About us

Bulgaria ITC


ITC Bulgaria is an ICS accredited Institute Teaching Centre (ITC) for the provision of ICS tutorship and selected professional development courses within Bulgaria and other Black Sea Region Countries.

The ITC Bulgaria was established in 2001 as an integral part of  "Nikola Vaptsarov" Naval Academy, which has a university status and is the basic higher education institution in Bulgaria for training of shipping business personnel.

The lecturers have been approved by both the Academic Board and the ICS. Some are full-time Academy lecturers and the rest are Institute graduates presently working as chartered shipbrokers.

ITC Bulgaria also supports the ICS examinations, as a distance examination center.


The main form of training and also the most popular one is full-time attendance course of study. As a maritime university we conduct syllabus-based training which includes courses most needed in the region, such as 'Dry Cargo Chartering', 'Ship Operation and Management', 'Port Agency' and 'Shipping Law'.


Who's who


Assoc. Prof. PhD Nikolai Atanasov Velikov, Capt., Bu Navy,

Dean, Navigation Faculty, Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy


Galina Ivanova

Contact Details

Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy

73 Vasil Drumev Str.

9026 Varna Bulgaria

E: n.velikov@nvna.eu
W: www.naval-acad.bg
T: +359 52552260
F: +359 52303163