Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of higher education and training for the period 2014-2020 that provides students and graduates with the knowledge and skills required by the European and international labor market and the economy, while allowing them to achieve personal fulfillment and to play an active role in the society.

The mobility of staff of education institutions in the Erasmus+ Programme frame will allow undertaking a learning and / or professional experience in another country. That is why, we do our best to follow the principles of Erasmus chart, to offer some courses in foreign language, improve the quality of education of foreign students, to ensure bettered mentorship and support. We welcome exchange students from our Erasmus+ partner universities. We are interested in enhancing the internationalization of our university and we are happy to meet incoming staff for teaching / training from our partners.

We believe, that the opportunity to share experience and knowledge between students and university staff of different countries, nationalities and backgrounds is a determining factor for mutual understanding and development of participants and for the institutions modernization.

Contacts: Erasmus + coordinator for the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”: Prof. Dr. Marinela Panayotova, Faculty of Mining Technology, room 327, Phone: + 359 2 8060305, + 359 2 8060314, e-mail:,


To become an Erasmus+ exchange student at the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia, Bulgaria you have to:

  • Be a student at a university that has signed a bilateral agreement with the University of Mining and Geology;
  • Provide a nomination letter from your university; the letter should contain your full name and surname, gender, valid e-mail address, the requested period of your stay (autumn/spring semester, whole academic year); The nomination letter has to be signed by the Erasmus+ coordinator from your university and stamped.
  • Provide a document for the level of knowledge of Bulgarian or the foreign language for the program / courses chosen from the catalogue below;
  • Fill in and provide the student application form;
  • Fill in and provide a Learning agreement form;

Required number of ECTS credits depend on your university rules but generally it is 25-30 per semester. In order to learn about the content of particular syllabi you should contact the head of the corresponding department (for the courses in Bulgarian) or the program / course leader (for courses in foreign language).

The mentioned above documents have to be signed (stamped where necessary) and sent to with a copy to

1st Septemberfor autumn semester and whole academic year
15th Januaryfor spring semester

The University of Mining and Geology (UMG) “St. Ivan Rilski” offers instruction in Bulgarian for all programs and courses taught at the university and in foreign language for study programs and courses pointed in the Catalogue.

Academic calendar 2021-2022

Additional information
Accommodation and meals
Accommodation is possible student campus dorms. Internet is available for all habitants. In the neighborhood of dormitories there is a park. Playgrounds, sports halls, tennis courts, supermarkets are available around.

Dormitory deposit – 200 EUR (to be paid in Euro only) – it is one-time payment (made to the university account), which has to be done within 7 days after arrival.

The deposit will be returned to you at check-out. Type of payment: bank transfer only – detailed information are included in the proforma-invoice you will be provided. In case of the damage done in the dormitory room or damage of the dormitory property made by resident, missing payment for room in domitory, deposit (200 EUR) will be reduced respectively to costs.

For check-in you will need:
– 1 passport size photo,
– valid passport or ID card.

These documents are needed to prepare a Resident Card, which allows you to enter your dormitory.
Before you check-out:
– inform the Erasmus+ coordinator at the UMG as well as head of dormitory about your departure at least 5 working days ahead,
– make sure that all payments are made,
– in order to get back dormitory deposit deliver confirmation from the head of dormitory to the Accountant office,
– leave your room clean,
– give back keys room to the reception.

Inbound students can use the students’ canteen for lunch and dinner under the same conditions as the Bulgarian students. The average price is about 3-4 Euro/ meal.
Healthcare: Number 112 – English speaking operators are available.
Center for Emergency Medical Care: bul. „Vasil Levski“ 129, 1202 Sofia Center, Sofia, Open 24 hours, Phone: +359 2 935 7221
Emergency hospitals in Sofia
-Pirogov Emergency Institute //. Phone: +359 2 9154 411; 02 9154 213, bul. „General Eduard I. Totleben“ 21, 1606 Pette Kyosheta, Sofia, Bulgaria
The hospital treats life- threatening conditions and emergencies like severe allergies, poisoning, fractures, burn traumas, etc.

The Military Medical Academy – operates the so called polytrauma emergency ward and it equipped to deal with all kinds of medical emergencies. ul. „Sveti Georgi Sofiyski“ 3, 1606 Sofia, Phone: +359 2 922 6000

Other hospitals in Sofia with 24 hour emergency services:

  • University Hospital Tsaritsa Yoanna – ISUL /Болница ИСУЛ/
  • University HospitalSt Anna commonly known as Okruzna bolnitsa /Окръжна болница/ Phone: +359 2 975 9000
  • Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital – a private hospital with an emergency ward.


Just after arrival contact the Erasmus+ coordinator at the University of Mining and Geology. You have to bring following documents:

– valid ID card / passport,

– medical insurance.

In case you want to confirm your arrival with a document different from the end of the Student application form, please take the document which is required by your home university.

 First week of your stay at the University of Mining and Geology is considered as orientation one. You are met with the teaching staff, mentors and a representative of the Students Council. This is also the time for making changes (if necessary) of the learning agreement.
At the end of your stay you have to bring to the Erasmus+ coordinator the following documents:

  • If you have used the dormitory of the University of Mining and Geology – a confirmation from the head of dormitory (that you made all payments and no equipment is missing or damaged)
  • If you have taken books or other materials from the library – a confirmation from the head of library that you have returned them.


We are happy to welcome our colleagues for teaching and training and administrative staff visitors for training according to the rules of the Erasmus+ framework. If you are interested in visiting the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, please initially check whether your university has an agreement signed with our university. Please contact your Erasmus Institutional Coordinator and see what the requirements are for you to apply for an Erasmus+ staff teaching / training grant at your institution.

In order to enjoy a fruitful cooperation, it is advisable before your mobility for teaching to contact the head of the department at UMG that is responsible for the specialty of students you would like to teach. This will facilitate you in preparing your staff mobility agreement for teaching.

If you are interested in staff mobility for training, please contact the Erasmus+ Coordinator at the University of Mining and Geology.

For invitation letters, please contact the Erasmus+ Coordinator at the University of Mining and Geology

For a good organization of your stay at the  UMG “St. Ivan Rilski”, we kindly ask you to fill in and send by e-mail to the Erasmus + Coordinator the Mobility Agreement (Teaching / Training).


University of Mining and Geology (UMG) is a public Bulgarian University accredited by the National Accreditation Agency with a high score. UMG educates at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels in all areas of providing non-energy and energy raw materials for the sustainable development of our society.

We educate qualified professionals in the entire chain of the materials production: geology and mineralogy; geophysics and geoinformatics; modern open pit, underground and under-water mining; gas and oil production; processing of minerals and coal; metals extraction and all related specialties, such as geotechnical engineering, computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering, automation, mine surveying, geodesy and underground construction, and economics.

We care for preserving our environment therefore we have developed specialties like environmental engineering and biotechnology, hydrogeology, waste management, and RES.

We are committed to improving the quality and relevance of higher education in our area and preparing the graduates and researchers for Europe needs, thus further increasing the employability of our graduates and contributing to our country development.

We are convinced that good results are achieved only by strengthening the knowledge triangle. The university relations with the industry in our area are excellent thus leading to conducting students’ traineeships in real working environment.

We support the EU Agenda for Higher Education. The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is essential to the realization of our university plans, strategies and aspirations.

Effective internationalization of all aspects of the University’s activity is crucial to improve staff and students skills and experience, and Erasmus+ plays a key part in achieving these aims.

UMG applies a policy for recognition of ERASMUS study periods abroad by flexible using of existing curricula and practical application of ECTS for all Bachelor and Master degree studies. The UMG is trying to support own students in developing their language skills and to facilitate the fast adaptation of ongoing and upcoming students to the corresponding teaching, research and cultural environment.

Mobility of academic staff plays an important role for the quality of education and research at the UMG.

Training of our administrative staff with the help of Erasmus+ is a tool for effective partnership management, support of co-operation projects and creation of an intercultural working environment at the UMG.

The selection of mobile participants and the award of grants are carried out in a fair, transparent and documented way by applying previously set evaluation criteria. Students and teachers with special needs are helped with appropriate services.

UMG has a number of mutually beneficial strategic partnerships. We monitor and evaluate our bilateral agreements with the aim to provide opportunities for the development of new programs and further development of the existing ones as well as ensure the sustainability of cooperation.

We are dedicated to widely disseminate and implement good practices developed under Erasmus+.

Participation in the Program contributes to our University aspirations to fulfill our objectives and tasks as public higher educational institution for the upcoming years.

The University of Mining and Geology has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the Erasmus+ program 2014-2021.


Phone: +359 2 8060234, e-mail:

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