Basic Rules and Regulations related to studies


Art. 18

(1) The forms of examination are: ongoing examination (colloquium/midterm examinations) and final examinations (finals).

(2) Ongoing examination (planned and unplanned) is a mandatory element of students' academic work.

1. The forms of ongoing control applied to assess the students' preparation and mastery of the academic material depend on the specific requirements of each structural unit (faculty) and the study discipline. When forming the final exam grade, the grades from the colloquiums/midterms are also taken into account.

2. Conducting ongoing examinations during the last weeks of the semester is not allowed.

Only the pre-planned ongoing examinations of the practical classes (practicals) are allowed during this period.

3. Conducting more than two different forms of planned examinations in one calendar week is not allowed.

4. Conducting a final examination during the semester is only allowed for study disciplines with a total duration schedule of 15-ac. hours and only after all classes have been taken.

(3) The final exam is carried out within the examination sessions. Students' knowledge and skills are assessed on a six-point scale, which includes: excellent (6.00), very good (5.00), good (4.00), average (3.00) and poor (2.00). An exam graded at least with an average (3.00) is considered successfully passed. Students are assigned credits according to the requirements of the European Credit Transfer System /ECTS/.

(4) The schedule for midterms is drawn up by the Student Offices of the main units, based on the proposal of the persons responsible for the educational activities of each of the departments/sectors, in accordance with the curriculum of the discipline. The implementation of the schedule is mandatory for both students and lecturers. All grades on ongoing exams/colloquium are entered in the student's record and are later taken into account during midterms and finals. Receiving a low grade on a colloquium or midterm examination is grounds for non-certification of the semester. (Art. 104, Para. 1 of the Rules for the Organization and Activities of MU-Pleven)

(5) Heads of departments/sectors are obliged to ensure strict compliance with the ongoing examination schedule. Responsibility for the overall implementation of the schedule for ongoing planned examinations lies with the deans of faculties and the directors of the College and DLST.





(1) All classes (lectures, practical exercises) are mandatory.

            (2) Students can be granted authorized absence due to valid reasons (i.e. prolonged illness), but not more than 25 school days during an academic year.

            (3) (amend. - 26.09.2022) Permission to have makeup exercises for valid reasons is given by the Dean/Director after an application has been submitted, not later than three academic days after the last absence, and after presentation of a document issued by a medical professional, including medical note and outpatient certificate. The makeups must be done within two weeks of the absences, at a time agreed on by the Head of the department/sector. In cases of unauthorized absences, student status is determined by the Dean. In case the medical certificate has been issued in another country it should be translated and legalized pursuant to the regulations for translations, attestations and legalizations.

(4) Students can be granted an authorized absence by the Dean (Director) to participate in sport or other organized activities and they are required to make up the missed classes within two weeks after the authorized absence.

(5) Unauthorized absences are made up on an individual plan, for additional payment, after the permission of the Head of the main unit, within two weeks after the absences.

(6)  Authorized absences of students from clinical practice classes (up to 2 academic weeks) are made up within the semester. The makeup is organized by the lecturer responsible for the practice in the relevant clinical unit.

(7) Unauthorized absences of students from clinical practice classes are made up within the examination session, after permission from the Dean/Director of the relevant unit and upon payment of the relevant fee determined by the Academic Council.

(8) Students who have not completed all work missed (classes or practicals) do not receive a certification in the discipline and are suspended due to an uncertified semester.

(9) (amend. and add. - 2018) The retaking of the missed classes is organized by the lecturer that teaches them and the absent students must be united in groups.

(10) (amend. and add. - 2018; art. para. 9) In case of absences from lectures, numbering more than 20% of the total number of classes in the discipline as per the set schedule (horarium), the students do not receive a certification and are suspended due to an uncertified semester.

Art. 20.

(1) Examination sessions are organized and held pursuant to the Higher Education Law. During the academic year two regular examination sessions are scheduled at the end of each semester – a winter and a summer one; two supplementary sessions are held immediately after the regular ones, and a liquidation session is held in September/February prior to the beginning of the next academic year for students with a maximum three poor marks.

(2) 1. Students take part in an examination session provided that they have the respective semester certified. Sitting for an examination is permitted only once for each session.

(3) The certification of the semesters is carried out by the Dean/Director, after receiving signatures from the assistants professors and lecturers of the relevant disciplines in the last week of the semester for full-time students and after completion of the lectures and practical training course during face-to-face classes for part-time students.

(4) If a signature was not received, the Dean can officially certify the semester. Each student is eligible for only one such certification for the entire study course.

(5) In case of temporary absence of the lecturer in a given discipline due to valid reasons, the Dean/Director officially certifies the semester of the students. 


Art. 21.

(1). Students are allowed to sit an exam provided that they are enlisted in the examination protocols issued by the Student Offices.

(2) In cases when the Dean has granted permission to a student to sit an exam individually - out of the student’s group or out of session time as an exception - the Student Offices issue an individual examination protocol. Examinations are held by the Faculties and Departments provided that they have examination protocols with a scheduled date on them.

(3) (amended - 26.09.2022) It is permissible to postpone the examination for health reasons by submitting a request by the student to the Dean/Director of the main unit, accompanied by the necessary documents, no later than the day preceding the date of the examination appointed in the schedule of the respective session.

Art. 22

(1) Pursuant to the requirement of Art. 44, para. 2 of the Higher Education Law, the examination shall include a mandatory written part, the type and format of which shall be adopted by the FC and the DC with the curriculum and syllabus of the discipline.

(2) If the written part of the examination is a test, it may not be of the nature of an admission to the next part of the examination in the relevant discipline if there are no sample tests issued and approved by the Department.

(3) The written parts of the examinations may be appealed by students to the Dean/Director within five working days.

Art. 23 (1) (amended and supplemented - 26.03.2018) Examinations - practical and theoretical, shall be held in groups by examination committees, following a schedule approved in advance by the Dean/Director.

Item 1 Chairpersons of the examination committees shall be habilitated persons, and in case of more than one habilitated lecturer in the discipline, the examiner shall be appointed on a lottery basis.

Item 2 Members of the examination committee for the respective group of students are the non-habilitated lecturers who conduct their exercises.

(2) The chairman of the committee which conducted the examination shall enter the marks in the examination protocol, the student's book and the department register. On the day of the examination or not later than 24 hours after that, he/she shall also enter the marks in the University Register. Lecturers who fail to comply with their obligations within the specified time limit shall be administratively sanctioned and the recording of the grade shall be made ex officio by the Dean/Director of the main unit. Grades are transferred from the protocol to the information system by an expert in the respective Students’ Office.

(3) A student may be allowed to sit an examination out of their group or out of session time provided an application has been submitted, accompanied by the relevant documents, within two weeks after the end of the regular/re-sit session. The application shall be considered by the Head of the Main Unit (Dean/Director) before the date appointed in the examination schedule for the student's group. Applications submitted later than this date will not be considered (except for applications from students who are suddenly ill or absent due to unexpected serious family reasons, of which students are obliged to notify the Students' Office of the main unit through their relatives or by telephone).

(4) (amended and supplemented - 26.03.2018) All students, except those who are in their last year of education, who have four or more failed examinations remaining after the re-sit sessions, shall be suspended due to poor academic performance.

(5) Students are permitted to a re-sit session with an unlimited number of examinations, though this number is to be reduced to three before the re-take session. The Rector or the Dean/Director may, by exception, permit a student with more than three pending examinations to attend a re-take session,  paying a fee as determined by the AC for the fourth and each subsequent examination.

(6) (amended and supplemented - 05.03.2019) All students, except those who are in their last year of education, with up to two pending (failed) examinations remaining after the re-take session, shall conditionally pass to the next course. Medical students are not permitted for a conditional pass to the next course with pending examinations in Anatomy and Physiology.

(7) (amended - 26.09.2022) The pending conditional examination is to be passed by the end of the academic year of the next course in accordance with the academic schedule. In case of failure, students should repeat the year in which is the relevant discipline according to the curriculum, after paying a fee in an amount corresponding to the proportion of the total duration schedule of the discipline in which they have pending examination.Students who have already had one repeat for poor academic performance are suspended. The Rector or the Dean may exceptionally authorize a conditional examination after the established time limit and a fee determined by the AC shall be paid for attendance.

(8) It is not allowed to sit for an examination in a module of a profile discipline if the exam in the previous module has not been successfully passed.

(9) Conditional enrollment in a school year is allowed for each year of the period of study, but not in the same discipline.

(10) (amended and supplemented - 2019) Students who have not completed the semester and who have more than two failed examinations after the liquidation session, interrupt the semester for poor academic performance or are suspended if they have already had one repeat for poor grades.

(11) Students in their final year of studies (before conducting a state internship) are admitted to a liquidation session with unlimited number of poor grades.

(12) (amended and supplemented 2b.2018) Students from specialty “Medicine” under the preceding paragraph, who have failed examinations after the liquidation session, have the right to re-sit examinations monthly, but not more than three attendances, after paying a fee determined by the AC.  Students who fail to sit and/or pass the examinations interrupt their studies for poor academic performance.

(13) (supplemented - 26.09 2022) Students at the Faculty of “Pharmacy”, “Public Health”, “Health Care” and Medical College are not allowed to start a pre-graduate internship in case they have failed examinations after the liquidation session.

(14) (amended and supplemented - 26.03.2018) Student status should be determined definitively not later than October 15 for the Winter semester and March 1 for the Summer semester.

Art. 24 (1) Students who could not use the re-sit session due to prolonged illness during the whole session or who have serious family reasons are allowed to attend the liquidation session, irrespective of the number of failed examinations; students should submit a relevant document and receive a permission from the Director of the basic unit. Student status shall be determined after the end of the liquidation session in accordance with these Rules.

(2) (amended and supplemented - 05.oz. 2019; 26.09.2022) Students with two or more failed examinations after the liquidation session due to medical reasons but who have submitted request forms to the Dean/ Director within three days before the last day of the liquidation session, supported by documentary evidence issued by their family doctor, incl. medical certificate and ambulatory sheet, receive a medical leave of absence. Students who fail to submit documents within the relevant deadline interrupt their studies due to poor academic performance. Students who have already interrupted their studies for poor achievements are permanently suspended.

Art. 25 (1) Each student has the right to re-sit an examination only once in each discipline in order to correct his/her grade from a successfully passed semester examination renouncing the grade beforehand with a request to the Dean/Director. This applies to every student (excluding internship/trainee students) during the regular, re-sit and liquidation sessions. Trainee doctors can correct their grades from the state examinations during the internship sitting the exam with another trainee student group or during the state liquidation examination session.

(2) Re-sitting an examination for correction of the grade outside the deadlines is not allowed.

(3) The grade received at the re-sit examination for correction is final.


Art. 26 (amended - 26.03.2018) Students shall reserve their student rights during interruptions, with the exception of the right to attend classes. Students with suspended rights shall be entitled to sit for exams during the regular, re-sit (makeup) and retake (liquidation) examination sessions to pass failed examinations in courses from certified semesters upon written application, pending the decision of the Dean.

(1) (amended - 26.03.2018) In the event of an interruption because of an uncertified semester, students shall be required to again fulfill all course requirements for the courses taken in the respective year and semester of studies.

(2) Students with an uncertified winter term shall not be enrolled for the summer term and be re-enrolled (upon payment of tuition in full), and retake all courses taken in that year of study.

(3) Students with an uncertified uncompleted summer term shall not be enrolled for the winter term of the following academic year and re-enroll for the summer semester (upon payment of a percentage of the annual tuition), completing all course work for the courses taken in the summer semester.

(4) (amended - 26.03.2018) Interruption of studies because of an uncertified semester or poor grades is permitted only once during the course of study (except for pre-graduates). If circumstances warrant a second interruption for these reasons, the student will be suspended.

(5) (amended - 26.03.2018) Students interrupting their studied because of poor grades shall have the right to re-enroll for the academic year in the same year of study, once for the entire course of study, upon written application, by resolution of the Rector. They shall attend classes in the courses with failed examinations and shall have the right to sit for exams during the regular, re-sit, and retake sessions for the courses in accordance with the curriculum, upon payment of a fee in an amount determined in proportion to the course syllabi for the courses in which they have failed examinations.

Art. 27

(1) Interruption of studies for health reasons shall be authorized by the Rector, only once during the years of study, on the proposal of the Dean/Director. Sick students entitled to interruption for health reasons, certified by an appropriate document, may interrupt up to one year. During this time, they are entitled to sit for examinations in the subjects with a certified semester in accordance with the curriculum.

(2) In the event of serious and prolonged illness, the Rector may authorize an interruption of studies for up to 3 years.

(3) Interruption of studies is only permitted once during the years of study, regardless of the reasons (social, financial or family), for a maximum of two consecutive years. Exceptions shall be considered by the Rector of the University on the proposal of the Head of the Respective Faculty/Department, after coordinating the proposal with the Vice-Rector for Academic Activities.

Art. 28

(1) Within one week after the end of a re-take session, each student shall report to the relevant student office for clarification of his/her student status. After this period, the student's status shall be decided on by the Dean/Director in accordance with these Regulations, without the compulsory presence of the student.

(2) Enrollment of students at the beginning of the academic year shall be as follows:

1. For students with all examinations passed - within two weeks after the beginning of the academic year.

2. For students with extended or re-take examination session - within one week of the end of the relevant session.

3. Students who have not met the enrollment deadlines shall be suspended from the university.

(3) In special cases, the student's status shall be resolved by order of the Rector in accordance with a report from the Dean/Director of the respective faculty/department


Art. 30 The suspension of students shall take place in the cases specified in Art. 23, par. 7, Article 24, paragraph 2 and 3, Article 26, paragraph 5, Article 28, paragraph 2, item 3 of these Regulations and Article 92, paragraph 2 of the Regulations on the Structure and Activities of MU - Pleven.

(1) (supplemented - 26.09.2022) The suspended Bulgarian students and those studying under the procedure for Bulgarian citizens, including self-paid studies, as well as those who have withdrawn by their own volition (withdrawal under the procedure of Article 92, Paragraph 4, Clause 2 of the MU's Regulation of the Management Board) may apply once for the restitution of their student rights by sitting for the candidate competitive examinations, without a minimum score requirement and outside the state order, up to three years after the period of suspension.

(2) (amended - 26.03.2018; 26.09.2022) International students who have been suspended or have withdrawn pursuant to Article 92, Paragraph 4, Clause 2 of the MU-Pleven’s PUD may restore their student rights once by paying a fee equal to 25% of the approved annual tuition fee for the respective year, plus the tuition fee for the course in which they are enrolled.

(3) Students who have restored their student rights are required to fulfil all obligations under the curriculum at the time of restoration for the courses in which they have not passed the necessary examinations.