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Within the University of Niš, academic studies are organized and taught as:

  1. FIRST DEGREE ACADEMIC STUDIES
    basic academic studies lasting three to four years and granting, upon their completion, 180 to 240 ECTS points. The student who completes basic academic studies shall acquire the professional title of Bachelor in the corresponding field.

  2. SECOND DEGREE ACADEMIC STUDIES
    a) master academic studies lasting one to two years and granting, upon their completion, 60 to 120 ECTS points. The student who completes master academic studies shall acquire the academic title of Master in the corresponding field.
    b) specialist academic studies lasting at least one year and granting, upon their completion, at least 60 ECTS points. The student who completes the specialized academic studies shall acquire the professional title of Specialist in the corresponding field.

  3. THIRD DEGREE ACADEMIC STUDIES
    doctoral academic studies lasting at least three years and granting, upon their completion, at least 180 ECTS points. The student who completes the doctoral academic studies of the third degree shall acquire the scientific title Doctor of Philosophy in the corresponding field.

Academic study programs in medical sciences (which last six years) may have integrated basic and master academic studies so as to provide 360 ECTS points upon their completion.

Students' success in the exams is reflected by the following grades:

Grade Mark description Total number of points
10 Remarkable 95-100
9 Excellent 85-94
8 Very Good 75-84
7 Good 65-74
6 Satisfactory 55-64
5 Failed Up to 50


*Grading of students may be either numerical or non-numerical.