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Welcoming students from Bulgaria

Meet our Bulgarian community

We have a large community of international students at BU – currently just over 2,000 students from around 100 different countries and regions. At the moment, we have 53 students from Bulgaria studying with us.

We are always happy to welcome new Bulgarian students onto our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and top-up courses.

We will help you with your application to study at BU, or you can speak to one of our representatives in Bulgaria who can offer assistance with your application. If you'd like more general advice about the UK education system, visas, scholarships or the variety of courses on offer, you should contact the British Council in Bulgaria.

Funding eligibility for EU Undergraduate students

EU students applying for university places in the 2018/19 academic year will continue to be eligible for student fee loans and may be eligible for the government Maintenance Loan* - this will be for the duration of their course. Further information about undergraduate funding can be found on the gov.uk. website.

*EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years or be EEA migrant workers in order to apply for the government Maintenance Loan.

Funding eligibility for EU Postgraduate students

EU students studying a Master's degree in 2018/19 may be eligible for some funding. The UK government is providing up to £10,280 in postgraduate loans. If eligible, you would receive the first payment after your course start date, once we have confirmed that you have registered. Each year's amount will be paid in three instalments of 33%, 33% and 34%. The instalments will be paid directly to you at the beginning of each term. 

You can find more information on the gov.uk website.

Stories from Bulgaria

A selection of stories by current students and graduates

Studying MSc Tourism Management and Marketing at BU: never a dull day! - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

A guide for all sports enthusiasts at BU - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

There is no shame in asking for help - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

What do the UK grades actually mean? - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

A foodie in Bournemouth - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

Helping you give your best shot at your dream job! - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

Successfully working part-time as student in Bournemouth - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

Survival guide for a Bulgarian in Bournemouth - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

A comprehensive guide to BU academic support - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

Studying in the UK vs Bulgaria - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2018/19

Private rental made easy – by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing, 2017/18 

No matter how busy you are, do something that makes you happy - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing, 2017/18 

Immerse yourself into the adventure of studying abroad - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2017/18 

There is something for everyone in Bournemouth - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing, 2017/18 

Learn the transportation system and travel with confidence - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing, 2017/18 

The time to save money is when you have some - by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2017/18

How to pay for a UK master’s degree if you are a Bulgarian Student? – by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2017/18 

Investing in my future – by Martina Gardeva, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing 2017/18

Eli’s journey to BU - By Eli Petkova, MA 3D Computer Animation 2016/17 

Read more international student stories.

Events

Fair
Nov
22

SI-UK University Fair - Delhi, India

Meet Kamila Chmielewska, one of our Regional Managers along with Yogita Dakshina, a BU graduate who is now a writer and communications specialist in Delhi to discuss your future studies at Bournemouth University.

Open Day
Nov
28

Postgraduate Open Day

During our Open Days you can find out more about postgraduate study, hear about funding options and talk to academic staff about our courses.

Virtual Open Day
Dec
5

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Find out about studying a postgraduate degree at BU without having to step foot on campus.

Webinar
Dec
6

Careers in sport and event management in Canada

Join BU alumni Natalie Brett for some important advice on planning your future career. She will talk more about her career and provide advice for new graduates, drawn from her own experiences.

Open Day
Dec
12

Undergraduate Mini Open Day

Join us for a Mini Open Day to get a flavour of what studying at BU is all about. See our facilities, meet with our students and staff and view our halls of residence.