Philosophy, Ph.D. | Online (optional) | Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski | Sofia, Bulgaria
36 months
6500 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
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The Ph.D. Program in Philosophy from Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski, besides studies in residence, offers an opportunity for extramural studies (extramural studies is a Bulgarian version of distance learning). 

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This Philosophy program from Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski provides instruction in all major areas of Western Philosophy; besides, the doctoral dissertation can be written on a topic from Eastern Philosophy as well - an expert in this field will be appointed as the supervisor. 

This program secures guidelines by faculty and leaves enough room for student’s own preferences. The degree is recognized worldwide including the EU/EEA and Switzerland, the US, Canada, Russia, Turkey, China, Indian Sub-Continent, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Cultural Life and Recreation

Being the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia features a rich cultural life. In most of the cinemas, English language films can be seen. There is a number of concert halls, dozens of art galleries, and many national and international cultural centers. Streets of Sofia are full of cozy cafés and high quality inexpensive restaurants offering Bulgarian, European, and international cuisine. Sofia is a favorable place for summer and winter sports including skiing in the nearby mountain of Vitosha.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychoanalysis and Philosophy
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Contemporary American Aesthetics and the Puzzles of Art
  • Applied Ethics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Social Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Intercultural Relations
  • Philosophical Method

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's degree in any field. No previous degree in philosophy is needed. No age discrimination or limit.
  • CV, two letters of recommendation, standardized tests scores are NOT required. No application fee (for citizens of EU/EEA and Switzerland a 32 € fee is charged and an entrance exam is held).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 36 months.

1. non-EU/EEA/Swiss in residence – € 4,950; 

2. non-EU/EEA/Swiss distance learning/extramural studies – € 3,300 per year; 

3. EU/EEA/Swiss no scholarship – €3,000; 

4. EU/EEA/Swiss with scholarship – € 950 only one-time payment for the entire 3-year period of studies (NOT per year).

Living costs for Sofia

795 - 1216 BGN /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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