Funding Information for Bulgaria

Eligibility Criteria – EN

  1. The applicant shall be a Bulgarian citizen (regardless of the country of residence) or a citizen of another member state of the European Union, who has resided permanently in Bulgaria for not less than 5 years by the deadline for application;
  2. The applicant shall have acquired educational and qualification degree Master by the training start date (September 1st every year).
  3. The applicant shall have a Master’s degree diploma with a Grade Point Average of minimum “Very good 5” or the respective equivalent from the evaluation system in the country, where the degree is obtained.

Grant and Allowances

  • Monthly grant: 1.315 EUR per month.
  • Family allowance: 225 EUR per dependent/per month.
  • Travel allowance: 350 EUR per year.
  • Health Insurance: the medical insurance cover is provided to the scholarship holders and their dependents.

The authority provides a monthly grant for the first three years of EUI Ph.D. Programme. The fourth year is covered by the EUI (2021 grant is 1,365 EUR per month, in addition to other allowances).

Funding Authority

Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Bulgaria

  • 2A Dondukov Blvd.
  • Sofia 1000
  • Bulgaria




  • Mrs. Ivana Radonova – State Expert, Higher Education Directorate, e-mail: [email protected], tel. 359 2/9217 541;
  • Mrs. Iskra Yoshovska – Chief Expert, Higher Education Directorate: e-mail: [email protected], tel. 359 2/9217 641;
  • Mrs. Hristina Ivanova – Junior Expert, Higher Education Directorate: e-mail: [email protected], tel. 359 2/9217 543.

Page last updated on 29 October 2020

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