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Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

The oldest and the largest Bulgarian university, a key institution of higher education and the top-rated Bulgarian universities


Discover Excellence at Sofia University – Unleash Your Potential!

Founded in 1888, it bears the name of St. Kliment Ohridski, one of the first Bulgarian scientists and teacher of the enlighteners St. Cyril and St. Methodius. Sofia University was the center of intellectual and cultural life in the country. Many famous Bulgarian scientists, writers, politicians and artists were students or teachers at the University. A significant part of the buildings of Sofia University are located in the historical center of Sofia. The main building of the university, known as the Rectorate, was designed by architect Petko Nikolov and was completed in 1934. The central part of the building was built with the donation of the brothers Evlogy and Hristo Georgiev, whose sculptures adorn its facade.

Why choose Sofia University?

  • Academic Excellence: Sofia University is renowned for its academic rigor and excellence.
  • Distinguished professors, experts in their fields, who provide an enriching and transformative learning experience. With a wide range of programs across various disciplines, including humanities, sciences, social sciences, and more, it caters to diverse academic interests and career aspirations.
  • Cutting-Edge Research: Sofia University fosters a culture of innovation and intellectual curiosity. Its commitment to research and discovery fuels groundbreaking advancements in various fields. From interdisciplinary projects to pioneering studies, students have the opportunity to engage in impactful research and make a real difference in society.
  • Nestled in the heart of Sofia, the campus is a hub of intellectual stimulation and creativity. The modern facilities, well-equipped laboratories, libraries, and state-of-the-art technology provide an ideal environment for learning and growth. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, and personal development.
  • Sofia University embraces diversity and encourages a global mindset. It fosters international collaboration, exchange programs, and partnerships with renowned universities worldwide. Immerse yourself in a multicultural environment, broaden your horizons, and gain a global perspective that will set you apart in today’s interconnected world.
  • Sofia, the vibrant capital city of Bulgaria, is the perfect backdrop for your university experience. Immerse yourself in the rich history, art, culture, and lively social scene. From museums and galleries to music festivals and sports events, Sofia offers a dynamic and captivating lifestyle that complements your academic pursuits.
  • Benefit from the extensive alumni network, connecting you with successful professionals and opening doors to exciting career opportunities.

All foreign citizens apply to study at the Sofia University against payment of the tuition fees. They are admitted and ranked only by submission of the requirement documents and payment of tuition fees – no sitting for an entry exam!

Bachelor programs with English language of instruction


NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS – €3,300 (full-time) and €2,750 (distance learning)

PHILOSOPHY – €3,300 (full-time) and €2,750 (distance learning)

MEDIA PEDAGOGY AND ART COMMUNICATION – €3,300 (full-time) and €2,750 (distance learning)

AFRICAN STUDIES – (It is the only university program in Bulgaria which offers a full cycle of philological studies in English as a first language and French or Portuguese as a second language combined with the opportunity to study one or two African languages and different aspects of African cultures and societies.) – €2,900 (full-time) and €1,450 (distance learning)