The recognition of a foreign higher education document is a procedure which grants its holder the right to continue his/her education.
For the access to further studies, according to the Serbian Law on Higher Education, the first step is academic recognition of the previous levels of study. Application for recognition of foreign higher education document is to be submitted to the University of Novi Sad, Office for Qualification Recognition (Rectorate, 2nd floor, room II-14.D, Dr. Zorana Đinđića 1, 21102 Novi Sad).
Two certified copies of the foreign higher education document and the original document for inspection;
Two copies of translation of the foreign higher education document into the Serbian language, certified by an authorized court interpreter;
Two certified copies of the Diploma Supplement (if any) and two copies of the translation of the Diploma Supplement into Serbian certified by an authorized court interpreter. If there is no Diploma Supplement, it is necessary to submit the academic transcript of records with a number of classes in individual subjects (1 original and 2 certified copies, together with two copies of the certified translation of the academic transcript of records into the Serbian language);
Curriculum/ study programme (one copy, preferably in English);
Diploma of the previously obtained degree – 1 certified copy;
Copy of the Passport (first page with the photo);
The proof of payment of the fee for the procedure conducted by the University of Novi Sad. In addition to the fee for the procedure, the candidate should also pay the republic administrative fee, in accordance with the Law on Republic Administrative Fees;
Official document issued by the authorities or a copy of a marriage certificate (for individuals who changed their name/family name);
Candidates who apply for recognition of the academic degree – master of science should submit documents 1-6 listed above referring to their master's studies, one sample of their master’s thesis on CD and two copies of an abstract in the Serbian language, as well as two certified copies of previously obtained qualifications (a diploma of the undergraduate studies);
Candidates who submit application for recognition of the PhD scientific degree should submit documents listed above 1-6 referring to their PhD studies, one sample of their PhD thesis on CD and two copies of an abstract in the Serbian language, as well as two certified copies of previously obtained qualifications (diploma of undergraduate and master’s studies).
All original documents necessary for enrolment (in undergraduate, master's or doctoral studies) must be translated into the Serbian language and certified by an official court interpreter, except the study programme (which can be in English).
Fee for the recognition of a foreign higher education document for the purpose of further education: For the citizens of the Republic of Serbia and foreign citizens: 20,000 RSD
If the payment in EUR (or other foreign currency) is made from abroad, the following payment instructions need to be used. If the same payment is made in the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to make the payment into the account in dinars, according to the average exchange rate of the National Bank of Serbia on the day of payment.
Note:All bank transaction fees are at the expense of the person submitting the request and they are not included in the fees. Please check your bank’s transaction fees prior to making the payment, so as to avoid them being deducted from the amount that needs to be covered for the recognition process. Application for recognition will be taken into consideration only if all documents are enclosed and the exact amount of fee covered.