Information for Incoming Students
As an exchange student, you can spend one or two semesters at the University of Montenegro.
You can come for an exchange through one of the following programmes:
- Erasmus Mundus programme
- CEEPUS programme
- Mevlana exchange programme
- Bilateral agreements
Before applying you should inform yourself about the academic offer at the respective university unit of the University of Montenegro. All lectures at the UoM are held in Montenegrin language.
- A certain number of courses are provided in English language. The list is available here
- The course catalogues for courses offered in English language can be found here.
In order to become an exchange student at the University of Montenegro you should first be nominated by your home university. You can find the necessary information about the nomination procedure at your home university.
After you are nominated by your home university, you will be contacted by the respective coordinator of the University of Montenegro and you will be required to submit an application form.
You can download the application form here.
In addition to the application form you should submit:
- Transcript of records
- Draft of the Learning agreement
- Motivation letter
- Recommendation letter by a professor from your home faculty
Deadlines for submitting the application form are the following:
- 15 May for the winter semester
- 30 November for the summer semester
The grading system of the University of Montenegro
According to the Statute of the University of Montenegro, and the Higher Education Law, the success of students at exams and other forms of knowledge assessment is done in accordance with ECTS scale of grades: A, B, C, D, E and F.
The grade F has the meaning fail. The pass grades are A, B, C, D and E and according to the ECTS they have the following meanings:
-Grade A (excellent) is equivalent to grade 10 (more or equal to 90 points)
-Grade B (very good) is equivalent to grade 9 (more or equal to 80 points and less than 90 points)
-Grade C (good) is equivalent to grade 8 (more or equal to 70 points and less than 80 points)
-Grade D (satisfactory) is equivalent to grade 7 (more or equal to 70 points and less than 70 points)
-Grade E (sufficient) is equivalent to grade 6 (more or equal to 50 points and less than 60 points)
The University of Montenegro can provide accommodation in the student dormitory.
In order to obtain a room in the new dormitory, you should send an e-mail with the dates of your arrival and departure to the e-mail address email@example.com
The price for a bed in a double room is 24.30 EUR per month.
Address: Studentska bb, 81000 Podgorica
Alternatively, you can rent a private apartment. There is a wide offer of private accommodation in the capital city Podgorica where most faculties are. For information you can visit:
Visa and Residence permit
You can obtain a visa for Montenegro in your home country or in the closest neighbouring country where there is an Embassy of Montenegro.
Information on Embassies and consulates of Montenegro and visa regimes for foreign citizens:
FOR EU CITIZENS
In the event you do not obtain a visa in your home country, you can enter Montenegro with your valid passport, after which, within 24 hours, you must register your stay in Montenegro.
Once you are registered in a Tourist organization, you can stay in Montenegro for 90 days. However, within these 90 days, you must obtain a temporary residence permit. In order to obtain the permit, you shall submit a request for obtaining a temporary stay permit at the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
Obligatory documents for obtaining a Residence Permit:
- Proof of having sufficient financial support (Copy of Grant Agreement)
- Proof that student is provided with accommodation
*issued by the IRO office of the University of Montenegro
- Health Insurance Certificate
- Copy of Passport (All pages)
- Valid Certificate of clear criminal record not older than six months (validity of six months) issued by the competent authority of the native country
*certificate has to be original and translated into Montenegrin language by a court sworn interpreter
- Proof of request justification (confirmation that student is an Erasmus+ student)
*issued by the IRO office of the University of Montenegro
All documents including Grant Agreement, Health Insurance, and Certificate of clear criminal record have to be translated into Montenegrin language by a court sworn interpreter.
Note: Please check if the verification with an Apostille stamp is required for documents issued in your country before arrival.
HEALTH INSURANCE: Students should get insurance prior to their arrival. This insurance must be valid for the whole period of their stay.
After the request is submitted (you will be required to pay a fee of around 50 euros in order to be issued the permit) the Ministry makes a decision on granting the permission for a temporary stay within the envisaged time period.
FOR NON-EU CITIZENS
For students coming from non-EU countries, visa policy varies from country to country. Incoming students can stay in Montenegro for 30 days, but it is highly advisable to obtain a visa before arrival. Upon arrival, incoming students must register at the Tourist Organization in the city of stay.
Information about the visa policy in Montenegro for each country is available here.
All issues regarding visa and accommodation shall be addressed to the International Relations Office before arrival, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, here is a chart with the contact details of International Relations Coordinators at faculties of UoM.
You can find useful information about studying and living in Montenegro in the Incoming students' guide.
On this website, you can find general information about Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro.
Here you can find an academic calendar for the academic year 2021/2022.
The course of Montenegrin language
IRO of the University of Montenegro organises a course of Montenegrin language for international students. The course is held twice a week in Rectorate and it is free of charge. In the end, students obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
University of Montenegro: www.ucg.ac.me/eng/
Montenegrin National Theatre: http://www.cnp.me/eng/
Culture- informative center „Budo Tomovic“: www.culture-corner-me
MORE ABOUT PODGORICA
Official website of the town:
Podgorica on Wikipedia:
Weather forecast for Podgorica:
Public transport in Podgorica:
- Alo taxi: 19700
- Red line taxi: 19714
- Peugeot taxi: 19723
- In taxi: 19755
- Boom taxi: 19703