Entry requirements for Bulgaria
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we want to ensure the welfare of our staff and students. Our staff won't be able to attend international exhibitions or events at this time but you can still get in touch.
Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.
We will consider students who hold the Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie. As a general guideline, we will consider applicants with a grade of 5.4 or above, although this will be decided upon by the admissions tutor at the time of application
Students who have taken GCE A Level examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) will also be considered for entrance to undergraduate courses.
Alternatively, the successful completion of one or more years of undergraduate study at a recognised Bulgarian university may also be considered as acceptable for entry on to our undergraduate degree courses.
Postgraduate taught courses
Applicants who have successfully completed a Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) from a recognised Bulgarian institution will be considered.
As a general guideline, we will consider applicants with a grade in the region of 5/Mnogo Dobur/Very Good or above, although this will be decided upon by the admissions tutor at the time of application.
Postgraduate research courses
There are a number of possible entry routes to postgraduate research courses at Cardiff University.
We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a master's from a recognised Bulgarian institution.
In some cases, we will consider applicants who only have a bachelor's degree, although applicants may be required to complete a master's course at Cardiff University prior to embarking upon PhD studies.
A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 overall in IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.
In some cases, it may be possible to consider the overall grade in the English language element of the Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie or evidence of continued use of the English language since High School.
If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.