American University Scholarships to Study in the European Union (Bulgaria)


The American University in Bulgaria (or AUBG) is a private university located in Blagovgrad, Bulgaria. Founded in 1991, the American University of Beirut has approximately 1,000 students from more than 40 countries on 5 continents (as of Fall 2019). Nearly 50% of students are international.

The American University in Bulgaria is the education leader for the ninth consecutive year according to the 2019 National University Rankings.

The university is the first in the country in the professional fields of administration and management, political science, communications and public information sciences. AUB graduates have an unemployment rate of 0% in three majors (Political Science, Informatics, Computer Science, Public Communications, and Information Science) and the highest average salaries in four of the majors (Management and Administration, Economics, Political Science, and Public Communications and Information Science).

AUBG is also number one in all five disciplines in terms of prestige, luxury and management services. The ranking shows that the American University in Bulgaria accepts students with the highest diploma GPA in all five majors.

Nationalities who can apply for the scholarship:

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.

About the American University in Bulgaria Scholarship:

The American University in Bulgaria scholarship for undergraduate study, is awarded on the basis of academic merit, the strength of the student’s performance in high school, English language proficiency scores, and financial need as well, every year an account is opened with about $ 4.8 million and 73% of American University in Bulgaria students receive some scholarships .

The scholarship includes tuition fees from 25% to 100% and other benefits upon obtaining university admission.

Programs available at the university:

Department of Business
– major in Business Administration
Department of Computer Science
– majors and minors in Computer Science and Information Systems
Department of Economics
– major and minor in Economics
Department of History and Civilizations
– major in History and Civilizations and major and minor in American Studies; minors in Anthropology, History, and Southeastern European Studies
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
– major and minor in Journalism And Mass Communication
Department of Literature and Theatre
major in Literature,Self-designed Majors in Theatre and Film Studies, minor in Literature, minor in Fine Arts (with MLA Department), minor in Film Studies (with JMC Department)
Department of Mathematics and Science
– major and minor in Mathematics
Department of Modern Languages and Arts
– minors in Fine Arts and Modern Languages and Cultures
Department of Political Science and European Studies
– majors and minors in Political Science and International Relations and European Studies; minor in Public Policies
Department of Philosophy and Psychology
– major in Psychology; minors in Philosophy and Religion, and Psychology

Conditions for applying for an American University scholarship to study in Bulgaria:

  • It is possible to apply in any field of study specified in advance by the scholarship at the university
  • The applicant’s age should not be more than what the donor has previously determined (see the Grant Application section).
  • You must hold a previous degree in line with the requirements of the scholarship program
  • Submit the application, fully supported by the required documents and facts
  • Delay in submitting the application or lack of documents will cause you to reject the application
  • You must meet all the requirements and admission criteria for the institution (university).
  • Complete the application for the scholarship in full within the specified dates
  • Requirement to have a recognized academic qualification.
  • You have the right motivation and motivation to apply
  • High School GPA of 5.00 or higher.
  • Give preference to students who can demonstrate high academic potential (measured by the applicant’s academic merit, when applying)
  • Financial inability to program costs.

Certificates and documents required when applying:

  • passport
  • Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Transcripts
  • letter of intent
  • Scholarship application and financial need (you can download the application from here)
  • Recommendation letters (you must use the university’s form by clicking here)
  • English language certificate:
  1. IBT – Internet Based TOEFL 80
  2. ITP TOEFL 550
  3. rPDT – Revised Paper-Delivered TOEFL 60
  4. IELTS – International English Language Testing System 6.5
  5. Cambridge English (FCE, CAE, CPE) – reported on Cambridge English Scale 180
  6. ECPE – Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English 650
  7. PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English 59

There is no need for an English language certificate if you have completed your secondary education in English.

SAT or ACT test certificate (optional)
The AUBG does not require the SAT or ACT for admissions purposes or financial aid; However, the scores may help you waive two AUBG pre-sessional courses: MAT 100 and ENG 100. You can submit your official scores with Collegeboard Institutional Code or ACT - Collegeboard's AUBG is 2451 and 5465 with ACT.
Academic Article:
Write an essay, which will help the AUBG Admissions Committee get to know you, understand your motivations for attending AUBG and determine your ability to express yourself. The essay should be on one of the following topics: Discuss an achievement, event, or realization that led to a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. Think about a time when you doubted or challenged a belief or idea. What made you think? What was the result?
Your essay should be no more than 650 words. They will be evaluated for clarity, creativity, completeness of response, sentence structure, paragraphs, spelling, grammar, and style.

The last date to apply for the AUC scholarship is November 1

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