A private American-style liberal arts university teaching all courses in English

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The first American-style, English language, liberal arts educational institution in Eastern Europe, the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) is a unique cooperative venture established with the support of the U.S. and Bulgarian governments, the Open Society Institute, and the University of Maine.

AUBG is a privately funded, not-for-profit institution. Tuition and private donations, as well as grants, finance its educational activities. It opened its doors in September 1991, with a first-year class of 208 students and 16 full-time faculty members.

Receive high-quality education delivered entirely in English and get both U.S. and EU diploma. Match your interests to your future plans to secure a successful and fulfilling career and life after college. Plan your own academic program and enjoy diversity and flexibility in learning.

If you want to explore, excel, and make an impact, take the journey now! AUBG is the right place for you!

AUBG is a unique institution accredited both in the United States and in Bulgaria by the NEASC and NEAA. AUBG also issues the European Diploma Supplement which confers automatic recognition of the AUBG degree throughout Europe.


The unique atmosphere is further enhanced by the modern facilities on campus. Here you will find the fabulous award-winning building of America for Bulgaria Student Center, the Balkanski Academic Center and Panitza Library, both nested in the same stylish building, as well as the three Residence Halls - Skaptopara 1,2 and 3.

Resident Assistants are students who assist fellow students with living in the dorms. They are highly-motivated, highly-trained students who will help anyone feel at home on our campus. They work alongside trained counselors in the Office of Residential Life to make sure your time on campus is pleasant, academically enriching!

We are dedicated to actively support and contribute to the success of AUBG students and faculty. Our collection consists of over 250,000 print and electronic resources. Apart from that we provide access to thousands of top-library collections around the world via the Interlibrary Loan service.

As a base line, all available AUBG computers have internet browser, mail client, Antivirus Pack, MS Office pack, Acrobat reader and a set of printer drivers. Basic Software Pack

Operating System: Windows 7 x64
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC)
Adobe Reader
PDF Creator

• AUBG Counseling Center is committed to increase awareness and knowledge of differences so that respectful human interactions and effective interconnections can occur.
• At the AUBG Health Center all the members of the University community will receive assistance in getting prompt consultation, evaluation and treatment of medical problems. 

Student Life

Skaptopara Student Complex, or Skapto, as everyone calls it, is a one-of-a-kind residential campus in the tradition of the typical American "liberal arts" colleges, which lets students live, study, and have fun in the same place. Such an environment is essential in nurturing the feeling of togetherness, which distinguishes AUBG from other universities, and stays with AUBGers for the rest of their lives.

AUBG students are lucky enough to have one of the best university gymnasiums in Europe. This outstanding venue, housed in the award-winning ABF building, is fully equipped for a variety of sports - football (soccer), basketball, volleyball, tennis and handball, and is open for students to train individually or in groups.

It’s made even more unique by the one-of-a-kind running track which circles around the gym on the second floor. The hall is so great, it is occasionally rented by professional athletes such as the Bulgarian Male National Volleyball team. 

• AUBG Dance Club
• AUBG Political Science Club
• Club Francophone
• AUBG American Football Club Griffins
• AUBG Daily
• ThePurple
• AUBG Golf and Business Club
• Better Community Club
• AUBG Journal of Humanities “Thoth”
• Bon Apetit
• Radio AURA
• AUBG Rhetoric Club
• AUBG Choir
• The Mooters Club
• AUBG Model UN Club
• SAGE - Studetns Advocating Gender Equality
• M.A.T.H. - Make Amazing Things Happen
• Fatbusters Club
• Rock Jamming Club
• Broadway Performance Club
• Computer Science Student Union (CSSU)
• European Society Club
• More Honors
• AUBG Olympics
• AUBG Spirit Club
• StartUP@Blagoevgrad 

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