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. 

If your home institution is affiliated with AUBG directly of through a consortium (e.g. Erasmus or ISEP), you should apply through your university's Study Abroad or International Programs Office.

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. 

Required Minimum

IBTInternet Based TOEFL


PBTPaper Based TOEFL


IELTSInternational English Language Testing System


CPECertificate of Proficiency in English

≥ C

CAECertificate in Advanced English

≥ B

ECPEExamination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English

Contact Admissions

PTE AcademicPearson 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

Recommended Deadlines

Completed applications should be received by the AUBG Admissions Office:

Fall Semester

March 1 - Early admission, better scholarships and financial aid
June 1
- Regular admission and financial aid

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

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.

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