The holidays with the aroma of mulled wine and cinnamon have passed, winter still blows with its strong winds, but with each passing day we are getting closer to the warm caress of the spring. And this beloved season is the clearest symbol of new beginnings and bright hope for the future. The shining rays of the sun lighten new paths waiting to lead you to the success of the vast new life. And if you’re still hesitating which path to take, read this article. Take the right decision, hold on to the spring mood and explore the world while studying.

What do we offer?

Modern education is not limited only to theory year after year, but is a combination of knowledge and experience, learning and practice, seeking and finding, knowing and understanding. All this can be found at Varna University of Management. And what’s more – for all this you don’t need to win the lottery. It is enough to be highly motivated and hardworking, to have a desire to develop, and we will give you the opportunity to finance your studies yourself after the first year.

Study at university, ranked among the world leaders in the terms of “student mobility“

What does this mean? Practically all VUM students have access to participation in mobility for studies and/or for placements. The university partners with more than 100 educational institutions in Europe, Asia, North and South America, where students have the opportunity to spend a semester or an academic year on an exchange program. Among them are leading universities in Japan, South Korea, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, as well as a number of European countries such as the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Portugal and others. For the past 7 years, VUM has consistently held leading positions for “student mobility” in the prestigious EU U-Multirank ranking, and three years in a row it was even ranked first in the world by this criterion.

Make the right choice and… pack your bags

International experience at VUM is not limited to training opportunities. Within the framework of their study programme, VUM students carry out mandatory practical internships with a total duration of up to 12 months. Thanks to the rich and diverse network of active international partners of VUM, our students get the opportunity to work with some of the best employers in the relevant field. For example, students at the Culinary Arts Institute at Varna University of Management gain valuable practical experience in high-end restaurants in Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Austria, Germany, France and even Michelin-starred ones. In this way, they get a real opportunity to make contacts, gain skills and experience in a real environment and lay the foundations for their future successful career development.

Fund your studies yourself

Yes, it’s totally possible! Even during the first year of study, students have the opportunity to receive a scholarship of up to 1000 euros. The main criteria are a high level of English language proficiency, demonstrated by an internationally recognized certificate or passed exam, as well as strong motivation expressed within the application process. Successfully completing the first year of studies students pack their bags for the destinations of the already mentioned practical internships. They are organized by the VUM Career Center and are financed under the Erasmus+ program, i.e. for each month of internship completed, the student receives over 700 euros of programme funding (depending on the country) or over 8,000 euros in case the student takes advantage of the entire 12-month period in which he is entitled to carry out practical training. In the event that the results of the academic exams are also high and the student also qualifies for a scholarship for academic performance (merit-based), a total amount of about 10,000 euros is obtained from scholarships and grants that each student has the opportunity to receive within the framework of his studies at VUM.

Become a citizen of the world

At Varna University of Management, you will study together with students from nearly 50 countries, therefore, you will be part of a multinational family, you will get to know the traditions, customs and culture of people from all over the world. Moreover, thanks to the strategic academic partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University in UK, all students from VUM’s English-language programs acquire two degrees – Bulgarian and British. The educational programmes are synchronized with those of Cardiff Metropolitan University and meet the strict requirements not only of the Bulgarian, but also of the British higher education system. In short, VUM offers training according to British standards in Bulgaria, with the possibility of acquiring two diplomas.

Not confident enough in your English? And you really want to explore the world!

The VUM team has also thought about those who are not yet confident enough in their knowledge of English. They have the opportunity to start their studies at the VUM campus in Dobrich with a Preparatory year. In this first year, students have an intensive language training, along with core business modules, after which they can continue their studies in the chosen English-language programme. Moreover, VUM now offers attractive majors taught in Bulgarian language, which also allow summer internships under the Erasmus+ program.

Need more information?

Then start by visiting our website. There you can find information about the study opportunities we offer and the application steps and requirements. Check out the Facebook pages of Varna University of Management and Culinary Arts Institute and see how active our students and teachers are. You can also find us on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. And if you are from Varna or have a way to our sunny seaside capital, don’t hesitate, visit us on the spot.

Contact the Admissions Department and they will show you around the campus and answer any questions. Our address is 13A, Oborishte Street, Varna.

Are you ready to apply?

The September 2024 Intake is already open. You only need to write to or send an inquiry directly through our website. And we will help you take the brightest spring path and explore the world while studying!