Student accommodation in Bulgaria: most of Bulgarian universities offer student hostel accommodation (student hostel) on a first come, first served basis! Students are eligible to apply for hostel accommodation once they are admitted at the University and enrolled at the relevant Faculty. The monthly student hostel accommodation rent varies from university to another and the accommodation’s comfort from 35 to 70 Euros per months.
Even if the student hostel accommodations are very cheap, most international students prefer to rent or share a private flat near the University’s main building. The monthly private apartment rent start from 150 EUR and run up to 300 EUR.
We recommend new students who choose private accommodation to share a apartment with their colleagues at least during the first semester. This allows them to reduce drastically the accommodation expenses and to avoid them to remain isolated in new country till they get used to the new way of life. Students should use their first year to become familiar with the city they are living in as this will help them with eventually future accommodation choices.
Signing a contract with the landlord/landlady is mandatory for all international students in Romania, since it is one of necessary documents for the issuance of a long staying visa permit (for non EU/EEA students) and a proof of residence for the issuance of the Residence Permit at the local Migration Office (for EU/EEA students). For those staying in student hostel accommodation, this document is automatically given by the university.
Student accommodation in Bulgaria is not at all expensive for international students. We recommend all students to get accommodation in the area of university.