"St. Kliment Ohridski" University of Sofia or Софийски университет (SU) - public higher education institution in Bulgaria. SU was founded in 1888. The university has an urban campus in Sofia.

University ranking. According to the international ratings "St. Kliment Ohridski" University of Sofia is the leading university of Bulgaria and a desirable place to study for the majority of students. "St. Kliment Ohridski" University of Sofia is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities on the planet, securing the place in the top 5% of the world’s best universities.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The main criterion for admission is examination results. The academic year is traditionally divided into semesters.

The composition of the university. "St. Kliment Ohridski" University of Sofia is classified as a large university with more than 21,000 concurrent students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. The university has about 4% of foreign students. The university employs 1700 teachers and professors. The students may participate in various student exchange programs. The university is also present on social media platforms: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of SU. The library is available to all of the students. The university is a member of European University Association (EUA).
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1888
Abbreviation SU
Teachers 1,729
Students 21,151
Foreigners 4%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency, Bulgaria
• European University Association (EUA)
World ranking 817
Country ranking 1
Quality of teaching 361
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 817
QS World University Rankings 783
Cost of living in Sofia
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 103 144
Food 112 199
Transportation 22 48
Communications and utilities 35 53
Clothing 18 66
Sports and leisure 15 57
Total 304 567
Accommodation in Sofia USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 104
Shared room in city centre 145
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 177
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 245
Alternative title
bg Софийски университет
tr Sofya Üniversitesi
old Sofia University
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