Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov

ul. "Vasil Drumev" 73, Varna, Varna, BG

Top degrees

  • Navigation
  • Ship Power Plants

Total students

2500

Tuition fees

€3,000

Intake

800

Course start

01.10.

Study at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov

For some students, college is about more than just learning history, engineering, or mathematics. However, it’s also a chance to learn skills that will serve them in maritime. For those who want to become world-class mariners and engineers, the N.Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy can provide great training and preparation resources, teaching you how to ready both your body and mind for active service. N.Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy is the oldest technical school in Bulgaria. With its illustrous history and traditions in training sea specialists, N.Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy is one of the symbols of Varna and Bulgaria in the world maritime community.

Study at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna

Why should you study at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov?

Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov in the only naval academy in Bulgaria. Hence, if you study at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, you will serve the sea your entire life (and gain knowledge in the field of navigation, port management, ship power plants, etc.). The academy gives Bulgarian and international students the chance to explore the sea and to deepen their knowledge in naval studies. 

The location of Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov is perfect. The academy is located in Varna, the sea capital of Bulgaria. It counts as one of the biggest cities in Bulgaria that attracts many tourists throughout the whole year and offers plenty of leasure activities for students. In addition, the port of Varna is the biggest one in Bulgaria so you will most certainly witness some of the biggest ships worldwide! Also, besides the Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov, there are many other universities in Varna. This means that the great amount of foreign students will make it possible for you to make friends with people from all over the world.

Thirdly, of course, the naval academy is an accredited higher educational institution. It offers many Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in English. The diplomas issued by the Naval Academy in Varna are recognized worldwide so you will be able to work abroad after you graduate.

Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is also one of the best universities in Bulgaria in terms of international cooperation and university partnershipsThe Naval Academy in Varna is a member of the International Association of Maritime Universities. Also, students from Nikola Vaptsarov are allowed to participate in Erasmus plus programme and spend a semester abroad during their studies. 

What can you study at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov?

At the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy you can become a graduate cadet in Bachelor of Science in Naval Warfare Officer, Engineer for the Navy and Naval Communications Officer. The course lasts for five years.

Bachelor's degree programmes at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy include Navigation, Ship Power Plants, Electrical Engineering as well as Administration and management. International students must take part in a preparatory course in English, Bulgarian, Maths and Physics that lasts for nine months. Each Bachelor's degree at the Naval Academy takes up to four years (excluing the preparatory course). At the end of each study programme students at the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy are required to sit state exams. At the end, students from Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy obtain a Bachelor of Science degree.

Master's degree programmes at the Naval Academy in Varna include Navigation, Information and communication technologies in marine industry, Port management, Marine engineering, Ship repair, Logistics. The duration of the programmes is between one to three years. Students obtain a Master of Science degree. 

Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy offers also PhD programmes as well as Cisco courses.

What are the tuition fees at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov?

The tuition fees for non-EU students who wish to study a Bachelor's or a Master's degree programme in the branch "Transport, shipping and aviation" at the Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov are 3000 Euro for full-time students or 1750 Euro for extra-mural studies per academic year. Students are required to participate in a nine-month preparatory course in Bulgarian, English, Physics and Mathematics. The same tuition fees are for non-EU students at the Naval Academy in Varna who are enrolled in a PhD programme.

Students whose home country is a member state of the European Union are allowed to study at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov in exchange for the tuition fees of 2000 Euro per academic year for full-time students and 1000 Euro per annum for extra-mural students at the Naval Academy.

The language course at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov in Varna is 3000 Euro per academic year.

The tuition fees can be paid in one or two installments and must be paid on time. Exceptions are not made.

People who study at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov and have a dual citizenship (and one of them is Bulgarian) pay only half of the tuition fees.

Apply at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov - Entry requirements

If you wish to study at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov, you must submit an application form, a copy of your high-school diploma, a medical certificate, four passport pictures, a document for financial support and a certificate that you are allowed to study at a University. The application documents for Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov must be translated and legalized. 

If you want to study Navigation at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov, your high-school grades in Maths and Physics must not be lower than 62%. If you want to study Management of Water Transportation at Naval Academy Nikola Vaptsarov, your high-school grades in English language or Geography or History must be higher than 62% in the respective country. 

If you wish to study at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, contact Inter HECS - Study in Bulgaria via [email protected] - we will provide you with up-to-date information regarding the entry requirements of each specialty as well as assist you with your application at the Naval Academy! We are based in Bulgaria so we will personally submit your application documents to Naval Academy in Varna and guarantee your admission!

Naval Academy in Varna - student dormitories and private apartments

The student dormitory of the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna is located close to the university campus. It has over 200 rooms for current students at the Naval Academy. Each room has a private bathroom. There are approximately 50 double rooms and 100 triple rooms. The rent for a room at the student dormitory of the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is 40 Euro per month, including bills.

Of course, you can also find a private accommodation place in Varna. The city is quite big so you can choose its location, size and furniture. A one-bedroom apartment in the city of Varna costs about 200 Euro a month. The living expenses in Varna are cheaper in comparison to Sofia, Bulgaria. If you want to find an apartment, we recommend you get in touch with a real-estate agent. Contact Inter HECS - Study in Bulgaria, an official representative of the Naval Academy in Varna, so that we forward you some contact details!