Bulgaria is a famous tourist destination but has also become popular as a country to study abroad because of its high-quality education and low costs of living. Students from more than 40 different countries currently study in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Universities are recognized all over the world and provide a high-quality teaching experience. The academic year in Bulgaria commences in September and runs through till June of the following calendar year. Bulgarian institutions of higher education offer Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees. Bulgarians by nature are very warm, friendly and hospitable and more than happy to welcome students from across the world.