International Opportunities

Erasmus for Public Administration

Erasmus for Public Administration is a short study visit in Brussels, organized from The European School of Administration(EUSA). The programme is for young civil servants from all member states whose work involve EU questions, but their professional experience in European affairs should be less than 5 years. The participants have the opportunity to learn more about the EU decision-making processes and the way the institutions function.

This 10-day long study programme is composed of conferences, training seminars, visits to the institutions in Brussels, 1-day visits to Luxembourg and Strasbourg and includes 2 days of "job shadowing" in an institution of the participant's choice. During that period the participants have the opportunity to work with mentor who presents to them the work of the department and introduces them to the team.

The Institute for Public Administration is national coordinator for the programme and works in cooperation with EUSA and Permanent Representation of Bulgaria. The programme is organized in three sessions per year and the quota for Bulgaria is 4 participants.

The Young Leaders' Program

The Young Leaders' Program (YLP) is a full scholarship program, organized by the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. It’s one-year master’s program conducted in English. Students who complete the course are awarded a Master’s Degree in policy science.  Applicants should have at least 3 years of full-time work experience (preferably 5 years or more) in public administration. Also they should be under 40 years old and should hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized/accredited university or college, and have achieved excellent academic performance.

The recruitment of applicants and nomination of candidates to the Embassy of Japan are conducted by The Institute of Public administration. The process of recruitment and nomination are as follows:

The quota for Bulgaria is 1-2 students for each year.