lk1VSU “L. Karavelov” is a state specialized higher school.Its public mission is to educate Bulgarian and foreign citizens for acquisition of higher education in the professional direction “Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy”. To maintain the European standards in the students’ education, to carry out scientific research and practical application of projects in the field of construction and architecture,to provide continuing education.

The Higher School of Civil Engineering “Lyuben Karavelov“ – Sofia is a successor of the specialized military engineering school established with His Majesty Tsar Boris III’s Decree № 22 on 18.10.1938 for the needs of the Army Corps’ Engineers (Labor service, Labor Army Corps).
Later, with Decree of the Council of State № 1815/16.08.1973 the School was reorganized into Higher Military School of Construction Engineering “Gen. Blagoy Ivanov“ (VNVSU “Gen. Blagoy Ivanov“). The education was performed on the subject “Industrial and Civil Engineering“ with two departments: building constructions and technology of the construction.

During the period from 1938 till 2000 in the School have been prepared many management cadres not only for the Army Corps’ Engineers and the Construction filed but also for the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Transport and other authorities. The School became attractive educational centre not only for the young people in our country but also for the people from many other countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As a result of some intergovernment agreements, at the School have been educated cadets and officers from Tanzania, Mozambique, Cuba, Laos, Yemen, Vietnam, Mongolia, Syria and others.

In 1991, with a Decree of the President of Republic of Bulgaria the School was renamed into Higher Military School of Construction Engineering “Lyuben Karavelov“ (VVISU “Lyuben Karavelov“).

In August 2000, with a Reorganization of the Construction Military Corps, the Military Corps of the Ministry of Transport and the Military Corps of the Committee of Post and Telecommunications into State Companies’ Act (Official Gazette, issue 57/14.07.2000), the School was demilitarized and renamed into Higher School of Civil Engineering (VSU) “Lyuben Karavelov“ with statute of state higher specialized school.
FACULTIES :

  • FACULTY OF CONSTRUCTION 
  • FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
  • COLLEGE OF CONSTRUCTION
  • ACADEMIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
  • ACADEMIC SUPPORT UNITS

Programes and Courses : 

University of Structural Engineering and Architecture (VSU) “Lyuben Karavelov” accept foreign students in the following Courses:
 
1.    CIVIL ENGINEERING taught in English
for the academic degree “Bachelor”, professional qualification “Civil Engineer”, duration of the course – 4 years.

  • Suitable candidates are interested in technologies, have no difficulty in solving problems in Mathematics and Physics and have High School Diploma;
  • Annual tuition fee: 400 euros (students from EU coutries) and 3000.00 EUR (students from non-EU countries – determined by the Bulgarian Government);
  • Language requirements: Applicants have to submit a document of good knowledge of English – a recognized document, a certificate (FCE, CAE, TOEFL, etc.) or a diploma from an English language school.

– CIVIL ENGINEERING taught in English
for the academic degree “Master” after “Bachelor”, professional qualification “Civil Engineer”, duration of the course – 1.5 years.
Specializations “Structural Design”, “Construction Technology” and “Management of Investment Projects”

  • Annual tuition fee: 900 EUR (students form EU coutries) and 3000.00 EUR (students from non-EU countries – determined by the Bulgarian Government);
  • Applicants have to submit a document of good knowledge of English – a recognized document, a certificate (FCE, CAE, TOEFL, etc.) or a diploma from an English language school.

Admission Requirements :

  • In order to be admitted to the full degree programmes at VSU, you must have a valid High School Diploma that would give you access to University education in your country.
  • You must have studied Mathematics for three years in High School and have good grades in it. This should be proved by providing a translated version of the supplement to your High School Diploma containing your study results.
  • Good language skills in English (speaking, listening and writing) are required.
  • For Architecture programmes – you must have drawing skills, to be demonstrated in the secondary school qualification (it may be a grade average in Drawing) OR by providing a portfolio.

Admission Documents : 

1.    Application Form (provided by us)

2.    A legalized copy of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Diploma) + Translation of it in Bulgarian language.
This document should be certified by the Consular Section of the Bulgarian Embassy in the respective country.
The signatures, seals and stamps appearing on this document (of the sworn translator, the Ministry of Education, etc.) must be authentic.

3.    A legalized copy of the Supplement to the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Transcript of records) + Translation of it in Bulgarian language.
This document should be certified by the Consular Section of the Bulgarian Embassy in the respective country.
The signatures, seals and stamps appearing on this document (of the sworn translator, the Ministry of Education, etc.) must be authentic.

4.    A legalized Document, issued by a competent institution (the Secondary School or other), which certifies that the Secondary school leaving certificate enables student to continue his/her education at the higher schools / universities in the country in which the secondary education is acquired + Translation of it in Bulgarian language.
This document should be certified by the Consular Section of the Bulgarian Embassy in the respective country.
The signatures, seals and stamps appearing on this document (of the sworn translator, etc.) must be authentic.

5.    A legalized Medical certificate + Translation of it in Bulgarian language.
This document should be certified by the Consular Section of the Bulgarian Embassy in the respective country.
The signatures, seals and stamps appearing on this document (of the sworn translator, etc.) must be authentic.

6.    A copy of the passport / Identity card with the personal details in Latin alphabet.

7.    A legalized copy of Certificate for English language – if the candidate has NOT been studying in English throughout his/her schooling time or if he/she does NOT have English Subject in his/her Higher Secondary School Certificate.
Tuition fees for VSU-Lyuben Karavelov per academic year (in Euro)

Bachelor

Professional Bachelor

Master

PhD Studies

Preparatory
year

Full-time studies Part-time studies

Full-time studies

Part-time studies

Full-time studies

Part-time studies

Full-time studies

Part-time studies

Bulgarian or
English
Course
2500
in Bulgarian language
2000
in Bulgarian language
2500 € 2000 € 3000€ 2000€ 3000€ 2000€ 3000€
3000
in English language
2500
in English language