Visa to study in Bulgaria

Visa to study in Bulgaria

Posted on June 19, 2014 in: Useful

It is not difficult for an adult to choose a place to stay: if there is enough money in your wallet, you can safely go to any resort in the world. Holidays with children presupposes a more responsible approach, which takes into account primarily the needs of the younger generation. Where is the best place to go with a child so that the trip will bring only benefit and pleasure to the whole family? Of course, to Bulgaria!

Everyone who has ever visited Bulgaria with children leaves the most enthusiastic reviews. And there is nothing strange in this - Bulgaria was simply created for a budgetary, but at the same time, high-quality vacation with the whole family.

We are going to Bulgaria with a child

Why Bulgaria?

Even in socialist times, this country was considered an ideal place for children to relax. And today, when all the resorts of the world have become available to Russians, the Bulgarian coast still remains a popular place for families and children: invariably, tours with children to Bulgaria are of interest to many travelers. This popularity is quite justified for a number of reasons:

  • Due to the convenient location of the country, the road to the golden Bulgarian beaches will take a minimum of time. You can get here not only by plane, but also by car, bus or train (although this year, due to the Ukrainian events, it is much more difficult to get to rest by land transport than before);
  • The climate in the Bulgarian resorts is mild , which means that the acclimatization period is reduced to a minimum. As you know, doctors do not recommend long trips with babies precisely for the reason that children have difficulty adapting to new climatic conditions. The Bulgarian climate is very close to the Russian one, so trips to Bulgaria are recommended even for the smallest;
  • Bulgaria offers an inexpensive vacation with children: prices here are significantly lower than at other European and even many Russian resorts;
  • The absence of a language barrier makes the rest on the golden Bulgarian beaches especially comfortable. The inscriptions in Bulgarian are intuitive, and besides, almost all Bulgarians understand Russian to one degree or another. At the resorts, all the staff speaks Russian;
  • It is important that the beaches in Bulgaria are mostly sandy, and the entrance to the sea in almost all resorts is shallow and very convenient for both kids and their parents. The sea is completely safe - there are no thorny corals, no poisonous fish, no electric rays. Even jellyfish are a rarity;
  • All parents know how distrustful kids are at times about new dishes in restaurants and cafes. Bulgarian cuisine is in many ways similar to Russian, and in most cases little ones like Bulgarian dishes. In addition, the resorts offer a special menu for children. And in between meals, you can always have a snack with excellent (and very cheap) fruits or the famous Bulgarian yogurt, which is useful to everyone, without exception;
  • Bulgaria is not only a gentle sea and warm sun, but also fresh air, ecologically clean and delicious food, healing mineral springs and mud. Rest here can be successfully combined with wellness treatments that will be useful for both adults and children.

We are going to Bulgaria with a child: important little things

To travel to Bulgaria you need a visa - Bulgarian or Schengen. When buying a voucher at a travel agency, the tour operator will take care of all visa processing, you only need to provide the necessary documents. You can apply for visas yourself by contacting the Consulate of Bulgaria or the visa center.

The cost of a visa may vary depending on the place of receipt. Thus, a visa to Bulgaria for a child under 6 years old at the consulate is issued free of charge, and at the visa center you will have to pay a consular fee. The cost of a visa to Bulgaria for older children is the same as for adults - from 35 euros.

The educational system is based on common European rules. Higher education institutions are not very well-known, but diplomas are still valued in the EU. Education in Bulgaria is considered more accessible for foreign citizens. It has its advantages, which must be taken into account.

In the Republic, children must complete the entire school course, which includes 12 classes. Education in the country is based on the Bologna system and is recognized as a three-stage education. There are many schools and universities there.

Beginner level

Local students and foreigners who have become citizens, the entire school course is provided. In addition to public schools, there are private ones, where tuition per year is 1000 euros.

Parents can enroll their child in kindergarten. For those wishing to get a good preschool education, there are many public and private organizations. Primary education includes 4 years of study. In the period from 4 to 8, the average is valid. Students gain basic knowledge.


The whole program ends after grade 12. At the final stage, students are divided into profiles. After 8 years, the opportunity to study at a technical school is provided, where workers' professions are given. The course is 3-4 years. After that, study at the university is available.

Secondary vocational institutions and schools operate according to the established rules:

  • Bulgarian is the main language;
  • Certificates are valid everywhere in the EU.
  • Studies begin on September 15th and finish at the end of May.
  • A 6-point system is in effect.
  • From the 2nd grade, children learn English, and from the 5th grade, another foreign language is added.

Education level is good. The obtained foundation will be enough to continue studying in European institutions and start working.

School for Russians

An educational institution operates at the Russian Embassy, ​​operating in accordance with the norms of the Russian Federation. There are other similar organizations in the country, where the State Examination and the Unified State Exam are passed.

School for Russians operates at the embassy in Sofia. There are also similar establishments in other cities. Schools located in Varna and Burgas provide a good level of education. But the programs do not quite correspond to the pan-European ones. This problem can be eliminated by enrolling a child in a Bulgarian school with a strong inclination towards learning Russian.

A visa to Bulgaria is a mark or stamp made by an authorized organization (embassy or consulate).

Most often, a permit is issued individually for each applicant, exceptions occur only when applying for group visas. The mark is put on two blank pages in the passport. Minors, since they do not have their own personal identification document, will need a passport of the mother or father (legal guardians). Important: there must be a photograph of the child in accordance with the requirements of the OVIR.

In May 2014, new rules came into force that allow tourists to open multiple entry visas. They allow the guest to stay on the territory of the state for 90 days within six months. With this type of visa, it happens that the Consulate without explanation can change the number of days of stay and the duration of a visa to Bulgaria.

A Bulgarian permit will not be required for those who have a multiple-entry Schengen visa, if the number of days and the corridor allow them to arrive on the territory of Bulgaria. However, it is unacceptable to visit the Schengen area with a Bulgarian visa.

Do I need a visa to Bulgaria? Of course, since the visit to this state is carried out strictly in the visa regime. In the absence of a visa, a person will not pass the check of the control and migration service and will not be able to legally cross the country's borders.

Types of visas to Bulgaria

When applying for a visa to Bulgaria, each individual case is considered individually, only after that the relevant authority gives permission and prepares documents. The classification of visas is well reflected in the following table.

Type of visa according to the purpose of the visit to the country and the duration of stay Short description Long-term or immigration The preparation of this type of visa is appropriate in cases where a person is interested in a long-term stay in Bulgaria (1 year) or has permanent residence permits. temporary or inbound When visiting friends, relatives and short-term travel. Transit Issued for a specified period of time to persons pursuing the purpose of transit to other states by crossing the borders of Bulgaria. During the permitted period, a person can leave the airport and has the right to freely visit places of interest. Registration of a visa to Bulgaria of this type is relevant for residents of one country, who formed a single group before the filing of documents. It is issued for a month with a single visit. There is also a double-entry transit visa, which gives the right to enter several times. An important condition is that the number and composition of the group must remain unchanged.

A student visa to Bulgaria applies to anyone who wishes to obtain qualifications and study at the universities of the country. When submitting documents, it is recommended to take into account the form of training. For example, if the applicant is studying at the correspondence department, then there is no need for a long-term visa. In this situation, it is better to obtain a cultural and educational visa, which is valid for six months and allows you to stay in Bulgaria for no more than 90 days from the general permitting period.

It is important to note: a visa for students in Bulgaria allows only one entry within the established 6 months. Upon arrival, the applicant must receive a residence permit, for this, you should contact the specialists of the Administrative Control Service.

Posted on June 12, 2014 in: Resorts

The Riviera is a medium-sized but elite resort located on the Bulgarian coast. It is located seventeen kilometers from the center of Varna and, adjoining the youth resort Golden Sands, is like its continuation. The territory of the resort is closed from outsiders and is under constant supervision. Earlier, it was to this resort that employees of the state elite and party workers came to rest.

Once the Riviera resort was closed to the public, but now it is an ideal place on the coast, which is characterized by silence and tranquility. Riviera Beach is a beautiful green park with a cozy sandy beach located in an amazing bay.

The Bulgarian Riviera is considered a prestigious and expensive vacation spot. Therefore, be prepared for the fact that the prices here are at a level higher than in other resorts in Bulgaria. However, all this pays off by the absence of bustle and crowds of tourists on the coast.

The presence of various healing springs is of great importance for the development of the resort. The mineral and thermal waters of the resort can heal and significantly alleviate a large number of diseases.

The Riviera also provides tourists with excellent conditions for water sports and entertainment. For lovers of water slides, the resort has a Park called "Aquapolis". It has a huge number of different water tunnels, slides, as well as cascades and turbulent streams. It is located slightly higher, near the E87 highway.

How to get to the Riviera

If you want to go on vacation to the Riviera, then you can fly first to Varna, where a huge number of planes fly, not only charters, but also regular flights. From Varna it will already be possible to get there by bus or taxi. This is not as far as it might seem at first glance. In addition, Golden Sands and the Riviera are connected by many routes of small buses, as well as route taxis.

Tourists and locals can get to the Riviera by bus number 409. The bus stop is located right at the airport in the direction of Varna. The route is as follows:

  • Varna Airport
  • Mall
  • Bus Station
  • Cathedral (City Center)
  • Golden Sands

Bulgaria is a small Eastern European country with a population of just over 7,000,000, bordered by Greece and Turkey in the south, and in the west with Serbia and Macedonia.

The main city of the republic is Sofia with a rich history and unique architecture. There are more than 20 monuments of world significance alone. There are about 20 universities in the capital, including military ones.

Higher education

Educational programs in Bulgaria are developed in the framework of the traditions of European countries. Full immersion in the language environment is of interest: after all, Bulgarian citizens, as a rule, speak not only their native language, but also English, as well as some other languages ​​of Eastern and Western Europe.

  • The European ranking of the most popular University of Sofia in Bulgaria in 2019 is 404, and the world ranking is 1001+.
  • The majority of the population of Bulgaria professes Orthodoxy, and special historical relations with Russia allow Russian-speaking citizens of other states to feel comfortable here.
  • Bulgarian diplomas have been recognized in all EU countries since 2007 - the moment the republic joined this organization.

There are both public and private universities. All educational programs are designed for full payment of students, but there is no need to take entrance exams. It is enough that the applicant has collected the appropriate package of documents.

  • 1st stage - “bachelor” - 4 years;
  • 2nd stage - “master” - 5 years or 1 year after the title was awarded “ bachelor ";
  • 3rd stage -" doctor ", minimum - 4 years of study (after the title of" bachelor "); maybe 3, but after studying for a master's degree.

The process of studying at the universities of the republic most often lasts 32 weeks, consists of two semesters - autumn and spring. Beginning of training: September-October, completion of the process: May-June.

Classes are held in compact study groups. The grading scale in Bulgarian higher education institutions is based on grades from 2 to 6. Grades below 3 are “bad”. The scale is used to calculate the average grade (GPA).

Bulgarian universities have over 20 years of experience in teaching foreign languages ​​such as:

  • English ;
  • French ;
  • German.

Education Programs

The main types of educational institutions of the republic:

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