The number of international students, specialising students and PhD students in a higher school is one of the main criteria for evaluating the reputation of its teaching and research staff!
The University of Ruse has traditions in teaching international students. During the 1970ies young people from 4 continents - Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America studied at the University of Ruse. The most numerous groups were those from Vietnam, Cuba, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Greece, Cyprus.
Today around 500 students and PhD students from Albania, Vietnam, Greece, Iraq, Macedonia, Moldova, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine and others study at the University of Ruse.