Visa and Entry Requirements
Erasmus+ students who are EU citizens, do not need to obtain a visa in order to enter the country. However, upon arrival, they are required to register at the local police station. VUM Erasmus+ office staff members assist the incoming Erasmus+ students with this process.
Erasmus+ students citizens of countries outside the EU as well as Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein have to apply for a study visa for Bulgaria prior to their arrival to VUM. Detailed information on the visa application procedures for Bulgaria could be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. A list of Bulgarian diplomatic missions abroad could be found here. VUM provides all necessary documents (Visa Application Letter, Acceptance Letter, Accommodation Confirmation Letter indicating the residence address of the mobile student in Bulgaria) and assists all incoming students throughout the whole process of visa application. Visa issuance may take up to two months. For more information, please visit the website of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The participant shall have adequate insurance coverage. Medical insurance valid for the EU member states for the whole period of the trip, covering all costs for repatriation and for urgent medical care and emergency hospital treatment for the period of the stay indicated in the visa is mandatory. The insurance amount cannot be less than 30 000 euro.
The detailed information regarding Visa Type D could be found here. Visa Type D costs and fees could be found here.
Non-EU students are required to register at the local police station within five days after their arrival in Bulgaria. VUM Erasmus+ office staff members assist the incoming Erasmus+ students with this process.