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Pathway Program


HRC Culinary Academy

The premier culinary school in Eastern Europe. The HRC Academy offers 2-year program in Culinary Arts and 3-semester program in F&B Management, developed by educational and industry leaders. The program is completely taught in English by international Chef instructors. Our facility in Sofia is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in our kitchen laboratories, demo theater, wine cellar and teaching restaurant Talents.

Visa Requirements

  • Valid passport and Application form
  • One passport-size photo
  • Return ticket or documentation for next destination Police clearance & Bank Statement Proof of sufficient funds (at least 50 USD a day)
  • Proof of paid fare for onward destination
  • For motor vehicle transit, proof of an extra 200 USD for each entry
  • Proof of a secured return trip Proof of paid fare for onward destination
  • For business visits: Letters from the applicant's company and from the Bulgarian business partner, endorsed by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce
  • For private visits: A letter of invitation by a Bulgarian citizen endorsed by the local authorities.


  • Students must be at least 18 years old
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Students must hold a valid VISA
  • English Proficiency - Minimum of 5.5 overall

    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    • PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Visa Application Process

  1. Fill out the application form

  2. Prepare original documents required by the embassy. (Kindly refer to the list of documents under visa requirements)

  3. Submit to AGS a scanned copy for review.

  4. Arrange shipment of documents via LBC. Please see below shipping details.

  5. AGS will send the documents to Bulgaria via courier.

  6. HRC Culinary will review all the documents.

  7. HRC will arrange the approval letter and translation of documents and send all the requirements to Ministry of Education in Bulgaria

  8. (It would take up to 10 days)

  9. Ready visa documents will be sent to AGS by HRC.

  10. Student will prepare supporting documents such as Bank Statement, Police Clearance and Rental Agreement

  11. Student will go to Bulgarian embassy in Vietnam to submit the requirements and attend the personal Interview.

  12. Wait for the visa to be process. It would take up to 35 days to be released.


All visa documents must be in a long brown envelope with Plastic Envelope.

Student must prepare the original and 4 photo copies of each documents

School Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • High School TOR - Average Grade should be 75% of the maximum grade.
  • Transcript of Records
  • Migration Certificate (Either from High School or DepEd) – to see if the student is Eligible to study abroad.
  • Copy of Passport & Passport photos
  • Medical Document / Certification – should not be older than a month from the release of the document. Suggested is on the day of submission for Apostille.
  • Police Clearance (For VISA Application)
  • Bank Statement (For VISA Application)
  • Confirmation for accommodation (assisted by HRC) (For VISA Application)

Other Fees to Prepare

  1. Housing
  2. Visa
  3. Airfare
  4. Meals
  5. Bank Account
  6. Courier Fee
  7. Airfare
  • Roundtrip Ticket to Vietnam (Visa Application)
  • Philippines to Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria to USA (2nd Sem Internship)

Tuition Fee

2,750 Euro per Semester

Note: Students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week while studying in Bulgaria.