Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski": Statistics



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#868 of 14,131 In the World
#338 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 47 In Bulgaria
#1 of 19 In Sofia
#418 of 2,461 For Atomic and Molecular physics
Top50% For 98 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 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) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - December; February-June)

Research profile

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" is a world-class research university with 17,516 scientific papers published and 222,663 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" majors

by publication & citation count

12,108 / 178,342
11,384 / 171,750
11,245 / 166,139
Quantum and Particle physics
9,843 / 151,270
8,755 / 129,538
Organic Chemistry
7,968 / 125,770
Materials Science
7,445 / 116,738
Environmental Science
6,742 / 96,342
Computer Science
5,150 / 56,824
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,860 / 49,970
Optical Engineering
4,702 / 74,410
4,691 / 78,076
3,693 / 41,444
3,678 / 54,837
3,204 / 39,867
Metallurgical Engineering
3,092 / 51,441
Geography and Cartography
2,900 / 42,662
Nuclear Physics
2,722 / 40,739
2,705 / 23,129
Physical chemistry
2,472 / 47,487
2,454 / 37,130
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2,416 / 42,349
Electrical Engineering
2,411 / 29,820
Chemical Engineering
2,375 / 50,875
2,345 / 27,668
2,266 / 34,030
1,995 / 32,930
Political Science
1,890 / 13,538
Condensed Matter Physics
1,779 / 22,648
1,750 / 13,342
1,737 / 24,447
Atomic and Molecular physics
1,719 / 27,522
1,653 / 15,264
Environmental Chemistry
1,611 / 23,406
1,597 / 13,793
1,579 / 21,060
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,578 / 13,398
1,531 / 20,346
1,510 / 15,610
1,394 / 20,433

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 219 735
1992 261 849
1993 281 788
1994 297 1031
1995 276 1071
1996 293 1383
1997 288 1336
1998 273 1506
1999 332 1800
2000 286 1706
2001 295 2108
2002 309 2385
2003 287 2609
2004 327 3068
2005 366 3635
2006 388 4329
2007 471 4942
2008 409 5472
2009 500 5704
2010 452 6161
2011 446 6634
2012 474 7594
2013 497 8390
2014 511 8704
2015 485 9995
2016 584 10480
2017 608 10697
2018 645 11512
2019 788 13858
2020 725 16050
2021 890 18499
2022 834 18498
2023 850 19688
Academic rankings


International studetns 3,850 per annum; Doctoral degree programmes, 6,500 per annum in full-time mode and 3,300 per annum in part-time mode (EUR)
Local studetns 3,100-3,300 per annum (except in Medicine and Pharmacy, 4,650); Doctoral degree programmes, 5,500 per annum in full-time mode and 2,750 per annum in part-time mode (EUR)

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

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 Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".

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
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bakalavr Accountancy, African Languages, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Arabic, Archaeology, Archiving, Armenian, Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biology, Biotechnology, Bulgarian, Business Administration, Central European Studies, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Languages, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Documentation Techniques, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, English, English Studies, Environmental Studies, Ergotherapy, Ethnology, European Studies, Finance, French, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, German, Greek, Hindi, History, Hungarian, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Korean, Laser Engineering, Library Science, Mathematics, Meteorology, Molecular Biology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Nursing, Optometry, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Relations, Publishing and Book Trade, Regional Studies, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religion, Romanian, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Southeast Asian Studies, Spanish, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Theology, Tourism, Turkish
Magistr Biology, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Education, Geography, Geology, History, Journalism, Law, Mass Communication, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Modern Languages, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Slavic Languages, Theology
Doktor Administrative Law, Aesthetics, African Languages, Anaesthesiology, Analytical Chemistry, Ancient Books, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Archiving, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Botany, Bulgarian, Business Computing, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Computer Education, Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, Crystallography, Demography and Population, Documentation Techniques, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, English, Entomology, Environmental Management, Ethics, Ethnology, Finnish, Folklore, Foreign Languages Education, Genetics, Geochemistry, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, German, History of Law, Humanities and Social Science Education, Hungarian, Industrial and Production Economics, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Labour Law, Latin, Law, Library Science, Literature, Logic, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanics, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Meteorology, Microbiology, Mineralogy, Modern History, Molecular Biology, Mongolian, Native Language Education, Nuclear Physics, Operations Research, Organic Chemistry, Orthopaedics, Paleontology, Pedagogy, Persian, Petrology, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Prehistory, Primary Education, Private Law, Psychology, Public Law, Radiophysics, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Social Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Solid State Physics, South and Southeast Asian Languages, Special Education, Statistics, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Teacher Training, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Turkish, Virology, Water Management, Water Science, Zoology

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" alumni

  1. Julia Kristeva

    Julia Kristeva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1941-.. (age 83)
    writerpsychoanalystuniversity teacherlinguistphilosopher

    Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, semiotician, psychoanalyst, feminist, and novelist who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She has taught at Columbia University, and is now a professor emerita at Université Paris Cité. The author of more than 30 books, including Powers of Horror, Tales of Love, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia, Proust and the Sense of Time, and the trilogy Female Genius, she has been awarded Commander of the Legion of Honor, Commander of the Order of Merit, the Holberg International Memorial Prize, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Vision 97 Foundation Prize, awarded by the Havel Foundation.

  2. Tzvetan Todorov

    Tzvetan Todorov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1939-2017 (aged 78)
    essayistliterary criticsociologistphilosophernon-fiction writer

    Tzvetan Todorov was a Bulgarian-French historian, philosopher, structuralist literary critic, sociologist and essayist. He was the author of many books and essays, which have had a significant influence in anthropology, sociology, semiotics, literary theory, intellectual history and culture theory.

  3. Ahmed Dogan

    Ahmed Dogan
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1954-.. (age 70)

    Ahmed Demir Dogan, is a Turkish Bulgarian oligarch and politician who founded the DPS party in 1990 and remained its leader until he stepped down in 2013.

  4. Yordan Yovkov

    Yordan Yovkov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1880-1937 (aged 57)
    Enrolled in Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
    In 1904 graduated with Bachelor of Laws in law
    prose writerediting staffwriterpoetplaywright

    Yordan Stefanov Yovkov was a prominent Bulgarian writer from the interwar period.

All 100 notable alumni

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" faculties and divisions

Department/Division : Information and In-Service Training of Teachers Teacher Training
Department/Division : Language Learning Bulgarian, Modern Languages
Department/Division : Sports Physical Education, Sports
Faculty : Biology Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell Biology, Ecology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Environmental Studies, Genetics, Histology, Inorganic Chemistry, Limnology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Zoology
Faculty : Chemistry and Pharmacy Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physical Chemistry, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Thermal Physics
Faculty : Classical and Modern Philology American Studies, Classical Languages, English Studies, Foreign Languages Education, German, Germanic Studies, Modern Languages, Philology, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Spanish
Faculty : Economics and Business Administration Business Administration, Economics
Faculty : Education Education, Educational Administration, Pedagogy
Faculty : Geology and Geography Geography, Geology, Tourism
Faculty : History Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Archiving, Central European Studies, History, Modern History
Faculty : Journalism and Mass Communication Journalism, Mass Communication, Printing and Printmaking, Public Relations, Publishing and Book Trade, Radio and Television Broadcasting
Faculty : Law Administrative Law, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, History of Law, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law
Faculty : Mathematics and Informatics Applied Mathematics, Computer Education, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Systems Analysis
Faculty : Medicine Medicine
Faculty : Philosophy Aesthetics, Cultural Studies, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Ethics, Experimental Psychology, Information Sciences, Library Science, Logic, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Psychology, Sociology
Faculty : Physics Applied Physics, Astronomy and Space Science, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Electronic Engineering, Geophysics, Laser Engineering, Meteorology, Microelectronics, Nuclear Physics, Optics, Physics, Power Engineering, Radiophysics, Solid State Physics, Thermal Physics
Faculty : Preschool and Primary School Education Preschool Education, Primary Education
Faculty : Slavic Studies Ancient Civilizations, Bulgarian, Central European Studies, Eastern European Studies, Educational Sciences, Literature, Native Language Education, Russian, Slavic Languages
Faculty : Theology Bible, Canon Law, Christian Religious Studies, History of Religion, New Testament, Orthodox Theology, Theology

General information

Alternative names SU
Софийски университет "Св. Климент Охридски"
Founded 1888
Accreditation National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA)
Motto Ipsa scientia potestas est

Location and contacts

Address bul. "Tsar Osvoboditel" 15
Sofia, 1504
City population 1,383,000

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