In one of the previous posts I gave you a little guide of what to expect when studying in Bulgaria. An adequate picture of the higher education system in this south-eastern European country must have been created in your head. What you need to be told even more precisely are the options that are available to you. There are many universities in the country, but some of them are much better than most. These are the opportunities that should be prioritized above all.
In today’s article we take a look at the top 5 universities in Bulgaria. They are pretty impressive in the national rankings and have done quite well in international rankings. So let’s dive right into this topic and find out what there is to know.
University of Sofia St. Kliment Ohridski
Simply called Sofia University, it is the oldest university in the country and was founded in 1888. Today it offers 16 faculties and a number of departments; these include the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Faculty of Slavonic Studies, the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Geology and Geography and the Faculty of Law. It is also affiliated with some bodies and organizations such as the Balkan Universities Network and the National Center of Polar Research. As part of its internationalization process, it has cooperated with many European universities such as the Humboldt University in Berlin, the TU Dresden and the University of Geneva.
New Bulgarian University
New Bulgarian University is a relatively new university and a popular private university based in the capital. There are a number of degree programs for students to choose from, including health management, anthropology, drama, psychology, language and literature, visual arts, history, economics, foreign languages and culture, information science and philosophy. In addition, there are several departments that support the faculties, such as the Institute for Cognitive Science and Psychology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Telecommunications, Tourism, Law, Cultural History and Fine Arts. Scientific institutions also include numerous research centers such as the Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science and the South East European Center for Semiotic Studies.
The largest technical university in the country is the Sofia Technical University. It was established in 1945 and operates from three locations in the country, namely Sofia, Sliven and Plovdiv. As expected, it has a large pool of courses offered by many faculties. These faculties include the faculties for automation technology, electrical engineering, communications engineering and communication technology, the faculty for machine and device technology, the faculty for German engineering education and business administration, and the faculty for engineering and education. She is currently one of the holders of the European University of Technology, EUt +.
Angel Kanchev University of Russia
Angel Kanchev University Ruse is a public university based in Ruse and was founded in 1945. It is consistently recognized as one of the best institutions in the scientific and intellectual development of the Bulgarian community. 8 faculties currently offer courses. Prospective students can study at the Faculty of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Automation, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Health and Health Sciences, Faculty of Transport, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education, Faculty of Economics, and Faculty of Agriculture and Industry. She is an active member of the European Universities Association (EUA).
University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski
The Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv is located in Plovdiv and was founded in 1962. It is a leading institution and currently the largest such institution in southern Bulgaria. Organized in 9 faculties, students can take courses in biology, economics and social sciences, mathematics and computer science, education, philosophy and history, chemistry, law, languages and literature, and physics. While the admission process is relatively selective, students with good academic credentials and minimum grades can enroll in the entrance exams. To improve the accessibility of education, it has introduced many distance learning programs for students around the world.
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