How to Apply - Visiting
Would you like to visit AUBG for a semester or two and return to your home university? AUBG welcomes exchange students and appreciates their contribution to the diversity on campus.
Online Application Form
Please follow the link to complete your Online Application.
Letters of Recommendation
Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, professors, guidance counselors and/or academic advisers familiar with your academic performance and potential for leadership. The letters can be written in English, Bulgarian or Russian.
You can print a template for your letters of recommendation.
Transfer applicants should ordinarily have a CGPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) in their previous university-level courses. Students with less than a 3.0 may apply and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Applying students must present an official transcript issued from the University they are currently enrolled in.
Copies must be signed, sealed, translated by a sworn translator, notarized and mailed.
English Proficiency Test
If you are not a native speaker of English, you will need to meet the English-language proficiency requirements.
IBT – Internet Based TOEFL
PBT – Paper Based TOEFL
IELTS – International English Language Testing System
CPE – Certificate of Proficiency in English
CAE – Certificate in Advanced English
ECPE – Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English
PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English
Arrange to have your official score to be sent by the respective organization to the AUBG Admissions Office. The AUBG institutional code for TOEFL is 2451. Personal score reports, photocopies, or expired results are not accepted.
The English Proficiency requirement may be waived for residents of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Transfer of Credit from the Home Institution
AUBG accepts transfer credit for work completed at other universities according to the following criteria:
1. Credit for courses with a C+ or better;
2. Credit accepted only for academic course work similar to what AUBG offers;
3. Maximum of 60 hours of credit from accredited institutions or institutions recognized by the Ministry of Education.
Transcripts must be signed, sealed, translated by a sworn translator and mailed
Completed applications should be received by the AUBG Admissions Office:
March 1 - Early admission, better scholarships and financial aid
June 1 - Regular admission and financial aid
October 1 - for non-EU citizens
November 1 - for EU citizens
If not notified otherwise, send your paper application documents to our mailing address:
ABF Student Center
American University in Bulgaria
12 Svoboda Bachvarova St.
Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria
Contact us, if you have any questions concerning your application.
The American University in Bulgaria follows a rolling admission notification plan and the Admissions Committee notifies students in a timely fashion. Since the Admissions Committee’s decision is considered confidential, an official letter is 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.