Study programmes

The University of Sarajevo remains determined to continue to be the leader in higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina in terms of quality of its teaching and research, the number of students and faculty members.

Through its many years of tradition, the University of Sarajevo has been educating and contributing to the society a large number of eminent experts in almost all areas, both on the domestic and the international academic stage. 

It is comprehensive because humanistic, social, medical, natural, mathematical and biotechnical, as well as technical sciences and arts can be studied at its faculties and academies, which provide the possibility of enrolling in a selected study in more than 500 study programmes. Students at our University can study as full-time, self-financing and part-time students, and it is also possible to choose Distance Learning Studies (distance learning) as well as study in English in a number of study programmes. And finally, the diploma obtained after graduation is recognised in the European Higher Education Area.

Study programs offered at the University of Sarajevo (alphabetical order):

  • Agriculture and Food science
  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Business Studies, Economics, Marketing and Management
  • Catholic Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Criminology
  • Dentistry
  • Education, Teacher Training
  • Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Fine Arts & Design
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Human Rights, European Studies, Gender Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Journalism, Public Relations, Communication
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Music & Musicology
  • Performing Arts
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Security and Peace Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Transport
  • Veterinary

University of Sarajevo offers its research institutes (non-teaching):

  • Institute for Research of Crimes Against Humanity and International Law
  • Institute of History
  • Language Institute
  • Oriental Institute
  • Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology


Most teaching methods include lectures, seminars and personal tutorials, practical sessions, guest speakers, as well as obligatory laboratory work and practice (mostly medicine). This is all arranged in correlation with lectures/professors. You will also spend a significant amount of time in doing personal study.

Language of teaching

Teaching is provided in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Some programs and subjects are offered in English language. Offered courses belong to the “Adapted Methodology for Incoming Students” where the face-to-face lessons will be taught in “Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian”. However, private tutorials, the contents, teaching methodology and assessment system (all in English or other offered foreign language) will be adapted to the incoming students, and the teacher will provide individual or small group tutorial.

Please check offered modules in English language.


Assessment is done by courseware, classroom tests and examinations. Group learning, teamwork, individual work and communication skills are assessed through group studies and reports as well as presentations. Practical work is also a part of the examinations.