The Erasmus+ Programme supports physical and blended mobilities of higher education students from any study field and cycle (short cycle, bachelor, master and doctoral levels). Students can either study abroad at a partner higher education institution or carry out traineeships in enterprises, research institutes, laboratories, organisations or any other relevant workplace abroad.
Vasil Levski National Military University always welcomes students to study or train in any study field and cycle. We accept students for trainership all year round and for training only in the summer semester. You can find further information in the Academic calendar section.


Before Mobility

If you would like to have internship or study mobility in Vasil Levski National Military University in the frame of the Erasmus+ programme, you have to be enrolled at a higher education institution already.

The main requirement is that between the student’s home institution and Vasil Levski NMU, there must be an Inter-Institutional Agreement signed (IIA). Our advice is for you to contact your International Relation Office/ Erasmus+ office for further information about the possibilities of studying or training at Vasil Levski NMU as an exchange student.

Please note that we need official nomination by an e-mail from your Higher Education Institutions (University).

Vasil Levski NMU can accept the student based on his/her application documents (in English). The following documents should be attached and send to Vasil Levski NMU by e-mail, as follows:

  • for mobilities for study:
  • Winter semester – till the end of June
  • Spring semester – till the end of December
  • for mobilities for traineeship:
  • all year round – at least 2 months before the mobility:
  1. Application form
  2. Learning Agreement – Learning Agreement for studies/ Learning Agreement for traineeships (signed and stamped by your Higher Education Institution)
  3. 3 x Photo (4,5 x 3,5 cm) – Every Erasmus student will be issued a student ID and a permit. The third photo is related to your study documents.
  4. Accommodation Form if you wish to have accommodation.
  5. Copy of Health insurance and copy of an European Health Insurance Card

Please send all the documents to the following e-mail addresses: /;

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Milena Daleva – Erasmus+ office manager

Viktor Panicharov – Erasmus+ expert

Petar Filev – Erasmus+ expert


After that you will get an official invitation (Letter of Acceptance) and information materials.



No visa is required to enter or to study in Bulgaria.


Please apply for a student visa in your home country. Please do not enter Bulgaria with a tourist visa. An overview of specific requirements for each country may be found at the Internet page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Bulgaria (

During Mobility

Welcome week

Welcome week is organized by Erasmus+ Office in the first week of your mobility. Each Welcome week begins with a welcome meeting between the students and the managment of Vasil Levski NMU. During the week different events are organized every day, from sightseeng and lectures about Bulgarian culture to integration games and parties. Also, the students are introduced to Veliko Tarnovo ESN community.

Temporary residence permit:

EU citizens

EU citizens are obliged to register their stay in Bulgaria, if it exceeds 2 months. The application consists of the following documents:

  • Original aplication form, related to your stay in Bulgaria
  • Copy of a valid travel document (ID or Passport)
  • Copy of a document, confirming medical insurance coverage
  • Document, related to your accomodation in Vasil Levski NMU
  • Certificate from Vasil Levski NMU confirming your admission

If you aren‘t staying in the dormitory of Vasil Levski NMU (excluding hotels), you will need two more documents:

  • Contract with the place where you are staying
  • Original declaration, signed by a notary

Non-EU citizens

If you are a non-EU citizen and your exchange period lasts more than 2 months, then you are obliged to register your stay. Required documents:

  • Original aplication form, related to your stay in Bulgaria
  • Copy of a valid travel document (Passport)
  • Copy of a document, confirming medical insurance coverage
  • Document, related to your accomodation in Vasil Levski NMU
  • Certificate from Vasil Levski NMU confirming your admission

If you aren‘t staying in the dormitory of Vasil Levski NMU (excluding hotels), you will need two more documents:

  • Contract with the place where you are staying
  • Original declaration, signed by a notary


The student pass confirms your student status at Vasil Levski NMU. You will need the pass when you want to go inside or outside of the University. The passes are issued by commandant of the institution, together with the Erasmus+ office.

After Mobility


Before departing from Vasil Levski NMU and after you have sat all your exams, you have to check-out at the Erasmus+ Office. During check-out, the Erasmus+ Office staff will confirm your departure date on the Certificate of Attendance. On the basis of this document, your home university will be able to calculate your exchange period. If you have specific documents from your home university to be signed and stamped, then you should bring them with you.

Before you leave Veliko Tarnovo, remember to return your passes to the Erasmus+ Office and all the books that you have borrowed from the library.

Transcript of Records (Learning Agreement – After mobility)

At the end of the exchange period, students recieve from the Erasmus+ Office their Transcript of records (LA – After mobility) in English. The document contains your personal data, a list of exams that you have sat - grades and ECTS points that you have obtained. The transcript contains the university grading scale related to ECTS grading system.

Upon your request, the document will be send to you and your home university by e-mail and/ or by post. If any grades are missing, then contact tha academic teacher reponsible for the respective subject.

Documentation you have to take to your home institution:

  • Learning Agreement – After mobility for studies/ training (Transcript of Records)
  • Certificate of Attendance
Further information about the University


Grading system

Grading scale in Bulgarian higher education institutions (universities, colleges and high schools) is based on the following grades of five numbers as 6 is being the highest possible mark students can get.

National Grade
Numeric Value **
ECTS Grade
Very Good

Accomodation and meals

The following facilities are provided by our institution to our partners instutions‘ students:

  • Accommodation is valid only for the academic 2023/2024 year and depends on the chosen room, also the payment is per person per month in a renovated building within Vasil Levski NMU
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner is possible to be paid on the spot (around 4/ 5 BGN for a meal)
  • Internet access is available
  • Gyms and facilities on the university premises
  • Orthodox church service on the university premises
  • Medical centre on the university premises
Further information

Important days

3th of March - the Liberation Day

After five dark centuries of slavery, the Russian troops, supported by Romanian, Finnish armies and Bulgarian volunteer force won the freedom of our country. The military operations lasted for 1 year and the Russian-Turkish Liberation War was over on the 3th of March 1878 with the Treaty of San Stefano. The treaty set up an autonomous self-governing tributary principality Bulgaria with a Christian government and the right to keep an army. Its territory included the plain between the Danube River and the Balkan Mountain Range (Stara Planina), the region of Sofia, Pirot and Vranje in the Morava valley, Northern Thrace, parts of Eastern Thrace and nearly all of Macedonia. But the national pride was smashed by the Congress of Berlin which separated the independent lands of Bulgaria to Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia- under the political and military domination of the Ottoman Empire. Bulgaria unites the divided territories on the 6th of September 1885.

3th of March is the National Holiday of Bulgaria and it is day when Bulgarians celebrate the Liberation from the Turkish slavery. The holiday is marked by impressive war parades and festive program on the Shipka peak in Central Balkan Mountain Range. The glorious hill was the spot of ferocious battles of the Bulgarian volunteers and Russian army against the Turkish troops.

24 May - Bulgarian Education and Culture

Bulgaria celebrates May 24 as the day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Letters.

This day is also known as the Day of Slavonic Alphabet and Culture and the Saints Cyril and Methodius Day. This unusual holiday celebrates the Cyrillic alphabet and its developers, Cyril and Methodius. In the ninth century, these two Greek monks created the Cyrillic alphabet, a form of which is still in use today in Bulgaria.

06 September - Unification Day

Unification Day on 6 September is a national holiday in Bulgaria.

This day celebrates the unification of Bulgaria with the province of Eastern Rumelia in 1885. The unification almost doubled Bulgaria's size. As with other national holidays dealing with borders and origin, the day is honored with public ceremonies.

22 September - The Bulgarian Independence Day

On 22 September Bulgaria celebrates one of the most significant events in recent history. On this date in 1908 the Bulgarian state, one of the oldest in Europe, declared its independence. This is 30 years after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, which ended with the signing on March 3, 1878 of San Stefano peace treaty. Thus, Bulgaria reappeared on the map of Europe after five centuries of Ottoman rule.


  1. Application form.
  2. Learning Agreement for studies.
  3. Learning Agreement for traineeships.
  4. Accommodation Form.


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