University of East Sarajevo

Faculty of Medicine, Foča

The University of East Sarajevo is a govt. university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Faculty of Medicine is located in Foča and was founded in 1993, making it one among the oldest medical faculties to study MBBS in Europe. The faculty of medicine at the University of East Sarajevo has a facility spanning over 6000 sq. meters, equipped with modern infrastructure for high-quality education. The Faculty of Medicine, Foca is a respectable teaching institution and its diploma is highly recognized and accepted across Europe and the world.

The University of East Sarajevo was established in 1992 under the name University of Sarajevo. The University inherits the tradition of the first higher education institutions in the region, dating back to 1882. The teaching process in the University started in the academic year of 1993-94.

Faculty of Medicine, Foča University of East Sarajevo

Today, it is an integrated university of 17 organizational units – 15 faculties and 2 academies located in ten towns. The Faculty of Medicine in Sarajevo was originally founded in 1944 as the first higher education institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1993, the faculty came under the University of Sarajevo and had been the same ever since. The faculty is located in Foča town, and it is a highly experienced and recommended medical school to study medicine in Europe.

The faculty building is around 6000 m², which is adequate space for carrying out the teaching process. The faculty includes two modern equipped amphitheatres, many classrooms, the centre for research, laboratories for histology, anatomy, pathology, chemistry, and biochemistry, clinical skills laboratory. In addition, there are two computer centres, and a modern library.

Concerning the staff, about 240 professors and assistants participate in the teaching process. Most of them are directly employed by the university, and 30% of staff come from other BiH centres and the surrounding region.

Medical Doctor (MBBS / MD) program at the University of East Sarajevo

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of East Sarajevo offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate study programs. At Worlin, our focus is on the undergraduate medicine programs of MBBS / Medical Doctor and Dentistry (DMD).

The MBBS program is a 6-year degree program involving 360 ECTS credits. ECTS stands for the European Credit Transfer System, which provides easier mobility and recognition of education across countries. Roughly one year of study accounts for 60 ECTS credits. Hence, in six years, you will complete your MBBS (MD) program.

Faculty of Medicine Foca - University of East Sarajevo

Name: University of East Sarajevo
Established: 1992
Tuition Fees: €3,060 per year (~ ₹2.6 Lakh per year)
Duration: 6 Years


  • 100% English Medium curriculum
  • Modern & High-Quality European Education
  • Approved by medical council & Listed in WHO directory
  • Enrolled in Bologna Process
  • University hostel with modern amenities

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Why study MBBS in University of East Sarajevo?

Faculty of Medicine at University of East Sarajevo is a great choice for medical aspirants for a number of reasons.

The university has a well-trained and experienced faculty. The university also has its own hospital that has a good inflow of patients for students to interact, experience, practice and learn.

The university has its own class-leading dormitory (hostel) for students to stay and pursue their studies. Not to mention that the tuition fees is also quite affordable for the high-equality European education.

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University of East Sarajevo listing in World Directory of Medical Schools

Listed in the world directory of medical schools

Faculty of Medicine at University of East Sarajevo is approved by the World Health Organization. The university is listed by FAIMER and World Federation for Medical Education in the world directory of medical schools. Hence, students from India and other countries can study and earn their degree at University of East Sarajevo.

It is the mission of the World Directory of Medical Schools to list all of the medical schools in the world, with accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information on each school.

National Medical Commission, India
Association of Medical Schools in Europe
World Federation for Medical Education
Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance - Bosnia

#1 University in Bosnia

University of East Sarajevo is the best university in Bosnia as per various independent rankings. It also has respectable international rankings.

  • 2021: Top 25 performers among 1948 universities from 93 countries – Multirank
  • 2022: SCImago insitutions ranking
    • Ranked 1st in Bosnia
    • Ranked 681 out of 8084 insitutions (worldwide)

MBBS fees structure for University of East Sarajevo (2024 session)

The tuition fees for the MBBS program at the Faculty of Medicine, Foca is quite affordable at just 3000 Euros per year. Here’s an overview of the tuition fees and living costs throughout the study program.

  1st year 2nd to 6th year
Application fee € 500 / ₹ 40,000  
One-time charges*
€ 2,500 / ₹ 2,00,000  
Tuition fee# € 3,060 / ₹ 2,44,000 € 3,060 / ₹ 2,44,000
Accommodation & food € 3,000 / ₹ 2,40,000 € 3,000 / ₹ 2,40,000

Using the above fees structure, you can calculate the Total Cost of MBBS in Bosnia. The students/parents should remit the tuition fees directly to the university’s bank account in Bosnia. The university fees will remain the same throughout the study program. In case of a fee hike by the university, the existing students will continue to pay the tuition fees determined at the time of their admission.

Apart from the aforementioned fees structure, there may be additional expenses incurred by the student/parent (during the first year only). These may be for visa application, air tickets, translation & notarization of documents, insurance, the agent’s service fees; etc.

* One-time charges are a one-time fee that goes towards completing the admission requirements, enrolling, and onboarding the student. It will not reoccur in the forthcoming years.
# Tuition fees can be paid in 3 equivalent installments (€ 1,020) during the year.

Admission process for University of East Sarajevo

The admission process for MBBS in the Faculty of Medicine is pretty simple and straightforward. The listed below are the eligibility details as well as the documents that you need to provide at the time of taking admission and thereafter for visa application. The documents mentioned below are for Indian students. If you are from another country, then the list of required documents may change slightly.

Who is eligible to study MBBS in University of East Sarajevo?

Students should meet the following eligibility criteria.

  1. Passed 10+2 (or equivalent) with aggregate 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
  2. Minimum age: at least 17 years by 31st December 2022.
  3. Students from India must qualify NEET.
  4. Good understanding of the English language.

Documents for Application

  1. Passport (all pages with personal information)
  2. School Certificate
  3. Class XII transcripts (mark sheet)
  4. NEET score card with a passing score (minimum of 50 percentile)
  5. Birth certificate
  6. Passport-size photograph with white background

Documents for Visa

  1. Admission letter from the university
  2. University Rector’s decree and certification from Federal Ministry of Education and Science
  3. Class XII Mark Sheet should be apostille from MEA
  4. Air Ticket for traveling
  5. Accommodation proof (hostel/dormitory letter)
  6. Medical and Travel Insurance
  7. University Fees payment confirmation receipt
  8. Photograph with 80% face and white background

Entrance exam: The university will conduct a basic entrance exam (multiple choice questions). The student shall clear the entrance exam before getting started with the documentation process.

The university offers a set of questions to prepare for the entrance exam. You can download them from these links.

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