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Living in Europe | Day care, schooling & family related issues | Bosnia and Herzegovina

The education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of:

  • pre-school education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Higher Education

Preschool education is an integral part of the educational system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the first, special and specific level of the educational system, which deals with pre-school education of children age. Preschool education should be understood in a broader term that is defined by the terms: nurture, education, care and welfare.

Elementary education in BIH lasts for nine years. Elementary education is compulsory and free in the public institutions for the children of the age from 6 to 15. Parallel to the acquisition of elementary education, art education (music, ballet, etc.) can be acquired under conditions and in the manner prescribed by the law.

Secondary education is an integral part of the education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Within the secondary school education there are the following types of schools:

Grammar schools with a four-year-long curriculum; upon their completion students can enter higher education.

Vocational schools (technical, industrial, trade and other, as defined by the curriculum) with three to four year long curricula; access to higher education is ensured to all students who have completed four year secondary school regardless of their age.

Higher education is implemented through university and professional study programmes and it is organized in three cycles:

a) The first cycle leads to the academic titles of completed undergraduate studies (the degree of Bachelor) or equivalent, gained after at least three or at most four years of study after completion of the acquisition of Testimonies high school, which is valued at least 180, or 240 points, the European Credit Transfer System
(European Credit Transfer System), (hereinafter referred to as ECTS);

b) The second cycle leads to the academic title of master or equivalent, acquired after completing undergraduate studies, and lasts one or two years, and evaluated with 60, or 120 ECTS credits, in a manner that the sum of the first cycle is 300 ECTS points, and

c) The third cycle leads to the academic title of doctor, or equivalent, lasts three years, which are valued with 180 ECTS.
(Completion of first cycle degree acquired the right to a particular academic title or professional title in particular area. Upon completion of the degree of the second cycle there is an academic title and the title of Master or equivalent to the area. Upon completion of the degree of the third cycle there is an academic title and scientific degree Doctor of Science for the area.

 

Here is the list of international schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina if you are travelling with your family>

Preschool

 

https://www.sunshine.ba/

http://www.montessorihouse.ba

 

Elementary schools

 

International Primary School of Sarajevo https://ips.internationalschool.ba/

International School of Tuzla - https://ist.internationalschool.ba

QSI International School of Sarajevo

Ecole française de Sarajevo –

Collège International Francophone de Sarajevo - http://www.cifs.edu.ba/

 

High Schools

 

International High School of Sarajevo https://ihs.internationalschool.ba/

United World College in Mostar (UWC Mostar) - http://uwcmostar.ba

Collège International Francophone de Sarajevo - http://www.cifs.edu.ba/