Varna University Of Management, Bulgaria

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By joining Varna University of Management, Bulgaria, you are about to engage in the greatest intellectual adventure you could possibly imagine. You will find that VUM is a University of the 21st century; we educate tomorrow’s business visionaries.

160 Academic Partners, 92% Rate of Employment, 43 Countries Represented on Campus, 27% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

 

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1. Application Requirements...

1. Application Requirements…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Language of Teaching

Majority of the courses are taught in good English. Some courses taught only in Bulgarian are marked on the degree programs or tuition fees tabs. Languages on the street are mainly English and Bulgarian.

 

Application / Enrollment Fees

This university has NO application/enrollment fee.

This university has NO per-semester registration fee.

 

Application Deadlines

Spring/February Intake: starts – October, ends – December (best to apply before November)

Fall/September Intake: starts – February, ends – July (best to apply before May)

 

Application Documents

There is no age limit.

Undergraduate

– Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport. This document must be scanned in color with very good resolution.

– Personal photo (face only)

– Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School leaving certificate or equivalent (if it is not in English or Bulgarian, it must be translated)

– Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School Transcript or equivalent (if it is not in English or Bulgarian, it must be translated)

– Copy of Certificate of Proficiency in English – There are 3 options:

  • International Certificate – IELTS 6.0 +
  • An entrance exam in English at VUM
  • The applicant holds a British or American degree: in this case, a document level of English is not required

Your application will be reviewed and you may be required to have an online interview.

 

Masters

– Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport. This document must be scanned in color with very good resolution.

– Personal photo (face only)

– Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official diploma of Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, along with a copy of the High School diploma (if it is not in English or Bulgarian, it must be translated)

Candidates with diploma 3rd Class Honors cannot be registered in the program unless they have completed at least 2 years of experience in the field of tourism for MSc IHTM or minimum 5 years relevant management experience for MBA programme.

– Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s Transcript or equivalent (if it is not in English or Bulgarian it must be translated)

– Copy of Certificate of Proficiency in English – There are 3 options:

  • International Certificate – IELTS 6.0 +
  • An entrance exam in English at VUM
  • The applicant holds a British or American degree: in this case, a document level of English is not required

Letter of Intent/Statement of Purpose – this should have the date, name of the applicant and signature.

– Colour Scanned Copy of two reference letters in English (from an employer or a lecturer) – the references should be on the letterhead of the company/organization/ university and signed.

CV in English

Your application will be reviewed and you may be required to have an online interview.

 

Foundation/Preparatory School / Course / Program

Applicants who don’t have English proficiency results are given a simple (street conversation level) English test. Those who fail are given English course for one or two semesters before they start the main courses. Also, applicants who have deficiency course (not enough of the prerequisite courses) are also giving such courses before they start their main program.

 

English Proficiency Documents / Requirements 

Prospective students have to demonstrate English language skills through an internationally recognized English Language Certificate or VUM entrance test which follows the structure of Cambridge English: Business Vantage.

The tests normally include some tasks from Business Higher Book to test the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of postgraduate candidates and some lower level tasks from Business Preliminary Book for the students applying for a bachelor degree programme. 

VUM entrance test is conducted at the premises of VUM and invigilated by a VUM instructor.

Note: upon an insufficient level or lack of English language skills, the prospective student can enroll in a preparatory English language course at VUM

 

Other Application Details

There is no age limit.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

2. Admission Procedure...

2. Admission Procedure

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Bachelor’s Degree

High School Qualification

The prospect student needs to have successfully obtained secondary education from an officially recognized secondary school (high school with an average mark of 62% from the general subjects; Note: if still studying at a secondary (high) school preliminary application is possible.

 

English Language Skills

English is the language of instruction, therefore prospective students have to demonstrate English language skills through an internationally recognized English Language Certificate (IELTS, Pearsons,​​​Trinity College London, Cambridge English Advanced).

VUM entrance test follows the structure of Cambridge English: Business Vantage. The tests normally include some higher-level tasks from Business Higher to test the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of postgraduate candidates and some lower level tasks from Business Preliminary for the students applying for a bachelor degree program.

The Business Vantage level (Grade B – from 174 to 180 on the Cambridge scale) is aligned to the B2 level of the Common European Framework. Grade B, which is the minimum level accepted for admission to the bachelor and the master degree program at VUM, falls between bands 6 and 6.5 of IELTS (band 6 corresponds to 169 -175 on the Cambridge scale).

The Cambridge Business test components and structure are much the same as the IELTS Academic test format, measuring the four main skills at a comparable level of difficulty and at the same time it focuses on business-related language.

Please, follow the two links to the Cambridge Assessment website, providing a further understanding of the exam’s comparability.

VUM entrance test is conducted at the premises of VUM and invigilated by a VUM instructor. Prospective students may try an online test before arriving at VUM. Regardless of the online test results, candidates are subject to an entrance test conducted at the premises of VUM.

Note: upon an insufficient level or lack of English language skills, the prospective student can enroll in a preparatory English language course at VUM

 

Master’s Degree

High School Qualification along with a Bachelor degree diploma

The prospect student needs to have successfully obtained secondary education from an officially recognized secondary school (high school with an average mark of 62% from the general subjects) along with successful completion of a Bachelor degree program with a minimum number of ECTS credit 180. Note: if the student is still studying Bachelor degree at university an official statement from the particular university is required. Relevant management experience and professional or another additional qualification are considered as a competitive advantage;

 

English Language Skills

English is the language of instruction, therefore prospective students have to demonstrate English language skills through an internationally recognized English Language Certificate (IELTS, Pearsons,​​​Trinity College London, Cambridge English Advanced).

VUM entrance test follows the structure of Cambridge English: Business Vantage. The tests normally include some higher-level tasks from Business Higher to test the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of postgraduate candidates and some lower level tasks from Business Preliminary for the students applying for a bachelor degree program.

The Business Vantage level (Grade B – from 174 to 180 on the Cambridge scale) is aligned to the B2 level of the Common European Framework. Grade B, which is the minimum level accepted for admission to the bachelor and the master degree programs at VUM, falls between bands 6 and 6.5 of IELTS (band 6 corresponds to 169 -175 on the Cambridge scale).

The Cambridge Business test components and structure are much the same as the IELTS Academic test format, measuring the four main skills at a comparable level of difficulty and at the same time it focuses on business-related language.

Please, follow the two links to the Cambridge Assessment website, providing a further understanding of the exams comparability.

VUM entrance test is conducted at the premises of VUM and invigilated by a VUM instructor. Prospective students may try an online test before arriving at VUM. Regardless of the online test results, candidates are subject to an entrance test conducted at the premises of VUM.

Note: upon an insufficient level or lack of English language skills, the prospective student can enroll in a preparatory English language course at VUM

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

4. Programs, Tuition Fees & Other Costs...

4. Programs, Tuition Fees & Other Costs

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Tuition Fees

Bachelor’s Degree

  • €1,500 per semester – Software Engineering
  • €1,500 per semester – International Banking and Finance
  • €1,500 per semester – Business Administration
  • €1,500 per semester – International Business Management
  • €1,500 per semester – International Hospitality Management
  • €1,500 per semester – Gastronomy and Culinary Arts
  • €1,500 per semester – Hospitality and Culinary Arts

 

Master’s Degree Program

  • €1,350 to €1,950 per semester – Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • €1,350 to €1,950 per semester – Master’s Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management (MSc)

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Tuition Fee: EUR 1500 per semester

Semester Registration Fee: EUR 50 (EU nationals)

Semester Registration Fee: EUR 450 (non-EU nationals)

Duration of study: 6-8 semesters

Starting Dates: October/ February

Location of study: Varna, Dobrich, Sofia (depending on the study program)

 

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Tuition Fee: EUR 900 to EUR 1500 per semester

Semester Registration Fee: EUR 50 (EU nationals)

Semester Registration Fee: EUR 450 (non-EU nationals)

Duration of study: 3/4 semesters*

Starting Dates: October

Location of study: Varna

*Depending on the Undergraduate Degree – number of credits and field of science

 

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

Tuition Fee: EUR 900 to EUR 1500 per semester

Semester Registration Fee: EUR 50 (EU nationals)

Semester Registration Fee: EUR 450 (non-EU nationals)

Duration of study: 3/4 semesters*

Starting Dates: October / February

Location of study: Varna, Sofia

*Depending on the Undergraduate Degree – number of credits and field of science

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

5. Scholarship...

5. Scholarship…

No matter where you wish to travel to, studying abroad is not cheap. In fact, even studying in your own country is not cheap. But if you can afford, it is always advisable to study abroad. Even if you are from a 1st world (advanced country), doing a year or a semester abroad is still very advantageous. 

 

Undergraduates

Scholarship Awarded by: Varna University Of Management

Scholarship Amount: €300 – €1000 only – depending on the grades of the students every semester

Scholarship Duration: complete duration of your degree program if you can maintain good grades

Scholarship Eligibility: Foreign Student at Undergraduate level

Scholarship Application: This scholarship is effective only after admission into VUM

Scholarship Coverage: This scholarship only affects your tuition fees. You are still responsible for all your other study abroad costs.

 

Masters

Scholarship Awarded by: Varna University Of Management

Scholarship Amount: €300 – €1000 only – students are considered if they have a score of 7.5 and above and if they do well in their interview

Scholarship Duration: complete duration of your degree program

Scholarship Eligibility: Foreign Student at Masters level

Scholarship Application: There is no separate application. Students seeking admission into the university are considered for the scholarship. So just apply for your admission and we will take care of the rest.

Scholarship Coverage: This scholarship only affects your tuition fees. You are still responsible for all your other study abroad costs.

 

6. Accommodation...

6. Accommodation…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Varna Dormitory

Dormitories based in the city of Varna, suggest accommodation in a single, double or triple room with a private or shared bathroom, or a studio with a private bathroom. The conditions of accommodation vary through the type of rental.

Accommodation in the Student Dormitory is done by prepaying a deposit, by which students guarantee their accommodation in the Student Dormitory in both cities (Varna and Dobrich). Upon arrival, you will meet a representative of the Student Welfare Department, who will assist you with your accommodation and present you in front of the Dormitory Manager.

 

Deposit Amount

Deposits up to 5 months rental – 400 Euro

Deposits more up to 10 months rental – 800 Euro

 

Dobrich Dormitory

Dormitories based in the city of Dobrich suggest accommodation in modern one- or two-bedroom apartments, where students share bathrooms and kitchen. The conditions of accommodation vary through the type of apartment.

The prices depend on the semester of studies (Summer school or regular semester) as well as on whether the student is on an exchange program or he/she is a full-time VUM student.

Accommodation in the Student Dormitory is done by prepaying a deposit, by which students guarantee their accommodation in the Student Dormitory in both cities (Varna and Dobrich). Upon arrival, you will meet a representative of the Student Welfare Department, who will assist you with your accommodation and present you in front of the Dormitory Manager.

 

Deposit amount

Deposits for both campuses up to 4 months rental – 300 EUR

Deposits for both campuses for more than 10 months rental – 600 EUR

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

7. Visa, Flight & Travel...

7. Visa, Flight & Travel…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Visa Application

Upon successful admission (a receipt of an offer) by VUM, a student needs to move on with their visa D application, which consists of three main steps. If the student strictly follows the step-by-step instructions given by VUM admissions team, the visa application will be smooth and fast.

 

Preparing the following set of documents

The student needs to then fill in, print and sign a detailed application form

Obtain a document certifying that the student has the right to continue their education at a higher school (university) in the country where they obtained their high school diploma from;

Obtain medical (health) certificate, issued within 1 month prior to the date of signing their detailed application form;

Copy of High school (secondary education) diploma + transcript of all marks;

Note: Additional documents listed in this step must be translated, legalized and sent via e-mail and post to VUM;

Submitting all documents to the Ministry of Education and receiving a certificate by the Ministry of Education. Upon the student’s request, VUM sends all original documents back to the student.

 

Registering and Attending a Visa Interview

Upon receiving all documents, the student registers for and attends an interview at the closest Bulgarian embassy;

Note: The application for issuing a long-stay visa is submitted only in the diplomatic and consular missions at the permanent place of residence of the applicant or the missions accredited in the state of the applicant’s permanent residence.

Persons staying legally in a third country, different from the country of their permanent residence, may, as an exception, apply in this third country after explaining the reasons thereof and if their return to the state of permanent residence is guaranteed.

 

Upon acceptance, the student makes travel arrangements and informs the admissions team regarding their travel details minimum 5 days prior date of arrival. Upon arrival, originals of all the documents, copies of which have been sent via e-mail or post, should be provided at the Admissions Office.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

8. Work & Study...

8. Work & Study…

This is the rule for students studying abroad…

Yes, you can work but about 90% of countries don’t give student work permits… However, students can work informally and part-time… But all governments and university do not expect students to depend on their possible employment to pay for their tuition and accommodation…

In fact, it not ever possible for students to study full-time each semester and work as well and yet be able to earn enough for their tuition fees and accommodation… Not possible…

They might be able to depend on their possible work for living expense but never for tuition and accommodation…

They can’t study and still earn enough for those kinds of stuff (unless they have their own businesses).

 

9. About University...

9. About University…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Students receive quality education in the areas of Business and Marketing, IT, Computer Science, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Gastronomy and Culinary Arts.

Varna University of Management ranks 1st according to the International Orientation Criterion among business schools in Central and Eastern Europe by U-Multirank.

 

History

The establishment of VUM dates back to 1992 – “the rise of democracy” when VUM was founded as Bulgarian-Dutch Institute of Management. VUM was the first private higher education institution to teach its subjects entirely in the English language and to offer joint degrees. It was also the first higher education institution in Bulgaria to apply unique teaching methods like PBL (problem-based learning), CBL (case-based learning) and Interactive learning.

4 years later, VUM earned its first accreditation as a higher education institution and took the name International College – Albena. Shortly after, VUM signed agreements for joint degrees with some other educational institutions, such as CHN Stenden University, the Netherlands, University College Birmingham, UK. International College – Albena took the name International University College.

 

In 2004, the University moved from Albena to Dobrich, where it continued to grow and succeed. VUM (then IUC) was the first higher education institution in Bulgaria to receive Accreditation by the British Accreditation Council. Soon after, the University signed a strategic partnership agreement with Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. Another proof for VUM’s constant strive for success is the fact that VUM’s students are no longer required to spend a year in the UK, but can complete the full course of their education at VUM and still get a degree by Cardiff Met.

 

Reputation

VUM’s reputation for scientific achievements around the world also continues to grow. VUM is known as the Bulgarian university with the highest number of publications and references within social sciences according to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Varna University of Management is also recognized for its reinforcing international influence by the Palme of Excellence Classification for Eastern Europe. Its reach extends into the European industry through a large number of high-profile connections including partnerships with leading companies in the fields of Software Development, Business Process Outsourcing, Marketing, Finance, etc.

It also extends across the globe through powerful partnerships with the following international universities: Cardiff Metropolitan University and University College of Birmingham, United Kingdom; Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands; Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland and numerous collaborative efforts with more than 1 renowned universities elsewhere in Europe, as well as in Asia and South America.

 

Varna University of Management is also a member of AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is a membership association of educational institutions, business, not-for-profit, and government organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business. Membership does not imply accreditation.

The university ranks high for student internships and international orientation on a European level and ranks as the number one Bulgarian business school according to prestigious educational rankings such as U-multi rank, Best-masters, Eduniversal.

VUM maintains excellent relationships with businesses and can boast of a long-standing success in providing its students with opportunities for work placement experience with top employers within the USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and many more.

 

Double Degree Programs

VUM started 20 years ago as a college of tourism and gradually evolved into an accredited university with a wider emphasis on management.

Today VUM offers Bachelor’s and Master’s double-degree program, taught entirely in English, in cooperation with universities in countries such as the UK, Switzerland, France, Norway, the Netherlands.

Curricula are aligned with the partnering institutions and students have to meet up the same high standards in examinations. They graduate with degrees from both the partnering universities and VUM.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Since you are already here, there is no better time than now. Your great study abroad experience awaits you.

 

Varna University of Management (VUM – former International University College – Albena) is an international business school located in Europe, Bulgaria. Students from over 40 countries receive an excellent education in Business and Marketing, IT, Computer Sciences, Tourism, and Hospitality Management and Gastronomy and Culinary Arts.

With diverse student body and students from over 40 countries, Varna University of Management ranks 1st according to the International Orientation Criterion among business schools in Central and Eastern Europe by U-Multirank.

 

Since you are already here, there is no better time than now. Your great study abroad experience awaits you.