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Str. Svoboda Bachvarova 12, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria

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  1. pleasant land in a unique position at the crossroads of civilizations, both modern and ancient. Lifestyle and culture in what is now Bulgaria have developed over thousands of years—indeed, Bulgaria is the origin of the most ancient civilized societies in Europe.
  2. A member of the European Union since 2007, Bulgaria has emerged from the shadow of Communism to take its place as a democratic, safe, hospitable destination ripe with economic opportunity, developing tourism industry, and beautiful natural resources.
  3. Bulgaria is one of the most diverse countries in Europe, and its relatively compact size and accessible highway system means you can travel from seaside to ski slope in a single day. With many hiking trails, protected sites of historic interest, spas, wine trails and opportunities for eco-tourism and adventure sports, Bulgaria is one of Europe’s most exciting, hospitable (and affordable) destinations. The food is fresh and delicious too!

Top Reasons to Study in American University in Bulgaria

Some advantages of studying at the American University in Bulgaria include:

  • Earning a U.S. and a European diploma
  • Being immersed in a multinational community with students from 40+ countries
  • Ability to create a Self-Designed Major with guidance from one of our professors
  • Preparing for global career success and securing a bright professional future (We have a 99.8% employment rate!)
  • Experiencing Bulgaria – one of Europe’s most exciting, diverse, and hospitable destinations

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About American University in Bulgaria

The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) is a top quality liberal arts university accredited in both the U.S. and Bulgaria. The 2019 Bulgarian university rankings rated all five evaluated AUBG disciplines at leading positions, with three earning the No. 1 spot. According to the ranking system, AUBG is the #1 school for Administration & Management, Political Science and Public Communications & Information Sciences. The university offers 13 BA programs and an Executive MBA program. Education is delivered entirely in English and students obtain both a U.S. and a European diploma. AUBG welcomes bright young minds from 35+ countries and attracts distinguished international faculty. The university also provides the best student facilities in the region, including award-winning student center and the largest English-language library in Southeast Europe. Alumni enjoy professional success worldwide and have been a driving force behind the establishing of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region. They top global success rankings with 99.8% employment rate.

Career at American University in Bulgaria

AUBG alumni strive to make a difference in the region and the world. The majority of our graduates start their careers almost immediately in a variety of social, economic, IT and political spheres. Others continue their studies in master’s and doctoral degree programs at top universities in Europe and the U.S. Our graduates excel in professionalism, discipline and expertise—all gained through a skills-oriented education. According to the fall 2016 AUBG alumni placement and salary survey, 99.8 per cent of the AUBG graduates are employed, 65 per cent get two or more job offers at graduation, 20 per cent earn more than $100,000/year, 11 per cent own or partner in companies, 50 per cent attain graduate degrees and 20 per cent of experienced alumni in the U.S. earn more than $250,000/year.

Campus life

AUBG undergraduates love life on campus. It’s fun, varied, comfortable and there are many opportunities to both work and play hard. When you join our student family, you’ll find yourself in a supportive, diverse environment where you’ll discover new outlets for creativity, personal growth, friendship, challenge and relaxation. The Skaptopara Campusis a one-of-a-kind residential campus in the tradition of the typical American liberal arts colleges, which lets students live, study, and have fun in the same place. Such an environment is essential in nurturing the feeling of togetherness, which distinguishes AUBG from other universities, and stays with AUBGers for the rest of their lives. The unique atmosphere is further enhanced by the modern facilities on campus. The award-winning America for Bulgaria Student Center offers a sports hall, gym, state-of-the-art theater, restaurant, cafe and plenty of lounge and study space. The Balkanski Academic Center and Panitza Library, both nested in the same stylish building, feature well-equipped classrooms, computer labs (both PC and Mac) and even more quiet places to study.

Ranking & Accreditation of American University in Bulgaria

The American University in Bulgaria is in the unique position of being accredited both in the United States (by the New England Commission of Higher Education, formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.) and in Bulgaria (by the National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation). AUBG is chartered as an institution of higher education by an act of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Student Accommodation at American University in Bulgaria

All undergraduate students are required to live on campus as part of the university mission. Since our students come from over 40 countries, living in halls feels like being part of a mini map of the world! In this safe, secure and comfortable environment, lifelong friendships are born and minds are opened amid diversity and mutual respect. The residence halls are a smoke-free environment and disability accessible. Activity areas include aerobic rooms, music practice rooms, multipurpose rooms, billiard and ping pong areas, several television lounges, outside decks, kitchens, and cafes. All of our residence halls are secured 24 hours with a security guard. We have common areas where you can either study or rest along with your friends.

cost of living:

  • Housing : $735 – $905
  • Health Insurance for International Students: $75
  • Textbooks: $300
  • Student activity fee: $315
  • Meal plan : $100

Programs at American University in Bulgaria


  1. Business Administration

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1-Executive MBA

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  1. Computer Science
  2. Information Systems

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  1. Economics

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  1. History and Civilizations

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  1. Journalism and Mass Communication

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  1. Literature
  2. Self-Designed Major

You can choose focus on:

  • Business Communications and Public Relations
  • Environmental Policy
  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Political Communication
  • Social Sciences

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  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics

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  1. Modern Languages and Cultures

You can choose focus on:

  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Bulgarian

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  1. Psychology

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  1. Political Science & International Relations
  2. European Studies

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