Varna University of Management (VUM) is a specialized higher education institution based in Varna, Bulgaria. Founded in 1996, today the university is an internationally recognized institution for training in Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in the fields of Business and Management, Information Тechnologies, Hospitality and Tourism, and Culinary Arts. Double-degree programmes at VUM are taught entirely in English language.
VUM is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science in Bulgaria, as well as by the British Accreditation Commission (BAC), a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
in the world for Students mobility (U-Multirank)
in Eastern Europe for Master of Business Administration programme (MBA)
(Eduniversal Best Masters)
in the world for Master in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
(Eduniversal Best Masters)
VUM has a rich and wide network of more than 200 active international partner universities from five continents. The strategic academic partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University in the UK enables students to complete their higher education with two degrees – Bulgarian from VUM and British – from the partner university.
VUM provides qualitatively and accessible education that will prepare students for the real work environment and allow them to have a successful professional realization, both in Bulgaria and abroad. That is why, the education at the university is based on solid theoretical foundations combined with a strong practical orientation.
VUM is strongly committed to the principles of internationalization. Students from nearly 60 countries study at the university, i.e. more than 1/3 of all students are international.
Varna / Dobrich / Sofia
SCHOLARSHIPS: VUM enables students with high results in the admission exams to receive a scholarship in the first semester of study. We take into consideration the academic qualifications from your high school diploma, English language exam results and motivation demonstrated during your admissions interview. After the first semester, students can apply for scholarships based on their academic performance.
PRACTICAL INTERNSHIPS: As a mandatory part of the curriculum, the students of the Varna University of Management undertake practical internships with a total duration of up to 12 months for the period of study. These internships are organized by the Career Center of the University, which has a rich and wide database of more than 200 international employers. Most of the traineeships are also paid from the employer, in addition to the financial grants students receive from the Erasmus+ programme.
VUM is one of my best choices in my life. There are two reasons: first, the Double-degree (Double diploma) programmes which help us get bigger opportunities in the future, and second, the permanent kind and quick support from VUM's team which helps us during our studies.
My name is Loi and I am originally from Vietnam. I graduated from the Master's degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from VUM and Cardiff Met. This is my first time in Bulgaria and the local people are friendly and very sociable. My colleagues come from different countries such as France, Italy, Japan, Russia... and I got to know more about their cultures. Our lecturers are always enthusiastic and inspirational for the students. I especially love the weather here. Thank you, VUM!
Studying at Varna University of Management was a spectacular experience! I never expected to be part of such a welcoming multi-cultural environment. I got to meet and make friends with people from all parts of the world, and understand so much about different cultures and ways of life. But that’s not even the best part... The internship opportunities and Erasmus+ grants are a great opportunity to gain practical experience. As long as you are motivated and assertive, you can make anything happen at this university! Let success become a habit.
I chose Varna University of Management which is located in Bulgaria and has a partnership with a British university. This is a great opportunity to study in English in an European country. They have a professional teaching staff that is willing to support you throughout your studies at VUM. In addition to that, the international environment makes your experience even greater as you learn about new cultures, make friends from all over the world and create unforgettable memories.