Coming as training staff?

Incoming training staff can be defined as a person employed at higher education institution abroad and doing a short/limited period of professional training abroad (in the framework of ongoing work at the home institution).  You can apply to the University of Sarajevo as an exchange staff member if:

  • a valid exchange agreement between your home institution and the University of Sarajevo,
  • your home university has nominated you,
  • sending required application documents,
  • finding appropriate department(s) or event.

How to apply?

1 Nomination

You must be officially nominated and supported by your home institution. Nomination is an activity done through email communication from your home coordinator, who confirms that the staff member was selected and supported by their home institution to carry out a training period at the University of Sarajevo. The nomination must include: 

Nomination deadlines:

The nomination deadline for staff members can be flexible. It is essential to send the nomination a minimum of three months before planned mobility to provide prior evaluation and conditions for teaching mobility (if accepted). PLEASE NOTE: If the staff member is a holder of a passport that requires a visa to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina, their nomination should be a minimum of six months before the planned mobility, as providing a visa is a long and bureaucratic process (check when to come below).

If the staff is nominated for the event that is organized at the University of Sarajevo, then you should respect the given deadline for registration.

2 Required application documents (phase 1)

Once nominated, you will be asked to prepare and send an Application form for incoming staff, which gives us your profile, interests, and training proposal. This form will be used for evaluation, and based on it, your nomination will be accepted, asked to be modified, or rejected with explained reasons. The application form is needed before the given deadlines (above). Please include your CV (biography with the Application form).

Documents must be sent to the following emails: and

3 Required application documents (phase 2)

Once accepted, you will be asked to prepare the Erasmus+ Mobility agreement for training as an official document about your mobility at the University of Sarajevo. The data entered in the Application form and approved by the academic coordinators should be copied/pasted into the mobility agreement.

The document is further sent as instructed to the International Relations Office or the academic coordinator (vice-dean) at the chosen UNSA unit.

4 Results and confirmation

The nomination, application and confirmation process should not last more than four weeks (depending on how soon you provide us with your Application form ). After that, you will be informed about further academic and practical information. More available at:

Good to know:

What is training?

Training staff focuses on non-teaching staff members interested in doing training periods abroad, including job shadowingobservation periodsprofessional development courses, or specific competence-building events. Training options can allow teaching staff to apply and use under circumstances where teachers will serve as representatives of the university’s internationalization (presenting their home institution, sharing information, and doing presentations following their mobility).

When are you coming?

For non-teaching staff, mobility dates are usually flexible and agreed upon with the host coordinators. We recommend coming during our international events, like International Staff Training Week or the Scholarship Fair, which includes seminars, workshops, presentations and active participation of domestic experts and international partners. Individual visits are possible, but they should be agreed upon your arrival and justified. Check the events organized at UNSA at


The duration of your mobility is usually agreed upon with the host coordinators. If applying through international mobility programs (i.e., Erasmus+, Mevlana, Ceepus, etc.), staff can apply for 5-10 days (excluding travel dates).

Proof of language proficiency:

UNSA presumes that the nominated staff has a high level of knowledge of the English language. It does not require any certification, especially since it is expected that nominated staff members can deliver a presentation, perform teaching, and actively participate in different events at UNSA. Therefore we do not request any proof of knowledge, presuming the home university nominates the staff with excellent command of the English language.