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Varna Free University


Varna Free was established in 1991. On July 21st 1995, by resolution of the 37th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, the University was officially granted the status of Higher Educational Institution. The University provides full-time and part-time education in all academic degrees regulated by the Bulgarian Act on Higher Education, i.e. BA, MA, and PhD.

In 2001, the University was granted its first institutional accreditation for a five-year period. On July 27th 2006, Varna Free University was granted its second institutional accreditation by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency for a six-year period, deserving the highest of all marks, “Very Good”. Today, the University is well-renowned as a major academic and research centre, teaching Bulgarian and international students in nationally significant academic fields, guaranteeing a globally competitive academic and research product. Currently, the University provides education for over 12,000 students in 67 B.A. and M.A. programs, as well as in 20 accredited PhD specialties.

The Bulgarian Black Sea Capital’s youngest University is a dependable partner preferred by any academic institution in Europe, the USA and Asia. Among Varna Free University’s well-established academic traditions are the exchange programs and partnerships with numerous offshore universities and institutes.

The University is among the initiators and most active members of the Black Sea University Network. Varna Free University lecturers and students take an ever more significant part in diverse international projects, such as Tempus, Erasmus, Leonardo, and other research and education dedicated programs funded by the European Union.

Varna Free University’s long-term partners, which include numerous research, economic and business organisation’s, are always ready to provide their facilities for the practical training of our students and applied scientific needs of our lecturers, and above all, with regard to our active involvement in different national and international public projects, in response to the challenges of an ever-globalizing information society.

Varna Free University is one of the Bulgarian Universities to have been awarded an ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and a DS (Diploma Supplement) Label, its education being recognized elsewhere in Europe.

All these characteristics make Varna Free University an integral part of the European and global education space.

Varna Free University offers its programs of study in Cyprus in cooperation with Saveriades Educational Organisation under the Franchise Law Agreement (2010). The courses are delivered at the premises of the Educational Organisation in Nicosia. All the Academic Staff teaching at Varna Free in Cyprus courses are approved by the University itself. The degrees are awarded by Varna Free University and not by Saveriades Educational Organisation, and are identical to the ones received by students studying in Bulgaria. All academic programs offered by Varna Free University are recognized by all European countries including Cyprus.



Academic Programs Offered in Cyprus


BA Counteraction to Crime & Public Order

BA Engineer in Fire Safety & Population Protection


MA Forensic Science Expertise