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The Technical University in Sofia

Address: Blvd. „St. Clement Ohridski “8, 1756 Student Complex, Sofia, Bulgaria

Description The Technical University in Sofia

  • Established: 1953
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Language of instruction: Bulgarian, German, English, French
  • Number of students: 20,000
  • Type: state university.

Sofia Technical University was founded in 1953. The original name is the Institute of Mechanical Engineering. The institution got its modern name in 1995.

Sofia Technical University is the largest technical educational institution in Bulgaria, one of the ten largest universities in the country. The main campus is located in Sofia, with branches in Plovdiv and Sliven.

The university is recognized as a leader in preparation of specialists in the field of virtual engineering, energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental engineering, design and engineering. Today, 20,000 students are studying at 11 faculties of the Technical University.

The university received accreditation and became a member of the European Association of Higher Education Quality Assurance Agencies. On the basis of the educational institution, the Community of Friends of the Technical University is organized. The main goal is the promotion and development of spiritual values of society, education and modern technologies.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Technical University in Sofia

Program name


  • Duration of study: 6-8 semesters
  • Language of instruction: English, French, German, Russian, Bulgarian
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time.


  • Automation, information and control technologies
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Equipment
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Design and technology of clothing for textiles
  • Thermal and refrigeration technologies and systems
  • Thermal and nuclear power
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic equipment
  • Digital Industrial Technology
  • Information technology in the industry
  • Computer engineering and technology in mechanical engineering
  • Modern industrial technology
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Metrology and measuring equipment
  • Telecommunication
  • Telecommunication systems
  • Aviation Engineering and Technology
  • Technology and Transport Management
  • Business management information systems.


  • Duration of study: 3-4 semesters
  • Language of instruction: English, French, German, Russian, Bulgarian
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time.


  • Integrated control systems
  • Energy efficient control systems
  • Electricity and electrical equipment
  • Gas engineering
  • Energy Conversion Technologies in Buildings and Industrial Facilities
  • Industrial Safety
  • Microtechnology and Nanoengineering
  • Medical equipment
  • Development of innovative engineering products
  • Technical legislation and quality management
  • Technical safety of working equipment
  • Power Electronic Systems
  • Transport technology
  • Industrial management
  • Electrical engineering, electronics and automation
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
from 1 700 € / year

Doctoral studies

  • Duration of study: 8-10 semesters
  • Language of instruction: English, Russian, Bulgarian
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time.


  • Electric drive
  • Robots and simulators
  • Automation of areas in the intangible sphere
  • Bioautomatics
  • Principles and methods of cybernetics in various fields of science
  • Elements and devices of automation and computer engineering
  • Automated information processing systems
  • Theory of Automatic Control
  • Control computers and systems
  • Power supply and electrical equipment
  • Lighting equipment and light sources
  • Technologies and energy conversion systems
  • Theoretical Heat Engineering
  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Metrology and metrological support.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university offers accommodation in 10 dormitories, 3 of which are located in close proximity to the academic building, and the remaining 7 are located on the campus. Two hostels are designed to accommodate family students: at their disposal are blocks consisting of rooms, sanitary facilities and a kitchen for several families.

On-site dormitories are being monitored around the clock. The rooms are equipped with furniture, adjustable heating system, air conditioning.


  • 10% of the total number of students are foreign students
  • Pupils take an active part in management
  • Sofia Technical University - the largest in Bulgaria providing expert engineering education
  • The institution offers quality education according to European standards
  • The only educational institution in the country that carries out the process of teaching technical specialties in English, French and German
  • Double Degree Opportunity
  • Participation in international exchange programs for students and teachers of universities in France, Germany and the UK
  • The university conducts serious theoretical and applied research
  • Preparation of specialists competitive in the world labour market.

Equipment The Technical University in Sofia

The campus consists of 14 buildings: educational buildings, dormitories, administration buildings, university publishing houses, an information resources center, a language center and a sports complex.

On the basis of the university work:

  • 15 research centers
  • 20 scientific and applied laboratories
  • 5 small enterprises: EFTOM-YON, EFTOM-CHEM, MOD-MAN, MUSAT, EMNM
  • Educational experimental plant.

The structure of the university includes:

  • College of Energy and Electronics
  • College Sliven
  • Technological College of Electronic Systems
  • Vocational school of computer technology and systems.

For students and their families there is a recreation center in close proximity to the sea.

All classrooms of the university are equipped with furniture, appliances, a heating system, thanks to which the temperature is automatically regulated depending on the weather.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Education at the Technical University of Sofia begins in September. Some doctoral programs can be started year-round.

In addition to paying for tuition, students must calculate the budget for food, accommodation and travel to the academic building if his dormitory is on campus.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to become a student of Technical University of Sofia, an applicant must provide:

If the applicant has chosen to study in English, French or German, he must provide a certificate confirming the knowledge of the language at a sufficient level.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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