General information

EUC Number (Charta): 210397
Erasmus Code: BG VARNA01
Varna Free University 'Chernorizets Hrabar' was established in 1991. With a resolution of the 37th National Assembly from 21 July 1995 the University was given the status of a higher educational institution. It provides full-time regular and part-time extramural forms of education for all the educational-qualification degrees stipulated by the Higher Education Law – Specialist, Bachelor, Master and PhD. At present there are 12 000 students studying at the University in 25 different specialties in the fields of social, technical, humanitarian sciences and arts. Among the major priorities in the educational process are computer studies and foreign language teaching.

VFU is the first private university, which was given institutional accreditation for a period of 5 years. Founded only twelve years ago, the university has been establishing itself more and more as an academic center combining education of Bulgarian and foreign students in fields of priority interest for the country as well as it has been creating scientific and academic product noted for its international convertibility and high competitiveness.

VFU has successfully passed the certification audit of Quality Management System and has received an appropriate certificate for compliance with the world standard ISO 9001:1994, with certification signs of ANSI RAB /USA/, DAR/Germany/, RVA/Holland/ and UKAS /United Kingdom/.
The youngest university in Bulgaria’s largest seaport is a respectable and welcomed partner of academic structures in Europe, the USA and Asia. Established academic traditions are the active contacts and academic exchange with foreign universities and academic communities.

VFU is one of the initiators and most active members of the Black Sea University Network. Lecturers and students from the university have been participating with growing impact in the projects under the programs Tempus, Erasmus, Leonardo and other research and educational programs of the European Union.

Network memberships

Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN)
European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)


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