South-West University "Neofit Rilski": Statistics



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#4217 of 14,131 In the World
#1119 of 2,785 In Europe
#10 of 47 In Bulgaria
#1 of 3 In Blagoevgrad
#2448 of 3,450 For Aesthetics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate29%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary Education Diploma in Bulgarian (Diploma za zavarsheno sredno obrazovanie); Diploma from High School, translated and legalized in Bulgarian Language
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; February-June)

We've calculated the 29% acceptance rate for South-West University "Neofit Rilski" based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

South-West University "Neofit Rilski" has published 1,446 scientific papers with 5,492 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Political Science, Computer Science, Law, Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physics, Philosophy, and Psychology.


South-West University "Neofit Rilski" majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
914 / 2,698
Political Science
635 / 1,687
Computer Science
631 / 2,504
606 / 1,609
598 / 3,314
582 / 2,850
Environmental Science
571 / 2,679
558 / 2,830
557 / 1,450
463 / 1,608
453 / 1,551
436 / 1,504
416 / 998
Geography and Cartography
406 / 1,566
402 / 2,714
Quantum and Particle physics
390 / 1,798
360 / 773
335 / 986
335 / 924
311 / 1,227
308 / 978
253 / 1,060
Art & Design
244 / 874
Organic Chemistry
232 / 1,921
Social Psychology
208 / 1,019
203 / 1,728
202 / 1,279
198 / 1,354
198 / 784
Materials Science
178 / 1,324
Development Studies
175 / 427
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
167 / 941
167 / 840
158 / 320
153 / 419
146 / 364
144 / 434
Education Majors
140 / 364
Optical Engineering
134 / 616
Electrical Engineering
134 / 771

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1996 0 1
1997 3 0
1998 2 0
1999 7 2
2000 2 4
2001 22 2
2002 3 8
2003 11 3
2004 8 7
2005 10 16
2006 12 24
2007 22 35
2008 15 62
2009 23 54
2010 26 94
2011 23 99
2012 31 117
2013 34 155
2014 42 135
2015 53 189
2016 69 167
2017 133 220
2018 88 325
2019 136 446
2020 231 527
2021 179 739
2022 138 951
2023 117 998
Academic rankings


International studetns 2,500-3,500 per annum (EUR)

South-West University "Neofit Rilski" 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 South-West University "Neofit Rilski".

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 No No No
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Profesionalen Bakalavr Business Education, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Native Language Education, Science Education, Teacher Training, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Bakalavr Accountancy, Acting, Applied Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Archaeology, Archiving, Art Education, Automotive Engineering, Bulgarian, Business Administration, Business Education, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Communication Studies, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Czech, Dance, Documentation Techniques, Ecology, Economics, Education of the Socially Disadvantaged, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, European Studies, Fashion Design, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography, German, Health Sciences, History, Information Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Jazz and Popular Music, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Native Language Education, Nursing, Optical Technology, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Protective Services, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Relations, Regional Studies, Russian, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Technology Education, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Vocational Education
Magistr Anthropology, Archaeology, Bulgarian, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dance, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Administration, Film, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, History, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Secondary Education, Slavic Languages, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Teacher Training, Theatre, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation
Doktor Administrative Law, Ancient Books, Ancient Civilizations, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Archiving, Art Education, Arts and Humanities, Banking, Bulgarian, Business Administration, Cinema and Television, Civil Law, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dance, Documentation Techniques, Ecology, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, English, Environmental Management, European Union Law, Film, Finance, Fine Arts, Geography, German, Health Sciences, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial and Production Economics, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Insurance, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Modern History, Music, Music Education, Native Language Education, Operations Research, Organic Chemistry, Pedagogy, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Technology Education, Tourism

Notable alumni

  1. Delyan Peevski

    Delyan Peevski
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1980-.. (age 44)

    Delyan Slavchev Peevski is a Bulgarian politician, oligarch, entrepreneur and former media mogul. He served as MP from the parliamentary group of the DPS in the 41st, 42nd, 43r, 44th, 47th and 48th National Assembly of Bulgaria and is currently serving as MP and co-chair of the Parliamentary Group of DPS in the 49th National Assembly. In 2013, Peevski was elected for a short time a President of the State Agency for National Security, which triggered long lasting national protests.

  2. Krasimir Karakachanov

    Krasimir Karakachanov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1965-.. (age 59)

    Krasimir Donchev Karakachanov is a Bulgarian politician. He was the leader of VMRO from 1991 until 2022.

  3. Andrey Novakov

    Andrey Novakov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1988-.. (age 36)

    Andrey Grishev Novakov, Bulgarian: Андрей Гришев Новаков is a Bulgarian politician from the GERB political party and a member of the European parliament (MEP) as part of the political group of the European People's Party EPP. He is the youngest Member of the European Parliament and one of the youngest in the history of this institution.

South-West University "Neofit Rilski" faculties and divisions

College : Technology Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Textile Technology
Faculty : Arts Acting, Art Education, Cinema and Television, Cultural Studies, Dance, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Music Education, Performing Arts, Photography, Singing, Theatre
Faculty : Economics Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, Tourism
Faculty : Law and History Administration, Administrative Law, Anthropology, Business Administration, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, Finance, Health Administration, History, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Medicine, Pedagogy, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Social Policy, Sociology
Faculty : Mathematics and Natural Sciences Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Inorganic Chemistry, Mathematics Education, Organic Chemistry, Pedagogy, Physics, Teacher Training
Faculty : Pedagogy Educational Administration, Humanities and Social Science Education, Modern Languages, Pedagogy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Social and Community Services, Social Psychology, Special Education, Sports, Technology Education
Faculty : Philology Applied Linguistics, Bulgarian, English, Foreign Languages Education, Modern Languages, Philology, Slavic Languages
Faculty : Philosophy Community Health, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychotherapy, Social and Community Services, Social Work, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Faculty : Public Health and Sports Physical Therapy, Public Health, Social Sciences, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports

General information

Alternative names SWU
Югозападен университет “Неофит Рилски”
Founded 1975
Accreditation National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA)

Location and contacts

Address ul. "Ivan Mihaylov" 66
Blagoevgrad, 2700
City population 82,000

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