Montenegro is full member of the Bologna Process / European higher education area since 2003 as Serbia-Montenegro and 2007 as Montenegro.
Information for international students and scholars
University of Montenegro - International Relations
On this website you will find (among others) information about cooperation with other universities, a list of foundations offering funds for professional development as well as a list of programmes for student exchanges and scholarships.
Responsible national authority
Ministry of Education and Science Following this link you can find out more about the activities and responsibilities of the Ministry but also access information related to international cooperation, scholarships of foreign governments, international programmes of student and staff mobility, reforms at all levels of education etc.
Recognised higher education institutions
University of Montenegro - public university
Mediterranean University - private university
In Montenegro, the national accreditation body is the Council for Higher Education, which is appointed by the Government. The Council is responsible for assuring high quality higher education in Montenegro. It advises the Government and assists the institutions in improving and sustaining the quality of their activities. The conclusions and recommendations of the Council are accessible to the public. Foreign experts may be appointed as members of special commissions for evaluation and accreditation of institutions and study programmes. The Council appointed, for instance, a commission for the reaccreditation of the University of Montenegro, which consisted of EUA experts. The Commission finished its work in December 2007 and the report will soon be published on the web pages of the University of Montenegro and the Ministry. All information related to the Council for Higher Education will be available at the website of ENIC Montenegro, which is currently being set up (see below).
Academic recognition body/ bodies
For the time being, all information concerning activities of the ENIC Montenegro can be found at the website of the Ministry of Education and Science. The information includes a list of accredited study programmes and licensed higher education institutions in Montenegro, general information about ENIC Montenegro and its activities at international level, and general information about higher education reforms in Montenegro. Most information is available in Montenegrin only. The development of a separate website is underway, which will provide further information about the recognition procedure in Montenegro.
National students' organisation
In Montenegro, students are organised in the Students' Parliament, which is autonomous in its work and authorised to represent and protect the rights and interests of students. The Students’ Parliament is made up of student representatives from each faculty and has representatives in the Managing Board and the Senate of the University. Representatives of the Students’ Parliament also have at least 15% of the seats of the Faculty Councils (the highest academic body of each faculty). Public institutions may give financial contributions to the establishment of student organisations, including investment and day-to-day expenditures for buildings and equipment.
National Teachers' representatives organisation
Independent Union of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Montenegro
EU education programmes' contact person
The website of the Tempus office is under construction. Among others, it will provide information about the EU's TEMPUS and ERASMUS MUNDUS programmes. The link will be published here as soon as it becomes available.
Representatives in the Bologna Follow-up Group
The Report on Referencing the Montenegrin Qualifications Framework to the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and the Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area is a basic document with which Montenegro reports on the process conducted to reference the National Qualifications Framework in Montenegro - the Montenegrin Qualifications Framework (MQF) to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and the Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area, and thus indirectly to national qualifications frameworks of other European countries.
National Qualifications Framework in Montenegro
On 6 November 2014 during the 27th European Qualifications Framework Advisory Group meeting, the final Montenegrin Referencing Report was adopted by Advisory Group.