"Paissii Hilendarsk" University of Plovdiv Plovdivski universitet "Paisii Hilendarski" (PU) 


top General Information


Street:"Tzar Assen" str. 24


Post Code:4000

Tel.:+359(32) 261-363

Fax:+359(32) 635-049


Other Sites

Also Technical College in the town of Smolyan and affiliated College in Smolyan and Kardzhali.

Institution Funding



Founded 1961 as Teacher Training Institute, acquired present status and title 1972. A State institution with the right of autonomy.

Academic Year

September to June (September-December; February-June)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (diploma za zavarsheno sredno obrazovanie), and entrance examination

Tuition Fees

National:1,500 per annum for applicants with double citizenship, one of which is Bulgarian; Part-time students, 2,000-3,000 (EUR)

International:3,000 per annum (EUR)



Accrediting Agency

National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Zapryan Kozlydzov

Job title:Rector

Senior Administrative Officer : Zhorheta Cholakova

Job title:Vice-Rector, Study and Publishing Activities

International Relations Officer : Nadya Kaneva

Job title:International Cooperation Officer

top Divisions

College : Khardzali

Fields of study:Biology, Bulgarian, Business Administration, English, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages Education, History, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Tourism

More details:Liuben Karavelov

College : Smolyan

Fields of study:Behavioural Sciences, Biology, Bulgarian, Ecology, Educational Administration, English, Foreign Languages Education, History, Information Technology, Marketing, Mathematics, Primary Education, Tourism

College : Smolyan Technical

Fields of study:Automotive Engineering, Computer Engineering, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

Faculty : Biology

Fields of study:Behavioural Sciences, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, English, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Molecular Biology, Tourism

Faculty : Chemistry

Fields of study:Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Ecology, English, Marketing, Physics

Faculty : Economics and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Economics, Marketing, Political Sciences

Faculty : History and Philosophy

Fields of study:Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Economics, Ethnology, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Theology

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Law

Faculty : Mathematics and Computer Science

Fields of study:Applied Mathematics, Business Computing, Computer Graphics, Educational Administration, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Software Engineering

Faculty : Pedagogy

Fields of study:Acting, Advertising and Publicity, Art Education, Education, Education of the Socially Disadvantaged, Foreign Languages Education, Graphic Design, Humanities and Social Science Education, Jazz and Popular Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Pedagogy, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Special Education, Sports, Technology Education, Theatre

Faculty : Philology

Fields of study:Applied Linguistics, Bulgarian, Business Administration, Central European Studies, Chinese, Czech, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, History, Information Technology, Italian, Korean, Linguistics, Marketing, Philology, Polish, Russian, Serbocroatian, Slavic Languages, Spanish, Turkish

Faculty : Physics

Fields of study:Information Technology, Laser Engineering, Management, Materials Engineering, Physical Engineering, Physics, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Telecommunications Engineering

top Degrees



Fields of study:Accountancy, Advertising and Publicity, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Archiving, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Bulgarian, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Ecology, Education, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, English, Environmental Management, Ethnology, Finance, Genetics, German, Heritage Preservation, History, Human Resources, Industrial Chemistry, Information Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Laser Engineering, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, Orthodox Theology, Parasitology, Physics, Protective Services, Public Administration, Public Relations, Russian, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Social Studies, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism


Fields of study:Administration, Administrative Law, Analytical Chemistry, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Botany, Bulgarian, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Civil Law, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Ethnology, Genetics, German, Industrial Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, International Relations, Labour Law, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, Private Law, Public Law, Romance Languages, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Social Welfare, Sociology, Zoology


Also Postgraduate Qualifications in Chemistry

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling


Careers Guidance

IT Centre

Language Laboratory


Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals


Nau─Źni Trudove

Main Press

University Publishing House

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2014-2015


Full Time Total:550


Statistics Year:2014-2015



Part Time:5000

Updated on 13-02-2015