Study in Montenegro
Higher Education in Montenegro
Montenegro enjoys a 98 percent literacy rate, placing it at number 55 out of 215 countries. The nation also ranks at 0.84 in the Education Index of countries around the world, based on expected years of schooling for children and adult years of schooling. This is better than the average country rank of 0.62. While higher education was available through the University of Montenegro as early as 1974, the country's entire education system went through a major overhaul as recently as the years between 2000 to 2008.
The vast University of Montenegro has multiple centers all over the country, including locations in the following cities: Bar, Berane, Bijelo Polje, Budva,Cetinje, Herceg, Kotor, Nikšic, Novi, and Pljevlja.
Available degree programs include: • Undergraduate academic and applied studies (BSc, BA, BApp) • Postgraduate specialist studies (BSc, BA, BApp plus one academic year) • Postgraduate master studies (MSc, MA, OR BSC and BA plus two academic years; postgraduate specialist plus one academic year) • Doctoral studies (MSc plus three academic years)
Tuition and Accommodation Fees
Tuition fees may vary from one school to another. Students who receive educational funding from the country's Republican Budget can receive accommodations at one of six student residence halls and food for under EUR 20 per month.
Foreign students studying abroad in Montenegro can expect these prices for room and board (as of 2013, stated in USD): • One time charge of $90 for medical insurance • Housing - $300 to $600/month • Meals - $250 to $350/month • Personal Expenses (varies by student) - $400 to $500/month
Eligibility for Study Visas
Students living within the European Union (EU) should have a valid ID card and request a temporary residence permit for study programs over 90 days from the Paraguayan Embassy. They should make sure to renew the permit one week before the end of each 90-day period. Students studying abroad in Montenegro need visas for stays of over 90 days, which may be acquired through the Paraguayan Embassy. Requirements vary by country of residence.
Why Study in Montenegro?
Who wouldn't want to pursue studies in a Mediterranean climate that combines traditional and modern facilities? Students can also enjoy a multi-cultural experience, as the University of Montenegro has academic agreements with various countries worldwide, including Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. In addition, the country's education department has been involved in higher education reform since 2005, eyeing continuous improvement in the excellence of its educational offerings. Its most recent conference was held in October 2013 in collaboration with Finland, emphasizing the motto, "Education as the key to success."