The first university outside the Bulgarian capital, with patrons the brothers Cyril and Methodius, was founded on the historical and picturesque hill of Sveta gora (Holy Mount) in Veliko Tarnovo in the fall of 1963. The University developed within the context of the educational and cultural tradition of the famous XIV century Tarnovo Literary School. It strengthened its position as an institution for higher education in the Humanities and the Arts and as a prestigious educational and scientific centre. It was originally founded as Brothers Cyril and Methodius Higher Institute of Education on 27 September 1962 by Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party and the Council of Ministers. It first opened doors on 15 September 1963 and was established with by the Presidium of the National Assembly on 4 August 1964. The first 340 students studied four degree courses – Bulgarian philology, Russian philology, History and Fine Arts. 25 professors and assistants as well as 10-15 part-time lecturers and associate professors from universities in Sofia and institutes with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences taught classes at UVT during its first year.
CALL FOR STUDENT MOBILITY TO ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO