School of Distance, Online and Continuing Education



The School of Distance, Digital and Continuing Education oversees a variety of units providing alternative forms of education and teaching at New Bulgarian University. The School consists of the Center for Distance and Digital Education, Center for Professional and Continuing Education and IT Certification Center.

Distance learning programs employ a variety of modern teaching methods that include printed and visual course materials, video tutorials, self-study and consultations with course advisors.

Intensive (part-time) learning programs lead to Professional Bachelor’s degrees. They take three years to complete and are offered only at the local centers in Varna, Vidin or Plovdiv. Classes are conducted in three consecutive days (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday) with assessment of student work performed the following week. Students in intensive learning programs do not use coursebooks or the MOODLE NBU platform.

Our continuing education opportunities include programs of study, academic lectures and seminars, workshops, master classes and summer schools open for everyone with no restrictions to age or educational background. Available throughout the academic year, these intensive courses are practice-oriented and most of them are eligible for transfer credit in NBU’s degree-bearing programs of study.

The Center for Professional and Continuing Education is certified under ISO 9001:2008.

The Certification Center provides year-round computer training courses and IT certification exams for leading international companies. Successful graduates of licensed IT Academies are awarded certificates that are recognized and preferred by many companies and enhance your employment chances