How to apply (incoming)?

On this page, you can find out all you need to know on how to apply to the University of Sarajevo whether you are student (exchange or degree) or staff (academic or administrative).


ADMISSION CRITERIA
In order to apply to the University of Sarajevo you have to check/follow next rules:

Students (for exchange):

  • there is a valid inter-institutional agreement between your home university and the University of Sarajevo (Erasmus or non-Erasmus),
  • your home university has nominated you to study/research at the University of Sarajevo.

Students (for degree):

  • you are an holder of valid previous degree (high school diploma for BA, BA degree diploma for MA, MA degree diploma for PhD)

Staff (academic of administrative):

  • there is a valid inter-institutional agreement between your home university and the University of Sarajevo (Erasmus or non-Erasmus),
  • you are an current employee at your home institution during the application,
  • your home university has nominated you to teach/train at the University of Sarajevo.

DURATION

Applying through mobility programs such as Erasmus+, students can apply for the period of 1-2 semesters, while staff can apply for 7-60 days. Duration is usually determined in the mobility program public call.


NOMINATION PROCEDURE

Whether you are applying through program that is funded from European or some other international institution, or coming on your own expenses, you must be officially nominated by your home institution. Nomination is done through email communication from your home coordinator who send us candidates data (name, surname, study field, study cycle, email, and preferably learning/mobility agreement) by given deadlines. Nomination(s) is/are sent to the emails provided in the call (usually to the International Relations Office).


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

After official nomination from your home university, if we do not receive your documents in the nomination procedure, you will be contacted by our office to send needed documents by given deadlines. Instructions on how to prepare and fill in these documents are given here.

STUDENTS need to send next documents:
1 Learning Agreement 
2 Transcript of records
3 Proof of knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian or English language
4 CV (Europass form)

STAFF needs to send next documents:
1 Mobility agreement for teaching  or training
2 Invitation letter
3 CV (Europass form)

When you collect and fill in needed documents as explained in instructions, please send your documents to erasmus@unsa.ba by given deadlines (below). Also, please fill in our online form which will provide us data about you and avoid possible email troubles when you send us your application documents. Make sure to fill in online form and send documents on the same day!


APPLICATION DEADLINES

Winter semester (September – February) / full academic year
Nomination by your home International Relations office: 15 May 
Application by incoming student/staff: 30 May 

Summer semester (February – July)
Nomination by your home International Relations office: 15 November 
Application by incoming student/staff: 30 November

After we have received your application documents and your host department has approved your application, we will send you a letter of admission and information on living and studying in Sarajevo.


RESPOND AND RESULTS

After your official nomination and application, we will forward your profile with documents to the host institution of the University of Sarajevo to the faculty coordinators. They will bring decision based on the information provided in the application documents. You should receive your respond in duration of 4 weeks. You will be informed whether your application is accepted or declined.


When notified about getting to spend your mobility at the University of Sarajevo, you need to follow certain steps before, during and after mobility. More at: http://www.erasmus-unsa.ba/academic-information/


If you are applying for the exchange mobility through program Mevlana, please check the offer and instructions at you home institution. Contact person for Mevlana at the University of Sarajevo is Ms. Ljiljana Šulentić (ljiljana.sulentic@unsa.ba).


If you are applying through CEEPUS programme, contact official communication officer at your home institution and check if there’s a CEEPUS network between your institution and University of Sarajevo.