Are you interested in a study program in the field of agriculture, environmental protection and rural development? If your answer is positive, we are happy to introduce you to one of the leading universities in Europe offering this! The Agricultural University of Plovdiv is a state university located in the second biggest city of Bulgaria and is a member of UNIgreen Alliance – universities that strive to provide high-quality education and research in sustainable agriculture, green biotechnology and environmental and life sciences. Studying something you are passionate about, studying abroad in a beautiful and ancient city, studying abroad in the European Union – yes, it is possible!
About the university
The Agricultural University of Plovdiv was founded in 1945. Nowadays, it comprises a department of languages and sports and four different faculties: The Faculty of Agronomy, The Faculty of Horticulture and Viticulture, Faculty of Plant Protection and Agroecology, The Faculty of Economics. It was granted international accreditation in 2019 and it cooperates successfully with many institutions abroad to provide students with excellent work and research opportunities.
The Agricultural University of Plovdiv offers a variety of Bachelor and Master study programs in English. The tuition fees are also quite affordable! As of today, more than 3000 foreign students from all corners of the world have graduated from the university. Their diploma is internationally recognized, as Bulgaria is part of the European Union!
Lastly, the Agricultural University of Plovdiv is located in the second biggest city of Bulgaria – Plovdiv. This place is known as one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in the country and undoubtedly, its Old Town, the pedestrian streets, the Kapana Creative District and the many parks around the city center make it one of the best places to spend your studies in!
Study programs & Tuition fees
The Agricultural University of Plovdiv offers many interesting Bachelor and Master study programs.
Bachelor degree programs at the Agricultural University of Plovdiv take 4 years. Some of them are: Agronomy, Plant Protection, Agricultural economics, Business economics, Bio-economy, Agro-Tourism. The tuition fees are between 2000 and 3350 EUR per year depending on the study program of your choice.
Master degree programs at the Agricultural University of Plovdiv take one year. Some of them are: Plant Health, Plant biotechnologies, Organic farming, Agro-ecology, European agriculture and rural development, Management of Agro-Tourism. The tuition fees are between 2000 and 3500 EUR per year depending on the study program of your choice.
Application & Entry requirements
It is normal if you wonder how to apply for admission – and this is where we can help you! There are several documents that need to be submitted to the university and prepared according to their requirements (this includes legalization and translation). The team of Inter HECS has more than 10 years of experience with university admission in Bulgaria and abroad, so you can count on us. Most study programs offered by the Agricultural university of Plovdiv do not require sitting an admission test, so this is also something you should not worry about!
Student life & Living costs
Plovdiv is definitely one of the best cities to live in if you consider moving to Bulgaria! There are many museums, galleries, restaurants, pedestrian streets, parks … Also, the shopping malls that include internationally known stores, the access to hiking trails nearby as well as the international airport are also a big bonus! Furthermore, the city of Plovdiv is in the center of Bulgaria, so you can easily reach the capital city, famous local winter resorts and the Bulgarian seaside!
Last but not least, the living expenses are quite affordable in comparison to living abroad in other European countries. Students can choose to stay in the university dormitory or rent a modern apartment for around 300 EUR per month! Eating out can cost between 5 and 10 EUR depending on your order and street food (quite the thing in Bulgaria!) is usually around 2-3 EUR!
Two main options for accommodation in Plovdiv for people who study at the Agricultural University of Plovdiv are the university dormitory and private / shared accommodation. The dormitory stay is usually quite inexpensive – around 50 EUR per month, whereas renting an apartment costs around 250 – 350 EUR depending on the location of the apartment, how modern it is, etc. Make sure to watch the following video to learn more about accommodation in Plovdiv, Bulgaria:
About the city
Plovdiv is the second biggest city in Bulgaria and it was pronounced to be the European Capital Culture in 2019! There are indeed many festivals, galleries and museums that will keep you busy every weekend. You should not worry about the language too – the local language is Bulgarian, but locals do speak English and restaurants usually always have an English menu available!
The city center of Plovdiv is lovely – in your free time you can enjoy traditional Bulgarian dishes or visit international restaurants around the pedestrian part of the city, go for a walk in the park, ride a bike along Maritsa river, explore Bulgarian history and architecture in the Old Town or go for a cup of coffee in the Kapana creative district!
Plovdiv definitely welcomes people from all around the world, including you!
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