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Education in Bulgaria is overseen by the Ministry of Education and Science. Full-time education is mandatory for all children aged between 7 and 16. 6-year old children can be enrolled at school at their parents' discretion. Education at state-owned schools is free of charge, except for the higher education schools, colleges and universities.


It is mandatory for every child to enroll in a primary school in the year that celebrates its seventh birthday.

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The choice of the school is made by the child's parents.

Required Information

  • Child’ full name
  • Parents full names
  • Child’s personal identification number
  • Date and place of birth of the child
  • Permanent address


Enrollment for the primary school starts after May 24. The school directors will announce a first ranking. This happens in every single school, there is no centralized ranking or information. Parents that have so far submitted only applications, when the ranking comes out, must bring the original certificate of the completed pre-school group. This means that their child is enrolled. Those who are not accepted into the desired school can wait for 10 days until the Directors declare second ranking vacancies and then bring the certificate.

Apply Online

You can apply for enrollment of your child in a primary school online in some municipalities like Burgas:

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Required Documents

  • Application for registration(school sample)
  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Parent’s identity card
  • Certificate of completion of pre-school group/class


There are no fees for enrollment in the state sponsored primary schools.


There are seven grades to be completed in a Bulgarian primary school .

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

It may take up to two weeks to enroll a child in a primary school.

Office Locations & Contacts

In the link below there is a list of all primary schools in Bulgaria:

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Information which might help

Those parents who for some reason were not able to enroll their child anywhere may seek assistance in regional inspectorates, where they will be directed to the most appropriate school.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

New regulations for enrollment in a primary school in 2014:
Education in Bulgaria:


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