About SWU

South-West University "Neofit Rilski" (SWU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. It is one of the youngest higher education institutions in the country.

SWU works in several scientific areas and is waiting for new students.

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Establishment year
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SWU tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at SWU is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 550 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 1,000 USD. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and available scholarships.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

Academic calendar
Financial Aidallowances and other types of social assistance
550 USD/year
1,000 USD/year
1,376 USD/year
1,000 USD/year

SWU campus

SWU has an urban campus, which provides students with many options for study and recreation. The abundance of museums, theaters and cinemas creates opportunities for the cultural development of young people. In the city, there are also large companies that offer internships. University students have access to the library. It contains a collection of scientific papers, textbooks and fiction. Student life at SWU is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

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What to do after graduation

You can stay in Bulgaria for up to 9 months after graduation by applying for a job seeker visa. This must be done before the student visa expires. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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Universities related to SWU

Universities in this city

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
13American University in BulgariaBulgariaBlagoevgrad
12,900 USD
11,971 USD
14South-West University "Neofit Rilski"BulgariaBlagoevgrad
1,000 USD
1,000 USD
Blagoevgrad College of TourismBulgariaBlagoevgrad

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
8171Sofia UniversityBulgariaSofia
19852New Bulgarian UniversityBulgariaSofia
3,309 USD
5,000 USD
3Academy of the Ministry of Internal AffairsBulgaria
4Medical University of VarnaBulgariaVarna
5University of National and World EconomyBulgariaSofia