Bulgaria

Recognised School Leaving Qualification(s)

Диплома за Cредно Oбразование (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) NB this is only accepted with Matriculation [from Professionalni utchilichta schools].

This is acceptable for programmes up to 500 points. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for.

Eligibility Requirements

Subject pass mark for purposes of admission to HEIs:

3 (scale 2-6 where 6 is best)

Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation:

The minimum eligibility criteria follow. Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

Level  8           2 H5 required         Pass in 5 distinct recognised subjects which must include both profile subjects and 2 subjects at       grade 5 or better          

 

Note:

In addition to Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie applicants must submit a school report showing all subjects taken in final year.

Competence in English Language:

Applicants must present IELTS/TOEFL or other approved examination.

Specific Subject Requirements:

To compare the subject requirements in terms of Irish Leaving Certificate as specified on the UCC website, use the following table:

Subject Grade Comparison (subects ≥ 144 hours):
  NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below
LC Higher

 

Bulgarian Exam    

   

  LC Ordinary           Bulgarian Exam
H1 6 in profile subject O1 5
H2 6 or 5 in profile subject O2 4
H3 6 or 5 in profile subject O3 4
H4 5 O4 3
H5 5 O5 3
H6 4 O6 3
H7 4    

 

 

Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA

 

Guideline Indicative Points Score (IPS) equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points:

 

Points Equivalence Table

Average

Indicative Points Score

6.0

500

5.5

481

5.0

432

4.5

376

4.0

316

3.5

273

3 250

The average as calculated on the certificate is used. For programmes over 500 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for.

Bonus points for maths: Not applicable

Admissions Office

Iontrálacha

1st floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, T12 K8AF

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