systems and Technologies. Quality Assurance (5 ECTS)
  • Summer Internship I (10 ECTS)

Students follow 70 credits of Core Modules

  • JavaScript Programming (5 ECTS)
  • Data Structures & Algorithms II (5 ECTS)
  • Software Systems and Technologies. Processes (5 ECTS)
  • Data and Knowledge Management (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Mobile Technologies (5 ECTS)
  • Software Systems and Technologies. Models (5 ECTS)
  • Research Methods for Computing & IS (5 ECTS)
  • Developing Software Systems II (5 ECTS)
  • Specifications and Requirements (5 ECTS)
  • Web Programming (5 ECTS)
  • Summer Internship II (10 ECTS)

Students follow 70 credits of Core Modules

One of the following:

  • Software Metrics – Tools and Methodology (5 ECTS)
  • Computer Graphics (5 ECTS)
  • Computer Multimedia (5 ECTS)
  • Digital Security (5 ECTS)

YEAR – 3

Students follow 30 credits of Core Modules and 30 credits of Elective Modules

CORE MODULES:

  • Professional and Ethical Issues in IT (10 ECTS)
  • English (10 ECTS)
  • Diploma Project (10 ECTS)

ELECTIVE MODULES:

Three blocks of Elective Modules, one module per block:

Block One:

  • Intelligent Systems (10 ECTS)
  • Computational Intelligence (10 ECTS)
  • Cyber Security (10 ECTS)
  • Advanced Multimedia (10 ECTS)
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence (10 ECTS)

Block Two:

  • Parallel and Distributed Systems (10 ECTS)
  • IT Project Management (10 ECTS)

Block Three:

  • Object-Oriented Systems 2 (10 ECTS)
  • Advanced Programming (10 ECTS)

YEAR – 4

BSc (Honors) SOFTWARE ENGINEERING DEGREE
From CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, UK

Admission Criteria: Students must satisfy the minimum entry criteria for admission of students at VUM. For enrolling on the Cardiff Metropolitan University Program (Level-6/Year-3) with Accreditation to Prior Learning, students must have successfully completed all modules on their Program Curriculum for the preceding 03 Academic Years at VUM.

Intake: SEPTEMBER, 2024

Language Requirements: Students whose first language is other than English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. This is evidenced either by a valid IELTS certificate or equivalent, or by equivalent results in the English language module achieved during the first Two/Three years on the Program at VUM.

CURRICULUM, BRITISH CREDIT POINTS, AWARD

The Program is based on the Cardiff Metropolitan University Model for Modular Degrees. The students are required to successfully pass 360 British Credit Points (180 ECTS) for an Honors Degree. This is a “One Year Top-up Program” and all successful students will be credited with 240 British Credit Points (120 ECTS) following Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK procedures for Accreditation to Prior Learning upon successful completion of all modules on their Program curriculum for the preceding 03 Academic Years at VUM.

VARNA UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT (VUM) DOBRICH OR VARNA CAMPUS, BULGARIA

FEE STRUCTURE

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA) – 4 YEARS PROGRAM

Description

Tuition Fee & Charges Per Semester

Annual Fee & Charges

YEAR-1

Tuition Fee Bachelor of Software & Technology Program 

Euros 1,500/-

Euros 3,000/-

YEARS 2, 3

Tuition Fee Bachelor of Software & Technology Program – VUM

Euros 1,950/-

Euros 3,900/-

YEAR 4

Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK Bachelor’s Program Additional Registration Fee

Euros 1,950/- Plus Euros 450/-

Euros 3,900/- Plus Euros 900/- (For Last Two Semesters)

VUM International Student Status Fee
(Non-Refundable)

Euros 450/-

Euros 900/-

SECURITY DEPOSIT – Refundable on Completion of Degree Program

Euros 2,400/-

Registration Fee (One Time Non-Refundable)

Euros 500/-

Application Fee (One Time Non-Refundable)

Euros 100/-

Documents Translation and Attestation Fee (One Time Non-Refundable)

Euros 200/-

Regional Department of Education Approval Procedure for Bachelor’s Applicants (One Time Non-Refundable)

Euros 50/-

Notes:

- Fees and charges are subject to change without prior notice.
- On admission the Advance First Year Fee shall be deposited. From 3rd Semester onwards, fee shall be paid Semester wise.
- Program will be taught in English Language at Varna University of Management Campuses.
- In case D-Visa for international student is declined by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Islamabad, the paid Annual Tuition Fee shall be refunded by VUM after deducting nominal charges, if any.

VARNA UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT (VUM) DOBRICH OR VARNA CAMPUS, BULGARIA

FEE STRUCTURE

DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAM – 4 YEARS
Bachelor of Software & Technology – 3 Years - VUM
BSc (Honors) Software Engineering - 1 Year – Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Notes:

- Fees and charges are subject to change without prior notice.
- On admission the Advance First Year Tuition Fee shall be deposited. From 3rd Semester onwards, fee shall be paid Semester wise.
- Program will be taught in English Language at Varna University of Management Campuses.
- In case D-Visa for international student is declined by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Islamabad, the paid Annual Tuition Fee shall be Refunded by VUM after deducting nominal charges, if any.

Application Forms (Sample Form for information only)

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