Established in 1996 Varna University of Management (VUM) is a not-profit higher education institution. It is one the most internationally recognized university for IT, Management, Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Tourism in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Accredited by British Accreditation Council and Bulgarian Ministry of Education, VUM maintain high European quality education. Most of Varna University’s course is in English. Varna University of Management has campus in Varna, Dobrich and in Sofia; Bulgaria.
VUM offer internationally recognized programs to its students from more than 50 different countries. Almost one third of VUM students are international. VUM has an academic partners of more than 200 universities on five continents. Partnership with university UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands.
Thanks to the double-degree agreements with Cardiff Metropolitan University – United Kingdom, student graduate with double degrees at the end of their studies; which is recognized as a seal of quality wherever students go. VUM’s and Cardiff Met’s degree is highly respected by employers all around the world.
Language of Instruction
All of the degree programmes are offered in English; both at undergraduate (bachelors) and at the graduate (master’s and PHD) degree level.
Value for Money
VUM offers a good value for your time and money. VUM Bachelor’s programmes cost 1950 EUR per semester, Masters in International Hospitality and Tourism Management programme cost 4950 EUR for entire programme and Master of Business Administration (MBA) costs 5850 EUR for entire programme.
A university degree at an internationally recognized university can be hard to afford for many ambitious, hard-working and talented prospect students. That is why VUM, in partnership with business owners and entrepreneurs has introduced a number of opportunities such as admissions scholarship, scholarship for excellent results, for extracurricular activities and sports achievements.
Affordable Living Expenses
Bulgaria has the lowest costs of living in the whole European Union region. The cost of food, rent, clothing and social activities are much lower than the European Union average. All you have to do is present your student ID. Also, many concessions are available to you at reduced student prices.
Faculty with Real-World Experience
Some of the faculty are still working in their fields as well as teaching; sharing fresh experiences of actual workplace scenarios with their students. Some others come to us with a lifetime of experience, have become leaders in their respective professions.
Varna University of Management is accredited by both Bulgarian Ministry of Education and British Accreditation Council.
Small Class Sizes
At VUM, class sizes are small and it allows each student to get personal attention from experienced Professors.
Safety and Security
Bulgaria- and, Varna in particular; has very low crime rates and pretty much safe. Just bring your common sense and you can move freely day or night without taking any extra precautions.
The high school diploma along with the mark sheet prove the successful completion of secondary education at a recognized High School in the respective country. The English language proficiency level is proven by presenting an internationally recognized certificate with a minimum result equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
The Bachelor’s degree along with the academic transcript from an accredited university are required to confirm the eligibility of the applicant to study in a postgraduate programme. The required minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) from the Bachelor’s degree for enrollment in a postgraduate programme is 62% of the maximum grade. The English language proficiency level is proven by presenting an internationally recognized certificate with a minimum result equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
Varna University of Management offers 1 PHD program in the field of Economy, in cooperation with Economic Research Institute (ERI) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. You can learn more about our PHD program here.