Recognition of a foreign higher education document is a procedure which grants its holder the right to continue his/her education at one of the faculties of the University of Novi Sad, and the University of Novi Sad itself.
The procedure of recognition of a foreign higher education document for the purpose of further education is initiated by submitting, either via post or in person, an application for recognition of a foreign higher education document to the following address: University of Novi Sad, Central University Building (Rector's Office), 21102 Novi Sad, Dr. Zorana Đinđića 1, first floor, office 17A, every working day between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Two copies of filled-in Application form for the recognition of a higher education document for the purpose of further education.
For candidates pursuing the next level of education:
- One certified photocopy of the Diploma and the Diploma Supplement (or the Transcript of Records, if the candidate was not issued a Diploma Supplement)
- One regular photocopy of the above-mentioned certified documents
For candidates pursuing the ongoing level of education:
- One certified photocopy of the Certificate proving part of the study programme already achieved, with the list of passed exams
- One certified photocopy of the high school degree (i.e. previously finished education level)
- One regular photocopy of the above-mentioned certified document
If the above-mentioned documents are issued in a country with which the Republic of Serbia has a bilateral agreement on mutual exemption of public documents from legalisation, it is not necessary for them to be legalised or to have the certificate of Apostille. Those are the following countries: Republic of Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Cyprus, Hungary, Republic of North Macedonia, Mongolia, Romania, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Croatia, Republic of Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of France, Republic of Austria, and Republic of Bulgaria.
If the above-mentioned documents are issued in a country that is a signatory of the Hague ConventionAbolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (“Apostille Convention”), and the Republic of Serbia does not have, with that country, a bilateral agreement on mutual exemption of public documents from legalisation, it is necessary for the documents to have the certificate of Apostille, issued by the authorities of the country from which the documents originate from. The list of signatories of the Convention can be seen on the following link:
For all other countries with which the Republic of Serbia does not have a bilateral agreement on mutual exemption of public documents from legalisation and which are not signatories of the “Apostille Convention”, full legalisation of public documents is required. More information on the legalisation procedure can be found on the following link:
One certified copy of documents under Item 2, translated into Serbianby a court interpreter, and one photocopy of the above-mentioned translation.
Candidates are not obligated to translate higher education documents acquired in: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Slovenia, Republic of Croatia and Montenegro, under the condition that these documents were issued in the official language of the respective countries, unless it is not specifically requested by a competent authority during the evaluation and recognition procedure.
Official study programme, with a short description of its subjects' content (issued by the home faculty or found on its internet page) in the official language and translated into Serbian, in a printed format and on an electronic information carrier (CD or USB). Candidate takes responsibility for providing adequate information.
If the official study programme is in English, its translation into Serbian is not needed.
Two photocopies of the ID card or passport (first page with photo)
Proof of payment of the recognition procedure
Recognition fee for domestic and foreign citizens is 20,000.00 RSD (twenty thousand dinars) - (Payment instructions)
Republic administrative fee for academic recognition of foreign higher education documents is 11,480.00 RSD (eleven thousand four hundred and eighty dinars) - (Payment instructions)
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.
In case the candidate changed his/her name or surname, an adequate proof of that change is needed.
Candidates who initiate the academic recognition procedure for the purpose of continuation of their studies at Specialist or Doctoral academic studies, provide the documentation under Items 1-7 from their Bachelor and Master studies, with one copy of their Master thesis on CD and an abstract in Serbian in two copies.
Higher education public document issued in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 27 April 1992, in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro until 16 June 2006, and in the Republic of Srpska do not fall under the recognition procedure of foreign higher education documents and have the same legal effect as public documents that are issued in the Republic of Serbia.
All additional information regarding the procedure of recognition of a foreign higher education document for the purpose of further education can be received via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone number +381 21 485 2021 or in person, during visiting hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9.00 until 12.00 a.m.) at the Rectorate of the University of Sad, 21101 Novi Sad, Dr. Zorana Đinđića 1.