Tuition fees for university study in Bulgaria are one of the cheapest in among European Union countries. European Union or European Economical Area country members can study at reduced tuition fee or benefiting Bulgarian scholarship.
The only condition to beneficiate Bulgarian scholarship is to learn Bulgarian and then pass admission exam together with Bulgarian Students.
Also note that the tuition fee for programs in Bulgarian language is slightly cheaper than the programs in English.
Tuition fees in Bulgarian universities vary depending on university, specialty, language of study, undergraduate or graduate studies etc.
Tuition fee for European students:
European students can choose to study in Bulgaria in national language (Bulgarian) or in international language (English, French, and Germany) depending of the available programs. The European Union students who wish to make economy can choose to study in Bulgarian language and take benefit from Bulgarian scholarship.
So, EU students in Bulgaria have 2 options on point of view of financing their university study:
- Apply and study as every Bulgarian citizen, this mean the candidate will have to study in Bulgarian language, but to get place he/she has to go for competition entrance exams (ex. in Biology and Chemistry for medical study, maths for technical study, etc.) with all other candidates from Bulgaria and EU for the Government scholarship;
- Apply and study as all foreign citizens (non EU) as a self-paid student: then he must pay the full tuition fee.
Tuition fee for no-EU students:
The international non European Union student can apply to study in Bulgaria only as self-paid student. He must pay the full annually tuition fee, which is actually paid in 2 times per year: Half before applying for visa and the remaining at the before beginning of second semester. Note that it is slightly cheaper to study in Bulgarian language than in international language!
Approximate tuition fees in Bulgaria:
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy: 5.500 – 8.000 Euro
Technical study: 2.200 – 3.500 Euro
Economical study: 2200 - 4.000 Euro