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University College


Rector Dr. Todor Radev
Address 3 Bulgaria Street, Dobrich 9300, Bulgaria
Tel. No. +359 58 655 620
Fax No. +359 58 605 760
E-mail address
Programmes English language programmes in Dobrich:
  • Hotel Management
  • International Business and Management Studies

    English language programmes in Sofia:
  • Business Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Finance & Trade
  • Marketing
  • Type of programmes Full-Time
    Length of programmes 3 4 years
    Date of commencement September 1st
    Class size small groups up to to 20 students
    Accommodation Available, 3 minutes walking distance from the college
    Fees Bulgarian students and students from EU countries: EUR 2880 per academic year
    Students from non-EU countries: EUR 5760 per academic year
    Student grants / Financial assistance Some of the programmes are entitled to a scholarship in the form of a discount deducted from the full tuition fee. Financial assistance is awarded to newly admitted students with SAT score over 1,200 (combination of reading and math sections) or a TOEFL iBT score over 90.
    Exchange partner schools IUC has established many international academic partnerships. Over the years IUC has been proactive in developing a wide network of Erasmus partner universities in order to foster student and teacher mobility. IUC manages a number of European projects related to implementation of innovative learning approaches and promotion of tourism innovations across Europe, financed under the Leonardo da Vinci and Phare programmes of the European Commission. At the moment IUC is involved in the Atlantis Programme for EU US cooperation in higher education and vocational training.
    Admission requirements Upon arrival, international students have to take an English exam which has two components a written part and an interview. However, international students whose native tongue is English, or who can provide TOEFL IBT score of min. 79 points or IELTS band 6.0 (or the equivalent score from other internationally recognized testing systems), do not have to sit for the written exam. Applicants with insufficient English language competencies will be advised to enrol in an intensive language teaching semester (as a part of the whole study curriculum).

    To be able to undertake studies in September, students from non-EU countries should apply not later than June 15th as they will need at least 2-3 months for the official certificate and visa/permit procedures.
    Student profile Ratio of National/Foreign students: within the programmes with English language of instruction 12 % of the students are international.
    2. Ratio of Men / Women: 45/55
    3. Age range: 18 42
    Programmes Director Stanislav Ivanov, PhD
    Tel: +359 58 655 612
    Fax: +359 58 605 760
    Contact for application Ms. Christina Armutlieva
    3 Bulgaria Street, Dobrich 9300, Bulgaria
    Tel: +359 58 655 638
    ; Fax: +359 58 605 760


    About the Programmes

    IUC awards bachelor degree after a three or four year course of study. Currently more than 1300 Bulgarian and foreign students study at the IUC in five Bulgarian cities. The language of instruction in most of the programmes is English. The college is amongst the first higher education institutions in Bulgaria which managed to response to student aspirations and was able to meet the expectations regarding the establishment of double degree programmes. This initiative is relevant to objectives of the Bologna process and the lifelong and life-wide processes and strengthens the European dimension of the IUC and its attractiveness in general. Hotel Management in cooperation with Stenden University in the Netherlands the International Business Management Studies in cooperation with Arhnem Business Management Studies School at the HAN University in the Netherlands are amongst the high-profile programmes at IUC which attract every year a significant number of students. Another interesting educational opportunity is offered within the framework of the Sofia based programme in cooperation with the University of Portsmouth.

    Abaout the International University College

    The International University College (IUC) in Bulgaria is a non-profit, independent, modern higher education business school established in 1999 with a decision of the Bulgarian Parliament. It aims at preparing competitive, highly qualified specialists in management, marketing, tourism and hospitality management, economy and computer studies, trained to meet the needs of the Bulgarian and the international business and to face the challenges of an ever-changing labor market.

    In order to achieve its ambitious goals IUC managed to attract highly qualified and experienced teachers, some of them graduated from prominent universities in US, others visited leading universities in Europe. Most of the teachers are involved in research activities within the framework of the Research Center at IUC, which will be transformed in Research Institute this year due to its fast development. IUC publishes the Journal of Tourism Research, which strives to pool academic knowledge and provide managerial expertise in such fields as international tourism, marketing, international business and management (


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