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For a definition of what "Recognized Higher Education Institution" means in Bulgaria:

Within the meaning of the Higher Education Law of 1995 accreditation in Bulgaria is recognition by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency of the right of HEIs to provide higher education in educational and qualification degrees in particular areas, professional fields and in majors of the regulated professions list through evaluation of the activities on preparation of specialists, enhancement of their qualification and the activities connected with the development of science, culture and innovation.

1. Higher education institutions recognized by competent authorities:

2. Higher education programmes recognized by competent authorities

3. Information for students planning to study in the country

4. Information on higher education system

5. Information on foreign credential assessment and recognition

  • Description (procedures)
    Recognition of higher education acquired in foreign universities
    Bulgarian ENIC-NARIC centre. Academic recognition procedure. Regulatory framework. Applications for academic recognition. Required documents. Certification and Legalization. Certificates.
  • Recognition of vocational qualifications. Regulated professions in Bulgaria.
    Regulatory Organization. Vocational Recognition Procedure. Regulated Professions. Information System of the Internal Market (IMI).
    Recognition of vocational qualifications (English/Bulgarian)
  • Competent bodies
    National centre for academic recognition and mobility (National ENIC-NARIC centre)
    The Bulgarian ENIC-NARIC centre: functions and activities. Applying for academic recognition in Bulgaria. Description of the documents, necessary for applying for academic recognition of higher education completed in foreign HEIs. Procedure- organised by the National Centre for Information and Documentation.

    List of the regulated professions in Bulgaria
    List of the regulated professions in Bulgaria and the authorities competent to take decisions concerning acquiring/recognizing the right of pursuing the respective profession.

    Internal Market Information System (IMI) in Bulgaria
    The Internal Market Information System (IMI) in Bulgaria. About IMI. Legal Framework. Key Participants in the IMI. National Structure of IMI. Functions of NACID as a Delegated IMI coordinator for the legislative area of Directive 2005/36/EC.

6. Information on financial assistance opportunities

7. Cross-border higher education

  • According to § 4. (2) of the Higher Education Law of 1995 Bulgarian higher schools can open in their structures basic units together with foreign higher schools by the order of that law in compliance with international agreements or agreements with foreign higher schools.

8. National information centre

9. Other information sources

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