Study MBBS in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina, commonly called by its initials “Bosnia“,  is a beautiful country in southeast Europe. The country is a fast-growing study destination as students from India and across the globe arrive in the country to be a part of the European yet cost-effective education. This web page provides you with all the information about the country and prospects of studying medicine in Bosnia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia or BiH) is located in South and Southeast Europe. The bordering countries to Bosnia and Herzegovina include Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro. The climate in BiH is quite continental, making it match the climatic conditions in different parts of India as well as majority of the world. The country sees warm summers and cold winters. The temperature typically ranges from -5 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. The cool, calm and peaceful atmosphere in the country is great for quality learning.

Bosnia is a great destination for students from India to study MBBS in Europe while ensuring that their knowledge will be equally helpful and useful when they return to India and practice as a doctor. Alongside High-Quality education, the low cost of living is another factor that makes the country appealing to students. Staying in the country and studying is quite affordable and hence the destination is fit for common Indian families.

Some facts about Bosnia:

  • Abbreviation: B&H or BiH
  • Currency: Convertible Mark (BAM)
  • Population: 3.4 Million (approx)
  • Capital: Sarajevo
  • Embassy of BiH in India: New Delhi
  • Closest Indian embassy to BiH: Hungary and Croatia

Why you should go to Bosnia and Herzegovina to study MBBS? – Benefits and advantages

Bosnia is a beautiful destination, but that’s not all about it. There are a number of reasons for which students choose Bosnia for their higher education. Here are just a few of the many advantages of studying MBBS in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • Fully English medium curriculum
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • Low cost of living
  • Degree Recognized All Over the World
  • Good Climate throughout the year
  • Universities approved by WHO and listed in WDOMS
  • No tough competitive exams
  • No donations or high enrollment fees
  • Highly Qualified Faculty
  • Eligible for Education Loan from all banks
  • Covered under ECTS & Bologna Process
  • Student can work in any European Country

GOOD QUALITY EDUCATION: Medical studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina are well-known for their quality. The Medical faculty of the University of East Sarajevo is one of the oldest and most reputable medical schools in the country. There are many universities in Bosnia that are approved by the WHO and listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Good universities in Bosnia follow the guidelines and curriculum recommended by the World Health Education (WHO) as well as Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE).

AFFORDABLE TUITION FEES: MBBS Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina is affordable, making it fit the requirements of Indian students. The overall cost of university fees is far less than what a student (or their parents) will need to pay when studying in a private medical college in India. In short, students will get better education for a lower overall cost.

SAFETY & SECURITY: Safety of the student is very important when they go to another country for studying. Bosnia ranks 72 on the Global Peace Index 2021. In comparison India ranks at 135. The lower value means a more peaceful and safer country. Hence, living and studying in Bosnia is very safe, even for girls.

DIVERSITY: The Bosnia-Herzegovina medical schools accept all sorts of students, regardless of their nationality, religion or gender. As a student you will be the part of a multi-cultural learning experience which is free from any discrimination.

PROSPECTS OF SETTLING IN EUROPE: Studying MBBS in Bosnia and Herzegovina is an opportunity for anyone who wants to work and settle in Europe. After completing the studies, the graduates are eligible to move to any European country and practice as a doctor. The degree is accepted in all European countries and the rest of the world.

Study MBBS in Bosnia(2021 Session)

Best University for MBBS studies:

  1. University of East Sarajevo
  2. University of Sarajevo

Fill the form below to get more details about universities and fees structure.

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List of Medical Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2021 list)

Before you decide to take admission to study MBBS in Bosnia, you should make sure that the university that you choose is fully accredited by the relevant authorities or state bodies. As such, the following medical universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina are a part of the World Directory and you can choose between them. We recommend that you choose a public (govt) university because they are operational since many years and have all the necessary accreditation.

1University of East Sarajevo
2American Northwest University
3International University of Goražde
4Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
5University of Banja Luka
6University of Mostar
7University of Sarajevo
8University of Tuzla

The fees structure of all the universities is different. You can browse the university pages to know the exact tuition fees charged by the university.

MBBS admission process for  Bosnia (for 2021 session)

The procedure to get admission in Bosnia is quite standard and matches the working of other European countries. However, it can take time to complete the necessary approvals and visa application. Here is the step-by-step admission procedure.

  1. Student documents: We send the student’s documents over to the university. The university then checks the documents and if the student matches the eligibility requirements, the university starts with the admission process.
  2. Entrance exam: The university will conduct a short entrance exam  (a format is provided beforehand).
  3. Ministry Approval: International students need to be registered with the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, for which your documents will be submitted. The approval process can take several days.
  4. Visa Application in India: The university will issue the necessary documents required by the Embassy to grant a student visa. The documents along with filled up visa application form should be submitted to the Embassy of Bosnia in New Delhi.
  5. Visa Approval: It takes about 1 week for the Embassy to review the visa application and issue a visa.
  6. Travel: The student can travel to Bosnia after getting his/her visa and start their study program.
  7. Visa Extension: After the arrival, the students will need to apply with the Ministry of Internal Affairs to get a visa extension (temporary residency).

Recommended Best University for MBBS Study in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Faculty of Medicine, Foča University of East Sarajevo

University of East Sarajevo

The University of East Sarajevo with its Faculty of Medicine located in the
Foča city is a public (state-funded) university. The faculty of medicine has been providing students with quality education since its foundation in the year 1992.

University of East Sarajevo offers medicine study programs including undergraduate medicine and dentistry programs, alongside post-grad and doctorate programs in English language to international students. The university has a campus spread in over 6000 sq. meters with great infrastructure that has been upgraded to the modern needs, including all classrooms having computers and media projectors. The laboratories are also fully equipped with the necessities relating to the human body.

The university has its own hospital where students can practice and learn. The university also has its dormitory (hostel) for the university students.

Hostel facility in Bosnia

When going to a foreign country, having a good place to live is also as important as a good university to study in. Availability of clean accommodation and good quality food are fundamentals to good health.

Some universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina have built their own dormitories while others require students to arrange for their own accommodation. As an example, the University of East Sarajevo has its own modern dormitory dedicated for the MBBS students in the Faculty of Medicine. We recommend that students choose a university that has its own hostel facility to have a worry-free arrival in the country with a pre-allocated room where they can relive themselves. If not, please consult your education consultant about the kind of arrangement that they have made for you.

We also recommend that the students stay in university hostel for safe living and also for easy transit to the university campus. It is important at least in the first year because the region is new and it needs some time for the students to get used to it.

FAQs About MBBS Study in Bosnia and Herzegovina

What is the Medium of Instruction in Bosnia?

English is the medium of instruction in most of the educational institutes that intake interntaional students. The universities also have programs in Bosnian and Serbian language for local students or students belonging to the regions that use those languages. If you apply from India, your course will be in English medium (assured in the universities that we promote).

How Safe is it to Study & Live in Bosnia?

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a very safe country. For a factual comparison, Bosnia ranks at number 72 as per the Global Peace Index. Whereas USA and India rank 122 and 135 respectively. So, as a country, Bosnia and Herzegovina are much more safer than India or the United States of America.

Bosnia being a tourist attraction, people of Bosnia are very welcoming towards people from other countries. You will not face any discrimination or living difficulties during your study program in Bosnia.

Is MBBS from Bosnia and Herzegovina valid in India?

Yes, MBBS from Bosnia and Herzegovina is 100% valid in India. Just make sure that you meet the eligibilty requirements set by the MCI or NMC i.e. you must meet the age criteria and you must have a passing score in the NEET exam.

What are the Future Prospects after Completing MBBS in Bosnia?

You can make a lot of career choices aftercompleting your medicine program in a medical university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can either return back to India, or you can start working in Georgia itself. You can also move to some other country to pursue further studies or start practicing as a medical doctor.

  • Students can practice as a doctor in any country of the European Union.
  • Students can pursue their higher education (post graduation) in Bosnia or any other country since the degree is fully valid.
  • Students can come to India and appear in the NEXT (National Exit Test) organized and start practicing as a doctor.
FAQs About studying MBBS in Bosnia