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.

American Foundation for Bulgaria Scholarships

Two scholarships of $2,500 are available: one for an entering student of Bulgarian origin, residing in the U.S., and the other for an entering student of Bulgarian origin, residing in Macedonia or in the Western Outlands, based on academic merit.

Albanian Scholarship 

Up to 15 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.

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.

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

In honor of an outstanding Bulgarian/American, 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

Four full and 10 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.

Philhellene Scholarship

Two scholarships of $2,500 each for the first year of study are available to Greek students.

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.

Serdika Scholarship

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.

USIT Colors Scholarship

One $2,500 scholarship is available for one new AUBG student coming from Bulgaria or developing country in Eastern Europe or Asia.

The Gipson Black Sea Scholarship

One $5,000 scholarship (or two $2,500 scholarships) is available for one new AUBG student coming from Romania, Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey. If there are no scholarship candidates from these countries, then the University may award the scholarship(s) to students from Bulgaria or its neighboring countries.


*Listed scholarships may be subject to changes and availability of funds.

The scholarships on this page are for new AUBG students. 

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