Bulgaria 2013/14 - student fees and grants

Country: Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2014
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 59 - max 741
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 59 - max 793
Fees - note: Almost all students pay fees
Grants - note: Grants/scholarships are available to full-time students
Need-based grant (euro): min 230 - max 552
Merit-based grant (euro): min 230 - max 552

National student fee

Public higher education institutions define their own fees, but maximum amounts are set by the government.
Student fees depend on the programme and field of study. The lowest fees are paid in the following fields of study: pedagogy, economics, administration and management. 

The first cycle fees in the state universities for full-time studies range from BGN 300 to BGN 1 450 and for part-time studies  from BGN 115 to BGN 980.  he  second cycle fees for full-time studies  range from BGN 300 to BGN 1 550 and for part-time studies from BGN 115 to BGN 1 000.

Certain categories of students are exempted from paying fees. They include orphans, persons with disabilities, war invalids and senior cadets in military schools. 

Fees of international students are subject to different rules. 

Student grants

Grants/scholarships are available to full-time students. They are distributed by higher education institutions, taking into account need-based and merit-based criteria. Grant amounts range from BGN 50 to 120/month.


Full-time students who are less than 35 years old can apply for state guaranteed loans.

Tax benefit for student's parents

no tax benefits for parents

Family allowances

no family allowances

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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