Тypes of Higher Education Institutions
There are 4 types of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Serbia:
- Colleges of Applied Studies,
- Colleges and
- Academies of Applied Studies.
Under the Law on Higher Education, University is an independent higher education institution, which can carry out academic, and/or vocational/applied study programmes at each of the three levels of study. Faculties and art academies are constituent parts of university and – albeit separate legal entities - cannot exist independently. Both faculties and art academies can carry out academic and/or vocational/applied study programmes at all of the three levels of study.
College of academic studies is an independent higher education institution entitled to organize and conduct only first and second-cycle study programmes (Bachelor and Master academic studies).
College of applied studies is an independent higher education institution entitled to organize first and second-cycle study programmes (vocational studies at Bachelor, Master and specialized levels).
Academy of applied studies is an institution that integrates several vocational study colleges.