International Cooperation and Projects

ABOUT

Office for International Cooperation and Projects (ICP) is the administrative unit within International Burch University that deals with the signing and implementation of international agreements, student and staff mobilities and participation of IBU and its units in the process of project application and implementation.

If you are IBU student and interested in going to Erasmus + mobility please navigate to Applicants meni where you can learn more about requirements and the procedure for applying to the Erasmus + mobility.

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International Cooperation and Projects

Applicants

Going from IBU

As not all are eligible for exchange, students and staff must first fulfil certain criteria before they are eligible for International Credit Mobility, and these requirements are listed below:

  • Students are required to have good attendance records (minimum 70%)
  • No disciplinary actions should be claimed against student
  • It is mandatory for students to have at least 30 ECTS in their Learning Agreement and a GPA of 8 or higher
  • Students must understand the language conducted at the Host University
  • Students are required to organize their own travel insurance
  • Students must adhere to the Protocols on incoming and Outgoing Mobilities adopted by the University Senate and available here.
  • Priority will be given to the students who are fulfilling above mentioned criteria and are applying for the Erasmus + mobility for the first time
  • Students with lower socio-economic standing are equally encouraged to apply for Erasmus + student mobility
  • Students of all genders are equally encouraged to apply for Erasmus+ student mobility.
  • Staff members are required to understand the language used at the Host University
  • Staff members must fully respect the Protocols on incoming and Outgoing - Mobilities adopted by the University Senate and available here
  • Staff members must organise their own travel insurance.
  • Applicants who successfully pass the selection criteria and receive a letter of acceptance from the host university are eligible to get certain funds.

They are made up of two components:

  • Subsistence (105 – 135EUR / mobility day – the amount depends on the host university.)
  • Travel Contribution (180 – 360EUR – the amount depends on the travelling distance.)
  • The costs of mobility will be reimbursed after the return from mobility.

Coming to IBU

  • Fill in the Nomination Form provided by your home institution
  • Your University has to send us your Nomination Form and all the necessary information about you, and they have to provide us with your contact information. If you do not receive any information from us, make sure to check with your University if they have sent your Nomination Letter or not
  • After we receive your Nomination Letter, we will contact you with further information and instruction
  • Students are required to understand the language used at the Host University (English)
  • Students must fully respect the Protocols on Incoming and Outgoing Mobilities adopted by the University Senate and available here
  • Fill in the Nomination Form provided by your home institution
  • Meet the deadline
  • Make sure to complete the application form on time (late and incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration)
  • Host institution approval
  • Staff members are required to understand the language used at the Host University (English)
  • Staff members must fully respect the Protocols on Incoming and Outgoing Mobilities adopted by the University Senate and available here
  • Permanent staff members and those who participate in the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program for the first time will have precedence over the others.

Before arrival

Before arrival, it is advised that Incoming Students and Staff acquire their Visa, Residency Permit and Health Insurance documentation, and also that they organize some form of Housing. This will ensure that students and staff are fully prepared for their mobility. Listed below are contacts for the aforementioned documentation.

Visa and Residency Permit and Health Insurance

Enes Biber[email protected]Human Resource Office

Housing

Nedima Krndžija[email protected]

How to Apply

The application procedure is simple and can be summarised in the following chart:

Call for Mobility is Announced

  • Students should see the available call for mobility on the ICP Office website and Facebook page
  • Students should confirm that the announced call includes their respective department
  • Students can check with the International Relations Office whether there are available calls for mobility for their respective department.

Students should check the selection criteria first. If they find their profile fitting for the mobility students will make an initial talk with their Head of Department and fill in the Student Nomination Form. Only after approval of the Head of Department or Selection Committee in a case of a large number of applications will the ICP Office start the nomination process towards the host institution.

The following criteria will be assessed for student Mobility applications:

The following criteria will be assessed for student Mobility applications

If nominated, students will be guided by the ICP Office through the sequence of necessary steps and documents preparation.

The following forms are required for Outgoing Student/Staff Mobilities. These forms must be completed by the Student/Staff and approved of by the relevant Head of Departments before being brought to the ICP Office. Prior to filling out these forms, it is important to ensure the fulfilment of the selection criteria.

Note: Click on the form to download it.

Students:

Student Nomination Form


Staff:

Staff Mobility for Teaching

Staff Mobility for Training

Grant Agreement

The Grant Agreement is one of the most important mobility documents, as it sets the terms and conditions of your scholarship. Additionally, it provides you with the information of your rights and obligations as a scholarship/grant recipient. The Grant Agreement is signed between a student or a staff member and granting authority. By signing this, a student or a staff member accepts the grant and agrees to implement the actions in accordance with the Grant Agreement. The Grant Agreement is signed when you go to your mobility, and it is provided by the host university.

Learning Agreement

The Learning Agreement is another important mobility document, as it sets out the programme of the studies. This document needs to be approved by the student, the sending and receiving institution and organisation before the start of the mobility. It should include all the learning outcomes that the student is expected to acquire during the mobility. All parties that sign the Learning Agreement comply with all the agreed arrangements, which ensure that the student will receive the recognition for the studies at the host, as well as home institution.

Learning Agreement

Open Calls

Testimonials

Learn from the staff's and students' past mobility-related experiences.

Student Stories!

Ines Vazques Lucas, Spain

I really enjoyed my exchange here at IBU. When I first heard the phrase Burch family, I thought it was just a saying, but then I realised why they say that. Burch really is a family, everyone is so welcoming, helpful, both the professors and students, they all accepted us very quickly. I noticed a very special synergy at IBU – something I haven't noticed anywhere else. Coming to IBU and Sarajevo was a great experience and it is definitely worth it. I truly recommend coming here!

Student Stories!

Daniel Compadre Alonso, Spain

Some of the traits that I find important are quality education and encouragement on growth, which is what I saw at IBU. When it comes to Bosnia generally, other countries should change their mind about a country where kindness and welcoming faces have learned from their past and are willing to change the world. There is so much to learn from Bosnia and their people.

Student Stories!

Noelia Gallego Carrasco, Spain

My experience at International Burch University has been very rewarding. It has helped me a lot to get to know the study methods of another country and adapt to them. I have also had the opportunity to get to know a wonderful country, with great people who have helped me a lot in this stage of my life.

Student Stories!

Amannula Gaziz, Czech Republic

This was an amazing experience. Firstly, I want to thank all the professors who tutored me during this semester. I enjoyed being in Sarajevo: I enjoyed the weather so much, but the most fascinating part about it is that I saw the history itself.

Student Stories!

Michaela Ulbrichtova, Czech Republic

My Erasmus+ stay at IBU in Sarajevo in particular and in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in general represented an important part of my overall doctoral research focused on BiH. Although it was not my first time in BiH, due to Erasmus+ program I had an opportunity to stay in BiH for several months and to conduct vital interviews representing a crucial milestone of my doctoral research. Equally importantly, Bosnia and Herzegovina has become not just the country that I regularly visit due to my research but the country that I can call my second home. :) My doctoral research has become my strongest passion and hobby and I am thankful to the Erasmus+ program to enable me to devote my time, expertise and energy to the topic that I am the most passionate about.

Student Stories!

Alice Lagner, France

One of the first things that I noted here is how truly welcoming and ready everyone was to help me at any point with anything - both the professors and the students. This was extremely helpful for me and my life in Bosnia. It was hard and scary moving to a completely new environment where you didn’t know how things function, but with the help of everyone around me, it was easy to get used to the rhythm of working and studying that they had.

Student Stories!

Pavel Gorodetchi, Romania

Once you arrive at Burch, you find yourself and your personality, discover your skills and get an unforgettable experience. Together with those people who become your friends, your Bosnian spirit grows, and in time they become your family. The university and the people there were some of the best things that happened to me. Because of Burch, I now have a lot of beautiful student life memories. It was the best Erasmus experience and semester I had.

Student Stories!

Nagima Kubanychbekova, Czech Republic

Perhaps it was the best season to visit, but Sarajevo has impressed me and I really appreciate having such an experience. I was studying at International Burch University in the Graphic Design and Multimedia Department. I took totally new for me but interesting and useful courses like Photography, Web Design, and Cinematography. The classrooms at the university are well equipped and have features to practice, the most I liked the photography studio with different cameras, lighting, and editing equipment. I was impressed by the professor’s responsiveness, they were motivating students to practice more and helping them to work on an excellent portfolio to prepare them for work, even if you are only in the first year.

Student Stories!

Ines Vazques Lucas, Spain

I really enjoyed my exchange here at IBU. When I first heard the phrase Burch family, I thought it was just a saying, but then I realised why they say that. Burch really is a family, everyone is so welcoming, helpful, both the professors and students, they all accepted us very quickly. I noticed a very special synergy at IBU – something I haven't noticed anywhere else. Coming to IBU and Sarajevo was a great experience and it is definitely worth it. I truly recommend coming here!

Student Stories!

Daniel Compadre Alonso, Spain

Some of the traits that I find important are quality education and encouragement on growth, which is what I saw at IBU. When it comes to Bosnia generally, other countries should change their mind about a country where kindness and welcoming faces have learned from their past and are willing to change the world. There is so much to learn from Bosnia and their people.

Student Stories!

Noelia Gallego Carrasco, Spain

My experience at International Burch University has been very rewarding. It has helped me a lot to get to know the study methods of another country and adapt to them. I have also had the opportunity to get to know a wonderful country, with great people who have helped me a lot in this stage of my life.

Student Stories!

Amannula Gaziz, Czech Republic

This was an amazing experience. Firstly, I want to thank all the professors who tutored me during this semester. I enjoyed being in Sarajevo: I enjoyed the weather so much, but the most fascinating part about it is that I saw the history itself.

Student Stories!

Michaela Ulbrichtova, Czech Republic

My Erasmus+ stay at IBU in Sarajevo in particular and in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in general represented an important part of my overall doctoral research focused on BiH. Although it was not my first time in BiH, due to Erasmus+ program I had an opportunity to stay in BiH for several months and to conduct vital interviews representing a crucial milestone of my doctoral research. Equally importantly, Bosnia and Herzegovina has become not just the country that I regularly visit due to my research but the country that I can call my second home. :) My doctoral research has become my strongest passion and hobby and I am thankful to the Erasmus+ program to enable me to devote my time, expertise and energy to the topic that I am the most passionate about.

Student Stories!

Alice Lagner, France

One of the first things that I noted here is how truly welcoming and ready everyone was to help me at any point with anything - both the professors and the students. This was extremely helpful for me and my life in Bosnia. It was hard and scary moving to a completely new environment where you didn’t know how things function, but with the help of everyone around me, it was easy to get used to the rhythm of working and studying that they had.

Student Stories!

Pavel Gorodetchi, Romania

Once you arrive at Burch, you find yourself and your personality, discover your skills and get an unforgettable experience. Together with those people who become your friends, your Bosnian spirit grows, and in time they become your family. The university and the people there were some of the best things that happened to me. Because of Burch, I now have a lot of beautiful student life memories. It was the best Erasmus experience and semester I had.

Student Stories!

Nagima Kubanychbekova, Czech Republic

Perhaps it was the best season to visit, but Sarajevo has impressed me and I really appreciate having such an experience. I was studying at International Burch University in the Graphic Design and Multimedia Department. I took totally new for me but interesting and useful courses like Photography, Web Design, and Cinematography. The classrooms at the university are well equipped and have features to practice, the most I liked the photography studio with different cameras, lighting, and editing equipment. I was impressed by the professor’s responsiveness, they were motivating students to practice more and helping them to work on an excellent portfolio to prepare them for work, even if you are only in the first year.

Student Stories!

Ines Vazques Lucas, Spain

I really enjoyed my exchange here at IBU. When I first heard the phrase Burch family, I thought it was just a saying, but then I realised why they say that. Burch really is a family, everyone is so welcoming, helpful, both the professors and students, they all accepted us very quickly. I noticed a very special synergy at IBU – something I haven't noticed anywhere else. Coming to IBU and Sarajevo was a great experience and it is definitely worth it. I truly recommend coming here!

Student Stories!

Daniel Compadre Alonso, Spain

Some of the traits that I find important are quality education and encouragement on growth, which is what I saw at IBU. When it comes to Bosnia generally, other countries should change their mind about a country where kindness and welcoming faces have learned from their past and are willing to change the world. There is so much to learn from Bosnia and their people.

Student Stories!

Noelia Gallego Carrasco, Spain

My experience at International Burch University has been very rewarding. It has helped me a lot to get to know the study methods of another country and adapt to them. I have also had the opportunity to get to know a wonderful country, with great people who have helped me a lot in this stage of my life.

Student Stories!

Amannula Gaziz, Czech Republic

This was an amazing experience. Firstly, I want to thank all the professors who tutored me during this semester. I enjoyed being in Sarajevo: I enjoyed the weather so much, but the most fascinating part about it is that I saw the history itself.

Student Stories!

Michaela Ulbrichtova, Czech Republic

My Erasmus+ stay at IBU in Sarajevo in particular and in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in general represented an important part of my overall doctoral research focused on BiH. Although it was not my first time in BiH, due to Erasmus+ program I had an opportunity to stay in BiH for several months and to conduct vital interviews representing a crucial milestone of my doctoral research. Equally importantly, Bosnia and Herzegovina has become not just the country that I regularly visit due to my research but the country that I can call my second home. :) My doctoral research has become my strongest passion and hobby and I am thankful to the Erasmus+ program to enable me to devote my time, expertise and energy to the topic that I am the most passionate about.

Student Stories!

Alice Lagner, France

One of the first things that I noted here is how truly welcoming and ready everyone was to help me at any point with anything - both the professors and the students. This was extremely helpful for me and my life in Bosnia. It was hard and scary moving to a completely new environment where you didn’t know how things function, but with the help of everyone around me, it was easy to get used to the rhythm of working and studying that they had.

Student Stories!

Pavel Gorodetchi, Romania

Once you arrive at Burch, you find yourself and your personality, discover your skills and get an unforgettable experience. Together with those people who become your friends, your Bosnian spirit grows, and in time they become your family. The university and the people there were some of the best things that happened to me. Because of Burch, I now have a lot of beautiful student life memories. It was the best Erasmus experience and semester I had.

Student Stories!

Nagima Kubanychbekova, Czech Republic

Perhaps it was the best season to visit, but Sarajevo has impressed me and I really appreciate having such an experience. I was studying at International Burch University in the Graphic Design and Multimedia Department. I took totally new for me but interesting and useful courses like Photography, Web Design, and Cinematography. The classrooms at the university are well equipped and have features to practice, the most I liked the photography studio with different cameras, lighting, and editing equipment. I was impressed by the professor’s responsiveness, they were motivating students to practice more and helping them to work on an excellent portfolio to prepare them for work, even if you are only in the first year.

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Our partnerships

The students are, unarguably, the most important stakeholders of Higher Education systems and therefore that of quality assurance mechanisms. Your interest and participation at all levels of quality assurance play a central role in enhancement of your own learning experience. IBU aims to ensure that students have voice at all stages of the decision making process of formulating learning and teaching practices, and that views of students are to be considered as the primary evidence on which the quality of teaching and learning is evaluated.

Projects

The Office for International Cooperation and Projects is part of the International Burch University administration and seeks to establish new and strengthen existing collaborations with academic, non-governmental, and business partners. Through national and EU-funded projects, the office promotes SDG implementation, the use of the Knowledge Triangle, the formation of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), and other strategic actions that foster innovative, entrepreneurial, and long-term change.

See our Projects

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION & STAFF

Our people are happy to help and assist you with your matters

Emina Mekić

Emina Mekić

Head of the Office

+387 33 944 478
Nedima Krndžija

Nedima Krndžija

Coordinator for Erasmus + Student Mobilities

+387 33 944 478
OFFICE DETAILS

HOURS

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Office contact

OFFICE ON-SITE

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