University of Mostar is the second largest university in the country and the only Croatian language university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded in 1977 as the University "Dzemal Bijedic" of Mostar, but changed name in 1992. The origin of the university can be traced back to the Herzegovina Franciscan Theological School, which was founded in 1895 and closed in 1945, was the first higher education institution in Mostar. Today's University seal shows the building of the Franciscan Monastery. University has 10 faculties and 1 Academy with over 50 different study programs.
Faculty of Medicine was founded in 1996. It is located right next to the Clinical University Hospital. Fourteen generations of doctors already graduated from this school, which equals around 400 medical doctors. The Faculty also has post graduate programs.
Internship is being held during the last three years of school in the University Hospital. The proximity of the Hospital and constant interactions between students and doctors helps in the learning process as well as team building. We will help you to experience this collaboration.
University Clinical Hospital Mostar (Bosnian, Croatian: Sveucilisna klinicka bolnica Mostar) is the largest hospital in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Bijeli Brijeg neighbourhood of the city. The hospital was originally built as a regional medical centre in 1977. However, the building incurred damage during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and upon its repairs, it was upgraded into a hospital in 1997.
Since 1997, the hospital has cooperated with the University of Mostar's Medical Faculty in training medical professionals.
Number of students: 1
Tutor: Ass. Prof. Jurica Arapović, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases Specialist
Month: July OR September
One free meal per day (lunch) is provided by the hospital from Monday to Friday.
The students' house has kitchen, fridge, an electric kettle and there is as supermarket not far from the house, so you’ll be able to cook for yourselves and for us to try your local couisine. :)
All incoming students will be provided by details about the boarding before they arrive to Mostar.
Eating in restaurants in Mostar is very affordable, the prices good and there are different types of food to find in the city, from traditional to international and fast food.
Students are placed in a student dorm or a student flat, within walking distance to the hospital. We will inform you prior to your arrival where you will be lodged.
The place is located close to the city center and has washing facilities.
Rooms are with 2, 3 or 4 beds, so note that you’ll have to share with someone. There is also Fast speed Wi-Fi connection available for everybody. The house has kitchen, fridge, an electric kettle and/or a microwave oven.
It is necessary that you bring your own bath towels, and it is forbidden to smoke inside the house.
Mostar is an important tourist destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so it is very easy to reach the city. Mostar International Airport serves the city as well as the railway and bus stations which connect it to a number of national and international destinations.
Regular bus lines are available from every nearby city in Croatia, Serbia or Montenegro that has an Airport. You can obtain that information directly at the airport, or you can contact us to help you arrange transportation. Bus tickets are relatively cheap and most students would use them.
If you are arriving at Mostar Bus Station or Railway Station:
Information will be given on proper time.
If you're landing in Mostar, you can get to the city by shuttle bus from the airport.
If you are flying to Sarajevo: You can spend a night in Sarajevo to take a rest or you can take a bus or taxi to Mostar on the same day. If you decide to go to Mostar on the same day you arrive in Sarajevo, we suggest you take a taxi from the Airport to the Sarajevo Bus Station. Taxi fare should be no more than 8 euro (around 15 KM/7.5 Euros) and make sure that the driver turns the taximeter on as soon as you enter the taxi!
From the Sarajevo bus station you can take a bus to Mostar. Buses leave almost every 2 hours. The timetable changes according to the season and you can check it online. You can also contact the bus station, or youcan do it by contacting us. The bus fare is approx. 18KM (9 Euro). The duration of the bus trip from Sarajevo to Mostar is approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes.
If you are flying to Tuzla or Banja Luka: You can spend a night there to take a rest or you can take a bus to Mostar on the same day. If there are no shuttle busses from the airport to the city and/or the bus station, you can always take a taxi. There are buses from these cities Mostar several times a day. You can check the timetables online or you can contact us to help you with it. The ride to Mostar takes about 5-7 hours.
If you are flying to Dubrovnik or Split: You can spend a night there to take a rest or you can take a bus to Mostar on the same day. There are shuttle buses from Dubrovnik Airport and Split Airport to bus stations in both cities. From there, you can take a bus to Mostar. The busses leave few times a day. You can check the timetables online or you can contact us to help you with it. The ride to Mostar takes about 3-4 hours.
Some noteworthy sites include Bishop’s Ordinariate building, the remains of an early Christian basilica, a hamam (Ottoman public bath), clock tower (sahat-kula), Synagogue (1889) and Jewish Memorial Cemetery, Nesuh-aga Vucjakovic Mosque, Hadzi-Kurt Mosque or Tabacica, Metropolitan's Palace (1908), Karagoz Bey Mosque (1557), Orthodox Church, Catholic Church and Franciscan Monastery, Ottoman Residences (16th–19th century), Crooked Bridge, Tara and Halebija Towers.
The Catholic pilgrimage site of Medjugorje is also nearby as well as the Tekija Dervish Monastery in Blagaj, 13th-century town of Pocitelj, Blagaj Fort (Stjepan-grad), Kravice Falls, seaside town of Neum, Roman villa rustica from the early fourth century Mogorjelo, Stolac with its famous stecak necropolis and the remains of an ancient Greek town of Daorson. Nearby sites also include the nature park called Hutovo Blato, archeological site Desilo, Lake Boracko as well as Vjetrenica cave, the largest and most important cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
If you want to go shopping, bowling, to the cinema, Mepas Mall is the place to visit. It is the biggest shopping mall in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it is located in the city centre.
It is necessary that you bring your own white coat, white trousers, stethoscope, and shoes.
It is a MUST to have health insurance for the exchange period. BoHeMSA cannot provide it. We do not bear any responsibility for students who have no medical coverage. A proof of Hepatitis B, Tetanus, TBC and Rubella vaccination is needed in all the cities, as well as the insurance certificate. Hard copy of the health insurance and vaccination proof will be asked upon arrival.