Telerik International University

established 2005, Sofia


About the university


Tradition combined with innovation

Telerik International University, is the newest university in the English-speaking world. The university traces its roots back to the beginning of 2006, although the exact date of foundation remains unclear. Its founders came together after realizing that no places of higher education existed within a fifty mile radius of their home town.

The university is dedicated to teaching a wide number of subjects and encouraging all its students to participate in the many extra-curricular pursuits that its student societies put on during term. “Work hard, play hard” is its motto and those who come to TIU couldn’t agree more. Whether you prefer extreme sports, tiddlywinks, developing software, defending people who can’t defend themselves, working for charities or running events, there is a society for you and if there isn’t, we actively support those who want to start their own.

Young, open, international

Admission to TIU is based equally on academic potential and your resume of sports and activities. There is no weighing in favor of any particular thing. We are interested to make sure that our students continue to develop to their true potential - academically, socially, mentally and physically. All potential students should visit us on an open day before getting application forms and starting to work through the entry process. Because of the high volume of applications and the direct involvement of the faculty in admissions, students may be called to interview any time between March and July.

Ideal conditions for studying

If it takes more than 15 minutes to get to the university from the main train station, the central bus and tram stop, then something has gone wrong somewhere. Trams leave the main station every five minutes and stop right in the middle of the campus. The university registration fee includes a “Semester Ticket” that gives students free travel on public transport within Sofia. And living in Sofia is almost as cheap: even in the charming city center, the rents are affordable. In addition to this, there are more than 2000 rooms and apartments available in the university's halls of residence.