Scholarships for Prospective 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. Scholarships based on financial need or scholarships based on both financial need and academic merit requires the submission of an Application for Financial Aid. 73% of AUBG students receive some form of a scholarship.
In addition to the merit-based and financial need-based scholarships, AUBG also provides financial aid. Read more about how to apply for financial aid here. Financial aid each year accounts to $4.8 million.
**Require the submission of an Application for Financial Assistance.
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.
Two scholarships 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.
Georgi Sava Rakovski Scholarship
Two $1,750 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.
The Gipson Black Sea Scholarship
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.
Huwiler / Khamatova Scholarship
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.
Scholarships for International Students
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.
Kosovo Alumni Scholarship
One $2,000 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
Two $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.
The North Macedonia Scholarship
Two scholarships covering 100% of the tuition for four years are available for students from North Macedonia showing high academic potential.
Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria Distinguished Scholarship
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.
Zamphiroff Endowed Scholarship for Economics Students
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.
Academic Merit-Based Scholarships
The Bulgarian Social Impact Scholarship
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, by March 7. 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. Students will present their projects before representatives of AUBG and the Bulgarian business on March 11. 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.
The Chandra Scholarship
One $5,000 scholarship for the first year of study is available for new AUBG Roma student or for applicants who are first-generation students (i.e. neither of their parents went to university).
Michael Iovenko Endowed Scholarship
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.
Victoria Pavlova-Entwistle Endowed Scholarship
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.
Yuliy Nushev Scholarship
Two $2,500 scholarships for the first year of study are available to new AUBG students from Georgia. The scholarship is intended for recipients who demonstrate strong commitment towards social causes and community service. Ideal candidates should already be engaged with a significant social problem either in Georgia or in Bulgaria. Preference will be given to candidates with technical skills, project management experience and experience in NGOs or projects with social impact.
Yury Zabello Scholarship
Two $5,000 scholarships for the first year of study are available for freshman AUBG students from Belarus.
*The scholarships listed are subject to changes due to the 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!