ARE YOU INTERESTED FOR EXCHANGE MOBILITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO?
WHAT IS EXCHANGE STAFF?
An exchange staff can be defined as a person doing a short/limited period of teaching or training abroad (in the framework of ongoing work at the home institution). This mobility increases one’s linguistic and social skills and well as the maturity, confidence and self-esteem. Having an International experience has a positive impact in your future career and it’s a mind opened for an increasingly global world.
I WANT TO COME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO!
If you are interested to come for your exchange mobility period at the University of Sarajevo, make sure you do next steps:
- ask your home International Relations office for mobility possibilities to the University of Sarajevo (i.e. Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Mevlana, DAAD, Visegrad Fund, or if inter-institutional agreement between your home university and University of Sarajevo exists);
- check the academic offer of the University of Sarajevo (for additional information you can contact our faculty coordinator);
- apply to your home university call for mobility in accordance to the regulations;
- after your home university decides to nominate you, please prepare and send application documents.
Individual applications (before official nomination made by home university) are not acceptable.
HOW TO APPLY?
Staff interested in doing an Erasmus+ or other kind of mobility period for teaching/training at the University of Sarajevo (UNSA) must apply via their home university and there must be an agreement between the home university and UNSA. To do an exchange you must be part of a study programme or work-department at one of our partner institutions under the umbrella of an Inter-Institutional agreement (Erasmus+) or of a Cooperation Protocol. You will need to apply through your own Higher Education Institution irrespective of the kind of mobility activity you are interested in. The International Office of your Institution will be able to inform you about the conditions to participate, details of the selection criteria and documents needed.
NOMINATION BY THE SENDING INSTITUTION
Whether you are applying through program that is funded from European or some other international institution, or coming on your own expenses, you must be officially nominated by your home institution. Nomination is a process done through mostly email communication from your home coordinator who confirms that the staff was selected by your institution to carry out teaching/training period at UNSA. Your home university needs to send us candidates data (name, surname, department, email, and preferably mobility agreement) by given deadlines. Applications received without the correspondent nomination will not be considered.
Applying through mobility programs such as Erasmus+ staff can apply for 7-60 days. Duration is usually determined in the mobility program public call.
WHEN TO COME?
Incoming staff members:
Staff members do have flexibility in their mobility dates.
- Teachers: mobility dates are agreed with the host faculty coordinators in accordance with the timetable of classes performed at the University of Sarajevo.
- Administrative staff: mobility dates are agreed individually or are part of the training program (i.e. staff week)
NOMINATION AND APPLICATION DATES
For Winter semester (September – February) / full academic year
- Nomination done by your home International Relations office by 15 May
- Application documents sent by incoming student/staff by 30 May
For Summer semester (February – July)
- Nomination done by your home International Relations office: 15 November
- Application documents sent by incoming student/staff: 30 November
PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
UNSA requires a scanned copy of a language certificate which proves the language level B2 and above as agreed in the Inter-Institutional Agreement signed by partners institutions (according to the Common European Framework for Languages – see http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levels-cefr).
MOBILITY AGREEMENT AND CHANGES (for students)
It’s a form provided by the sending institution, which must be filled in by computer and properly signed and stamped by the home institution. All information about offered study programmes, courses and administration are available at http://www.erasmus.unsa.ba/academic_offer/.
Whether you are academic or administrative staff, you can communicate with our office or assigned faculty coordinator to determine possible mobility activities.
After official nomination from your home university, if we do not receive your documents in the nomination procedure, you will be contacted by our office to send needed documents by given deadlines (above). Instructions on how to prepare and fill in these documents are given here.
When you collect and fill in needed documents as explained in instructions, please send your documents to the following e-mails: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com by given deadlines (above).
RESPOND AND RESULTS
After your official nomination and application, we will forward your profile with documents to the host institution of the University of Sarajevo to the responsible coordinators. They will bring decision based on the information provided in the application documents. You should receive your respond in duration of 4 weeks. You will be informed whether your application is accepted or declined. After we receive your application documents and your host department has approved your application, we will send you confirmation (below).
Documents that prove the acceptance of the students/staff at UNSA:
- Acceptance email – issued by UNSA proving that the staff was accepted;
- Mobility Agreement approved by UNSA – after signed and stamped by the Departmental Coordinator, Mobility Agreement is sent by e-mail to the sending institution.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
You need to bring all of your print documents about your mobility:
- Mobility Agreement (staff)
- Travel documents (tickets, boarding passes)
You will sing confirmation of arrival that will be sent to your home university as a proof of start of your mobility and financial support. Some universities have their own form of confirmation of arrival. Make sure you bring it with you if that case.
Private accommodation is available through different webpages:
HOW TO ARRIVE?
International Airport Sarajevo is located in the city of Sarajevo, 12 km away from the center and offers variety of flight connections to this city (web: http://www.sarajevo-airport.ba/?lang=eng). Note: there is bus line named Aerodrom – Baščaršija that connects Airport to the City center (time table). Additional transport would be a taxi. Estimated charge should be our 10-12 EURO. Be careful when taking a taxi, make sure driver has his/her taxi-meter on.
Train station is placed in the centre of the city, and further transport from the station to your accommodation place is by Tram (no.1) to the East and Tram (no.4) to the West).
Bus station is placed in the centre of the city (same as train station), and further transport from the station to your accommodation place is by Tram (no.1) to the East and Tram (no.4) to the West).
VISA AND RESIDENCE PERMIT
Note: Citizens of the European Union Member States do not require visa for entrance to Bosnia and Herzegovina. For others, please communicate with the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in your country.
Contacts of the Central International Relations office or contact persons for your study programmes are given here.
BEFORE RETURNING HOME
Before returning home you need to have the following documents:
- Confirmation of departure – issued by UNSA with the respective mobility dates proving that the staff member completed the mobility program.
More about obligation before, during and after mobility are given at: http://www.erasmus.unsa.ba/academic-information/.