Student Mobility in the Western Balkan countries (survey)

The survey aims to identify the perception, attitudes and experiences of students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia regarding studying abroad. It shows that contrary to what was presumed so far, the visa problem is only one of several factors causing the limited mobility of students from the Western Balkans.

Indeed further elements include the availability of information to students, the lack of cooperation between universities, embassies and national authorities, administrative burden, high costs of studying abroad, few scholarships in place, missing cooperation/exchange programmes between EU and Western Balkan universities, etc.

The report therefore formulates recommendations aiming at optimising conditions for students from the Western Balkans to undertake studies in the European Union.


Milos Besic, Student Mobility in the Western Balkan countries, Brussels 2008, available online:



Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
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Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on January 30, 2009
Modified on January 30, 2009