New Bulgarian University

3.7 out of 5 (51 ratings / 47 reviews) Sofia, Bulgaria
The mission of New Bulgarian University is to be an autonomous liberal education institution dedicated to the advancement of university education by offering accessible and affordable opportunities for interdisciplinary and specialized education and research of high quality. 

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Social Sciences (1)



New Bulgarian University was established on 18 September 1991 with a resolution by Bulgarian Parliament. 


New Bulgarian University pioneered the introduction in Bulgaria of a credit system, Professional Bachelor’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, distance and continuing education.


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Library services

The New Bulgarian University Library was founded in 1995 comprising the collections of three libraries - the old AONSU library, The Master's Faculty Library and the Library of the Law Department. This was the beginning. Overall reconstructure aiming at the furter functioning and development of the newly created library was the next step. 

Medical services

Comprehensive dental care:

  • free dental exams, consultations and treatment plans
  • X-rays
  • cleaning and polishing
  • teeth whitening
  • tooth decay treatment
  • root canal therapy
  • esthetic dental crowns, bridges and dentures
  • personal oral hygiene instructions

Student Life

Campus life

The university campus consists of two buildings (Building 1 and Building 2) housing the Aula, Library, University Theater, NBU Museum, UniArt Gallery, Medical Center with a First-Aid Room and a Dental Office, Sports Center, coffee shops, a restaurant and a Bulgarian Posts branch surrounded by trees and with large open green spaces.

Campus and facilities development at NBU is aimed at ensuring modern teaching and learning conditions satisfying the most stringent quality standards.

Sports facilities

  • An outdoor mini football pitch with sports facilities for volleyball, badminton and handball. Edel Grass system play surface. Lighting.
  • Outdoor gym


The National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency, which reviews Bulgaria’s higher education teaching, granted NBU maximum accreditation in three consecutive accreditations in 2001, 2006, 2012 and 2019. Since 2004, NBU is an accredited partner of the Open University UK.

Student Reviews

Study in the best university in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

New Bulgarian University is the place you want to enroll when studying bachelor's or masters in Bulgaria. It is modern, has a great atmosphere and courses which are constantly being upgraded in order to contribute more for the students.

The best choice
Maria Borisova rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience in New Bulgarian university was incredible. In my opinion, this is one of the most modern university in Bulgaria. The profs and the administration staff are so friendly and always ready to help each student individually. I am impressed from the personal attitude. This is the place where student's opinion means a lot and everithing changes so fast. NBU gives...

NBU Beware!
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Horrible just doesnt do it justice. Professors and administrators don't follow emails and as if intentionally keep important information secretive (about classes and mandatory trainings) I regret and resent my decision to study here. Hate it here I'm constantly paranoid about missing some sort of class or document that can result in me not graduating. Beware!

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