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RULES FOR RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN UNIVERSITY DIPLOMAS FOR PURPOSES OF FURTHER EDUCATION
(EXCERPTS)

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V Necessary documents
Article 9

 
(1) Candidate submits the request for recognition of foreign university diploma (Form No. 1) in two examples, a proof of payment of the costs of recognition procedure and the following documents:
1. Certified photocopy of the foreign university diploma;
2. Translation of the foreign university diploma into Serbian language, certified by a sworn court interpreter – without translation of the acquired professional title;
3. Certified photocopy of the diploma supplement or the transcript of the exams passed;
4. Translation of the document referred to in subparagraph 3 into Serbian language, certified by a sworn court interpreter;
5. For persons who have changed their first and/or last name: a certified photocopy of the decision of the competent administrative body regarding the change of first and/or last name
(2) All required documents shall be submitted in two examples.
 
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VI Recognition procedure
Article 10

 
(1) Candidate initiates the recognition procedure by submitting a request for recognition.
 
(2) Request for recognition of the foreign University diploma, along with the documents referred to in Article 9(1) of the Rules, is submitted to the University of Belgrade.
 

Article 11

 
(1) After the receipt of duly submitted request, the University of Belgrade forwards the request to the ENIC center of the competent Ministry, in order to gather information on the following:
1. The status of the university which has issued the diploma (whether the university is accredited/recognized as a part of the education system in the State where the university has its seat);
2. The candidate’s curriculum at the university of origin (whether the curriculum is accredited in the State where the university has its seat);
3. The education system in the State where the university has its seat, if necessary;
4. The rights to which the bearer of the diploma is entitled, i.e. whether the bearer of the diploma has the right to continue his/her education;
5. Other issues that may affect the decision on the recognition.
 
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Article 13

 
(1) If the foreign university is accredited/recognized, i.e. if the candidate’s curriculum is accredited/recognized, the University of Belgrade shall forward the request for recognition of the diploma, along with the supplementary documents, to the head of the study program in which the candidate intends to enroll, or to the person authorized by the Dean of the Faculty, unless otherwise provided by the Statue of the Faculty.
 
(2) The authorized person referred to in paragraph 1 shall make the decision on the possibility of recognition of the foreign university diploma within 15 days from the day of receipt of the documents.
 
(3) Along with the decision, the authorized person referred to in paragraph 1 submits the report on possibilities of recognition of the foreign diploma for purposes of further education.

Article 14

 
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(2) Candidate has the right of appeal against the decision. The appeal may be filed to the Senate of the University of Belgrade within 8 days from the day of receipt of the decision.
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Article 15

 
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(2) The decision on recognition can be;
1. Positive (…)
2. Negative (…)
3. Conditional – candidate has the right to enroll in the program upon fulfilling the preconditions specified in the decision on recognition.  
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Additional note:
All needed documents are to be sent by postage or brought personally to the University address:
 
UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE (UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU)
Milena Colic
APPLICATION FOR ACADEMIC RECOGNITION OF A FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DOCUMENT
(Zahtev za priznavanje visokoskolske isprave radi nastavka obrazovanja)
 
Studentski Trg 1.
11 000 Belgrade 
SERBIA