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. 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.
Prof. Dr. Lachezar Tsotsorkov Distinguished Scholarship
Five full-tuition scholarships for the four-year course of study are available to first-year Bulgarian students with TOEFL or the equivalent English Language proficiency exam above the average for the prior academic year’s incoming class. 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 in Bulgaria. Preference will be given to candidates with technical skills, project management experience and experience in NGOs or projects with social impact. In case all other requirements are met, preference will be given to candidates from the region of Panagyurishte.
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. 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.
The Gipson Black Sea Scholarship
Two $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.
Aurubis Bulgaria Scholarship
One $5,000 scholarship for the first year of study 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.
The Chandra Scholarship
One $5,000 scholarship for the first year of study is available for new AUBG Roma student.
Zamphiroff Endowed Scholarship
SIXTEEN 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.
25 Weeks of Pride Campaign Scholarship
One $3,000 scholarship for the first year of study is available for a new AUBG student based on academic merit (high school grades and TOEFL score).
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.
Yury Zabello Scholarship
Two $2,500 scholarships for the first year of study are available for freshman AUBG students from Belarus.
USIT Colors Scholarship
One $2,500 scholarship for the first year of study is available for a student from Bulgaria or developing country in Eastern Europe or Asia with financial need.
The Dynamic Resources Scholarship
One $2,500 scholarship for the first year of study 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.
The Ivan Manev and Alexandra Todorova Scholarship
One $2,500 scholarship for the first year of study is available for a Bulgarian student coming with preference from the region of Plovdiv.
Four scholarships $2,400 each for the first year of study.
Metcalf / Ramsden Endowed Scholarship
Fifteen $2,250 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.
Victoria Pavlova-Entwistle Endowed Scholarship
One $2,000 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.
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.
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.
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.
*The scholarships listed are subject to changes due to the availability of funds.
*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!