The main purpose of training is to form leaders with leader qualities, managerial knowledge and skills, and organizational capabilities.

The NMU has the following categories of trainees:

  • cadets and civilian students in 3 areas of the higher education: social economic and legal sciences, technical sciences, security and defence, which are divided in 7 professional fields, 10 civilian and  4 military specialties and 23 military specializations, corresponding to the respective services and special forces;
  • PhD students in 15 accredited scientific specialties;
  • postgraduate students;
  • non-commissioned officers (NCOs);
  • contingents from the Bulgarian Armed Forces for participation in missions abroad.