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STUDY IN BULGARIA FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS: EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BULGARIA!
AN OVERVIEW OF BULGARIA FOR PAKISTANI / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The beautiful scenery of nature, Bulgaria situated in South Eastern Europe. The green landscapes, beautiful lakes, snowy mountains and rivers. Bulgaria has lot of attractions for tourists. One of Europe’s largest rivers Danube flows from the Bulgaria. This former Russian state is situated with Black Sea. Domed Vitosha Mountain with capital city Sofia mesmerizes the tourists of Bulgaria. Rila Monastery, Boyana church, Alexandra Nevsky Cathedral and sunny beaches are centre of tourists and visitors of this beautiful country of Europe.
Bulgaria has very rich history, it has very colorful culture and ancient traditions of world’s oldest civilizations. There is lot of influence of Persian, Slavic, Ottoman and Greek culture in the culture and traditions of Bulgaria. This small country of Europe shares border with Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Greece and Romania. It has very long coastal line with Black Sea. The beaches of Black Sea are natural places to relax in summer. Most of the population of Bulgaria consists of Bulgarian, but small number of Turkish, Macedonian, Romanian, Tatar and Armenian are also living in Bulgaria.
The flag of Bulgaria consists of three colors, White, green and red. These three colors are symbolic, white color represents purity, green color represents freedom and red color represents bravery, love and manhood. Bulgaria consists of 110,910 square km. its population is 7,051,421 in 2017. Capital city Sofia is most populated city of Bulgaria with the population of 1.3 million. Plovdiv and Varna most populated cities after Sofia. Weather is pleasant in summer, you can enjoy Bulgarian beaches and plain fields in summer. But it winter it is very cold. The snowy winter has also attraction for tourists of Asian and African countries which have no snowy winter in their country.
HISTORY AND ECONOMY OF BULGARIA
The history of Bulgaria is very rich and ancient. Church always played a major role in the social life of Bulgarian people. The history of Bulgaria is full of struggle and bravery. Bulgarian never accepted communism although society accepts some influence of communism. After parted form communist bloc in 1990 Bulgarian changed their life with hard work, and now it has become one of the best economies of the Europe. The struggle, day and night hard work of Bulgarian was recognized and Bulgaria got membership of European Union (EU) and The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The government of Bulgaria took lot of steps for growth of economy. They provide complete infrastructure in Bulgaria to business community and made their country best for business. This infrastructure includes good communication and transportation facilities. Low rate of taxes and energy was mouth watering for international business community, that’s why many multinational companies and business organizations established their business in Bulgaria. The economy of Bulgaria is way too better than most of European Union member countries. The economical growth of Bulgaria is 6% annually which is pretty awesome. Bulgaria is declared good country for investment by various business and economy surveys. Due to strong economy education in Bulgaria is also economical than other countries of Europe. Bulgaria has also entered in Euro Zone in 2008. Now Euro is using as currency in Bulgaria.
LIVING IN BULGARIA
Life in Bulgaria is amazing. There are lots of reasons to live in Bulgaria. Wonderful, amazing and full of fun, these three words can express the Bulgarian life. The main reason which attracts lot of people in the world to spend life in Bulgaria is that living cost is very low in Bulgaria as compare to other European countries. Many people love to spend their retired life in the clean, quiet and peaceful environment of Bulgaria. Bulgaria is not only suitable for retired people but Bulgaria has lot of attractions for families and youngsters too. The rate of properties, accommodation rent, transportation, food, groceries, health and education are comparatively low than other European countries.
In summer lots of outdoor activities attract the tourists from all over the world. Relaxing on the beaches, golf, horse riding, fishing, walking in the mountains, football, photography, painting, watching colorful birds are famous summer activities. You can enjoy theater, opera, clubs, music concerts, cinemas of Bulgaria.
Tourists from all over the Europe, United States, Canada and other cold countries come to enjoy warm beaches of Black Sea every year. Albena, Golden Sands and Sunny beach resorts always full of tourists in summer. You live once in Bulgaria, you will never forget this experience in your whole life.
STUDY IN BULGARIA FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
The education system of Bulgaria is very strong. The prestigious higher education institutes of Bulgaria are not allowed to compromise on the quality of education by government. The universities of Bulgaria welcome large number of foreign students every year. Study in Bulgaria for international students is always unique experience. The degrees issued by higher education institutes of Bulgaria are accepted all over the world. International students enjoy high quality study with fewer tuition fees. Almost all courses are available in English, German, French and Bulgarian language. Students can take admission in any of these languages after proving their language proficiency. Students can take admission in higher education institutes of Bulgaria after completing secondary school / intermediate.
The main attraction for international students is excellent quality education, highly reputed universities, low cost of studies & living, extra curriculum activities and full of fun life. If you cannot prove your efficiency in English or Bulgarian languages then you can take admission in the preparatory course to get the required proficiency in language.
There are three levels in education system in Bulgaria like most of the world. These are Bachelor’s Degree Programs, Master’s Degree Programs and Doctoral Degree Programs. Higher education institutions of Bulgaria follow European credit transfer system (ECTS) since 2004.There are lots of study programs are offered to students including arts, science, commerce, computer science, medical & medicine, dentistry, literature, engineering, etc. Every student gets personal attention of teachers and professors. PakStudyAbroad.com suggests you to go Bulgaria for higher studies. Because there are many universities in Bulgaria that teach in English. Frequently asked question is why study in Bulgaria? I think you have got your answer.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
If you want to take admission in Bulgaria, you just need to fill application form and apply with your documents. Students are not required entry tests. In some specific cases higher education institutes take admission test, if student is taking discount in tuition fee or apply for scholarship. The successful students are issued acceptance letter from the Ministry of Education, youth and Sciences. This letter is essential for applying for visa.
The admission requirements of higher education of Bulgaria are vary university to university. PakStudyAbroad.com has gathered some general admission requirements from different colleges and universities of Bulgaria.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS
There are not much requirements for admission in bachelor’s degree program. Students are required secondary school certificate / intermediate result card with minimum 62% marks. There are fewer options with less than 62% marks in intermediate.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS
Students who are going to apply for admission for master’s degree program are required bachelor’s degree (B.A, B.Sc. 16-year education / M.A, M.Sc.) from recognized university or college. The minimum marks should be at least 72%. Application with less than 72% marks have also fewer chances to be considered for admission.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PhD PROGRAMS
If you want to complete your doctoral degree from Bulgaria you are required master’s degree in relevant field (M.A / M.Sc. 18 year education). The minimum marks for admission are 75%. For getting PhD degree you are required complete research work in your field with impressive thesis.
UNIVERSITY TUITION FEES
The higher education institutions of Bulgaria charged fewer fees than other universities of Europe. This fee is affordable for foreign students. International students are charged annual fee, however, they can pay this fees in two installments. Half tuition fees are taken at the time of admission and other half is taken before starting of second semester. The tuition fee of different universities is different. PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you average fees for different study programs in Bulgaria.
If you want to study medicine, dentistry, healthcare management, pharmacy or medical then you will be charged 5,000 Euro to 8,000 Euro.
The technical study programs like electronic engineering, advanced industrial technologies, telecommunication engineering, industrial automation and robotics control, information technologies in transport, industrial engineering, computer sciences, computer engineering, aeronautical engineering, mathematics and computer sciences, automotive engineering, civil engineering, naval architecture and marine technology, automation, information and control technologies, architecture, civil engineering, are charged 2,900 Euro to 3,000 Euro for bachelor’s degree programs and 3,000 Euro to 3,500 Euro for master’s degree programs.
Management subjects like international hospitality management, international business management, business and management studies, business information systems, international tourism management, software system and technologies, bank accounts etc are charged 3,000 Euro to 3,900 Euro.
BULGARIA STUDY VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
Pakistani / non-EU students need a visa to enter in Bulgaria. The successful candidates who have got admission in higher education institution of Bulgaria should immediately apply for visa with Bulgarian embassy in Pakistan. Embassy will issue you D-type visa which validity is 90 days to 180 days. Bulgaria visa application form can be obtained from Bulgarian embassy in Islamabad Pakistan. Bulgaria study visa for Pakistani students is easy to get if he has acceptance letter from Ministry of Education, youth and Sciences, Bulgaria.
BULGARIA STUDENT VISA REQUIREMENTS
Bulgaria visa requirements for Pakistani citizens are as follow:
- Photocopy of passport (one year validity of passport is required).
- Acceptance letter from Ministry of Education, youth and Sciences, Bulgaria.
- Accommodation confirmation (hostel / dormitory).
- Medical insurance.
- Fee payment receipt of university / bank.
- Photographs (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, white background).
- Air ticket / Air ticket booking confirmation.
- Photocopy of last Bulgarian, Schengen, United Kingdom and United States visa (if any).
These are general visa requirements. Bulgarian embassy visa requirements can be more or less. Students should check the visa requirements from the website of the embassy.
STUDENT RESIDENCE PERMITS IN BULGARIA
After reaching in Bulgaria students are required to apply for residence permit. This residence permit is issued for one year and can be extended according to length of your study course. These residence permits are issued by Bulgarian migration department. Residence permit should be extended before its expiry date.
Students are issued residence permit after 14 days of application. One year residency permit fee is charged 250 Euro. Application fee is charged 5 Euro and ID card fee is charged 22.5 Euro.
COST OF LIVING IN BULGARIA FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
Cost of living in Bulgaria is very low. Actually living expenses in Bulgaria are lower than most of the countries of the Europe. It is already discussed on the pages of PakStudyAbroad.com that living expenses depends on your living style. But basic necessities of life are cheap in Bulgaria including residence, food, transportation, entertainment, books & study material, internet and phone etc. You can live from 200 Euro to 750 Euro per month in Bulgaria.
Food in Bulgaria is not expensive. You can eat in 200 Euro from outside or cook for yourself in 100 Euro per month. There are lots of student’s canteens, restaurants and food point option are available for students but cooking yourself is best option. You can live in hostel or dormitory in 35 Euro to 70 Euro per month or rent your private accommodation in 100 Euro to 300 Euro per month. Cost of transportation can be varying between 20 Euro to 30 Euro per month. Utility bills like electricity, gas, water, phone, internet, TV cable can be 60 Euro to 65 Euro approx.
Normally students adopt economic way of living and save money to explore the Europe in holidays.
PAKISTANI STUDENTS CAN DO PART TIME JOB IN BULGARIA
Yes, study and work in Bulgaria is possible. Students can do work as part time in Bulgaria. Part time job helps the students to cover the part of their living expenses like, residence, food, transportation, books, notes, entertainment etc.
Can international students work in Bulgaria? It is regularly asked question to us, yes, international students are allowed to work for 20 hour per week during studies. But mind it that finding a job in Bulgaria is not an easy task. There are not much jobs available in Bulgaria. Without knowing Bulgarian language, it is very difficult to find a proper job. You are not required proficiency certificate in Bulgarian language for job but you should understand and speak the language properly, so that you can discuss with people according to the requirements of job. Let’s suppose if you get a waiter job at restaurant, it is your duty to take and deliver the order to customers. If you don’t know Bulgarian language then how would you perform your duties? So, if you are planning to go to Bulgaria to study on the basis of part time job during study then PakStudyAbroad.com will suggest you to think again on it. Learn basic Bulgarian first then go to Bulgaria. And one more thing, the wage rate in Bulgaria is low as compare to other European countries. It is as low as 2.50 Euro per hour. Minimum wage rate for low level jobs is 350 Euro per month.
PakStudyAbroad REVIEWS ABOUT STUDY IN BULGARIA FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
The beautiful small country of Europe is a good place to go. It has lots of attractions for foreigners. Beautiful snowy mountains, warm and sunny beaches of Black Sea, and colorful cultural and social life of Bulgaria is attractive for students and visitors. Especially low tuition fees and cost of living are good reasons to go Bulgaria for study. Apart from these things high quality education in peaceful environment with highly qualified and professional faculty is dream of every student. If you only want to go abroad for study then PakStudyAbroad.com highly recommend you to go Bulgaria and be the part of world’s best education community.
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