Study in Bulgaria


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Updated on Feb 17, 2022 8:04 PM IST

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Situated in the heart of Balkan Peninsula, Southeast Europe, the country ‘Bulgaria’ is bordered by Turkey, Greece and Serbia to the south, Macedonia to the west, Romania to the north and the Black Sea to the east. The capital city of Bulgaria is ‘Sofia’ and it is also the largest city of the country. Bulgaria is one of the oldest countries in Europe and it is known for its rich tradition, culture and history.

Bulgaria is part of the European Union (EU)  which makes it a place for excellent quality education and lifestyle. The universities of Bulgaria are known for advanced teaching programmes in a myriad of fields. Some of the top courses offered in Bulgaria include Medicine, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Management in tourism, Hotel Management, Economics, Business etc.  

Every year, many foreign students visit Bulgaria to pursue higher education from leading universities in the country. Most of the international students studying in Bulgaria are from the UK, India, Germany, Italy, Israel etc. While there are countless reasons for Bulgaria to be a place of attraction for international students, one of the reasons is that it is one of the safest and easy-going places in Europe. Also, the cost of education and living expenses is quite affordable for international students compared to other European countries. In fact, Sofia is known to be one of the most affordable capital cities of Europe.

Sofia University is the oldest university of Bulgaria and it is also ranked in the top 1000 universities of the world. The other popular universities of Bulgaria include South-West University, Technical University of Sofia, New Bulgarian University, Plovdiv University and University of Economics.

Bulgaria is the second richest country in Europe to have natural mineral springs. It is one of the few countries in Europe to not only have the most beautiful site visits but also rare plants and animal species. Bulgarians are known to be friendly and helpful and they are open to accepting people of different cultures and communities. Thus a foreign students find it easy to get acquainted with the new environment. People in Bulgaria believe in various cultures and customs and they can be seen practising yoga and following various traditions. 

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