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Scholarships

73% of AUBG students receive some form of financial support.

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Academic Merit-Based Scholarships

  • One scholarship of $2,500 is available: one for an entering student of Bulgarian origin, residing in the U.S., or for an entering student of Bulgarian origin, residing in Macedonia or in the Western Outlands, based on academic merit. In case no applicant meets the Macedonia/Western Outlands and/or USA residence criteria, the amount may be applied to any of the other two types of scholarships.

  • One full tuition scholarship for the four-year course of study is available to Bulgarian first-year students at AUBG with a minimum high school GPA of 3.50 on a scale of 4.00 and demonstrated significant social impact in their communities. In addition to the standard application requirements for enrolment in AUBG, applicants for the Bulgarian Social Impact scholarship are also required to submit an essay, video or presentation telling the story of their social impact project, as well as at least one additional reference letter by someone who can verify the truthfulness of the project story. In order to be eligible, projects should have been implemented in Bulgaria and should have impacted positively the Bulgarian society, community group(s) or citizens permanently residing in Bulgaria. Projects will be evaluated from the perspective of the sustainability and scaling potential of the positive social change which they have caused, as well as from the perspective of the number of people who have been benefiting from this positive change. Scholarship recipients will be required to maintain CGPA of minimum 3.50 on a scale of 4.00 during their entire course of study at AUBG to retain the scholarship and will be encouraged to demonstrate continued social engagement via extracurricular activities.

  • In honor of an outstanding Bulgarian/American, one scholarship of $2,500 for the first year of study will be awarded to Bulgarian first year student based upon academic merit, character, leadership skills, and service to others.

  • Two $2,500 scholarship for the first year of study is available for a 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.

  • Two $5,000 scholarships for the first year of study are available for freshman AUBG students from Belarus or Ukraine.

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Scholarships with Need-Based Component

These scholarships will be based on the applicant's academic merit and financial need. To be considered, applicants must complete the Application for Financial Aid.

  • Up to 15 scholarships of $2,000 each for the first year of study 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.

  • Six scholarships of $2,500 each for the first year of study are available to new AUBG students based on both academic merit and financial need. There will be no nationality restrictions; however, preference will be given to entering Bulgarian students. Eligible students are identified by the Scholarship Committee based on their application and financial aid form.

  • Two $1,500 scholarships are available to students with a high school GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) with financial need. Georgi Sava Rakovski, Scholarships will be awarded to qualified full-time students.

  • Three $5,000 scholarships annually for the four-year course of study are available for students from Romania, Ukraine, Georgia or Turkey, showing financial need and demonstrating academic excellence.

  • Two 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.

  • One $2,500 scholarship for the first year of study is available to a prospective student from the post-communist regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and demonstration of need.

  • Three $2,500 scholarships for the first year of study are available to first-year students who have demonstrated financial need and are students of considerable promise in terms of academic accomplishments, leadership abilities, and personal character.

  • 10 scholarships of $3000 each for the first year of study are available to incoming students from Albania, who have successfully covered AUBG admissions criteria. Students should have a CGPA of a minimum of 3.00 out of 4.00 and preference should be given to applicants from low-income families and background.

  • One or two scholarships for the first year of study are available for Bulgarian AUBG students who have graduated from the Burgas English Language School “Geo Milev”.

  • Up to ten 40% scholarships per year for four 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.

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Scholarships for Current Students

Scholarships will be awarded on the academic merit of the student. Current AUBG students should visit the Student Hub or contact [email protected] for the application details and eligibility requirements for each scholarship. Continuing student scholarships will be awarded in accordance with AUBG's Named Scholarship Policy.

  • One $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time current AUBG sophomore, junior and senior students from all majors with a CGPA of 3.0 or above are eligible.

  • One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a a full-time AUBG student with demonstrated high academic achievements (CGPA above 3.00). Preference will be given to AUBG students showing outstanding interest and ability in the field of accounting. Applicants must have completed two or more courses in accounting.

  • One $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time current AUBG student from all majors with a CGPA of 3.0 or above. Preference will be given to applicants from low-income and one-parent families (additional documents will be required) and Computer Science and Journalism & Mass Communication majors.

  • One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time AUBG student for their sophomore, junior or senior year of study during Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters with a CGPA of 3.00 or above.

  • One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a all full-time AUBG student with a CGPA of 3.00 or above. Preference will be given to students who major or minor in European Studies (declared with the Registrar’s office OR have enrolled in at least 2 EU core courses - not prerequisites). All other majors can apply, who can demonstrate sustained interest in the study or pursuit of European Union politics on campus (by taking EUR courses, combined with dedicated club activities, organizing campus events, etc. that popularize and advance the goals of EUR program). Award will be made on the basis of the highest GPA within major /minor (for EUR), and highest overall GPA for other majors, but not below 3.0, as well as ‘demonstrated interest’ as defined above.

  • One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time AUBG student with a CGPA of 3.30 or above who demonstrates intellectual curiosity, a desire for world travel, has a hobby, and a desire to help others. Full requirements can be found in the Student Portal.

  • Three $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to full-time and continuing AUBG students with demonstrated high academic achievements (CGPA above 3.40).

  • Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded full-time AUBG students in their third or fourth year of study (at the time of receiving the scholarship) with a CGPA of 3.50 or above. Preference will be given to students with the greatest financial need.

  • One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time AUBG student, for their junior or senior year, with a CGPA of 3.3 or above, who has performed significant community service for their home countries, for Bulgarian and/or Blagoevgrad communities, for AUBG community, etc. while enrolled at AUBG.

  • One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to to all full-time AUBG studentswith a CGPA of 3.7 or above. Preference will be given to the students with the greatest financial need.