About Us

International Relations Office (IRO) is the official department of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) primarily in charge of implementing its international educational policy and promoting the University abroad.

The activities of the IUS International Relations Office include:

  • Initiation and processing of the cooperation agreements
  • Promoting and implementing the exchange of students, academic and administrative staff through Mevlana, Erasmus+ and other exchange programs
  • International admission
  • Other activities in line with IUS strategic goals.

Through the International Relations Office, IUS increased its international recognition and attractiveness of new forms of cooperation. The Office progressively carried out negotiations to sign agreements in various fields of study with prominent universities, institutions, centers and companies from different regions of Europe and the world.

Learn more about Erasmus+ Exchange

Erasmus+ helps organise student and doctoral candidate exchanges within Erasmus+ Programme countries and to and from Partner countries.

  • 01 Duration and Conditions of Studying Abroad

    Your study period abroad can last from a minimum of 3 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) to a maximum of 12 months. Your period of study abroad must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs, and be part of the study programme that you are following.

  • DYou, your sending and receiving higher education institutions must sign a Learning Agreement for Studies to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of the exchange abroad, as well as to agree on how activities successfully completed abroad will be recognised.Read More

  • You may receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution to your travel and subsistence costs. It may vary according to differences in living costs between your country and the destination country, the number of students applying for a grant, the distance between countries and the availability of other grants.


Fast and reliable International Relations Team , there for you from Mon-Fri 8:30-17:00, Contact us on e-mail adresses, telephones and fax provided below or visit us in our office

Amela Kavaz

Recruitment and Admission Coordinator

Ermisa Ćišić

Mobility Coordinator

Mugdim Alihodžić

Acting IRO Manager

Explore our University

International University of Sarajevo (IUS) is open to students from all over the world, and the language of instruction and communication is English. Students without English proficiency will attend a one-year intensive English Language Program organized by English Language School (ELS).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I go on exchange?

    We have two running exchange programs: Erasmus+ and Mevlana.

    These are funded exchange programs where students receive grants from the host university during their stay. Erasmus+ program for IUS students is available in 34 program countries while Mevlana is only available at partner universities in Turkey.

  • To participate in exchange programs (with or without an inter-institutional agreement) students, need to apply to International Relations Office (IRO).

    The first condition of a funded mobility, is to see an open call for the partner institution.

    If interested, fill in the Application Form for Outgoing Students (available on IRO website) and collect the signatures/approvals from the relevant departments (Finance Office, ELS, IRO). You send the completed Application form to mobility@ius.edu.ba as your official application.

  • Recognition of credits after your exchange semester is finalized by the Student Affairs Office, after the submission of the following documents:

    Before Mobility part of the Learning Agreement (signed by both universities' coordinators and stamped by both universities' seals

    During Mobility part of the Learning Agreement (if any course change has been made) (signed by both universities' coordinators and stamped by both universities' seals or an email message dated correctly which states that the program exchange coordinator approved the change(s) made during mobility.

    After Mobility part of the Learning Agreement (prepared after your mobility)(signed by the student and the program exchange coordinator, IUS seal only - Your faculty's legal secretary will put the IUS seal on it)

    Original transcript (bearing the wet signature and stamp of the host university)

    Official translation of the transcript into Bosnian (must be done by a court-notarized translator) (translation can be done with a copy of the transcript)

    Once these documents are all collected, they will be delivered to the Student Affairs Office by the IRO staff, and your courses will quickly be transferred.

  • IRO usually (but not necessarily) publishes calls 2 times a year: October-November (for spring semester), April-May-June (for fall semester) – the exact announcement period is conditioned by the information received from the partner universities.

  • The selection of the candidates is done by the Selection Committee based on the ranking lists. The Committee is made up of at least three members and may include an IRO staff member, a program exchange coordinator, a program coordinator, a dean, a vice-rector or the rector. CGPA (50%), English Language proficiency result (20%), previous Erasmus experience (10%), contribution to the University (10%), extra-curricular activities (5%), special needs (5%).

Contact Us


Hrasnička cesta br. 15, 71210 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


+387 33 957 116