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Sofia University

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is the first Bulgarian high academic school establishment. Its history is an embodiment and a continuation of the centurylong cultural and educational tradition of the Bulgarian nation.

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The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is the first higher educational institution in Bulgaria. Its history is an embodiment and a continuation of centuries of cultural and educational tradition in this country. Public teaching activities in Bulgaria date back to the second half of the 9th century. 


Year by year the Sofia University has developed into an important academic and scientific center on the Balkans, a well developed academic institution with European dimensions. Today Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is the largest and most prestigious educational and scientific center in the country. 


Sofia University research activity has been developing under the Strategy for Scientific Research (2009-2014) established by the academia. It identifies the priority research areas, following Sofia University tradition to ensure freedom of choosing particular research goals to the lecturers at the same time. Project funding has won recognition as the main instrument for supporting scientific research. Today, Sofia University takes an active part in a number of projects funded by national and European programmes, by ministries, national agencies, NGOs and business enterprises.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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801 -100
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
723 -89
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Housing services

The Social and Public Services (SBO) Department has at its disposal 6,300 beds and 3 students’ canteens, where about 3,000 people on average eat daily.

Library services

The University Library possesses a rich multidisciplinary fund that numbers more than 2 510 000 library entries including both scientific literature and study manuals, some rare and valuable publications, well stocked periodicals, e-publications, etc.

Student Life

Student clubs

  • Students' Council
  • Business Club
  • Students' Diplomatic Club
  • European Law Students' Association
  • Association of Sociology Students
  • Society of SYLFF fellows in Bulgaria
  • Stuidents' Club of Political Scientists
  • Balkan Youth Club


Accredited by the Bulgarian National Accreditation Agency. Degrees are recognized in all countries of the EU, EEA, Switzerland, the USA, and Canada.

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