BSE-Sofia CFA Scholarship Program

In the competitive, rapidly evolving profession of investment management, few achievements will say more about your commitment to knowledge and high ethical standards than earning the CFA charter. The global investment community at large recognizes the CFA designation as a symbol of professional competence and excellence.

For 4th year, Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) announces its CFA Scholarship Program.

The Exchange will grant 2 (two) scholarships covering the exam registration fee for taking the June 2018 or December 2018 CFA Level I Exam, for first-year candidates only.

If the chosen scholarship candidate has already enrolled for the June 2018 or December 2018 Level 1 CFA Exam, BSE will refund his/her exam registration fee against a copy of the invoice. Please be aware that a valid international travel passport is required for CFA Program enrollment/registration. Eligible applicants for the Scholarship Program are candidates who:

  1. Fulfill all CFA candidate requirements to register for the Scholarship Program (for more information, please see
  2. Have never enrolled for the CFA Program or who have enrolled (will enroll) for the first time for the June 2018or December 2018CFA Level I Exam.
  3. Applicants must have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree:
    • or be in the final year of their bachelor's degree program at the time of registration;
    • or have four years of professional work experience (does not have to be investment related);
    • or have a combination of professional work and college experience that totals at least four years. Part-time positions do not qualify, and the four-year total must be accrued prior to enrollment.

In order to apply for the Scholarship Programthe candidates have to present:

  1. Completed 2018BSE - CFA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM application form (also available in .DOC format);
  2. Recent CV;
  3. Academic Transcript;
  4. Motivation Letter for applying for the 2018BULGARIAN STOCK EXCHANGE - CFA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

Applicants should send the required documents via e-mail to the following e-mail address: mentioning the following in the subject field: (CFA Scholarship 2018).

Required application documentation must be received by the Bulgarian Stock Exchange not later than September 8th, 2017.

Application documentation received after the deadline will not be considered.

All eligible candidates will be invited to sit a Scholarship Examination on September 16th 2017. The venue of the Scholarship Examination will be determined after the application deadline, however, the exam will take place in Sofia. Scholarship winners will be announced on 18th September 2017, with an opening bell ceremony.