The capital of Bulgaria is the most important economic and cultural centre of the country. With its universities and publishing houses, Sofia is also the country's most important educational centre.
The size of a city can make a big difference on your study experience. Some students prefer the feel and pace of larger busy cities, while some may prefer a smaller and calmer feel. Whatever your preference, U-Multirank has you covered. Sofia averages a population of about 1200000 residents and covers some 492 km2.
U-Multirank includes 4 colleges and universities in or near the Sofia area. To explore some of the colleges and universities in Sofia, click on the university names below, or visit our Study in Bulgaria page.
One of the first questions students wonder when deciding to study abroad, is ‘do I need to speak the local language to study there?’ Every country and sometimes even universities themselves have their own requirements for the language of instruction. Students should contact the university to see if a language certificate is necessary to study there. Some countries offer inernational courses and study programmes in English as well, but you will most likely need to show proof of English proficiency. To receive an English language certificate like the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), four parts of the language are tested, including: reading, listening, speaking and writing. For more information on IELTS, or TOEFL, click here.
Safety is an important point to consider when studying abroad. According to the current Numbeo Safety Index, Sofia has a score of 57.84 – ranking it at number 214 of 461 cities globally for safety.
The cost of living can play a major factor in deciding where to study. Aside from tuition fees, students should consider the local cost of living – including items like housing, food, and social life. According to the current Numbeo Cost of Living Index, Sofia has a score of 44.97 – ranking it at number 347 of 515 cities globally for the cost of living (the higher the ranking, the more expensive the cost of living is).
If you’re considering pursuing a degree abroad, then let us help you find the best university for you. U-Multirank’s For students track offers personalised university comparisons, so you can find the university that best matches you. Create your own personalised university rankings today, and compare universities according to what matters most to you. To start, make sure to select your desired study destination and we’ll help guide you through the rest.