PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION (POSTGRADUATE)
For entering a graduate program leading to an M.A. or M.Sc. degree, corresponding B.A or B.Sc. degree and satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS (or IUS English Language Proficiency Exam), are required.
APPLYING FOR MASTER PROGRAM
Bosnian students need to submit following documents:
International students need to submit following documents:
For entering a graduate program leading to Ph.D. degree, a corresponding B.A./B.Sc. and M.A./M. Sc. degrees in the similar disciplines, together with satisfactory results in TOEFL or IELTS examinations (or IUS English Language Proficiency Exam), are required.
APPLYING FOR PhD PROGRAM
Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina need to submit following:
Foreign Citizens need to submit following:
Application form in which applicants must indicate the faculty and study program to which he/she applies (available at www.ius.edu.ba or at the Student Affairs Office),
Original and certified copy of the diplomas for the master studies and of the Certificate on grades achieved during the studies,
Copy of Bachelor degree diploma,
Official document for recognition of qualification for those who gained their degree outside of Bosnia and Herzegovina showing that candidates completed education adequate for continuation of studies, or document showing that recognition procedure has been initiated. In exceptional cases, candidates can be admitted conditionally, before foreign qualification recognition procedure is ended;
Passport copy (with validity period of at least two years),
Certificate of no criminal record (not older than six months and only for foreign students who are doing residency permit through IUS services,
Health Certificate (for foreign students who are not doing residency permit through IUS services),
Two photos, size 6x4,
1. Bachelor diploma, transcript, and Police Clearance Record have to be translated by the official court translator to either English or Bosnian Language, if they are originally in some other language. Translated documents are to be submitted together with all other documents to IUS Student Affairs Office in Sarajevo (Hrasnička cesta 15), or in Istanbul (Feshane Cd. No. 21 Eyup/İSTANBUL), latest by the end of official dates for applications (as announced on the website) for that particular Academic Year.
2. Those whose bachelor’s and master’s degrees were obtained outside of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) are required to apply for diploma validation in B&H before applying for Master or PhD program at IUS. Only after their previous diploma has been recognized, they can continue studying in B&H.
3.Students cannot begin their postgraduate study unless they prove their English Language Proficiency. So, sit for the English Language Proficiency Exam.
Native speakers of English Language and visiting students, together with those whose prior education was in English and those who possess an internationally recognized certificate of knowledge of English (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), are not required to take the English Language Proficiency Exam.
All others who do not place themselves in the above mentioned group are required to take the English Placement and Proficiency Exams before the start of Academic Year. Students who pass these exams can start their postgraduate study. Those who fail are registered to the IUS English Language School.
Go to Graduate Office (if Bosnian citizen) or to International Relations Office (if international citizen), sign the study contract and submit your documents according to the Call for applications. Remember that this contract is renewed each semester. Only with the contract, you become an official IUS student.
- If you passed English Language Proficiency Exam, go to register the courses with Academic Advisor for Postgraduate Studies at your major faculty. Learn about the advisors’ names and offices from Student Affairs Office.
- If you haven’t passed Proficiency Exam and are obliged to study at English Language School first, go there to learn about your section.
You can now start your studies. Learn about your schedule from the website’s course schedule for that semester. For all schedule uncertainties, see the Academic Advisor for Postgraduate Studies at your major faculty.
Have in mind: The standard period for completion of graduate studies leading to M.A. or M.Sc. degree is one year or two semesters (60 ECTS). The standard period for completion of postgraduate studies leading to PhD degree is three years or six semesters (120 ECTS).