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American University in Bulgaria 1991 ptopalov@aubg.edu

Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria)

2700 American University in Bulgaria, 1 G. Izmirliev Sq., Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Tel. 0035973888111

http://www.aubg.edu/

American University in Bulgaria: Your Education Destination

Year of establishment: 1991

Offering a wide variety of high standard English-taught courses, the rigorous liberal arts system at AUBG teaches students how to think, not what to think! Be prepared for a world-class education in problem-solving, critical thinking and innovation.

Globally recognized diplomas, an international faculty ensuring academic excellence, and great career prospects are some of AUBG’s key strengths. Moreover, the liberal arts style of education teaches students how to think, rather than what to think - and students have the freedom to choose additional courses and design their own curriculum. Students attending AUBG also benefit from small class sizes that enable close personal mentorship and our faculty members come from the world’s top schools, including Harvard and Princeton, on five continents. AUBG's high academic standards are further complemented by our use of the latest teaching and hands on learning methods.

AUBG is also internationally orientated and it already attracts international students from over 40 countries. For students wishing to broaden their horizons we offer exchange programs with over 300 partner universities in 10 different countries. Moreover, AUBG is proud of its vibrant student life, state-of-the-art residential and teaching facilities, as well as a great location in the town of Blagoevgrad where close to 20% of the residents are students. Demographics and the fact that the university is located in the Struma river valley which benefits from a Mediterranean style climate, helps create a great atmosphere for enriching the student experience with extracurricular activities, cultural, sports and other leisure events.

Ultimately each student is interested in life after AUBG. With this comes career success, postgraduate studies, and the support of our alumni network. AUBG graduates are natural leaders and smart team players - which is why so many of them get top jobs at international companies around the globe. Our alumni have a great reputation for academic excellence and many have gone on to the best graduate schools in the US and in Europe. Once they leave campus however, they remain part of a supportive, connected and global network. Graduates can always rely on fellow alumni for career support or a place to stay when you travel abroad.

7 reasons why students love life and learning at AUBG

1. A Liberal Arts degree from AUBG is a passport to the world. Students graduate with two diplomas with dual accreditation in the US and EU

2.Outstanding faculty who come from the world’s top schools from five continents.

3. One-of-a-kind dynamic multi-cultural environment composed students from 40 countries.

4. More than 40 student clubs on campus for every interest – music, sport, multimedia, entrepreneurship.

5. Modern and safe residential campus, situated in the Blagoevgrad, a student-friendly city where every fifth resident is a student.

6. Exchange programs with over 100 universities around the world.

7. Close-knit alumni network of around 4,000 successful alumni around the globe.

HEI International Masters
HEI International Bachelors
PhD
Anthropology Anthropology
Business, Management and Marketing Business, Management and Marketing
Computer Science and Information Systems Computer Science and Information Systems
Economics Economics
English and Creative Writing English and Creative Writing
Film Production and Photography Film Production and Photography
History History
Journalism, publishing and public relations Journalism, publishing and public relations
Mathematics Mathematics
Modern languages and Linguistics Modern languages and Linguistics
Philosophy Philosophy
Politics Politics
Religious studies and theology Religious studies and theology

masters

AUBG's Executive MBA, the first executive MBA program in Bulgaria established in 2003, is highly selective and has successfully educated the business leaders of the country for more than a decade. It is recognized worldwide for its practical curriculum that provides up-to-date skills for high performance in a complex global business environment. The program is designed for professionals and individuals who seek additional skills to help them move up within their organizations or set up their own enterprise, willing to become part of the new executive leaders society. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of managerial experience, strong academic credentials, evidence of leadership in their professional and personal lives. WHY EMBA @ AUBG? • US and Bulgarian accreditation • Innovative curriculum focused on new concepts and best practices • Interactive and engaged learning based on case approach • Outstanding international faculty members and leading practitioners with global know-how and local awareness • Cultural diversity and professional experiences of fellow participants • Weekend classes designed for busy professionals • A business trip enabling EMBA students to learn from real-world business situations and practices at leading European companies • Excellent employment prospects and high incomes for graduates • Strong alumni networking

bachelors

AUBG is a leading liberal arts college offering its international and talented students an unparalleled American education in the English language in Eastern Europe. AUBG offers courses in a wide range of disciplines that encourages students to think critically, raise questions, consider different perspectives, and apply theory to practice. At AUBG students are in control: they can plan their own program and make the choices that match their interests and their future plans. Students can meet the requirements for their chosen major and still have space in their schedule for elective courses on a variety of fascinating topics. Through engagement with real-world problems, they develop the skills necessary to compete in an increasingly demanding global environment. Learning at AUBG takes place both in state-of-the-art facilities and outside of the classroom. In addition to a wide variety of classes and programs, AUBG offers to its students related events such as field trips, guest speakers, simulations, and projects, all designed to provide them with cutting edge knowledge and experiences. Students select classes from a diverse range of subjects and have opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research and inquiry. Our programs cross boundaries and foster out-of-the-box thinking, while allowing students to achieve a great degree of specialization in their chosen major(s).

scholarships

AUBG helps students pay for their education in several ways. Financial aid and numerous scholarship opportunities are available for incoming and current students. AUBG offers many students scholarship support made possible through the generosity of private and corporate donors. Scholarships may be either full or partial, and are allocated according to conditions specified by the donors which can include such factors as academic excellence, leadership potential, diversity of the student body, and to promote AUBG among specific populations of potential students. Every eligible applicant is automatically reviewed for any scholarship. Scholarships based on academic merit are awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s high school performance and English language proficiency test scores. Only applicants who have submitted complete Applications for Financial Assistance are eligible to receive any scholarship awarded (in full or in part) on the basis of financial need. In addition, the University provides institutional financial aid which is based on academic merit and financial need of the student. Students are automatically considered for financial assistance based on academic merit when they apply. Financial need is determined through an analysis of the Application for AUBG Financial Assistance form and documents submitted in support of this application.

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