Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016/17 - grants and loans

Date of publication: 2017
Grants - note: About 5 % of full-time students receive merit-based public grants
Need-based grant (euro): -
Merit-based grant (euro): min 51 - most common 102 - max 409

Student grants

There are no need-based grants.

Responsible ministries of education at entity and cantonal level award merit-based public grants to full-time students with Bosnian and Herzegovina citizenship in public universities. The eligibility criteria include both need- and merit-based elements, such as the minimum grade obtained should be 8/10, performance (1st-3rd place) in national or international competitions, parents' income and employment status. The monthly grant ranges from BAM 100 to BAM 800 and is available for 12 months each year until graduation. Further grants for students are provided by local government.

Part-time students are not eligible to apply for state-funded grants.


There are no loans, tax benefits for parents or family allowances.

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017

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