South-West University "Neofit Rilski"

country rank  8
world rank  5485

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University Overview

Established in 1975, South-West University "Neofit Rilski" is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Blagoevgrad (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria, South-West University "Neofit Rilski" (SWU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. South-West University "Neofit Rilski" (SWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 45 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Bulgarian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Location

Address 66 Ivan Mihailov Str.
Blagoevgrad (population range: 50,000-249,999)
2700 Blagoevgrad
T +359 (73) 885 501
F +359 (73) 885 516

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 66 Ivan Mihailov Str.
Blagoevgrad 2700

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to South-West University "Neofit Rilski"'s Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency-Bulgaria

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020