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March 12 - 13, 2021

NPC Sofia, Bulgaria

Bery Group Bulgaria organizes the International fair "Education beyond borders" in Sofia (EBBS) the capital of Bulgaria, in the National Palace of Culture. NPC is the largest multifunctional and congress complex in South Eastern Europe.
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Bulgarian market - Official key indicators 2018


  • Monthly inflation: 0.3%
  • Number of population: 7 050 034
  • GDP growth: 3.4%
  • Employment rate: 72.6%
  • Unemployment rate: 5.5%!

According to annual comprehensive studies for 2016/2017 school year of Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (NSI):

  • High school graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 24.4 and 20.6 thousand students.
  • The main foreign language in general education schools is English - 91.3%. Most Bulgarian students who plan to study abroad are proficient in English and are usually very well-prepared academically.
  • The total number of students in vocational education and training after secondary education was 131.4 thousand during the school year 2016/2017.
  • During the 2016/2017 academic year, for acquiring the degree ‘Professional bachelor’, 10 335 students were enrolled in colleges. In the structure of the students by fields of education, the highest relative share was found in the field of Health - 26.3%, followed by Personal services - 21.1%, Engineering and Engineering Trades - 20.3% and Business and Administration - 18.6%.
  • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2016/2017 academic year are 249.9 thousand.
  • During the 2016/2017 academic year the number of students, in the two educational-qualification degrees ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Master’, in universities and specialized higher schools were 232.9 thousand. Of them in private higher schools were enrolled 31.3 thousand students or 13.5% of the total number.
  • The structure of students by narrow fields of education showed that the highest proportion of students were studying in the field of Business and Administration (22.2%), followed by the field of Engineering and Engineering Trades (15.1%) and Social and behavioural science (11.6%).
  • As of 31.12.2016 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 738, of which 503 foreign citizens.
Bulgarian universities are on the list of the best 100 universities in the world. The Universities of Bulgaria are known for medicine, mathematics, biology and engineering. The programs are offered in Bulgarian, English, German and French languages.
The number of foreign students in the country were 12 916 persons, which is 13.5% more in comparison with 2015/2016 academic year. The largest share of foreign students came from Greece - 26.9%, followed by Turkey - 14.3%, United Kingdom - 11.9% and Germany - 8.1% of the total number of foreign students.
Bulgarian students who study abroad are more than 30,000 at the beginning of 2017. This number is constantly increasing. Most of the Bulgarian students choose the UK, Germany and other EU destinations because the EU provides free university education for EU member countries. The main focus on majors is economics and business, legal studies, psychology, architecture, fashion and design, and computer technologies.
Bulgarian students are among the best in the world in the fields of Mathematics and Informatics which is proved by constant international success and recognition to Bulgaria.

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