Welcome to South-West University's Erasmus+ Portal!

Incoming Staff


Preliminary preparations

Staff from partner institutions wishing to visit the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” (SWU) in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, for teaching or training should contact the Erasmus Office of their home institution in order to be informed about their internal selection procedure. Eligibility for participation in the selection procedure is determined and subsequent selection is organized by the sending institution.

After the selection, partner institutions send their nominations to the Erasmus office of the South-West University “Neofit Rilski”. Teaching staff nominations are only accepted within the agreed fields of study as they are mentioned in the fields of study and flows table in the signed Inter-Institutional Agreement.

Language requirements

The South-West University “Neofit Rilski” generally requires a B2 English Language Level (the level is according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ), unless otherwise specified in the Inter-Institutional Agreement. Τhe B2 English Language level is equivalent to a total score of 72 in TOEFL or a total score 6 score in IELTS.

Before your arrival at SWU

  • Fill in the online application form.

  • If you are interested in teaching send a proposal of your mobility agreement to our Erasmus Office. We will bring you in contact with the Departmental Coordinator who is responsible for academic matters and for your schedule. After you determine the period and programme of the mobility activity forward the agreement, signed by you and your Institution, to our Erasmus Office.

  • If you are interested in training, choose an Erasmus Training Course and after you determine the period and programme of the mobility activity forward the mobility agreement signed by you and your Institution to our Erasmus Office.

  • Make sure that you have a valid insurance policy.

SWU offers accommodation options for all our incoming staff members in our University Center “Bachinovo” which is located just 3 km away from Blagoevgrad. More information about the University Center you can fin HERE.  
In order to fill in your Mobility Agreement with SWU’s information, please, consult the following table:
South-West University “Neofit Rilski” (SWU)
Erasmus code
66 Ivan Mihaylov Street, 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Contact person name and position
Stanislav Grozdanov
Erasmus+ coordinator


Radostina Nikolova, PhD
Erasmus+ coordinator


Hristo Dimitrov
Erasmus+ coordinator
Type of enterprise
Higher Education Institution (HEI)
Faculty / Department
Specific to the incoming staff member
Upon your arrival

Upon arrival at the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” (1st day) you must check-in at our Erasmus Office.

Our office is in the Main Rectorate Building which is located on 66 Ivan Mihaylov Street. The room number is 101 and is located on the first floor. Once you pass through the main entrance, take a left, you won’t miss us! 

Upon the incoming staff mobility completion

Leaving the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” (last day) you must check out at our Erasmus office in order to receive your duly completed and signed Certificate of Teaching or Training.

Take a virtual tour of our university campus HERE

Should you have any questions, please, feel free to contact us: 

Hristo Dimitrov 

Erasmus+ coordinator


Stanislav Grozdanov

Erasmus+ coordinator


You can download the the incoming staff info pack in Turkish language by clicking HERE


Once you have filled in the online application form our Erasmus+ team will reach out in a timely manner.