Talent pool
  • 51
    Number of universities
  • 430
    Vocational schools
  • 2,369
    Primary, lower and upper secondary educations stage schools
  • 24%
    Population with university degree
  • 717,356
    Enrollments in all type of schools - primary, lower and upper secondary educations stage, 2018.

  • 71%
    School enrollment, tertiary, 2017, World Bank data
    The enrollment ratio has steadily improved since 2000, standing at 71% in 2017, the second highest figure in Southeastern Europe, up from 44.13% in 2000.

2,125
Researchers in R&D (per million people), 2017, World Bank data
70.93%
Share of all students in secondary education enrolled in general programmes, 2017
CAGR for 5-year period is 1.83%
29.07%
Share of all students in secondary education enrolled in vocational programmes, 2017
CAGR for 5-year period is 1.5%

Language skills
  • English language studied by ≈ 87 % of students
  • Each year approx 15,000 students pursue a university degree in language studies including Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Scandinavian, and Slavic languages
  • 45.5 % from the population in Bulgaria speak at least one foreign language
  • There are over 100 specialied language schools with about 10,000 graduates per year, with knowledge of West European or other foreign languages
  • Other languages taught in Bulgarian secondary schools include Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Romanian, Swedish, Hindi, Hebrew, and Turkish







Pupils by education level and foreign language studied in % 2017, Eurostat




Prizes for Bulgaria from International High School Competitions in October 2018 - September 2019




Graduates Potentially Suitable for Outsourcing by Year and Field (%)




Number of Schools and Universities Preparing Students for Potential Outsourcing

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