University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”

ul. "Prof. Boyan Kamenov", 1700 Sofia, Sofia, BG

Top degrees

  • Drilling and Extraction of Petroleum and Gas
  • Mining of Mineral Resources

Total students


Tuition fees

€2,800 - €3,300



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Study at the University of Mining and Geology St. Ivan Rilski

The University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” is a public research university devoted to engineering and mining and geology. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Bulgaria and among the highest of any public universities in Europe.

The university has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, the university occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education.

Since its founding in 1953, the translation of the school's mission into educational programs has been influenced by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly than ever before. The world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental protection and the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski“ and its programs are central to the solution.

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