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Types and Levels of Studies

Types of studies

The University of Belgrade and Faculties within it organize academic and professional studies based on accredited higher education study programmes.

Academic study programme gives students the opportunity to develop and apply their scientific, professional and artistic achievements, while professional study programme enables them to apply the knowledge and skills necessary for later work.

Academic studies are divided into the following categories:

  1. Undergraduate academic studies, lasting three to four years and granting, upon their completion, 180 to 240 ECTS points. A student who completes first degree academic studies with at least 180 ECTS points acquires the professional title of Bachelor in a certain field. A student who completes first degree academic studies with at least 240 ECTS acquires the professional title of Bachelor with Honours.
  2. Master academic studies, lasting from one to two years and granting, upon their completion, 60 to 120 ECTS points. A student who completes these second degree academic studies acquires the academic title of Master.
  3. Specialised academic studies, lasting at least one year and granting, upon their completion, at least 60 ECTS points. A student who completes these second degree specialised academic studies acquires the professional title of a Specialist.
  4. Doctoral academic studies, lasting at least three years and granting, upon their completion, at least 180 ECTS points. A student who completes doctoral academic studies of third degree acquires the scientific title of a Doctor of Philosophy in their respective field: PhD, Dr. sci. or Dr. juris.

Academic study programmes in medical sciences can have integrated undergraduate and master academic studies, so that a student acquires 360 ECTS points upon their completion.

Professional studies are divided into the following categories:

  1. Undergraduate professional studies, lasting three years and granting, upon their completion, 180 ECTS points;
  2. Specialised professional studies, lasting at least one year and granting, upon their completion, at least 60 ECTS points.