Germany, Sloveniaa and Bulgaria presented their universities and scholarships during the Open Day at the University of Montenegro.

At the University of Montenegro, hundreds of students from all over Montenegro gathered during the Open Day to learn more about Montenegrin universities, as well as about scholarships in the EU member states. Lidija Markovic, a high school student from Podgorica, would like to study economics. She visited the stand set up by the Centre of Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS).

“They told me everything I need to know about scholarships and student exchanges. Now, I can plan to  enroll in the Economics University in Slovenia,“ said Marija for EU Info Centre.

CMEPIUS representatives explained to Marija and other visitors that Montenegrin students can study in Slovenia for free. They have the same rights as Slovenian students, thanks to the bilateral agreement among the states.

“It is time to enroll in universities, so I advise students to apply as soon as possible,“ said Marja Medvedem from CMEPIUS, also adding: “On our website students can find all of information a related to the programmes, the living conditions, and students’ status in Slovenia. Montenegrin students can come to Slovenia through the Erasmus+ or CEEPUS programme,  and thanks to bilateral agreements, they can apply for short exchanges or internships. They will also be able to learn the Slovenian language. We know that your students will learn fast; therefore, the language will not be an obstacle,” said Marja in statement for the EUIC.

Jan Rescic comes from University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia. It is a relatively young university with only 300 students. It is very popular among students from the Balkans, but they still do not have any students from Montenegro.

“We are here for the first time because we want to attract students from Montenegro to join us. Studies are free for them at our University. Besides that, we can point out that there is very good cooperation between students and professors, since they have enough time to devote to them. Our University has a wide number of programmes, from social to natural sciences,“ says Jan.

Montenegrin students also had a chance to learn more about study programmes and internships in Germany. The German Academic Exchange service held presentations, which attracted a lot of attention.

“The study programmes we offer in Germany are both in , English and German. Aside from that, we offer opportunities for scholarships, and, of course, Montenegrin students are welcome too. More information can be found on our website,” said Elli Mack from DAAD.

In addition, Montenegrin students can work in Germany, through the Zoran Djindjic Internship Programme of German Business for the Countries of the Western Balkans 

“The Internship Programme of German Business for the Countries of the Western Balkans offers students and young graduates from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia the opportunity to gain practical work experience through three to six months internships in leading German companies in Germany. The interns gain an insight into the corporate culture in Germany and are acquainted with modern management and work organisation skills,” they said.

Bulgaria also presented its universities during the Open Day at the University of Montenegro. For the first time, D.S. Tsenov Academy of Economcis from Svishtov presented its opporutinities for Montenegrin students.

“We have presented bachelor and masters programmes, but also opportunities provided by the Erasmus+ programme. Our University is a leader in the filed of economics and where our most important future economists  get their education,“ said Emil Nikolov, from the Department of Industrial Business and Entrepreneurship.

The Open Day for high school students was organised by the University of Montenegro, for the second year in a row. Besides universities and scholarships in the EU member states, students could also share information about Montenegrin universities.