Top 47 universities in Bulgaria

  1. Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1888
  2. Technical University - Sofia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1945
  3. New Bulgarian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1991
  4. University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev" logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1945
  5. University of National and World Economy logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1920
  6. Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1961
  7. University of Economics - Varna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1920
  8. South-West University "Neofit Rilski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1975
  9. Medical University - Varna logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1961
  10. University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy logo
    Enrollment
    5,000
    Founded
    1942
  11. University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1953
  12. D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1936
  13. Technical University - Varna logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1962
  14. Trakia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1995
  15. American University in Bulgaria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    1,041
    Founded
    1991
  16. Constantine of Preslav University of Shumen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1971
  17. Medical University - Sofia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1918
  18. University of Mining and Geology St Ivan Rilski logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1953
  19. Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1991
  20. University of Library Studies and Information Technologies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    1950
  21. University of Forestry logo
    Founded
    1953
  22. Technical University - Gabrovo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1964
  23. Agricultural University of Plovdiv logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1945
  24. Medical University - Plovdiv logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1945
  25. National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1942
  26. Burgas Free University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1991
  27. National Military University "Vasil Levski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1924
  28. University Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1995
  29. University of Transport "Todor Kableshkov" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1922
  30. Medical University - Pleven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1974
  31. University of Food Technologies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1953
  32. National Academy of Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1896
  33. University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  34. Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Founded
    1948
  35. University of Agribusiness and Rural Development logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1992
  36. University of Structural Engineering and Architecture "Lyuben Karavelov" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1973
  37. Varna University of Management logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1996
  38. Higher School of Telecommunications and Post logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1923
  39. European Higher School of Economics and Management logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2001
  40. MT&M College logo
    Founded
    1994
  41. Founded
    2003
  42. European Polytechnical University logo
    Founded
    2010

The best cities to study in Bulgaria based on the number of universities and their ranks are Sofia, Ruse, Plovdiv, and Varna.

Average cost of living for students in Bulgaria is $348 + $39-278 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).