Thank you for choosing South-West University "Neofit Rilski" for your Erasmus+ period. We look forward to welcoming you and sincerely hope your stay in Bulgaria will be a pleasant and rewarding one.

In this section incoming Erasmus+ students will find advice on dealing with administrative formalities and any other relevant information concerning their Erasmus+ period at SWU "Neofit Rilski".

Application procedure

Step 1 - Nomination by your Home University

Make sure that your University has informed the ERASMUS+ Office of your arrival at the South-West University.

Step 2 - Application

Fill in the Application form and the Learning agreement (concerning the courses you will attend). After completing the documents send them to the ERASMUS+ Office by e-mail (

Step 3 - Accommodation

Fill in the Accommodation form and send it to the ERASMUS+ Office by e-mail ( A photo is also required.

Step 4 - Confirmation

After completing all the above-mentioned steps, you will receive a message concerning your enrolment.

Application Deadlines

  • For winter semester - June, 30
  • For spring semester - November, 30


Information about the courses offered at SWU
For more information please do not hesitate to contact Faculty coordinators.

Faculty coordinators

Faculty coordinators supply incoming students with academic guidance throughout their Erasmus period at South-West University.


South-West University "Neofit Rilski" offers, but does not guarantee, university accommodation for Erasmus+ students. If you want to stay at SWU dormitory, you will have to fill in the accommodation form and send it to the Erasmus+ office at SWU.

If you prefer a private accommodation, please contact the Erasmus coordinator.

European Health Insurance Card

All eligible students should obtain a European Health Insurance Card before departure - this entitles you to free or reduced cost medical treatment in the countries of the European Economic Area (the EEA constitutes the 28 EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) and Switzerland.


You will not need a visa for travelling within the EU if you are a citizen of an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

If you are a national of another country, you may require a visa for your Erasmus+ period - please ensure that you contact your local embassy or consulate of the country you will be visiting to find out if you need a visa and, if so, how and when you must apply for it.

Please ensure that you apply for your visa in plenty of time before your Erasmus+ exchange or placement as applications may take several months to process.

Normally, along with other documentation, you will be required to provide written confirmation of your acceptance from your host university or organisation, as well as proof of your start and end dates.

More information you can find at the official website of Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign affairs:

Students with disabilities

The ERASMUS+ programme pays particular attention to guidance, reception, physical accessibility, pedagogical and technical support services, and, especially, financing of the extra costs. If you have a severe disability or exceptional special needs then you may be entitled to extra funding to cover associated costs on your Erasmus+ period. If you are already at an Institution of Higher Education, contact the Erasmus+ coordinator for further details as they are responsible for ensuring all the necessary paperwork is completed and arrangements are made at the host institution to meet the needs of the student.

Practical Information

From the airport to the Central bus station (railway station) in Sofia you will have to change two buses:

  1. From the airport to hotel "Pliska":
    • From Terminal 1 - bus 84;
    • From Terminal 2 - bus 284;
  2. From hotel "Pliska" to the Central bus station (railway station) - one of the following buses: 213, 214, 305, 313.

From the Central bus station in Sofia there are buses to Blagoevgrad on almost every hour:

Last modified: 2017-11-20