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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 45 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Bulgaria.

Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/break:

  • Mid-December – beginning of January
  • Mid-April – early May
  • July – September

Major exam period(s): January – February and May – June

Bulgarian students are studying at institutions in 47 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. (Source: 2017 Open Doors Report).  

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years

Language of instruction: Bulgarian (select universities with programs conducted in English)

Degrees offered: Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate