Higher education in Bulgaria

Bulgaria Higher Edu

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OK Getting higher education in the Republic of Bulgaria is your chance to continue your education at any level, as well as get a higher education diploma in a European university without entrance exams. 
OK The total expenditures spent on education are much lower than similar expenditures on paid education in other countries.
OK  A diploma obtained in Bulgaria is a European diploma and is recognized by all EU states.

What is important to know about higher education in Bulgaria

Degree types: Bachelor's, Master's, PhD

Teaching languages: Bulgarian, English (American University in Bulgaria)

Language preparation: when studying in Bulgarian, it is offered to take a 9-month intensive Bulgarian language course, which is offered by the Department of Language Education of the Institute for Foreign Students (DNA - IIS) at the Sofia State University named after St. Kliment Ohridski.

Tuition: foreign students pay their own tuition, the cost of which is annually set and approved by the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria in the amount for the current academic year. A semester breakdown of tuition fees is permitted. Students with a second - Bulgarian citizenship will pay half the tuition fee established for foreign citizens, if they are enrolled to study under the admission conditions established for foreign citizens.

Work while studying: foreign students are allowed to earn extra money while studying, obtaining a special permit for this is not required.


American University in Bulgaria

This is a private institution of higher education, where the curriculum is built on the model of American Liberal Arts Education. The liberal arts education system emphasizes the development of skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. The American University in Bulgaria is accredited by the Commission for Higher Education Institutions in the USA and by act of the General National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria. The university is located in Blagovgrad, Bulgaria.


10 reasons why you should choose American University in Bulgaria


The diploma has worldwide recognition: the university is accredited in the USA and Bulgaria, and all students receive a European Diploma Supplement. 


The high quality of education ensures a successful career for graduates.


Talented and active students and vibrant international environment: 37% of the total student population are international students who represent 35 countries.


International teaching staff: 52% of the teaching staff are representatives of foreign universities, of which 30% are professors from US universities.


Individual approach of teachers to students.


An environment that encourages freedom of thought and opinion.


Flexible individual training program.


A rich student life: lectures, concerts, games, extracurricular activities.


Successful graduates who occupy leading positions and enter the best postgraduate universities in the US and Europe.


Financial Support: Financial aid, scholarships, on-campus work opportunities, work and study programs.


American University in Bulgaria Study Programs

Each student chooses one primary specialty, as well as additional specialty.

 List of majors

 List of additional specialties 

<br>• Business Administration

• Computer techologies

• Economy

• Science of European Integration

• History of civilizations

• Information Systems

• Journalism and mass communications

• Mathematics

• Politics and international relations

• Anthropology

• Computer techologies

• Economy

• Science of European Integration

• Arts

• Story

• Information systems and mass communications

• Literature

• Mathematics

• Philosophy and religion

• Politics and international relations

• Journalism and mass communications

• Area Studies: South Eastern Europe


Introductory Requirements

<br>• Application form

<br>• Essay

<br>• Letters of recommendation from teachers

<br>• TOEFL/IELTS results (the university offers a free institutional TOEFL)

<br>• SAT exam results (the university offers a free institutional SAT)

<br>• Application deadlines for the fall semester: March 1 (early decision), June 1 (regular admission)


Tuition and living costs

 Tuition and living costs   Additional expenses

 $ 9,300.00

 Food  $ 1,200.00
Accommodation expenses

 $ 1,170.00

 Textbooks  $ 300.00
Student fee

 $ 250.00

 Medical insurance  $ 120.00

 $ 10,720.00

 Schengen visa  € 100.00

Study Abroad Opportunities

At the moment, the American University in Bulgaria has agreements with the following educational institutions and programs:

University of Maine, Orono, Maine

• selocal or annual exchange

State University of New YorkFredonia, New York

• semhalf-yearly or yearly exchange

European Program ERASMUS

• Psemester or year exchange programs at public universities in the European Union

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