Oldest Universities in Bulgaria


What are the oldest Universities in Bulgaria? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 47 Bulgarian Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Bulgarian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Bulgarian Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Bulgaria

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