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Welcome, new students

Learn more about the beginning of your AUBG journey.

We saw great academic promise in your application and we would be proud to have you at AUBG. We’re excited to welcome you as part of our family. No doubt you have lots of questions about what’s going to happen next. Coming to live on campus is an exciting thought!


Orientation Week

The Fall 2024 Orientation will take place from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8.

Campus Life

Preparing for Life on Campus

We make sure that our new students feel right at home, so don’t worry - you’ll soon settle in.

  • The room selection process is conducted twice a year – in December for the Spring semester and in April for the Fall semester. The procedure is seniority-based: returning students select rooms first and the remaining places are assigned to the newcomers. First-year students can fill in the Roommate Compatibility Questionnaire to ease the process of combining students with similar preferences. If you have a special room request, already know who you want to share a room with, or have any other questions, please contact the Residence Life Office.

  • While you can find everything in town (or order online), here are some things you will need right away:

    • Towels and linens (a blanket and a pillow are provided)
    • Posters, pictures and other room decorations (no nails or tape on walls, but you can be creative)
    • Cups, glasses, plates, utensils
    • Coathangers
    • Pets are not allowed in the residence halls. They violate standards of health and sanitation and many people are allergic to them.
    • Electrical Appliances - heaters and cooking appliances are dangerous and a violation of the law. The rooms are not designed for cooking or extensive electricity use.
    • Flammable items of any type, including incense and candles, because they are a fire hazard.
    • Be careful about bringing expensive items such as jewelry, etc. No insurance policy is provided and any such items are brought at your own risk.

Arriving to Blagoevgrad

  • It takes about 2 hours to get from Sofia to Blagoevgrad. You can take a bus (costs 12 BGN or 6 EURO) or train (costs about 8 BGN or 4 EURO).

    AUBG offers paid pick-up service from Sofia Airport to Blagoevgrad. The price per person depends on the number of passengers. The maximum capacity of an AUBG van is eight passengers. In case an AUBG van is not available, we can arrange a taxi from Blagoevgrad to pick you up from Sofia. The taxi will cost about 62 EURO (120 BGN). If you’d like to use AUBG-arranged transportation, please send an e-mail to Asya Tsvetkova with the exact arrival information: Name of the students traveling and their ID Arrival date Arrival time Flight number The last destination you are flying from If you're arriving in Sofia by plane, keep in mind that the bus and train stations are about half an hour away from the airport. You can take a taxi or the subway from Terminal 2 (a transfer at Serdika Station is required).

  • More information will be available in the suumer.



  • Visit the Student life page to learn everything you need to know about the student life at AUBG and all of the offices that will be of help!

  • Visit the Academic advising page to learn more about your First-Year advisor and how to select your courses.

  • Visit the Residence life page to learn more about the team and the Skaptopara buildings.

  • Make sure to get acquainted with the necessary policies related to the technologies on the AUBG campus - follow the Computing policies page

  • The Academic page is your go-to place for any questions related to the academic life at AUBG.

  • Visit the Payments page and follow How-To-Pay steps.

  • Visit the Loans page to learn more about the loan opportunities.

  • Visit the International students page to learn more about the visa procedures.

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Welcome to AUBG!

Questions regarding Orientation?

The Orientation team is here to help you.

Send us an email


Mentorship program for First-Year students


Health Certificate

All new students must present a Health Certificate for Admission with information about their medical history and immunization status. The second part should be filled in by the student’s family physician. The form has to be sent (by regular or e-mail) to the Health Center before the beginning of the academic year.

All AUBG students must have valid immunizations against:

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Diphtheria and Tetanus
    (last booster shot should be less than 10 years ago)
  • MMR
    (or Measles, Mumps, Rubella (two immunizations with live vaccine) as separate vaccines).
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