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ENIC/NARIC Centar Srbija
ENIC/NARIC Centre Serbia

ENIC/NARIC Centre Serbia provides various sorts of information on higher education recognition procedures in Serbia. 


There are two types of procedures: 

1. Academic recognition procedurerelevant universities in co-operation with faculties in Serbia are responsible for this type of procedure.

2. Professional recognition procedure: Since October 1st, 2015, it has been under the responsibility of ENIC/NARIC Centre Serbia, the unit of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia. In the past, this sort of recognition procedure  was under the responsibility of universities of Serbia.


Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia,

Sector for Development of Education and Higher Education of Serbia, 

ENIC/NARIC Serbia

Nemanjina 22-26 Str. 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, Europe




Phone: + 381 11 24 01 911 ext. 251, ext 257
Fax: +381 11 24 01 534
E-mail: enic@mpn.gov.rs
Web Site: http://www.mpn.gov.rs
Contact person: Emina Najdanovic, HoC

National education bodies

KONUS - Konferencija univerziteta Srbije
Conference of Universities of Serbia
Link(s): Serbian
SKONUS - Studentska konferencija univerziteta Srbije
Student Conference of Universities of Serbia
Link(s): Serbian
MPNTR - Ministarstvo prosvete, nauke i tehnološkog razvoja Srbije
-Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia
Link(s): Serbian
NSVO- Nacionalni savet za visoko obrazovanje Srbije
National Council for Higher Education of Serbia
Link(s): Serbian
KASSS - Konferencija akademija strukovnih studija
Conference of Academies of Vocational Studies
Link(s): Serbian
Komisija za akreditaciju i proveru kvaliteta Republike Srbije
Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Republic of Serbia (abbr. in English CAQA)

The Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Republic of Serbia (abbrev- in English -CAQA, in Serbian - KAPK)  used to be the first level legal body which made decisions on accreditation status of higher education institutions at the first decision-making level. Upon to adopting new Law on Higher Education - came in force in April 2018 - Commission's responsibilities have been changed. Taking into account the Decision of the Government of Serbia(in Serbian) No 02-371/2018-1 as of January 31, 2018, in respect of  establishing the National Accreditation Body (“Serbian Official Gazette” No. 9, dated February 2, 2018), the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAQA) is authorized to perform only technical tasks from now on. The CAQA used to provide various sorts of  information referring to the list of accredited universities in the Republic of Serbia, both public and private ones, as well as accredited colleges.





Nacionalno akreditaciono telo (NOVO TELO)
National Educational Council (NEW PUBLIC BODY)

A newly established public body dealing with accreditation issues is the National Accreditation Body of the Republic of Serbia - its responsibilities are, as follows:

accreditation issues, HEI quality assurance, study programme assessment etc 

National Accreditation Body  is a legal entity and it reports to the Government of Serbia on annual basis. In special cases and at the request of the National Council of Higher Education and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia it can also make special reports. It consists of, as follows: governing board, management board  and professional services. It was established on the basis of adopting new Law on Higher Education (April 2018).


Link(s): Serbian
Nacionalni prosvetni savet Republike Srbije
National Educational Council of the Republic of Serbia
Link(s): Serbian

System of education

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia

Nemanjina 22-26 Str. 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, Europe



It provides a wide range of useful  information referring to all the levels of the Education System of Serbia.


Two new laws in higher education sector have been adopted in April 2018 , as follows:


The Law on Higher Education of the Republic of Serbia (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No 88 /2017 and 27/2018 - dr. zakon)


The Law on the National Qualification Framework of Serbia (abbreviation in Serbian: NOKS) (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No  27/18)




Link(s): Serbian

University education

University Education - Republic of Serbia - KONUS

KONUS - Conference of Universities of Serbia 


(their seat - they use the premises  of University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 1, Belgrade)

Link(s): Serbian
SKONUS - Student Conference of Universities of Serbia
Link(s): Serbian
National Council for Higher Education
Link(s): Serbian

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Serbia - KAPK/ CAQA

1.The Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Republic of Serbia (abbrev- in English -CAQA, in Serbian - KAPK)  used to be the first level legal body which made decisions on accreditation status of higher education institutions at the first decision-making level. Upon to adopting new Law on Higher Education - came in force on April 16, 2018 - Commission's responsibilities have been changed. Taking into account the Decision of the Government of Serbia (in Serbian) No 02-371/2018-1 as of January 31, 2018. regarding the establishment of the National Accreditation Body (“Serbian Official Gazette” No. 9, dated February 2, 2018), the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAQA) is authorized to perform only technical tasks from now on. The CAQA used to provide various sorts of  information referring to the list of accredited universities in the Republic of Serbia, both public and private ones, as well as accredited colleges.


2. A newly established public body dealing with accreditation issues is the National Accreditation Body of the Republic of Serbia - its responsibilities are, as follows:

accreditation issues, HEI quality assurance, study programme assessment etc 

National Accreditation Body  is a legal entity and it reports to the Government of Serbia on annual basis. In special cases and at the request of the National Council of Higher Education and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia it can also make reports. It consists of: governing board, management board  and professional services. More details - see on KAPK website.


The KAPK still provides information referring to the list of accredited universities in the Republic of Serbia, both public and private ones, as well as accredited colleges,   (for more details, please see the link).

Valid for credentials issued in Bologna period in Serbia (since 2007).


Note: Implementation of Bologna principles started in Serbia on September 10th, 2005, when, at the time, the Law on Higher Education of Serbia came into force. In pre-Bologna period legalization of educational institutions was based on the issuance of "licenses" by the Ministry of Education.

Post-secondary non-university education

Konferencija akademija strukovnih studija Srbije - Conference of Academies of Vocational Studies

The Conference of Academies of Vocational Studies (abbreviation:KASSS), represents an association of non-university higher education institutions of Serbia. Its members are accredited academies and vocational colleges of Serbia. As a legal successor of the Conference of Directors of Post Secondary Vocational Schools, it was established on April 12, 2011. 



Konferencija akademija strukovnih studija Srbije (KASSS) je acosijacija neuniverzitetskih visokoškolskih ustanova Srbije. Članice KASSS-a su akreditovane akademije i visoke škole strukovnih studija Srbije. Kao pravna sledbenica Konferencije direktora viših škola, osnovana je 12.04.2011. 






Link(s): Serbian

Recognised higher education institutions

Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (KAPK)









The list of accredited higher education institutions and recognized study programmes is  available at the web site of  the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia (abbreviation in Serbian -KAPK, in English CAQA).



Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia


Ministry's website includes the Section "Recognition", where the recognition procedure for primary  secondary and higher education is briefly described (link 1)


There are two types of  recognition procedures: 1. Recognition Procedure for the Purpose of Employment  (i.e. professional  recognition procedure) - link 1, section: Education, ENIC/NARIC Serbia. 


2. Recognition Procedure for the Purpose of Continuation of Education (i.e.academic recognition procedure)- see links 2,3,4, 5, 6 and 7. The links lead to the websites of public universities of Serbia.


Note: Since October 1st, 2015, professional recognition procedure is under the responsibility of  ENIC/NARIC Centre Serbia - link 1.

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Qualifications Framework

Framework

National Qualification Framework for Serbia (abbrevation in Serbian: NOKS)

The Law on the National Qualification Framework of Serbia (abbreviation in Serbian: NOKS) (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No  27/18) - it was adopted in April 2018.

Link(s): Serbian

Self Evaluation Report


No link is available at this time

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia
Ministarstvo prosvete, nauke i tehnološkog razvoja Republike Srbije


E-mail: kabinet@mpn.gov.rs
Link: Serbian

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Diploma Supplement - official form

1. Diploma Supplement, official form - sample: University of Kragujevac





 2. More info about Serbian DS can be found at the website of the Center for Career Development and Student Counselling (University of Belgrade).











Link(s): Serbian, Serbian