An article published in the latest edition of the University World News explains why Bulgaria is becoming an increasingly attractive study abroad destination for international students, with British students making up the largest contingent of foreign students studying in our country.

The topic was discussed at a webinar organized as part of the British Council’s Transnational Education (TNE) in Europe series on 23 November 2023. The statistics show that there are currently around 5,000 students from the United Kingdom studying at Bulgarian higher education institutions, with some able to gain a double degree – one from a Bulgarian institution and another from a British university – while avoiding paying UK-level tuition fees.

As a good example was presented one of the oldest UK-Bulgarian TNE partnerships between Varna University of Management (VUM) and Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales, UK, dating back from 2009. This long-term collaboration gives the opportunity to students from all over the world to graduate with double degrees – Bulgarian from VUM and British from Cardiff Met – with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes taught in English.

Currently VUM educates students from nearly 50 different countries from 5 continents and in 2023 graduated the 13th consecutive cohort of VUM students awarded with Cardiff Met degrees. Read the whole article here.