Education in Europe

This section of the website is for students around the world who want to study abroad in Europe. Whether you are interested in Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral studies, get the essential information on study opportunities and scholarships in over 30 European countries here!

We will help you to enter the educational institution that you are dreaming about. It will change your whole life.

Advantages and peculiarities of education in Europe

European universities provide a fundamental education: this is both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. That is why graduates of European universities are highly valued in the labor market. Diplomas of European universities are in demand all over the world.

In addition, in European educational institutions provide knowledge that contributes to the development of the individual, expanding outlook and worldview. Having graduated from a European university, a former student does not cease to study: the craving for knowledge, for a new one, is instilled for the rest of his life.

University campuses in Europe, as a rule, are in the most beautiful ancient cities with a rich history and magnificent architecture.

Graduates of European universities have excellent knowledge of one or two foreign languages.

Education in public universities in several European countries - Austria, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Norway, Poland, Finland, France, Czech Republic - is free. Foreign students must pay a fee of 20 to 1000 euros.

Educated in Europe, a foreign student can work (in most countries), get a diploma, and in some cases - find a job after college and apply for a residence permit. In any case, this is a unique cultural experience.

Students have the opportunity to travel to neighboring countries - usually a student visa allows it.

Preparatory courses in Europe

Many foreign applicants entering the European University, first pass preparatory courses. Here they give basic knowledge, they teach the language. Here are some reasons why it is preferable to take a course of preparation before entering the university.

If the applicant is going to enter the budget, you need to know the official language of the country where he is going to study (free education in Europe is possible only in the state language of the country). The language level is confirmed by language certificates: for example, to confirm the knowledge of English, you must pass TOEFL / IELTS to confirm the knowledge of the Spanish - the DELE exam, the French - DELF, etc. Preparatory courses help to improve the level of language skills.

Most European schools accept students only from the age of 18: for school leavers in some countries, this can result in a loss of a full year. The preparatory course has no age restrictions: here you can apply from 16, and from 17 years of age.

In most European countries, a 12-step, and sometimes a 13-step education in the school is accepted. The missing year can be "picked up" in the preparatory course.

The preparatory course is also a good moral preparation before studying at a foreign university.

Combining work and education in Europe

Many countries in Europe provide an opportunity to earn money for foreign students. But it is necessary to understand that full-time and full-time studies at the university are two incompatible things. Foreign students can work a limited amount of time. For example, in Austria, Germany, studying at a university on bachelor's programs, students can work up to 10 hours a week. In some federal states of Germany, foreign students are allowed to work only during the student holidays.

In France, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, foreign students can work up to 20 hours per week. As a rule, students are assigned to junior positions. Of course, with a small amount of employment you can earn a small amount: about 250-400 euros, but these funds can easily cover personal expenses and food expenses. Sometimes foreign students are given the opportunity to earn a specialty: students undergo internships or practices that are part of the training course

List of Universities in Bulgaria

Universities in Bulgaria:  Plovdiv, Sofia, Plovdiv, Blagoevgrad, Gabrovo, Varna, Bulgas, shumen, Pernik, Veliko Turnovo, American etc. universities attract international students because of the quality of education and life in Bulgaria.

Universities and colleges in Bulgarian include public and private higher education institutions accredited by the Bulgarian National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency. Universities and colleges in Bulgaria are autonomous. They are responsible for programme design and quality assurance of the education provided. In all institutions a quality management system for internal monitoring and evaluation is introduced due to legislation requirements. Below is the non exhaustive list of universities and colleges in Bulgaria.

List of Universities and colleges in Bulgaria


English Name

Bulgarian Name


1 Sofia University Софийски университет „Св. Климент Охридски Sofia
2 New Bulgarian University Нов български университет Sofia
3 American University in Bulgaria Американски университет в България Blagoevgrad
4 Technical University of Sofia Технически университет Sofia
5 Plovdiv University “Paisiy Hilendarski” Пловдивски университет „Паисий Хилендарски Plovdiv
6 Trakia University Тракийски университет Stara Zagora
7 Technical University of Gabrovo Технически университет Габрово Gabrovo
8 St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий“ Veliko Turnovo
9 South-West University “Neofit Rilski” Югозападен университет “Неофит Рилски” Blagoevgrad
10 University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy Университет по Архитектура, Строителство и Геодезия Sofia
11 University of Economics Varna Икономически университет – Варна Varna
12 Varna Free University Черноризец Храбър Varna
13 Burgas Free University Бургаски свободен университет Burgas
14 University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy Химикотехнологичен и металургичен университет Sofia
15 D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics Стопанска академия «Димитър А. Ценов» Svishtov
16 St. Ivan Rilski University of Mining and Geology Минно-геоложкият университет “Св. Иван Рилски” Sofia
17 Vasil Levski National Sports Academy Национална спортна академия „Васил Левски“ Sofia
18 Bourgas Prof. Assen Zlatarov University Добре дошли в Университет Проф. д-р Асен Златаров Burgas
19 Medical University of Sofia Медицински университет в София Sofia
20 Medical University of Pleven Медицински университет — Плевен Pleven
21 Agricultural University – Plovdiv Аграрен Университет – Пловдив Plovdiv
22 Angel Kanchev University of Ruse Русенски университет „Ангел Кънчев“ Rousse
23 Technical University of Varna Технически университет – Варна Varna
24 University of Forestry Лесотехнически университет — София Sofia
25 Medical University of Varna Медицински университет “Проф. Д-р Параскев Стоянов” Varna
26 Nikola Vaptsarov  Naval Academy Висше военноморско училище Никола Вапцаров Varna
27 Medical University of Plovdiv Медицински университет – Пловдив Plovdiv
28 Higher School of Insurance and Finance Висше училище по застраховане и финанси Sofia
29 Vasil Levsk  National Military University Национален Военен Университет “Васил Левски” Shumen
30 University of National and World Economy Университет за национално и световно стопанство Sofia
31 University of Food Technology Университет по хранителни технологии Plovdiv
32 Lyuben Karavelov Civil engineering university Висшето училище по гражданско строителство Sofia
33 National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts Национална академия за театрално и филмово изкуство „Кръстьо Сарафов“ Sofia
34 Bulgarian Virtual University БЪЛГАРСКИ ВИРТУАЛЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ Sofia
35 “Pantcho Vladigerov” National Academy of Music Национална музикална академия Sofia
36 Specialized Higher School of Librarian Knowledge and Information Technology Специализирано висше училище по библиотекознание и информационни технологии (Град София) Sofia
37 European Polytechnic University Европейския политехнически университет Pernik
38 Rakovski Defence and Staff College Военна академия „Георги Стойков Раковски“ Sofía
39 University of Shumen Episkop Konstantin Preslavski Шуменски университет Shumen
40 National Academy of Arts Национална художествена академия Sofia
41 Todor Kableshkov Higher School of Transport транспортно училище „Тодор Каблешков” Sofia

The universities in Bulgaria can be classify in by field of study  as follow:

Humanitarian universities:

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”
University of Rousse “Angel Kantchev”
New Bulgarian University
“St. Cyril and St. Methodius”
University Veliko Turnovo
“Konstantin Preslavski” University Shumen
South-West University“Neofit Rilski”
Burgas Free University
Bourgas “Prof. Assen Zlatarov” University
International College Albena

Economic universities:

University of National and World Economy
“D. A. Tsenov” Academy of Economics
University of Economics Varna
American University in Bulgaria
Management, Trade and Marketing College Sofia
European College of Economics and Management
International Business School
Higher School of Insurance and Finance

Technical and vocational universities:
Technical University Sofia
Technical University Varna
Technical University Gabrovo
University of Forestry
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy Sofia
Agricultural University Plovdiv
University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”
“Todor Kableshkov” University of Transport
University of Food Technologies
State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies
College of Telecommunications and Post
Agricultural College Plovdiv
Higher School of Civil Engineering (VSU) “Lyuben Karavelov”
Higher School – “Telematika”College
College of Tourism – Blagoevgrad

Medical universities:
Medical University Sofia
Medical University Pleven
Medical University Plovdiv
Medical University Varna “Prof. D-r Paraskev Stojanov”

Art universities:
National Academy of Music “Pantcho Vladigerov”
National Academy of Arts
Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts
Theatre College “Lyuben Groys”

Sport universities:
National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”