Oldest Universities in Bulgaria

Oldest Universities in Bulgaria


What are the oldest Universities in Bulgaria? uniRank answers this question by publishing a list of 48 Bulgarian Universities sorted by year of foundation and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Bulgarian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

uniRank aims to highlight which Bulgarian Universities have the longest history and tradition and whether this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Bulgaria

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# University Town
1 Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia
30 National Academy of Arts Sofia
7 University of National and World Economy Sofia ...
10 University of Economics - Varna Varna
41 National Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov" Sofia
39 University of Transport Todor Kableshkov Sofia
37 University of Telecommunications and Post Sofia
31 National Military University "Vasil Levski" Veliko Tarnovo ...
14 D.A. Tsenov Academy of Economics Svishtov
29 Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy Varna
16 University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy Sofia
21 National Sports Academy Vasil Levski Sofia ...
4 Technical University of Sofia Sofia ...
26 Agricultural University of Plovdiv Plovdiv
24 Medical University of Plovdiv Plovdiv
35 Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts Sofia
34 University of Library Studies and Information Technologies Sofia
15 Medical University - Sofia Sofia ...
25 University of Mining and Geology St Ivan Rilski Sofia ...
32 University of Forestry Sofia
17 University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy Sofia
40 University of Food Technologies Plovdiv
13 Medical University-Varna Varna ...
6 University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski Plovdiv ...
18 Technical University - Varna Varna ...
8 St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo Veliko Tarnovo ...
23 Technical University of Gabrovo Gabrovo ...
19 Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen Shumen ...
42 Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts Plovdiv
38 Lyuben Karavelov University of Applied Sciences Sofia
27 Medical University - Pleven Pleven
11 South-West University "Neofit Rilski" Blagoevgrad
12 Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" Varna ...
36 International Business School, Botevgrad Botevgrad
3 American University in Bulgaria Blagoevgrad ...
22 Burgas Free University Burgas
2 New Bulgarian University Sofia ...
44 University of Agribusiness and Rural Development Plovdiv ...
47 MT&M College Sofia
5 Angel Kanchev University of Ruse Ruse ...
9 Trakia University Stara Zagora ...
33 University Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov Burgas
20 Varna University of Management Varna ...
45 European Graduate School of Economics and Management Plovdiv ...
28 Higher School of Insurance and Finance Sofia
48 College of Tourism Blagoevgrad Blagoevgrad
46 University of Security and Economics Plovdiv
43 European Polytechnical University Pernik
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