International Balkan University sincerely welcomes the Erasmus+ incoming students and wishes them a successful nomination and application process! In order for the student to be successfully admitted at IBU, please make sure to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Nomination

Interested students shall contact the International Relations Offices at their home university and choose IBU as their Erasmus+ destination! After choosing IBU, together with their Erasmus officers, they need to check if there is an Erasmus+ Inter-institutional Agreement between our institutions and the common study programs. If all conditions are fulfilled, the International Relations Office of the sending institution needs to make an official nomination of the student by contacting us at  

IBU has two nomination periods as follows:

Fall semester/Full Academic year:

Nomination Deadline: 30th May

Application Deadline: 30th June

Spring Semester:

Nomination Deadline: 15th October

Application Deadline: 15th November

Please note: The universities can nominate students only before the nomination deadlines indicated above. After we close the nomination periods, student nominations will not be accepted.

Step 2: Language Assessment

After closing the nomination period, all nominated students will receive an email about the time and date of the English language assessment interview, which is a compulsory component before the acceptance of the nomination. The language assessment interview at IBU is conducted by professors from the Faculty of Education – English Language Teaching department. The minimum level of English speaking skills required is B1. Students who do not meet this criterion will not be accepted as Erasmus students at IBU.

Step 3: Application

After a successful completion of the language assessment interview, all accepted students will receive an email with guidelines for their successful admission at IBU.

Course Choices:

All courses are taught in the English language and our Erasmus+ students follow the lectures together with our regular students. The students need to select their courses from our course catalog available here. Prospective students are allowed to choose from any of the courses offered, and if needed they are allowed to mix courses from different study programs. The only courses that the Erasmus+ students are not allowed to take are: Internship, Project I, and Project II.

Please note: While choosing courses, students are allowed to select courses ONLY from the semester of their Erasmus+ mobility (fall or spring). May you need any consultation with our course coordinators, please consult the one from your study program, while adding to CC. The list of the coordinators can be found here.


The students need to submit the following documents: (1) Application Form – hyperlink and (2) Passport Copy (pdf/jpeg format) to and (3) Online Learning Agreement via the OLA Dashboard on

After the submission of the documents, the International Relations Office will evaluate them and check if all IBU courses that you have chosen are available. If so, the OLA will be signed by the responsible person at IBU through the Erasmus Without Paper (EWP) Dashboard. In case some of the selected courses are not available, you will be asked to do certain modifications to your OLA.


The students will have to submit the required documents via email by the following deadlines:

Fall semester/Full Academic year: 30th June

Spring Semester: 15th November

Step 4: Official Acceptance

The final version of the OLA (signed by the student, the home institution, and the host institution) must be submitted in a pdf version to before the deadline. When this process is completed, the student will receive a letter of acceptance.

Step 5: Housing and Visa process

After a successful application process, the student is ready to start looking for accommodation opportunities and start their visa/permit applications.

For more information related to housing options please click here

As for the visa/permit application process, please click here

Step 6: Arrival and Registration

When the student completes the procedure for admission at IBU, we will be ready to warmly welcome the student’s arrival in Skopje! The student will need to visit the International Relations Office upon their arrival to register the semester, find out information about applying for the temporary residence permit, as well as follow our InfoDay and orientation program.

International Balkan University loves international students!

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