Student health, safety and well-being in Bulgaria
If you possess European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), it will enable you to access state-provided healthcare in Bulgaria at a reduced cost, or sometimes for free. Regardless of whether you have it or not, you are advised to either buy a medical insurance policy in the home country, which should cover Bulgaria, or buy one in Bulgaria. There are many insurance companies in the country which offer good conditions for this service, and we can gladly assist you when choosing the one that fits you the most.
In general, Bulgaria is considered a safe country. People who study in Bulgaria feel safe and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and low living costs. However, as in every corner of the world, one is not advised to walk home alone after midnight.
If you find yourself in a situation of emergency, call 112. This number is free of charge and valid in all Bulgarian territories. Other important phone numbers include 150 (ambulance), 160 (fire/rescue), 166 (police) and 178 (pharmacy on duty).