How to Apply - English Prep

Do you want to improve your English before you apply to AUBG (or any other university)?  Our University Preparatory Program (UPP) at the English Language Institute (ELI) is the best place to start.

If you are interested in studying English while going to school or work, you may check out our Community Program or English Summer School. The documents below are only for international students applying to the AUBG University Preparatory Program.

Online Application Form

Complete your online application form.

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Motivation Letter

Write a letter explaining why you want to study English or why are you interested in AUBG. It should be no longer than one page and don't forget to put your name at the top.


Letter of Recommendation

Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, guidance counselor, or an academic adviser familiar with your academic performance and potential for leadership. The letter can be written in English, Bulgarian or Russian and must contain the name, signature and contact information of the recommending person.

Feel free to use our template for your letter of recommendation.


School grades 

If you have not completed high school at the time of applying, you must present an official high school transcript for the last 3 years of school. If you have already completed your high school, please submit a copy of your high school diploma with the final grades.

Transcripts should have your name, the school’s contact information and signature of a school official, subjects taken and grades earned with a calculated annual grade point average (GPA). The documents could be either in English, Bulgarian or Russian.

Applicants are recommended to have a minimum 3.0 grade point average out of 4.0.

Copies of school diploma must be notarized, and translated into English by a sworn translator.


English Proficiency Test (optional)

If you have already taken an English proficiency test, you should arrange to have it sent to AUBG. E.g. official TOEFL scores are sent to AUBG by ETS.


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Recommended Deadlines

Completed applications should be received by the AUBG Admissions Office:

Fall Semester

June 1

Spring Semester

October 1 - for non-EU citizens
November 1
- for EU citizens

Mailing Address

If not notified otherwise, send your paper application documents to our mailing address:

Admissions Office
ABF Student Center
American University in Bulgaria
12 Svoboda Bachvarova St.
Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria

Contact us, if you have any questions concerning your application.

Admission Decision

An official letter will be sent to the student at the mailing address stated in the application form, within four weeks after all required documents are received at the AUBG Admissions Office.

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