Bulgaria

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Recommendation

Expect and average of 4 or higher.

Grading System

Number

Description

Translation

US grade

6

Otlichen

Excellent

A

5

Mnogo Dobur

Very Good

A

4

Dobur

Good

B

3

Sreden

Satisfactory

C

2

Slab

Poor/Fail

F

  • Bulgaria has signed on to the Bologna Agreement so you may receive common European style transcripts with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) grades.
  • A Diploma Supplement is available for students after they receive the bachelor’s degree.    The Diploma Supplement will usually show ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) grades, and Bulgarian grades. 

ECTS grades

A

Top 10% of the cohort

B

Next 25%

C

Next 30%

D

Next 25%

E

Next 10%

SUGGESTED DEGREE EQUIVALENCE

Old System

Equivalent to US Bachelor’s/Master’s:

  • Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) comparable to a master’s degree but no direct equivalent degree.

Other

  • Diploma za Kandidat na Naukite or Diploma of Candidate of Sciences is considered comparable to a doctorate degree.

New system

Equivalent to US Bachelor’s:

  • Bachelor/Bakalavr

Equivalent to a US Master’s:

  • Master/Magister (1 year)
  • Master/Magister (6 years after high school) in select fields

PhD

  • Doctor/Doktor (3 years after Masters)