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Technical University of Sofia

For more than 66 years the University has been preparing specialists in the field of engineering. In this period over 100 thousand engineers have graduated from it and have found jobs in their professional fields both in Bulgaria and abroad. The structure of the Technical University of Sofia includes 14 faculties, several departments, one college and other units where students are trained and scientific research is conducted. Over 800 highly qualified lecturers train the students in all educational-qualification and academic degrees: Professional Bachelor, Bachelor, Master, and PhD. The educational process provides high quality professional and language training which makes for its international recognition. All degree courses are accredited and continue to be part of the accreditation cycle of the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency. Together with the instruction in Bulgarian language, the University also offers a number of courses in German, English or French, and, apart from the Bulgarian students, more than 1400 foreign students study at the University as well. The credit transfer system and the opportunities which the Erasmus Programme offers create conditions for students to study in a number of well-known universities which the Technical University of Sofia actively cooperates with. (Source: the university website)

Degree Courses Taught in English: Yes
Online/Distance courses offered: TBC
Bachelors Course Duration: Semesters (8) Years (4)
Masters Course Duration: Semesters (3) Years (1.5)

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Minimum: IELTS (bands 6, 7, 8, 9) or TOEFL 550/213/100.

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Higher Education in Bulgaria attracts many international students, this is due not only because of its excellent educational quality and the fact that their diploma’s are recognised throughout the EU/EEA and beyond, but also because of it’s reasonable tuition fees and living expenses.  Courses are taught in English, French, German and Bulgarian. The academic year comprises of two terms, and courses generally start in September or October and end in May or June.

Lectures are interest driven and there are also extra curriculum activities allowing students to enjoy their educational experience whilst studying in Bulgaria. Students also work in small groups this supports a deeper understanding of subjects. Tutoring is also common practice and helps to develop and improve professionalism.

The Higher Education system in Bulgaria is generally based on the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate system (LMD) and is provided through three types of institutions: Universities, Specialised High Schools and Colleges.  The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) has been adopted under the necessary legislation (Higher Education Act) and has been implemented since 2004. Higher Education Institutions in Bulgaria are autonomous, and are responsible for their own programme design and quality assurance with the education that they provide.

Throughout all HE institutions quality management systems for internal monitoring and evaluation are enforced and are required through legislation. This is also monitored and evaluated externally by the Nation-al Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation.

Higher Education in Bulgaria is highly renowned on an international level. This is reflected in the fact that thousands of Bulgarian medical Doctors are working in UK, Canada, France, Germany as well as other parts of the World. Almost all universities have full Bulgarian accreditation, some of them have double accreditation i.e. American, French, UK, Dutch etc. Bulgaria is a FULL EU member state and as such all HE qualifications are recognised throughout the EU, EEA and other parts of the World.

(Source: www.studyinbulgaria.com)