Bosnia-Herzegovina | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
4/5; 8/10
B Plus GPA
4.3/5; 8.6/10
Instruction Languages
Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Bachelors Equiv.
Diploma Visoko Obrazovanja (Advanced Diploma of Higher Education) normally requires 4-6 years of study
Masters Equiv.
Magistar - normally requires 2 years of study and a thesis
Grading System

5 point scale 10 point scale
5 10
4 9
3 8
2 (Pass/Fail level) 7
1 6(minimum Pass/Fail level)
5 (Fail)

Recognized Universities

University of Banja Luka
University of Mostar
University of Sarajevo
University of Tuzla
University of Sarajevo of the Republika Srpska (consists of faculties from the universities of Sarajevo, Tuzla and Mostar that disassociated themselves from them.)

Notes for Bosnia-Herzegovina

Pre-university education requires 12 years of study. The Matura/ Secondary School Leaving Certificate and entrance examinations are required for admission to university-level institutions.

Disruptions in education occurred 1991-95. Be aware of this when assessing credentials from that period and note that some people may not have completed programs. Also, carefully review documents from that time and if you have any

concern, send original language documents back to institution for verification.

Bologna Note:

Bologna signatory since 2003.

The system offers three cycle – Bachelor’s (undergraduate), Master’s (graduate) and Doctoral degrees.

Diploma Supplements are not yet issued by institutions.

ECTS credit system is being used along with the local grading system as of 2007.

Old degrees (traditional long cycle Magister) are still offered in some fields but are now considered second cycle awards.

Last modified: October 18, 2019