General information

Students are being exchanged within the Erasmus+ program on the basis of bilateral agreements between South-West University and higher education institutions from EU, EEA and Turkey.

Eligible participants in students` mobility are all students at South-West University "Neofit Rilski" at all levels (bachelor, master, PhD) and all forms of education (full-time, part-time) that meet the criteria mentioned below.

The duration of the study period under the Erasmus+ program depends on the duration of the semester at the host university, but minimum 3 (three) months (or one trimester).

For the study period students are given financial assistance. It will not fully cover the mobility costs. It is given to cover the additional costs resulting from the difference of the standard of living in the home and host country. Erasmus+ financial support is awarded for a real period of stay, i.e. actual period of study at the host institution (written in the individual contract with the student and in the certificate of attendance issued by the host institution).

Students have the right to participate in student study mobility under the Erasmus+ program only once.

Participation criteria

  • Students should have Bulgarian citizenship or permanent residence in BG
  • Students should have completed two semesters of their education period.
  • Students should have not participated in a study student mobility
  • Students should have sufficient knowledge in a foreign language
  • Students should have an average grade of their education period not less than VERY GOOD

Selection procedure

  • Students apply for an Erasmus+ exchange in the faculty in which they are being educated
  • The Erasmus+ Faculty committee is examining the students
  • The names of the selected students are announced on the information fields in the faculties and on the university webpage.
  • Selected students are having periodical meetings with the Erasmus+ coordinators

Selected students are given an Erasmus+ student status. All rights and obligations of the Erasmus+ students are pointed in the Students Erasmus Charter.

Documents needed for receiving an Erasmus+ financial support

  • Certificate of academic department for completed two semesters of the education
  • Declaration under Article 20, paragraph 1 of the Law for protection of the personal data
  • Declaration for absence of conflict of interest
  • Individual financial contract
  • Application Form
  • Learning Agreement
  • ID copy
  • Bank account document

Documents needed for reporting an Erasmus+ financial support

  • Transcript of Records
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Narrative Report
  • Tickets (flight tickets, bus tickets etc.)

Before the mobility period is started the student:

  • Prepares (with the help of the Erasmus+ faculty coordinator) an individual study program which should be as much relevant as possible to the one the student is studying in SWU;
  • Signs an individual contract for financial support.
Last modified: 2016-01-19