Bosnia and Herzegovina

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  • Governmental membership
    Bosnia and Herzegovina has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since June 2008.

    Map: EHEA countries by governmental membership

  • General information on higher education

    Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of two entities: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) including its ten cantons and Republika Srpska (RS). Brčko District (BD) has been further established as a separate administrative unit under the sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The competence over higher education lies with RS, the ten cantons of FBIH and BD.


    Bosnia and Herzegovina has two separate evaluation processes, licensing (determining the fulfilment of minimum standards for establishing HEIs and study programmes) and accreditation at programme and institutional level (periodic external evaluation activity to check compliance with a number of set standards and criteria).

  • National external quality assurance requirements
    • Institutional evaluations

    • Accreditation of study programes

  • EHEA key commitment

    Not aligned to the ESG

    A quality assurance system is in operation nationwide, but has not (yet) been fully aligned to the ESG

  • Cross-border quality assurance

    Not recognising foreign agencies as part of the national external QA requirements

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    European Approach available to some higher education institutions or only under specific conditions

    While Bosnian and Herzegovinian higher education institutions may employ the European Approach for the quality assurance of their joint programmes (on the basis of agreement that will be signed with partner institutions within the consortium), the reviewed programme will not be included into the State register of accredited higher education institutions and study programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Map: availability of the European Approach for QA of Joint Programmes

Registered agencies operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina