Study at Burgas Free University
Burgas Free University is a full-spectrum university, comprising four faculties (Faculty of Legal Studies, Faculty of Business Studies, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, and Faculty of Humanities) that together offer more than 50 different academic programmes (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD) in a broad range of disciplines. Founded in 1991, it is one of the first non-state universities in Bulgaria, established in the biggest industrial and cultural centre in the south-eastern region of the country.
Why should you study at Burgas Free University?
Burgas Free University is one of the best universities in the field of economics. It offers modern Master programmes (such as Digital Communications) that focus on knowledge that is a must if you wish to work in the respective field (e.g., Search Engine Optimication). This way, students who graduate from Burgas Free University have skills that they can include in their CV and impress their future employer.
In addition, the diplomas issued by Burgas Free University are internationally acknowledged. This helps students apply for a job abroad after they graduate and gather experience in any country they wish to live in. In addition, Burgas Free University is an accredited university that has many partner universities. This means you will be able to study abroad for a semester or two.
Last but not least, students often choose to study at Burgas Free University because of its great location at the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Burgas is one of the biggest cities in Bulgaria, attracts many tourists throughout the whole year because if its airport and, of course, beautiful beaches.
What can you study at Burgas Free University?
Burgas Free University offers Bachelor and PhD programmes only in Bulgarian language. However, if you wish to apply for a Master study programme, you can choose Business Administration or Marketing and Digital Communications in English.
Master in Business Administration
The Faculty of Business Studies at Burgas Free University offers Master programme in Business Administration with a focus on international business. All lectures are in English, so students are required to have advanced English language skills. Also, the Master's degree in Business Administration is only available part-time. The reason for that is to provide postgraduate students with enough free time so that they are able to find a job during their studies and finance their studies or simply gather experience in the respective field.
The curriculum of Business Administration is quite an interesting one! The Master in Business Administration at Burgas Free University takes one year (two semesters). During the first semester students in Business Administration study the following subjects: International Business - Regional Practices, International Currency Relations, European and International Quality Standards, Service Management and Strategic Marketing in International Business. The second semester includes the subjects Innovation and Investment Management, Managerial Economics, Global Economic Issues, Management Information Systems and Business Leadership and Ethics. Each subject is 6 credits and after completing both semesters, students are required to write a graduation thesis.
Master in Marketing and Digital Communications
The Faculty of Business Studies at Burgas Free University offers also a Master's degree in Marketing and Digital Communications in English language. Students obtain a Master of Economics within a year and may work as a manager of different marketing departments (Social Media, Digital Marketing), a brand manager, key account manager and others. The Master programme is only available part-time.
The curriculum of the Master's degree in Marketing and Digital Communications consists of interesting subjects that deepen students' knowledge in the field of marketing. The programme is divided in two semesters. During the first semester students have the following subjects: Marketing Research and Marketing Information System, Sales Management, Strategic Marketing in International Business, Electronic Commerce, Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The second semester includes Business Games, International Marketing, Web Relationship Marketing, Management Information Systems as well as Social Media Marketing. After completing both semesters, students are required to write a Master's thesis.
Burgas Free University - Entry requirements and tuition fees
If you wish to apply for a Master's degree at Burgas Free University, you must submit an application form, a copy of your higher education diploma (Bachelor's or Master's degree), an academic transcript, a medical certificate, a copy of your passport and passport-size pictures. Several documents must be translated and legalized. If you need assistance with collecting and submitting your application documents to Burgas Free University, don't hesitate to contact Inter HECS - Study in Bulgaria.
The tuition fees of Burgas Free University are 3000 Euro per academic year. This means that students must pay 1500 Euro per semester. The preparatory Bulgarian language course costs 2400 Euro per academic year.
Burgas Free University - Student dormitories, private apartments and living expenses
Unfortunately, Burgas Free University does not have a student dormitory. Students must find a private apartment in the city of Burgas. It is highly recommended to contact a trustworthy real-estate agent so that you find an apartment that fits your needs. Feel welcome to contact Inter HECS - Study in Bulgaria so that we help you do that!
Burgas is a place where you will enjoy cheap living expenses. Bulgaria in general is famous for the low living costs and the capital is the most expensive city. However, as Burgas is only about the fourth biggest city in Bulgaria, the living expenses are not very high. For instance, a private apartment in the city centre costs about 200 Euro a month.
Where is Burgas Free University located?
Burgas Free University is located close to the city centre of Burgas - a city located at the seaside of Bulgaria. Hence, if you study at Burgas Free University, you will have a chance to enjoy a walk in the famous pedestrian area of the city centre, go to the beach and meet many other students or tourists who visit the city every summer. Additionally, as Burgas is one of the biggest cities in Bulgaria, there are many clubs, cafes and restaurants where you can go out in your free time or simply have fun during the weekend.