Incoming students

Types of mobility

Student mobility for studies can support short cycle, first cycle (bachelor or equivalent), second cycle (master or equivalent) and third cycle (doctoral level) students who wish to come for a study period at Medical University -Plovdiv.
Student mobility for traineeships can support short cycle, first cycle (bachelor or equivalent), second cycle (master or equivalent) and third cycle (doctoral level) students as well as recent graduates (within one year after graduation) who wish to come for a traineeship at Medical University- Plovdiv.

Duration of mobility period

The duration of a mobility period for studies can be from 2 to 12 months
The duration of a mobility period for traineeship can be from 2 months to 12 months.
Note: the maximum duration of a mobility can be limited by the number of months specified in the bilateral inter-institutional agreement between MU Plovdiv and the respective sending institution.

Funding rules

Student mobility between programme countries

The students receive financial support from their sending institutions.

Student mobility between Partner and Programme countries according to the signed agreement from 1.8.2022 until 31.7.2024 (Colombia, Israel and United States)

Individual grant support for student mobility from partner countries to Bulgaria (a programme country) is 800 EUR per month as determined according to the following table:




Eligible Partner Countries

Group 1 Programme Countries

900 EUR per month

Group 2 Programme Countries

850 EUR per month

Group 3 Programme Countries*

800 EUR per month

Programme Countries

Partner countries

700 EUR per month

*Bulgaria is in Group 3

In addition, students coming from Partner Countries receive top-up amounts to support them in covering their travel costs. The amount depends on the “travel distance” – distance between point of departure (city of sending institution) and point of arrival (Plovdiv). It can be calculated with the help of an on-line calculator
The amount of travel support is determined according to the following table:

Travel distances

Standart travel-amount

Green travel-amount

Between 10 and 99 km

23 EUR per participant

Between 100 and 499 km

180 EUR per participant

210 EUR per participant

Between 500 and 1999 km

275 EUR per participant

320 EUR per participant

Between 2000 and 2999 km

360 EUR per participant

410 EUR per participant

Between 3000 and 3999 km

530 EUR per participant

610 EUR per participant

Between 4000 and 7999 km

820 EUR per participant

8000 km or more

1500 EUR per participant


Both for incoming students from Programme and Partner countries

Students who wish to come to Medical University- Plovdiv for a period of study or traineeship should be nominated by their home institution after going through a formal selection procedure. For more information on selection criteria and procedures the student should contact the Erasmus / International office at his or her own institution.

After the student has been nominated by their home institution for a mobility period of studies / traineeships at Medical University- Plovdiv they or their Erasmus office should contact the Erasmus office at MU- Plovdiv to inquire about possibilities and availabilities.

Before I arrive

After the nominated student has contacted our Erasmus office and the possibility to accept him or her has been confirmed the student should fill out and send by email the following documents:
Application form

– Learning Agreement for Studies or Learning Agreement for Traineeship signed by the student and the sending institution
Download "Learning Agreement for Studies"

Download "Learning Agreement for Traineeships"

Download "Confirmation letter"

These agreements define the target learning outcomes of the studies / traineeship for the learning period at Medical University Plovdiv, specify the formal recognition provisions, including credits to be recognised, and list the rights and obligations of each of the three parties.
The agreement then gets approved and signed by the Institutional Erasmus Coordinator of MU Plovdiv as well. It MUST be signed by all three parties before the student can start the Erasmus mobility activity.

The student then can also discuss with the Erasmus office at MU- Plovdiv issues such as arrival directions, accommodation, date and time of initial visit to the Erasmus office, etc.

After I arrive

After the student has arrived they should contact and visit the Erasmus office as soon as possible. For directions, see Contacts section.

Initial visits to the Erasmus office should help the student with:

– orientation
– week study / traineeship problem
– accommodation issues
– travel cards
– visa issues, if applicable

Helpful links:
– map of Medical University campus locations…
– week programmes for regular international students – English course
Note: Changes in the Learning agreement can be made within 1 month of arrival at Medical University Plovdiv.
Note: Extension of the mobility period can be agreed upon not later than 1 month before end of the mobility period originally defined in the Learning Agreement.

Before I leave

At the end of the mobility activity the Erasmus office at Medical University Plovdiv prepares and provides the student with the following documents:

– Certificate of Stay (for studies or traineeship) which certifies the duration of the study or traneeship period spent at MU Plovdiv
Download "Certificate of Stay (studies)"

Download "Certificate of Stay (traineeship)"

– Learning agreement for Studies / Learning agreement for Traineeship signed and stamped by the sending institution, MU Plovdiv as the receiving institution and the student

– Transcript of Records which provides information about the academic performance and credits earned during the study period.
Download "Transcript of Records"

– Traineeship Certificate which provides information about learning outcomes acquired and credits earned during the traineeship period.
Download "Traineeship Certificate"