An exchange teaching staff can be defined as a person employed at higher education institution abroad and who is interested in doing a short/limited period of teaching abroad (in the framework of ongoing work at the home institution).

Exchange is usually done through the implementation of different mobility programs (i.e. Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Mevlana, International Visegrad Fund, DAAD, Fulbright, programs supported by government through their embassies in the host countries, university, national or regional funds, or self-financed mobility).

In any case, you can apply to the University of Sarajevo as an exchange staff member if:

  • there is a valid exchange agreement between your home university and the University of Sarajevo, and
  • you have been nominated by your home university.


For academic staff (teachers) mobility dates are usually flexible and agreed with the host faculty coordinators in accordance with the timetable of classes performed at the University of Sarajevo (October – January and March – June).

Nomination and application dates:

Nomination and application dates for staff members can be also flexible. It is important to agree on dates and send nomination minimum 1-2 months prior to planned mobility in order to provide prior evaluation and condition for teacher’s mobility.


Teaching staff interested in doing an mobility for teaching at the University of Sarajevo (UNSA) must:

  • ask his/her home coordinators for the mobility possibilities (which are usually funded) with the University of Sarajevo
  • check the academic offer of the University of Sarajevo
  • if needed apply to your home university open call for mobility in accordance to the regulations;
  • be nominated by your home coordinator to the University of Sarajevo’s International Relations Office by given deadlines (above).

You home university needs to send us:

  • candidate’s data (name, surname, study field, type of mobility, email, and preferably mobility agreement)
  • application documents (see below)

Individual applications without official nomination made by home university are not acceptable.


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 (above).

Teaching staff needs to send next documents:

When you collect and fill in needed documents, please send your documents to the following emails:, and by given deadlines (above).


Duration is usually agreed 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).


UNSA presumes that nominated staff has a high level of knowledge of English language and it does not require any certification, especially since it is expected that nominated staff is capable to deliver presentation and actively participate in different events at UNSA. Therefore we do not requested any proof of knowledge, presuming partner university nominated staff members with good knowledge of English language.


After your official nomination and application, we will forward your profile with documents to the host institution of the University of Sarajevo to the responsible coordinators. They will bring decision based on the information provided in the application documents. You should receive your respond in duration of 2-4 weeks. You will be informed whether your nomination is accepted or needs update or declined.


Documents that prove the acceptance of the students/staff at UNSA:

  • Acceptance email – sent by the faculty coordinator proving that the staff was accepted;
  • Mobility Agreement approved by UNSA host unit – after signed and stamped by the Departmental Coordinator, Mobility Agreement is sent by e-mail to the nominee.