The perfect place for young and bright minds with free spirits!
Instead of just one, you have the possibility to get two bachelor diplomas!
Learning from the best - dedicated professionals, ready to pass on their extensive experience and knowledge!
Dive into the Scandinavian lifestyle and business model!
Are you facing the difficult choice of whether to study in Bulgaria or abroad? Now you have the unique opportunity to do both: study at two top universities at the same time and graduate with not one, but two international diplomas - one from VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar" and one from BI Norwegian Business School.
Let's explain how this will happen exactly. During the first 3 years (6 semesters) you study at Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” where the education is conducted entirely in English. At the end of the third year, if you have passed all the exams and have an average grade of at least very good (4.50), English language proficiency at level B2, proven by a VFU certificate or other internationally recognized certificate, you submit your documents to BI Norwegian Business School, Norway, where you continue your studies for 1 year (2 semesters). Of course, if you want to continue your education at Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" and not in Norway, the doors of the university are wide open for you and we will be more than happy to have you!
The curriculum of "International Business" develops knowledge and skills in one main science field, education, and business practice - international economics. VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar" offers excellent education conditions, where the students acquire competencies in the field of the world's economy, international business, international finance, international marketing, capital market trading, financial markets, etc. The education is oriented to the prospects in business and economics and provides an opportunity for active participation in international economic relations.
You will study, travel, explore, and conquer! Isn't it exciting? The unforgettable journey on the path to success awaits you!
An education entirely in English!
Smaller groups of students – more personal attention!
Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" is the largest private university in Bulgaria. It has over 10,000 students in more than 67 bachelor's and master's programs, as well as 29 doctoral programs.
The high-tech, modern university campus is situated next to the beach and the “Golden Sands” Nature Park. The university has a student dormitory, a restaurant, a library, a sport complex, a medical center, and a magnificent park, which is designed entirely by graduates of the university.
Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" is the first private university to receive institutional accreditation for 5 years. In 2019, the university received its highest score for institutional accreditation - 9.21 (on a ten-point scale) from the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA) at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria. This score ranks VFU first among private universities in the country.
The high accreditation evaluation, the prestigious marks of the European Commission for the quality of the educational process - DS Label, for the implementation of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS Label and achievements in the field of research - HR Logo, are all proof that Varna Free University is competitive in the European and world educational space.
Higher education diplomas of VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar" are internationally recognized, both in the EU member countries and all over the world. The university has over 8,000 students from five continents and over 30 countries - incl. Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, etc., in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, full-time or distance learning in Bulgarian, Russian or English.
Lecturers and mentors are world-renowned scientists and proven experts from Bulgaria, Japan, USA, Russia, Israel, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain, Austria, Ukraine, and others.
Last year, Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” conducted more than 1,100 student internships, with 91% of mentors declaring willingness to hire practicing students immediately after their graduation, and 154 young specialists received full-time job prepositions. During their education, the students have the opportunity to participate in various programs for student mobility and academic exchange, internships, competitions, and trainings.
Varna Free University – main campus
VFU – Education and Sport Center Hall 1
Varna Free University – park
Varna Free University - admission center
Also known as “The Sea Capital of Bulgaria” Varna is the third-largest city in the country and one of the biggest industrial, transportation, commercial, and cultural centers at the Black Sea coast. It is located in the northeastern part of Bulgaria, situated on both sides of the Gulf of Varna and the Black Sea coast.
With its remarkable cultural and historical heritage, brilliant architecture and modern areas, infinite parks, and crystal beaches, the city has become one of the brightest resort centers in Europe!
Varna is a cradle of the oldest European civilization. Here you can see the original artifacts of the world’s oldest treated gold treasure, dated to 4400 – 4200 BC. And this is just the beginning of your historical tour because there are many other treasures from later periods and cultures, all part of the rich collections of the city museums.
The architecture has preserved the spirit of old times, and the ensemble construction of the modern city is characterized by a European influence, as well as the influence of the Mediterranean countries. There are Byzantine, Arabic, Moorish, Armenian, and other architectural elements enriched with whimsical Egyptian and abstract ornaments.
The cultural calendar of Varna is of infinite variety – city entertainments, exciting concerts, outdoor shows, noisy and colorful celebrations. The city is a hospitable pier for a wide range of festivals – folklore, music, ballet, opera, theatre, film and animation festivals, and lots of amazing exhibitions. Seven of these festivals have European quality certificates.
It is no coincidence that in 2017 Varna was chosen as the European Youth Capital. Varna is well known for its remarkable resorts and azure beaches, as well as for its healing mineral springs. Adding a favorable and mild climate, we get the perfect recipe for an unforgettable experience.
Bulgaria is recognized as a country with a uniquely delicious cuisine. The region of Varna is famous for its culinary traditions and wine grape varieties, with an excellent quality of the beverages produced from them.
The locals are very friendly and hospitable, with almost all of the young people speaking English.
With its captivating charm, Varna is one of those cities you fall in love with instantly!
Well…? When do you arrive?
If you want an education that prepares you for the real business challenges you will face in future positions, then BI Norwegian Business School is the perfect choice for you!
It is the largest business school in Norway and the second largest in Europe. It has a total of four campuses, the main one being in Oslo. BI is the largest provider of economic and administrative competence, and skills in Norway, with over 200,000 graduates since 1983.
BI has become an educational institution for future leaders, thanks to its relentless focus on maintaining close ties with business, as well as investing in research.
BI Norwegian Business School is proud to be among this 1% of business schools with "TRIPLE CROWN" accreditation, which guarantees that your degree will be highly valued and recognized worldwide! The school often falls at the top of the prestigious rankings of the “Financial Times” and “Eduniversal” for the best business schools in the world!
The lecturers are professionals who teach with passion, proud of the opportunity to leave their mark on the subject they teach, and on the minds of their students!
Studying abroad can be difficult, especially in a country like Norway, which is well known not only for its cold climate but also for the cold nature of the locals. But at BI Norwegian Business School you will immerse yourself in a unique and friendly atmosphere, variegated with more than 20,000 students from 124 different countries. As a foreign student, you will even be an object of great interest, making many new contacts, acquaintances, and friendships. You will quickly adapt to your new Scandinavian lifestyle and fall in love with the campus, which you will call "home" for a whole year!
You will graduate from BI Norwegian Business School with a degree in Business Administration.
A copy of the document for completed secondary education, and of the appendix thereof with the grades, or a document issued by a competent authority for recognition of a degree of education;
An academic transcript – for students applying also with recognition of periods of study, completed at foreign higher education institutions;
A document for proficiency in the language of teaching in the prospective course of study.
If you have read the program info in detail and have decided to sign up, just fill out the application form and let us do the rest!
Once we receive your data, we will contact you and explain in detail the whole process, answering all your questions!
One more thing to do - preparing the necessary application documents!
EU citizens: Semester – 1700 BGN (year – 3400 BGN)
Non-EU citizens: Semester - 2450 BGN (year – 4900 BGN)
For students who continue their education at BI Norwegian Business School, the fee for the fourth year will be preferential.