Varna Free University

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Varna Free University "Chernorizec Hrabar" (VFU)
Варненски Свободен Университет "Черноризец Храбър" (ВСУ)
Motto Where your dreams begin...(От нас започва морето на вашите мечти)
Established 1991 by Prof., D.Sc Eng. Evgeny Vatev
President Prof., D.Sc. Anna Nedyalkova
Rector Prof. Galya Gercheva, PhD in Psychological Sciences
Location Varna, Bulgaria
Nickname VFU

Varna Free University „Černorizec Hrabǎr“ (University Free of Varna) is a private university in the Bulgarian town of Varna, created in 1991 by resolution of the 37th National Assembly.

The university is institutionally accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Agency at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria, receiving the maximum period and assessment grade, 6 years and 9.20 (10 being the highest possible) respectively.[citation needed] Varna Free University is recertified under the international standard ISO 9001:2008 and has been granted certificates from UKAS (UK) and ANAB (USA) for the implementation of accepted international standards.[citation needed]

Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" is the first and only university in Bulgaria certified with the signs DS Label, ECTS Label and HR by the European Executive Agency for Education and Culture at the European Commission of the European Union.

Varna Free University organizes regular, part-time and distance learning for all the education-and-qualification degrees set in the Law on Higher Education such as "Bachelor", "Master" and "Doctor".[citation needed] It has more than 27,000 alumni.

Every year Varna Free University offers new scholarship programs which are open to students with the highest grades but also to the prominent acting and dancing talents and sportspersons.[citation needed]

Part of the campus is based as a university branch in the town of Smolyan.

It educates more than 12,000 students above 80 undergraduate (bachelor’s) and 20 graduate (master’s) programs and in 20 accredited research courses for PhD students. (

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