Housing and Visa Information
Depending on the country of citizenship, those who wish to participate in the program may need to apply for a visa in order to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina and stay for the duration of the program.
The citizens of following countries may enter and stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina for up to 90 days without a visa: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Cyprus, Kuwait, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela. The same is true for carriers of travel documents issued by the administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao.
Citizens of the following countries may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina using an ID card other than a passport that shows identity and citizenship: members of the European Union, members of the Schengen agreement, Andorra, Croatia, Holy See, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Swiss Confederation.
Citizens of the following additional countries with a valid diplomatic passport may also enter and stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina for up to 90 days: Albania, Bahrain, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates.
Additionally, citizens of Russian Federation may enter and stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina for up to 30 days without a visa, if they possess a letter of invitation and a proof of tourist arrangements.
All other foreigners who wish to participate in the program need to apply for Visa Type C at the nearest embassy or consular office of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The complete list of Bosnian embassies and consular offices around the world can be found on the website of the Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, mfa.ba (the website is available in English). Those who need to apply for a visa should contact the Program Coordinator as soon as they are admitted to the program in order to obtain proper documentation.
Program participants will be responsible for arranging their own travel and health insurance while in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Foreigners entering Bosnia and Herzegovina may be asked at the border to show a proof of health care arrangements while in the country.
Housing and Meals
Program participants will stay in the Hostel Residence Rooms, with the option to upgrade to hotel accommodation. The hostel is situated in the Old Town, right next to Hotel Europe, where the classes and other program activities will take place. Hostel rooms accommodate several persons, with a limited number of single- and double-bed rooms. A spacious living room and a kitchen are also at guests’ disposal. Program participants can request accommodation in the five-star Hotel Europe at an additional cost.
The hostel will provide breakfast every morning, and lunch will be served in Hotel Europe. In the evening, participants will have an opportunity to explore local dining places.
The hostel has agreed to provide transport from the Sarajevo International Airport or the Bus/Railway Station in exchange for a modest fee. In order to take advantage of this option, please inform the Program Coordinator about the time of your arrival in advance. If this option is not available, the best alternative is to use taxi service. A taxi stand is located right outside the airport exit, as well as near the Bus Station and the Railway Station. Note: Program Coordinator does not recommend train service to Sarajevo.
Getting around Sarajevo
Both Hostel Residence Rooms and Hotel Europe are located at the heart of Sarajevo, where many dining places, shopping centers and tourist spots are within walking distance. The best way to get to more distant locations is the tram. Tram nr.3 runs along the length of the city, from Old Town Baščaršija to Ilidža and back. Tram tickets can be bought from the driver at the price of 1.80KM (0.90EUR) or at kiosks located at or near the tram stops at the price of 1.60 KM. Multiple fare tickets can also be bought at kiosks at discount prices. In order to be valid, a tram ticket must be canceled using the green automatic machine inside the tram, located near the first and last entrance.