AUBG Health and Disability Support-related Information and Requirements

Academic Year 2024-2025 (Study Abroad Programs)

AUBG Health and Well-being Center

The Health and Well-Being Center at AUBG offers comprehensive physical and mental health services to students, faculty, and staff. It operates in accordance with the highest professional standards and ensures strict confidentiality, aligning with both Bulgarian legislation and the standards set by the American College Health Association. The Health and Well-being Center provides a range of services, including consultations, crisis intervention, preventive care, and health education to promote well-being.

AUBG Health and Well-Being Center Contact Information:
E-mail: Medical Center: [email protected]; Counseling Center: [email protected]

Phone: +359 73 888 205

Address: Bulgaria, 2700 Blagoevgrad, 4 Svoboda Bachvarova Str., Skaptopara 1 Residence Hall
More information:

Working hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-6 pm

Dial 112 for 24/7 Emergency Services in Bulgaria.


The AUBG Health & Well-Being Center operates in accordance with national and EU regulations, including GDPR, and holds certification from the American College Health Association. We ensure the privacy and confidentiality of all health and medical data pertaining to our students.

Health-related Document Requirements

For EU citizens: a valid EU Health Insurance Card

For non-EU international students: students should be enrolled in the AUBG Health Insurance plan and pay for it.

For both EU and non-EU citizens: Health Certificate for student sign-in with included information for completed immunizations and health records for any chronic conditions.

Health Insurance

The AUBG Health & Well-Being Center offers complimentary services to all students. However, it is necessary to have insurance to cover expenses incurred outside the Health Center.


  • All international students who are non-EU citizens are required to enroll in the AUBG Health Insurance Plan. This comprehensive plan includes coverage for acute and chronic illnesses, emergency dental care, and repatriation. Additionally, it fulfills the legal requirements for international visitor health insurance in Bulgaria. The cost of this insurance is around 50 Euro per semester, which will be automatically deducted from the student’s account.
  • All student who are EU Citizens are strongly encouraged to enroll in the AUBG health insurance plan as well. While EU citizens possess the EU health insurance card, which grants access to emergency services at no cost, it is limited in coverage. The AUBG health insurance plan provides broader coverage for various medical needs beyond emergency services.

Health Certificate for Student Sign-in

All incoming exchange students (both EU and non-EU citizens) are required to complete the Health Certificate for Student Admission at AUBG and submit the copy to the AUBG Health and Well-being Center prior to arriving on campus. Studying at AUBG does not have health-related restrictions unless you are afflicted with an active, contagious illness, or present other health-related risks to fellow students. Ensure that the certificate is fully completed, preferably in English, and signed and stamped by a certified medical professional. It should include a comprehensive list of all allergies and/or chronic conditions.

Required vaccinations

  • Two doses of the combined MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (morbilli, parotitis and rubeola).  Alternatively, 2 doses of measles vaccine and one dose each of mumps and rubella vaccines.
  • Completed vaccinations for poliomyelitis, diphtheria and tetanus.

If you have had other vaccine(s), please, ask your physician to fill-in the information in the Health Certificate for Student Admission at AUBG.

If in doubt about any of the vaccinations, we strongly encourage you to reach out to the AUBG Health and Well-being Center.

Advice by the AUBG Health and Well-being Center:

  • If you suffer from a chronic condition, it is advisable to undergo all necessary tests and consult with your doctors before arriving at AUBG. Bring a medical summary or copy of your records to AUBG’s medical doctor. If you take medication for a chronic disease, ensure you have enough to last you through the semester/year.
  • Even though the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccination is not mandatory for travel or staying on campus, we strongly recommend getting vaccinated, and possibly obtaining a booster dose before your arrival. In the event of an epidemic relapse, we may need to activate safety protocols, potentially including mandatory vaccination for campus residence.
  • If you haven’t received it, get your Hepatitis B vaccination before arriving. We can administer any remaining shots if you bring them with you. If Hepatitis B vaccination isn’t available in your country, you can order it from the AUBG Health and Well-being Center to start upon your arrival. It is not covered by the AUBG Health Insurance Plan.
  • Most general-use medications are available without prescription in Bulgaria. However, antibiotics, strong painkillers, and heart or blood pressure medications require a prescription.
  • You may bring some first-aid medicines with you (Tylenol, Aspirin, spasmolytics, band-aids, etc.).
  • The AUBG Health Insurance Plan covers part of the cost of emergency dental services up to a certain amount; you may be required to cover the difference.

AUBG Disability Support Services:

AUBG complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the European Union standards on non-discrimination and equal opportunity for the disabled in the work and academic environment. According to the ADA, a person with a disability is someone “who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes individuals who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability.”

AUBG will make every reasonable effort to be accommodating to students with documented disabilities who need academic and/or housing accommodations. Reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to making facilities accessible, providing adaptive equipment, and providing student assistants to support the student in and/or outside the classroom. AUBG has the ultimate discretion to choose among effective accommodations.

Students are responsible for providing relevant information and requesting academic and/or housing accommodations through the Dean of Students who serves as the AUBG Student Disability Services Coordinator.

Please send health-related supportive documentation to [email protected]. To request disability support, email [email protected] and copy the AUBG Erasmus and Study Abroad Manager.