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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

6. Education and Training

6.5 Cross-border learning mobility

Last update: 28 November 2023


Guide to the program

Mobility project for students and staff in higher education

As part of this mobility activity in the field of higher education, the physical and combined mobility of students is supported in all study areas and cycles (short professional studies and undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels). Students can study abroad at a partner university or do an internship in a company, scientific institute, laboratory, organization or any other relevant place of work abroad. They can also combine the period of study abroad with professional practice (internship), which further improves learning outcomes and the development of transversal skills. Although long-term physical mobility is recommended, this activity considers the need for a more flexible duration of physical mobility to ensure the accessibility of the program to students from all backgrounds, circumstances and fields of study. Within this activity, teaching and administrative staff in higher education are encouraged to participate in professional development activities abroad, and staff from the business world to participate in the training of students and staff of higher education institutions. These activities can consist of periods of teaching, but also of training (such as work monitoring, hospitalization or training courses). In addition, this activity supports combined intensive programs, which enables groups of higher education institutions to jointly design curricula and combined mobility activities for students and for academic and administrative staff.

Goals of the activity

The aim of this activity is to contribute to the establishment of a European area of education with a global reach and to strengthen the connection between education and research. The goal is to encourage employability, social inclusion, civic engagement, innovation and environmental sustainability in Europe and beyond so that students from all study areas and cycles are enabled to study or train abroad as part of their studies.

Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO)

The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by the Western Balkans six participants (WB 6): Albania, BiH, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs.

The Agreement on the Establishment of RYCO was signed by the WB 6 Prime Ministers at the WB Summit held in Paris, on 4 July 2016.

BiH Law on Foreigners

This law prescribes: the conditions and procedure for the entry of foreigners into BiH, including the visa and visa-free regime, travel documents for foreigners, the stay of foreigners in BiH, the removal of foreigners from BiH, the reception of foreigners and the placing of foreigners under supervision, as well as the jurisdiction of authorities in application of this law, and other issues related to the residence of foreigners in BiH.

Article 53

(Temporary residence based on education)

Temporary residence based on education can be granted for the purpose of:

  1. Primary and secondary education,

  2. Higher education,

  3. Unpaid internship,

  4. Volunteer work.

Cross-border mobility programs

The BiH Law on Foreigners defines the legal framework that applies to foreign volunteers.

Article 49 of this law defines the general conditions for approval of temporary residence, and Article 57 defines the temporary residence of volunteers:

“Temporary residence may be granted to a foreigner who, in addition to the conditions from Article 49 (General conditions for granting temporary residence) of this law, also meets the following conditions:

  1. that he is not younger than 18 or older than 65 years;

  2. that he has a contract on volunteering concluded with an agency, institution, humanitarian organization, association or foundation in BiH where he volunteers;

  3. to attach the project in which he is engaged, or a document stating the volunteering scheme, job description and accompanying obligations, number of agents, volunteering period, mentoring and working hours;

  4. that the organization in which the foreigner volunteers has signed a mandatory insurance policy and assumed responsibility for the foreigner during the period of volunteering, including subsistence, accommodation, health insurance and return costs. The temporary stay of a foreign volunteer is approved for a period of up to one year, and exceptionally it can be extended under the same conditions that are applied for residence approval if the foreigner's engagement project lasts longer than one year.”


PRONI Centre for Youth Development

European Youth Card

Contribution to the personal and social development of young people through non-formal and informal education. Through the continuous exchange of information about plans and activities with other local, national and European actors in the field of youth, and to actively participate in intersectoral and intersectoral cooperation. And all the above is in accordance with the strategic goal "Significantly improved provision of education, health and social protection, culture, sports and public safety services, based on the principles of good public sector management in accordance with EU standards" of the BiH Brcko District Development Strategy 2021 document.

Rulebook on the allocation of funds for financing programs and projects in the Department for European Integration and International Cooperation

Rulebook on the allocation of funds for financing programs and projects in the Department for European Integration and International Cooperation of the Government of BD BiH.

The Department announces a public call for applications for programs or projects of public interest (Annex I), which is financed from the Department's budget for the current year and determines the necessary documentation for participation in the public call.

Regulations on the quality assurance and management system at the University of Sarajevo

Areas of internal assurance, improvement and evaluation of quality)

(1) Internal quality assurance and improvement is a set of measures and activities by which the University, organizational units and sub-organizational units demonstrate awareness, commitment and responsibility for the constant improvement of the quality of their own activities.

(2) The areas of internal assurance, improvement and evaluation of quality at the University/organizational units are:

  1. Strategy, policy, development and functioning of the quality assurance system (development of the quality system and its continuous improvement, development of the organizational structure for quality monitoring, application of quality assurance system procedures);

  2. Preparation and approval of study programs, continuous monitoring and revision of study programs;

  3. Functioning of the teaching process (learning process, mentoring work, the process of evaluating the quality of teachers' work and the quality of study programs, content and learning outcomes);

  4. Enrollment and advancement of students;

  5. Criteria, rules and procedures for evaluating learning outcomes and student evaluation,

  6. Equipment and functionality of the space for education, scientific research, artistic and professional activity;

  7. Qualification and expertise of the teaching staff;

  8. Equipment and functionality of the library;

  9. IT equipment and modernity of the information system, method of collection, processing and use of information;

  10. Administrative and technical resources;

  11. Informing students, teachers, associates and employees, as well as the public;

  12. Mobility of students and teachers towards other higher education institutions in the country and abroad;

  13. International cooperation;

  14. Social responsibility and contribution to the community;

  15. Publicity of actions and work;

  16. Other areas of importance for promoting and ensuring quality.