Varna University of Management

4.3 out of 5 (31 ratings / 23 reviews) Varna, Bulgaria
Varna University of Management (VUM – former International University College – Albena) is an international business school located in Europe, Bulgaria. 

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



VUM has been developing leaders since 1996. It was a groundbreaking project that started in 1992, supported by the Dutch Government.


Students from over 40 countries receive excellent education in Business and Marketing, IT, Computer Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Gastronomy and Culinary Arts.


There are a number of research projects, developed by the academic staff at VUM, and the students are encouraged to actively participate in them. The Bulgarian University Ranking System gives high rating to VUM for its Students’ participation in scientific research in the fields of Tourism, Economics and Business Administration.

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Student services

Important note to the students following a programme for a double degree: All subjects on the curriculum for the articulated years preceding the enrollment on the franchised year should be successfully passed. Students with outstanding modules as specified will not be enrolled at the Partner University.

Housing services

The student’s residence in Dobrich is located conveniently on walking distance from the teaching premises of VUM. For those who practice jogging, cycling or roller-skating the beautiful city park is nearby. The accommodation features large flats with both single and double rooms furnished suitably for students, as well as kitchens. There is a nice common area for socializing.

Besides the main residence in Dobrich, VUM offers alternative locations around the city of Dobrich – on the top floor of the teaching premises and in one of the wings of our Summer Theatre complex. 

Student Life

Sports facilities

As the University is situated in one of the biggest cities in Bulgaria, the location gives the possibility to the students to practice a wide variety of sports. Most popular and attractive sports in city of Varna are tennis, football, beach volleyball, basketball, swimming, paragliding, ice skating, martial arts, body building, aerobics, kangoo jumping, yoga, cycling etc.


VUM is officially accredited by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, see number 13 in the listings, as well as by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), established in 1984, (you can see the certificate here).

Student Reviews

VUM Great University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good university with promising education and well-developed facilities.

VUM need to advance and go beyond of knowledge
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

This university is good as an institution, affordable price.

Provided by U-Multirank rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like the program because is different from the Bulgarian way of studying. It helps to develop our critical thinking and to share our opinions on a particular topic completely different from the Bulgarians university where you have to copy and paste the whole information from the books provided.

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