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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