New Bulgarian University in the country’s capital, Sofia, is a private liberal arts institution established on 18 September 1991 after a resolution by the Bulgarian Parliament. NBU has significantly contributed to higher education in the country as a whole; leading the way for the introduction of a credit system, encouraging continuing education, as well as welcoming to the country many professional degree programmes such as bachelors and masters. It is an accredited partner since 2004 of the Open University UK, and its motto is ne varietatem timeamus, which when translated from Latin means ‘let us not fear diversity.’ NBU’s logo depicts a person reading.Show more
In my opinion, New Bulgarian University is the only university in the country, which complies with European standards. It offers a flexible schedule and a variety of optional classes. The teachers take their time to help every student who is struggling, and some of them even work extra hours in order to help everyone finish their project before the death line.
Moreover, there are many international students, since there are many programs and classes which are offered in English. This creates a dynamic international environment from which everyone can benefit.
However, sometimes the projects we were assigned were too complicated and time-consuming to complete in one semester. There wasn’t enough time between exams and at the end of the semester the students end up burnt out.
In conclusion, there are some details that could be improved, but overall NBU offers great opportunities and flexibility and I would definitely recommend it!
The university has a really good campus overall, except for a few things that can be overlooked; however the student department is basically missing. We exist but barely, we don’t get any info on anything to put it simply.View more
The program for business is terrible. First of all it’s outdated, secondly most of the professors make their lectures unproductive and boring because they don’t have a clue how to keep the interest of young people. Most of the courses throughout the 4 years of the bachelor’s degree are a true waste of time.
Most importantly the chess guy didn’t show up for a straight year and I couldn’t play chess 🥲
What I like about the program is that it is very versatile. A lot of different courses that help you acquire knowledge. The campus is really nice, people and the professors are friendly and make a good atmosphere so that you feel good while being there.View more
New Bulgarian University is the place you want to enrol when studying bachelors or masters in Bulgaria. It is modern, has a great atmosphere and courses which are constantly being upgraded in order to contribute more for the students. The profs and the administration staff are so friendly and always ready to help each student individually. I am impressed by the personal attitude. This is the place where students’ opinion means a lot and everything changes so fast.View more
The program is well structured, starting with the absolute basics. The online education is well organized, while still having attended lectures. The facilities in the university are modern, offering a wide variety of extracurricular activities.View more
The program is very interesting and useful and gives you the needed knowledge and skills in the field. The teachers are making it easy to comprehend, learn and use the information and skills and are giving us precious advice on how we could make the most of our profession.View more
This uni is very good for people who would like to pursue a complex student profile, as NBU provides its students with various options and flexibility for their development. You can choose among many programs and mix them, a bit like the US liberal arts system. The uni describes itself as humanitarian and it seeks to develop the student into not just a good professional, but a man of the world, with a mindset to always look for his/her continuing education in life and to always be aware and capable of understanding his circumstances. I believe one can achieve this task in NBU if there is a personal wish, as most of the prerequisites are provided by the uni. The material base is nice and modern. Most of the teachers are well educated, open-minded, motivated, kind and respectful. There are many interesting people to meet there, as the uni brings various types of people into one place. Students who study Economics, Law, Biology, Architecture, Arts, Music and many more. The mix is unique! Don’t hesitate to at least do your research about NBU. It’s gonna be worth it. There are many negative opinions about it from people who have either never been in it, or from those who can’t understand it. This is normal. I don’t say, however, that it’s perfect. But nothing is. I have managed to motivate young people to see it and decide for themselves with an unbiased mind, I would be happy. Thank you!View more
The overall score that I would give the university is 7/10. A lot of things are excellent. For example, the campus and the resources are more than satisfying. However, there are some organizational problems like fluid curriculum and not punctual lecturersView more
Great university with more creative and futuristic disciplines that are not available in other Bulgarian universities. Modern approach, interactive way of teaching and a more practical way of studying. I absolutely recommend it to all future students.View more