Scholarships for Entering Students
Every applicant is automatically reviewed for any scholarship that he or she is eligible to receive. Scholarships based on academic merit are awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s high school performance and English language proficiency test scores. Financial aid each year accounts to $4.8 million and 73% of AUBG students receive some form of a scholarship.
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. The Application for Financial Assistance is available on the How To Apply page.
America for Bulgaria Foundation Distinguished Scholarships
Five full scholarships, five scholarships covering 60% of tuition, and nine scholarships covering 30% of tuition are available to AY 2017-2018 first year Bulgarian students with high academic potential measured by the applicant’s academic merit. The scholarships are for the four-year course of study at the University. The America for Bulgaria Foundation is among the AUBG biggest supporters that donated more than $14 Million for scholarships.
The America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) created the Borgatti Scholarship Fund for Bulgarian students at AUBG who show exceptional academic achievement. The Fund is established in the name of Joseph Borgatti – Director Emeritus of ABF and Chairman of the Bulgarian-American Enterprise Fund, who has dedicated nearly 20 years to Bulgaria. Two scholarships (depending on the available funding) covering 100% of the tuition are available for entering students. They are based on a combination of need and academic merit. The scholarships are for the four-year course of study at the University. The must scholars maintain a GPA of 3.5.
American Foundation for Bulgaria Scholarships
Two scholarships of $2,500 are available: one for an entering student of Bulgarian origin, residing in the Macedonia, and the other for an entering student of Bulgarian origin, residing in one of the former Soviet Republic countries, based on academic merit. In case no applicant meets the Macedonia/ former Soviet Republic residence criteria, the scholarship amount can be applied to any of the other type of scholarships, according to where funds are needed the most.
At least fifteen scholarships of $2,000 each are available to incoming students of Albanian descent from Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia, based on financial need. Scholarships are for the first year of study.
Aurubis Bulgaria Scholarship
One $5,000 scholarship is available for Bulgarian student from the Srednogorski region (Mirkovo, Chavdar, Chelopech, Zlatitsa, Pirdop, Anton and Koprivshtitsa municipalities). Candidates with the highest results (high school grades and TOEFL score) shall be given advantage.
Dynamics Resources Scholarship
One $2,500 scholarship is available for freshman AUBG student. The awardee must have a result of TOEFL or the equivalent English Language proficiency exam above the average for the prior academic year’s incoming class and must be in need of financial support.
Georgi Sava Rakovski Scholarship
One $4,500 scholarship is available to a student with a high school GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) with financial need. Georgi Sava Rakovski Scholarship will be awarded to qualified full-time students.
Huwiler / Khamatova Scholarship
One scholarship of $2,000 for the first year of study is available to a student from Kyrgyzstan (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or a country from Central Asia) with financial need.
Ivan Manev and Alexandra Todorova Scholarship
One $2,500 scholarship is available for Bulgarian student coming with preference from the region of Plovdiv.
Kosovo Alumni Scholarship
One $2,800 scholarship is available for new AUBG student coming from Kosovo. The criteria should be a combination of financial need and merit.
Metcalf / Ramsden Endowed Scholarship
One $2,250 scholarship for the first year of study is available to a first year student who has demonstrated financial need, and is a student of considerable promise in terms of academic accomplishments, leadership abilities, and personal character.
Michael Iovenko Endowed Scholarship
Up to four scholarships of $2,500 each for the first year of study are awarded to Bulgarian first year students based upon academic merit, character, leadership skills, and service to others.
Open Society Institute (OSI) Full and Partial Scholarship
Two full and six partial scholarships (30% of tuition) are available to students
from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Kosovo, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. No separate application is required.
Open Society Institute (OSI) Turkmen Students Scholarship
One scholarship covering 60% of tuition for four years is available to first year Turkmen students. Grant period ending: May 31, 2018.
Two scholarships of $2,500 each for the first year of study are available to Greek students.
Progress Distinguished Scholarship
One scholarship of $2,200 for the first year of study is available to Bulgarian student with high school GPA of 5.50 or above.
Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria Distinguished Scholarship
Four scholarships of $2,500 each for the first year of study are available to Bulgarian students based on both academic merit and financial need. Eligible students are identified by the Scholarship Committee based on their application and financial aid form.
One 2,375 EUR scholarship is available for full-time student, who will be freshman in Academic year 2017-2018. The awardee must have TOEFL or the equivalent English Language proficiency exam above the average for the prior academic year’s incoming class. Scholarship recipient is encouraged to take part in one-off workshop at SAP Bulgaria headquarters under the supervision of an AUBG Faculty member. The SAP scholarship is intended for recipients who demonstrate strong commitment towards social causes and community service. Charged with entrepreneurial spirit, these young leaders understand and identify problems in the social set-up and turn them into opportunities, thus creating a better community for all. They intertwine personal skills and persistence in turning old and existing models into innovative approaches on how things should be done. Ideal candidates are already engaged with a significant social problem in Bulgaria. Preference is given to:
- Technical skills
- Project management experience
- Experience in NGOs or projects with social impact.
One full four-year scholarship is available to one new Bulgarian student with the highest academic standing. In order to receive the whole scholarship, the recipient must maintain CGPA of 3.50 or above during the course of study in AUBG.
Victoria Pavlova-Entwistle Endowed Scholarship
One $2,200 scholarship is available for one new AUBG Bulgarian student of good academic standing with a significant achievement outside of academics (i.e music or sports semi professional involvement). The student should be committed to staying in Bulgaria long term.
William Porter Memorial Scholarship
One scholarship of $1,500 for the first year of study is available to a Bulgarian student based on academic merit and active participation in sport activities.
Yury Zabello Scholarship
One $2,500 scholarship is available for freshman AUBG student.
Zamphiroff Endowed Scholarship
Four $2,500 scholarships per year for two years are available for Bulgarian students with high academic merit. The students must also be eligible based on financial need as evaluated at the time of admission. The student must intend to study Economics at AUBG and work in Bulgaria for at least 5 years after graduation. Awards are made in the form of an interest-free loan that will be forgiven at the end of the fifth year.
*Listed scholarships may be subject to changes and availability of funds.
The scholarships on this page are for new AUBG students.
The Nando Peretti Distinguished Scholarship I get from AUBG’s donors is simply amazing. I don’t have to worry about tuition, board, activity fee, books, or even food! Not only is it an incredible burden off my parents’ shoulders, but an unparalleled opportunity to develop my potential. At AUBG I can enjoy philosophy, finance, mathematics, dance, piano, theatre, exercise, and interact with inspiring people – just because I studied really hard for the exams. That’s a deal I would take any day!