If you consider applying for admission to a Bulgarian university, you may wonder how high the tuition fees in Bulgaria are, how they compare to fees of other universities abroad, when you should pay them, etc. In the following, we will share with you more information in this regard.
If you compare the tuition fees of Bulgarian universities to other European higher education institutions, you will notice that the tuition fees in Bulgaria are much more affordable. For instance, if you want to study Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy in English in Bulgaria, it will cost you between 6000 to 9000 EUR per academic year. In comparison, other universities in Europe may charge up to 15 000 EUR per year! This allows students to take the opportunity to study abroad in exchange for low tuition fees.
Students pay half of the tuition fees at the beginning of the winter semester and the other half – at the beginning of the summer semester. Keep in mind that it is not possible to complete the payment in more than two instalments (e.g. three or four). Exceptions are usually not made so requests to the management staff of Bulgarian universities end up rejected. Some universities offer a reduction of the tuition fees in case the student has double citizenship and one of them is Bulgarian. Students need to meet the deadline for the payment of the tuition fees, which varies depending on the respective university.
Of course, there are several ways to finance your studies in Bulgaria. The first opportunity you can look into is applying for a student loan that covers the university tuition fees. Of course, scholarships are also a way to deal with financial struggles during your studies. However, the eligibility requirements vary according to the study program and the university of your choice. Also, they usually do not cover the tuition fees. Last but not least, you can also choose to work part-time in Bulgaria. This opportunity depends on your time management skills and how busy your university schedule is. In any case, international students are welcome to work in Bulgaria – the various language skills they possess are something employers often look for.
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