Oldest Universities in Bulgaria

Introduction

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 and/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 2019 League Table

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