Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski

4.1 out of 5 (105 ratings / 73 reviews) Sofia, Bulgaria
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.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



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.During the Bulgarian Renaissance a new idea for opening a School of Higher Education was conceived.


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.

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Library services

Nowadays 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 Reviews

My appreciation to history
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have great experience in my university. We study very interesting things about the Balkan peninsula and also balkan languages. I would love to explore the region, the culture, and to aquire new knowledge about Eastern Europe. And i will hope that, would happen, when i start my master degree.

not the best choice
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The education methods are outdated , the professors are not as invested as they need to be

Sofia University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university is one of the best universities in Bulgaria and is also the oldest. I really like that it has its' traditions and the campus is very satisfying. However, I think that my program should have more practice and opportunities.

Sofia, Oblast Sofiya-Grad, Bulgaria

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