Study in Bulgaria in 2021 after Brexit

You are from the United Kingdom and you wish to study abroad in Bulgaria in 2021? Don't worry, the team of Inter HECS - Study in Bulgaria is here to help you!

As you already know, on 31 December 2020 the transition period comes to an end and the UK will leave the European Union. You may be wondering how this will affect your application or status as a student abroad in Bulgaria, so we have prepared answers to some frequently asked questions. As always, do not hesitate to contact us if there are any further questions - we will be happy to help!

1. I am about to apply to study abroad in Bulgaria. Will Brexit affect my application process?

Brexit will affect the application process (especially the number of application documents needed) for applicants coming from the United Kingdom, but with our office being located in Bulgaria, our team is here to make sure you submit the application documents according to the university's requirements before the application deadline

Keep in mind that your application will also include an application for a study VISA (VISA Type D). Don't worry - we have many years of experience with students who do not have a European citizenship and, as we have mentioned, our team is in Bulgaria so we will assist with all travel matters, including the application for a study VISA.

2. Will Brexit affect my admission chances? 

The entrance exams will still play an important role when it comes to successful university admission and students will be ranked according to their results - this is why we provide our applicants with excellent exam preparation! Universities have not announced that there will be a specific number only for non-EU nationals applying for admission, so for now non-EU applicants have the same chance for admission as EU nationals. 

3. How will Brexit affect my relocation to Bulgaria?

Our office is in Bulgaria and our team members are from Bulgaria. This means: Don't worry about travel matters! We will inform you about all needed documents before you move abroad and we are here to welcome you to Bulgaria!

4. How will Brexit affect the recognition of my degree abroad?

Bulgaria is part of the European Union, so if you graduate here, your diploma will definitely allow you to work abroad after graduation! Keep in mind that the recognition process in the UK after 1 January 2021 will be based on qualifications, rather on nationality. 

If you study Medicine in English in Bulgaria: Graduates will be able to register with GMC, but their qualifications will have to be independently verified before GMC. Students will not have to sit the PLAB exam (Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board Exam). The information is officially confirmed by the GMC

If you study Dentistry in English in Bulgaria: People who graduate no later than 31 December 2022 will have the advantage of a near-automatic recognition of the Bulgarian diploma. There is no update about what the recognition steps for people who graduate after 1 January 2023, but we do believe that the Bulgarian diploma will allow students to work in the UK after graduation. The information is officially confirmed by the GDC.

If you would like to discuss the recognition of the diploma abroad or any additional exams you may need to sit in order to work abroad, just contact our team and take advantage of a FREE academic consultation!

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