Faculty of Philosophy

Why choose studying at the Faculty of Philosophy?


The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, is the place for meeting different cultures, diverse opinions, the wisdom of a mature age and the creative beauty of youth. Through academic openness, initiative and participation in public events, the Faculty strives to be the centre of lifelong learning and education of responsible and socially active citizens.

Following the dynamic teaching process at the Faculty, future teachers, experts and scientists in the fields of humanities and social sciences are ready to respond to the challenges of the 21st century careers.

With its academically diverse nature, the Faculty initiates and develops dialogues among cultures, opens the horizons of understanding, and fosters the acceptance and respect of individuals in their uniqueness and diversity.

The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo is the oldest higher education institution of its kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Studying at this teaching-scientific institution, students acquire broad educational background in the field of the humanities and social sciences: philosophy, sociology, ethnology, history, art history, anthropology, archaeology, pedagogy, special pedagogy, psychology, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian language, literature of the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina, English, German, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek, comparative literature and librarianship. Students can expand their knowledge by attending and taking elective courses — Czech and Swedish, as defined in the study programmes, as well as courses in Slovenian, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Romani and Ladino languages.


What after completing the studies?

Upon completion of the studies, students are qualified, owing to the competences and skills acquired at the Faculty, to work in secondary and primary schools, libraries, museums, archives, institutes of different purposes, institutions for the protection of monuments, documentation centres.

Also, as associates they can participate in the work of pre-school and school institutions, institutions dealing with culture, publishing, media, health and social welfare, state administration, public and private institutions. Students who complete teaching departments can be employed as teachers in secondary and primary schools.

Students who complete non-teaching study programmes can take exams from pedagogical education and qualify for work in a secondary and primary school.

Today, graduates of the Faculty of Philosophy are recognised as academicians, university professors, teachers in secondary and primary schools, practitioners, cultural and public workers, artists who achieve international recognitions, writers, journalists and diplomats.

Years of study: 3+2+3

One can enrol the first cycle of study programmes at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, in the capacity of a full-time, full-time self-funded and part-time student for three years, i.e. 6 semesters (180 ECTS) in order to acquire the Bachelor title.

Also, at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, after the first cycle of studies, one can enrol study programmes at the 2nd cycle as a full-time, full-time self-funded and part-time student for three years, i.e. 4 semesters (120 ECTS in order to acquire the Master title).

Departments and Chairs


  • English Language and Literature
  • Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Language and Literature
  • Philosophy
  • German Language and Literature
  • History
  • Literature of the Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Comparative Literature and Librarianship
  • Oriental Philology
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology
  • Romance Languages and Literature
  • Slavic Languages and Literature
  • Sociology


  • History/History of Art
  • Archaeology


Address: Franje Račkog St. No. 1

Tel.: +387 33 253 100

E-mail: dekanat@ff.unsa.ba

Web: www.ff.unsa.ba

FB:  Filozofski fakultet Sarajevo