The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Applied Foreign Languages for Administration and Management (in English and a second foreign language) is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of the modern, plurilingual and tech-savvy world. The programme offers both full-time and distance learning modes. It consists of general studies courses and undergraduate courses taught in English and/or the second foreign language. The general studies courses focus on language structure, EU Languages, presentations and negotiations, professional correspondence, text analysis and comprehension, practical second foreign language courses, etc. The undergraduate courses introduce students to the specialised spheres of law, economics, administrative institutions, intercultural communication, rhetoric and debate, project management, etc. and provide internships in administrative institutions and translation agencies.
Mastering two foreign languages, students get familiar with their structures, the linguistic map of Europe, EU language and terminology resources, European institutions, law, economics, management, economic geography, etc. They develop practical skills in the areas of translation, editing, referencing, analysis and synthesis of documents to apply in several subject areas such as European economy and administration, law, human resources, etc.
International Student Mobility
The programme provides an opportunity for international student mobility at universities in France, Spain and Russia.
Start date: October 1st
EU/EEA applicants: April 2021 - 10th of September 2021
Non-EU applicants: April 2021 - 15th of July 2021
International students must pay tuition fees before the start of every semester. Important, EU/EAA-students pay the fee per semester while Non-EU students pay the fee for one academic year (i.e. two semesters at once).
EU/ EEA applicants: 1400 BGN (per semester)
Non-EU applicants: 6000 BGN (annual)
North Macedonia / Palestina: 1700 BGN (per semester)
The admission is based on documents. The applicants fill an application form and attach relevant documents to it.
The application is submitted to the International Relations Office in person or via regular mail/courier to the official address of the university: 21 Montevideo Str., 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria (for International Relations Office).
Applicants from Non-EU countries enrolling as an international student at the university will need a student visa.
Details about the procedure at the “How to apply” section at the website:
All international applicants, applying for English programs taught and whose native language is not English, are required to provide proof of English proficiency either by presenting TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge certificate or by passing an English online test for level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
EU/EEA applicants: Applicants write an admission essay (up to 4 pages) on one of the following topics:
The significance of foreign languages in the field of administration and management
Advantages and disadvantages as working as an interpreter
Translation in the field of administration and management – challenges and perspectives
Non-EU applicants: Applicants should have grades from high school above 62% of the total grade in two subjects close to the program for which they are applying for. The table with the subjects is uploaded at www.nbu.bg. Next to each program are pointed the subjects from the secondary education diploma from which the applicant must choose two and calculate whether the average grade is above 62% of the total grade.