Bosnia and Herzegovina

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For a definition of what "Recognized Higher Education Institution" means in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

The higher education institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina shall include universities

and higher schools.

The term “university” shall be limited to the higher education institutions involved in both lecturing

and research work, offering academic degrees in all of the three cycles.

The term “higher school” shall be limited to the higher education institutions accredited to issue diplomas and degrees of the first cycle.

1. Higher education institutions recognized by competent authorities

2. Higher education programmes recognized by competent authorities

  • List of recognized higher education programmes

    All study programmes, as well as all higher education institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, must undergo an evaluation process in order to be accredited for operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A web link will be available soon

3. Information for students planning to study in the country

4. Information on higher education system

  • Description of the education system:
    The higher education shall be organized in three cycles:
    - the first cycle leads to the academic title of completed graduate study (the degree of Bachelor) or an equivalent.
    - the second cycle leads to the academic title of master or an equivalent, acquired following the completed graduate study, it lasts for one or two years, and it is valuated with 60 or 120 ECTS credits.
    So that combined with the first cycle it would make up to 300 ECTS credits.
    - the third cycle leads to the academic title of doctor or an equivalent, it lasts for three years and is valuated with 180 ECTS credits.

5. Information on foreign credential assessment and recognition

6. Information on financial assistance opportunities

7. Cross-border higher education:

  • Not available

8. National information centre

9. Other information sources

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