Traditions in education, affordable tuition fees and cost of living, career opportunities

Safety European destination and one of the most beautiful places to live

International students in Bulgaria

Bulgaria in the Land of Roses, the best yogurt in the world and the birthplace of the Cyrillic alphabet

Bulgaria is unique because of its Religious Tolerance, folklore and cuisine

Explore and discover Bulgaria


There are public and private Higher Education institutions in Bulgaria offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level. There are also many programs in English, Russian, German and other languages. The Bulgarian system of higher education is open to all applicants from all around the globe.

The system comprises the following three degrees:
• a Bachelor’s degree – the period of study according to the regular curriculum is four years
• a Master’s degree – the period of study according to the regular curriculum is five years or at least one year after completing a Bachelor’s degree programme
• a Doctoral degree – the period of study is three years after completing a Master’s degree programme

Bulgaria relies on good traditions in a strong education system. Bulgarians alumni are very well prepared theoretically and practically, ready to meet the challenges and become very high respected young professionals in the country and abroad.

Bulgaria provides:
• Long-standing tradition in education and prestigious Higher Education institutions
• Highly qualified and experienced academic staff
• Relatively low cost of study programs and living costs
• A well-developed network of career opportunities 

Not only is the quality of life in Bulgaria good, but the cost of living is one of the lowest in Europe.

Alongside its natural and cultural attractions, Bulgaria is transforming into one of the digital and technological capitals of Europe. Bulgaria also has the lowest cost of living almost anywhere in Europe. Indeed, one of the best advantages to study in Bulgaria is the low cost of living in comparison to other EU countries. Sofia is the cheapest capital in the European Union, and especially when it comes to renting. You can get a 2-or-3-bedroom flat in the center of the city for less than US$450. There are many options for accommodation at the seaside as well, but since these places are seasonal, prices vary a lot from winter to summer. 

Education in Bulgaria is a bridge to your future career in Europe and all over the globe. You will receive a fully recognized European degree diploma which will open your doors to the world. There are obligatory internships during your study which will give you practical skills and experience.

The European Union includes 28 countries that are very different between each other, especially in terms of cost of living, salaries, or working conditions. Even culture and lifestyles vary profoundly from country to country. The Bulgarian market is extremely open and interested in engaging with international staff. Bulgaria has become more and more popular amongst expats seeking jobs for different skills.

Having joined the EU in 2007, Bulgaria no longer has any labour restrictions on citizens of other EU countries. Both international and Bulgarian based companies offer good employment conditions. Most of them look for English speaking but also Russian, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Spanish, Italian, German and many others are very highly respected. Working in Bulgaria will offer you an excellent standard of living in the country. 



Bulgaria is strategically located and offers political stability and a low cost of living.
Bulgaria is a small country, situated in Southeast Europe. It is bordered by Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east.

Bulgaria offers a combination of political and macroeconomic stability:
• Stable parliamentary democracy - a member of the EU, NATO and the World Trade Organization
• The Bulgarian currency is pegged to the Euro under a Currency Board
• EU funding – more than 10 billion Euro from EU funds in the next few years

Bulgaria shows an impressive performance in Safety Frameworks. The Driver score is reflecting Bulgaria's exemplary practices in public health and safety, standing among the best in the world. So, it could be said that Bulgaria has legislative and systematical safety intervention mechanisms working in the best interest of people's well-being. 

Present-day Bulgaria was a cradle of some of the earliest civilizations in Europe – the oldest gold ornament ever discovered, unearthed in the Chalcholite necropolis near Varna, is evidence of that.

Bulgaria is a rich archaeological endowment. Explore the ancient treasures and cultural adventures that lay scattered throughout the land. Depending on how adventurous you are willing to be, you will have the opportunity to follow in the steps of the Thracians, Romans, or ancient Bulgarians by entering unearthed tombs, climbing the steps of 2,500 years old ritual complexes, or simply visiting any archaeological museum’s treasures exposition.

Bulgaria has given a lot to the civilization in bygone days and today. It is home to the oldest golden treasure in the world, which is 6,000 years old and consists of 3,000 pieces. After studying the finds, archaeologists established that the objects belonged to an ancient civilization that inhabited the territory of Bulgaria more than 7000 years ago.

A team of archaeologists has unearthed evidence of what may have been Europe's first civilization at a site located in southern Bulgaria.

Archaeologists have discovered and continue finding numerous breathtaking Thracian tombs, sanctuaries and fortresses on an annual basis. Most of the Thracian tombs and mounds were discovered in the region of Kazanluk. The place was named “The Valley of Thracian Kings” because of the big number of remains and artifacts discovered there. The richness of cultural and historical treasures makes Bulgaria a place suitable for all those who have an interest in ancient cultures. 

Bulgaria is a small country that can easily be traversed from end-to-end by car. But it is also a little nook from the paradise which includes in it the wonderful beauty of the hot sea and the awesome peaks of the mountains covered with snow hats. Bulgaria offers a variety of the landscape, suitable for all year holidays climate and beautiful nature. Very wonderful mountains are Rila, Pirin, Stara Planina and the west Rhodopes with beautiful forests full of animals, many caves, waterfalls, and lakes.

The eastern parts of the country border on the Black Sea, where beaches covering hundreds of kilometers attract Bulgarian and foreign tourists.

Bulgaria is located in the temperate continental latitudes, and its climate is favorable for the development of various types of tourism.

The country’s favorable climate and natural attractions provide the basis for the development of its 142 resorts, of which 26 are marine resorts, 56 mountain resorts, and 58 are balneological resorts, not counting the numerous balneological and spa centers. 

Bulgarian nature has everything – from high mountains to beautiful beaches

The natural landscape of Bulgaria is diverse, consisting of lowlands, plains, foothills and plateaus, river valleys, basins, and mountains of varying elevations.


The Magic of Bulgaria

Bulgaria is the birthplace of the Cyrillic

Bulgaria is the birthplace of the Cyrillic alphabet which is known as one of the most popular writing systems of the world. The Cyrillic alphabet is one of the oldest, and one of the most widespread alphabets in the world nowadays.

In the 9th century, Bulgarian brothers Cyril and Methodius created the Cyrillic script, which is used by more than 50 languages, including Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Kazakh, Turkmen, and many more.

With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union, Cyrillic became the third official script of the European Union, following the Latin and Greek scripts. 

Bulgarian yogurt – the best yogurt in the world!

Bulgarian yogurt is the most popular variety of yogurt in the world and is one of the things that make Bulgarians proud to call themselves Bulgarians; it is their exclusive invention and heritage that dates back many centuries. The famous fact is that the bacterium which causes milk to naturally turn into yogurt was discovered by a Bulgarian scientist.

Bulgarian yogurt comes under the general category of yogurts which contain live bacteria. For yogurt to be considered of the Bulgarian variety, it needs to be made with two specific starter bacteria, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus.

Bulgaria is the country that brought yogurt to the world. 

Bulgaria – the Land of Roses

Bulgaria is world number 1 producer of rose oil – from the rare rose type Rosa Damascena. The rose oil extracted is used as a base element in cosmetics and perfumery all over the world – and ever since the middle ages!

The Rose Valley is a region in Bulgaria located just south of the Balkan Mountains and the eastern part of the lower Sredna Gora chain to the south.

The Rose Valley is famous for its rose-growing industry which has been cultivated there for centuries, and which produces close to half (1.7 tonnes) of the world's rose oil. The centre of the rose oil industry is Kazanlak, while other towns of importance include Karlovo, Sopot, Kalofer and Pavel Banya.

The Rose Valley!

Most historians assume that the cultivation of the “Kazanlak rose”, as Rosa damascena is denominated in that region. It is reported that roses have been cultivated in the area since Roman times. It is cultivated for commercial use in an area in the vicinity of Kazanlak called the “Valley of Roses”. The distillate from these roses is called “Bulgarian Rose Oil” and “Bulgarian Rose Otto”.

Each year, festivals are held celebrating roses and rose oil. In 2014 the European Commission approved Bulgarian Rose Oil (“Bulgarsko rozovo maslo”) as a new Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).  With 350-years of tradition, Bulgarian rose oil is recognised as the highest quality. Today the roses are idolized as Bulgaria’s national symbol of pride. 


Bulgaria is an inspiring & undiscovered place that we love to share with you.

Why Bulgaria is unique?

You will live in a place that feels like a home away from home. It is no accident that the only Square of Religious Tolerance is located in the capital of Bulgaria. The country is located at the crossroad between Europe and Asia which defines Bulgaria as a peaceful home of all races and ethnicities and as a natural bridge between them.

Bulgarians generally pride themselves on their hospitality and neighborliness. An uninvited visitor will first be greeted with a handshake or verbal greeting at the gateway and will be invited further into the private domestic space depending on the nature of the visit. At mealtimes, a guest will be offered food and drink, it is impolite not to accept this hospitality.

On the street or in other public places, strangers will usually avoid making eye contact. In public transportation, it is expected that younger people will give up a seat to an older woman or a parent with a young child. Failure to do so invites public censure from other passengers.

In ethnically-mixed areas, it is considered polite to greet a neighbor or acquaintance in that person's own language.

If you are interested in History, Culture, Folklore, Ancient civilizations, Bulgaria is the best place to receive your degree. This is one of the most ancient countries in the world that will offer you unsurpassed achievements in these areas. Bulgarians have also reasons to take pride in their Literature, Arts, Music, Architecture, Medicine, the Humanities. Combined with the four seasons, beautiful nature and delicious food, this is a unique study destination. Here you will enjoy a sunny summer and a real winter fairy tale. Find out your reasons to study in Bulgaria! There are too many additional advantages to choose this country. 

Bulgarian cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines on the Balkans and among the Slavic nations. It is distinguished from the others by the excellent taste of the meals and the exceptional diversity. Bulgarians are very proud of its cuisine because the recipes are unique and so old that they are passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years.

Bulgarian cuisine is hearty, grilled or stewed, and accompanied with huge salads. The most famous salad on the Balkans is Shopska Salad. Fresh tomatoes and cucumbers join tastes with white brine cheese, peppers, onions, and parsley to give you a heavenly delicious combination. Shopska salad is made with delicious Bulgarian white cheese.

Bulgaria is famous for its quality vegetables and dairy products and its variety of mild spices. Pork and chicken are the most common forms of meat, though seafood, fish and veal dishes are also popular and lamb has a special traditional place in Bulgarian cooking. While yogurt and white cheese are the most characteristic and famous Bulgarian products, which represent the country around the world, other meals such as cheverme, bob chorba and banitsa also deserve attention.

Irregular rhythms, enthralling music sounds, and gorgeous costumes. These are all characteristics of Bulgarian folk dances. When you are in Bulgaria, this spectacle of upbeat music and captivating dancing is a must-experience for everybody.

Bulgarian folksongs are handed down orally from one generation to the next. The ensembles “Cosmic Voices”, “The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices” and the folklore ensemble “Pirin” are internationally famous. Bulgaria is famous for its wonderful folk music that is so noteworthy that it was sent into space by NASA. Through the music, singing and dancing you will touch the unique Bulgarian folklore art.

The earliest records featuring bagpipes – a few hundred years before they were known in Scotland – come from Eastern Europe. The kaba gaida, the Rhodope Mountains bagpipe, is one of the most distinctive symbols of the folklore music in Bulgaria. Spread in the small region of the Central Rhodope mountains, the home of Orpheus, its repertoire retains tunes and songs from the ancient times. 

Bulgarian folklore

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