New Bulgarian University: Statistics



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#2865 of 14,131 In the World
#862 of 2,785 In Europe
#4 of 47 In Bulgaria
#3 of 19 In Sofia
#1002 of 1,187 For Radio and Television broadcasting
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Acceptance rate

* New Bulgarian University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Diploma za zavarsheno sredno obrazovanie) or foreign equivalent, and competitive entrance examination
Academic CalendarOctober to July

Research profile

New Bulgarian University has published 1,128 scientific papers with 13,105 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Biology, Philosophy, Medicine, Political Science, Environmental Science, Psychology, Law, and Engineering.


New Bulgarian University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
781 / 10,177
Computer Science
564 / 4,151
489 / 5,792
485 / 2,929
448 / 11,290
Political Science
415 / 1,793
Environmental Science
410 / 3,127
409 / 9,746
389 / 1,744
384 / 2,292
371 / 7,055
330 / 1,700
318 / 1,884
Geography and Cartography
295 / 1,284
280 / 1,157
274 / 1,080
266 / 2,522
257 / 2,805
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
239 / 1,370
230 / 1,020
219 / 8,627
Art & Design
212 / 579
210 / 934
Quantum and Particle physics
200 / 929
194 / 1,512
189 / 2,355
175 / 2,445
172 / 7,248
163 / 2,773
159 / 1,103
152 / 2,353
151 / 1,967
Social Psychology
125 / 1,708
Cognitive Science
125 / 1,356
Machine Learning
111 / 760
Public Health
106 / 6,537
100 / 398
Materials Science
96 / 506
91 / 271
90 / 5,742

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 2 0
1996 1 0
1997 1 0
1998 5 5
1999 3 6
2000 0 4
2001 3 6
2002 3 10
2003 14 14
2004 13 20
2005 15 39
2006 15 42
2007 19 71
2008 29 61
2009 33 115
2010 28 124
2011 33 205
2012 40 345
2013 38 434
2014 37 543
2015 63 636
2016 56 693
2017 63 901
2018 70 1030
2019 96 1088
2020 102 1406
2021 109 1610
2022 119 1671
2023 111 1850
Academic rankings


International studetns Undergraduate, 1,200-2,700 per annum; Graduate, 1,500-2,700 per annum (EUR)
Local studetns Undergraduate, 1,100 per annum; Graduate, 1,650 per annum (BGN)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by New Bulgarian University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry TBD TBD TBD
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering TBD TBD TBD
Environmental Science TBD TBD TBD
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes TBD
Medicine TBD TBD TBD
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bakalavr Accountancy, Administration, Advertising and Publicity, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Languages, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Art Management, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Bulgarian, Business Administration, Business Computing, Cell Biology, Ceramic Art, Cinema and Television, Civil Security, Communication Arts, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dance, Display and Stage Design, Ecology, English, English Studies, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, German, Germanic Studies, Glass Art, Graphic Design, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, History, Hotel and Restaurant, Information Technology, Interior Design, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mediterranean Studies, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Multimedia, Music, Musical Instruments, Natural Sciences, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Political Sciences, Protective Services, Psychology, Public Relations, Russian, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Spanish, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Telecommunications Services, Theatre, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Virology, Visual Arts
Magistr Accountancy, Advertising and Publicity, Agricultural Business, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Banking, Bulgarian, Business Administration, Ceramic Art, Cinema and Television, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Arts, Computer Graphics, Cultural Studies, Developmental Psychology, Display and Stage Design, English Studies, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fashion Design, Film, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Glass Art, Graphic Design, Health Administration, History, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Insurance, Interior Design, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Leadership, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Multimedia, Music, Painting and Drawing, Philosophy, Photography, Political Sciences, Protective Services, Public Administration, Public Relations, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Speech Therapy and Audiology, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Tourism, Visual Arts, Writing
Doktor Anthropology, Archaeology, Bulgarian, Business Administration, Cinema and Television, Civil Law, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Design, English, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, Government, History, International Economics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mediterranean Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Private Law, Protective Services, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts

Notable alumni

  1. Magarditch Halvadjian

    Magarditch Halvadjian
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1967-.. (age 57)
    film directortelevision directorscreenwritertelevision producerfilm producer

    Magarditch Halvadjian is a Bulgarian TV and movie producer and director. He has been involved in directing since 1992.

  2. Stephan Komandarev

    Stephan Komandarev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1966-.. (age 58)
    film directorphysicianscreenwriteruniversity teacher

    Stephan Komandarev is a Bulgarian film director, producer and screenwriter. His films have been selected on three occasions as Bulgaria's submission to the Academy Awards for the Best International Feature Film competition.

  3. Nayden Todorov

    Nayden Todorov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1974-.. (age 50)

    Nayden Todorov is a Bulgarian conductor.

  4. Julia Yurevich

    Julia Yurevich
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1989-.. (age 35)
    beauty pageant contestantmodel

    Julia Yurevich is a Bulgarian model and beauty pageant titleholder who represented Bulgaria at Miss World 2008 in South Africa. She studied Communications and Technology in Sofia.

  5. Petya Parvanova

    Petya Parvanova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1960-.. (age 64)

    Petya Parvanova was the interior minister of Bulgaria for a brief period in 2013. She was the first woman to head the ministry in the country.

New Bulgarian University faculties and divisions

Centre : Human Relations Psychology, Psychotherapy, Social Welfare, Welfare and Protective Services
Centre : Semiotic Studies Aesthetics, Ethics, Gender Studies, Linguistics, Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Psycholinguistics, Speech Studies, Writing
Centre : Social Practices Leadership, Political Sciences
Department/Division : Anthropology Anthropology, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Religion, East Asian Studies, History of Religion, Social Policy, Social Studies, Sociology
Department/Division : Archaeology Archaeology, Prehistory
Department/Division : Architecture Architecture
Department/Division : Art Studies and History of Culture Art History, Fine Arts
Department/Division : Business Administration Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Finance, Labour and Industrial Relations, Management, Management Systems, Marketing, Statistics, Taxation, Tourism
Department/Division : Cinema, Advertising and Show Business Advertising and Publicity, Cinema and Television, Film, Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Performing Arts, Photography, Video, Visual Arts
Department/Division : Cognitive Science and Psychology Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Social Psychology, Social Sciences
Department/Division : Design Fashion Design, Glass Art, Interior Design, Textile Design
Department/Division : Economics Economics
Department/Division : English Studies English, English Studies
Department/Division : Fine Arts Art Management, Ceramic Art, Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Textile Design
Department/Division : Health and Social Work Health Sciences, Social Work
Department/Division : History Central European Studies, Contemporary History, Heritage Preservation, History, History of Societies, Modern History
Department/Division : Informatics Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Computing, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Information Management, Information Technology, Medical Technology, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis, Technology
Department/Division : Law Administrative Law, Canon Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, European Union Law, Fiscal Law, History of Law, Human Rights, International Law, Justice Administration, Labour Law, Law
Department/Division : Mass Communication Advertising and Publicity, Communication Arts, Information Sciences, Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Multimedia, Public Relations, Radio and Television Broadcasting
Department/Division : Mediterranean and Eastern Studies Ancient Civilizations, Comparative Religion, History, History of Religion, Jewish Studies, Medieval Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Oriental Studies, Tourism
Department/Division : Modern Bulgarian Studies Bulgarian, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Native Language, Slavic Languages
Department/Division : Music Conducting, Dance, Folklore, Jazz and Popular Music, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Opera, Performing Arts, Singing
Department/Division : National and International Security Protective Services
Department/Division : Natural Sciences Natural Sciences
Department/Division : Philosophy and Sociology Philosophy, Sociology
Department/Division : Political Science Comparative Politics, European Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences
Department/Division : Public Administration Administration, Art Management, Government, Institutional Administration, Management, Public Administration, Social and Community Services, Welfare and Protective Services
Department/Division : Public Administration Public Administration
Department/Division : Romanic studies and German studies German, Germanic Studies, Romance Languages
Department/Division : Telecommunications Postal Services, Telecommunications Engineering
Department/Division : Theatre Acting, Conducting, Dance, Display and Stage Design, Theatre

General information

Alternative names NBU
Нов български университет
Founded 1991
Accreditation National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA)
Motto Ne varietatem timeamus!
Don't be afraid of diversity!
Colors gold, blue

Location and contacts

Address ul. "Montevideo" 21
Sofia, 1618
City population 1,383,000

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