Foreign Students Department

Ruse and the University of Ruse

RUSE is the largest Bulgarian city on the river Danube. Nineteen centuries ago it emerged as a Roman settlement, Sexaginta Prista. In the Middle Ages Ruse was known as Roustchouk. Now Ruse is not only a place of rich and long lasting historical and cultural traditions linking us to our European heritage, but also a busy industrial, economic and cultural centre.

The UNIVERSITY OF RUSE has traditions in the training of international students. In the last 75 years more than 1 000 citizens from all over the world – Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America , obtained very good vocational training at the University. A precondition for this is the high qualification of the faculty members and the established necessary equipment. More than 8 500 students receive training in the state-of-art classrooms and research laboratories.

The STUDENTS' HOSTELS offer very good on-campus accommodation for 2400 students. The hostels are situated near the university premises, the student refectory, the post office, sports facilities and student culture club. There are also provisions for quick and easy transport to various parts of the city.

The STUDENT REFECTORY, cafeterias, the medical centre, the kindergarden and creche, the post office and job centre, the shops and the entertainment centre are all in the same part of the campus.

The UNIVERSITY LIBRARY contacts with Baltimore International Book House, Open Society Fund and Soros, Eurika and Sabre foundations. It is included in the exchange system with other university libraries in the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, France, the Czech Republic and elsewhere.

The STUDENT CULTURAL CLUBS SOCIETY is formed by a variety of amateur clubs.

UNIVERSITY SPORT CENTRE and SPORTS, TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY ”ACADEMIC” for environmental protection unites a variety of clubs: for mountain climbing, water sports, skiing, cycling, alpinism, mountaineering, speleology and cross country walking.

Large numbers of students, faculty members and administrative staff can take holidays in the university resort centres on the Black Sea coast, in the Balkan Mountains, or along the bank of the Danube.

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Berkay Hilmi Zengin, Turkey Bulgaria is beautiful and interesting country with scenic nature, attractive sisghts, rich culture and history. I am happy, because I have made the best choice for me to study in University of Ruse. I don’t have any problems being an international student, because people around me make feel at home. Lecturers and staff from the International Students Directorate are very hospitable and pleasant and I can always count on their support and cooperation. I am happy that they give me the opportunity to develop myself firstly as a person and individuality and secondly – to build international friendships, which I hope will last lifelong. Thanks to the annual Festival of the international students we have the possibility to learn about the Bulgarian culture and traditions, as well as those of the other countries. At the same time I can present my own country’s traditions trough singing and dancing. Once again I would like to thank to my lecturers, International Students Directorate and all Bulgarian people.

Berkay Hilmi Zengin, Turkey,
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