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 as an exchange student.

Admissions criteria

You can apply to the University of Sarajevo (UNSA) as an exchange student for one or two semesters or for shorter period as an academic or administrative staff member in case your home university is a partner university of UNSA. You should first apply through your home university to be nominated to Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Mevlana, bilateral exchange or other programme that enables you to come to Sarajevo.

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.

Application procedure

Please ask your home university to inform the International Office of your nomination to study at the University of Sarajevo. The nominations should be sent to erasmus@unsa.ba by 15 May / 15 November.
After being nominated by your home university, please fill in an online application no later than 30 May / 30 November.
After you have completed the online application, you are asked to send your personal data (CV), proof of knowing foreign language (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian or English, depending on the given study programme), transcript of records, study plan (learning agreement) for students and mobility agreement for staff members to erasmus@unsa.ba. Your application is complete and will be processed only after you have followed all the steps of the application system and entered all the required information. The Learning/Mobility Agreement should be prepared (information about courses/activities can be found at: ACADEMIC OFFER) and include your signature and your faculty coordinator signature and stamp. Above mentioned documents should be sent to the given email by the end of the given application deadlines (templates can be found on the linked pages).
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.

Application deadlines

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

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

Application form

After your home university has nominated you to study at the University of Sarajevo as an exchange student, you will be contacted by us to fill in an online application. Please note that online application should be filled AFTER being officially nominated by your home institution.

Courses for exchange students

You can choose courses from the curriculum of your host department and/or from the international study programmes arranged at the University of Sarajevo. If you cannot find information on the courses offered during the study period you are applying for, you may prepare your Learning Agreement based on current year’s course information. If you are accepted to the University of Sarajevo, please modify your Learning Agreement if necessary (information about courses/activities can be found at: ACADEMIC OFFER).

Language requirements

Before applying to the University of Sarajevo, please check the language of teaching of the preferred subjects. Not all subjects/study programmes are offered in English. If you find required subjects taught in English, you need to send us proof of knowing English language. The minimum requirement for students wishing to study at the University of Sarajevo as exchange students is level B1, but the applicants should preferably be B2 (or higher) level users of the English language in order to be able to follow university lectures in English, participate in seminar discussions and understand written material in their field. In addition, most courses require writing essays and research papers in English.

Accommodation

You can apply for student accommodation using the contact details at our Student dorm or to contact Erasmus Student Network for private accommodation.

Academic calendar

When planning your exchange period at the University of Sarajevo, please take into consideration our academic calendar.

Students with special needs

When applying to our university, please inform us if you have special needs that require special arrangements or services (you will find this section in the online application).

Who can apply to UNSA for the exchange?

You can be regarded as an exchange student/staff applicant if:

• there is a valid exchange agreement between your home university and the University of Sarajevo
• Your home university has nominated you to study/teach/train at the University of Sarajevo

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If you are applying through Erasmus Mundus program, check the official website of the Erasmus Mundus project with stated study offer, mobilities and contact persons.

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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).

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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.