Pan-European University “APEIRON”

Pan-European University “APEIRON” is the Academic institution of private property, which carries out its activities under the license of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska, No. 07.2-4777/07 from 01/08/2007, 07.023/602-3172-5/08 from 28/09/2009, 07.023/612-86-2/10 from 06/09/2010 and 07.023/612-35-2/10 from 06/12/2010, work permit No. 07.2-9624/07 from 28/12/2007 and 07.023/602-6968/09 from 27/11/2009, work permit outside the seat No. 07.023/612-83-3/10 from 17/09/2010 and 07.023/612-35-3/10 from 18.05.2011, license to run distance learning No. 07.2-9624-1/07 from 28/122007, license to run the study programs of the second cycle of studies No. 07.023/612- 193-7/11 from 30/12/2011 (Law College), 07.023/612-193-6/11 from 20/12/2011 (College of Information Technologies), 07.023/612-193-5/11 from 13/12/2011 (College of Modern Management), 07.050/612-195-5/13 od 26.01.2015. godine, (College of Health Sciences), 07.050/612-195-3/13 od 16.10.2014. godine (College of Sport Sciences). The University was founded in 2005 and is registered as a higher education institution in the court register of the Main Court in Banja Luka under the No. U/I 4847/05, and in the Register of higher education institutions of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska under the No. 11-I/08.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

THE TYPE OF STUDIES:
studies of the first cycle (regular and extraordinary):

  • in the period of 3 years / 6 semesters
  • in the period of 4 years / 8 semesters
studies of the second cycle:
  • master studies in the period of 1 year / 2 semesters (60 ECTS)
  • master studies in the period of 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS)

PhD studies* of the third cycle (3 years / 6 semesters)

  • Lifelong Learning Program (outcome - vocational academy certifi cate)
  • Programs of continuing professional education and training (outcome - vocational academy certifi cate). * In accordance with the obtained licenses.

 

EFFICIENCY/PASSING RATES/KNOWLEDGE STANDARDS

  • In order to achieve high motivation of students and high passing rates at the university with the European standard of acquired knowledge and skills, the university makes use of: block system of teaching, curricula and textbooks formatted according to the Bologna study metric, provided textbooks, recorded lectures and multimedia resources for learning, interactive activities in the classroom with small groups of students, organized educational workshops (seminars, case studies, legal clinics, simulations, VIP panels, student projects, instructional camps, collaborative learning). Planned passing rate at the university is 80%.

DIALOGUE SYSTEM OF EDUCATION BASED ON MENTOR SUPPORT


The educational concept is based on the European and American standards in the grading system, organization of studies, didactic methods and curricula. Practice at the University is based on the best experiences and traditions of American colleges and European universities with the application of all principles initiated by the Bologna reform process of the European higher education. At the University, only one-semester courses are held. Students are enabled to individualize their studies by choosing electives independently (there are up to 25% of them), which personalizes their studies within the multi-disciplinary study programs.

ENROLLMENT POLICY

  • 1 st admission period: May/June
  • 2ndadmission period: September

Application for admission is published in the leading daily newspapers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Srpska, as well as in other electronic news media. In the fi rst year of study may enroll a person who has completed four years of secondary education in Bosnia and Herzegovina entities and Brčko District, or equivalent education abroad may. The University also enrolls foreign citizens. Students who already have a college or university degree or students who have graded their previously acquired education can continue their education in the third or fourth year of college within the study programs organized at Pan-European University »APEIRON«, if the study programs are equivalent, if the study programs are mutually abutting. The University does not organize entrance exam unless more candidates apply than planned. Information about the prescribed documentation and detailed enrollment requirements can be download.

THE GRADING SYSTEM

Public transparency and the accumulation of all forms of students’ activities are the characteristics of the grading system in which, the grade is formed on the basis of the evaluation of all sources of students’ activities (activities in the process of teaching, activities within the framework of independent educational forms and assessment of active exam knowledge). During the studies, in a system of vertical movement, other students’ achievements related to practice, work experience, published papers and participation in the projects are also graded, as well as previous formal and informal educational forms undergone by students.