International Students Guide 



ECHE No: 255200-LA-1-2014-1-MK-E4AKA1-ECHE 


Admission criteria

You can apply to UKLO as an exchange student for one or two semesters in case your home university is a partner university of UKLO (list of agreements signed).


Application procedure for exchange students

Your home university should first nominate you to the IRO UKLO via email and within the designated periods of time. The IRO informs the corresponding department and sends you (via email) the documents required for application. At this point, the documents can be freely circulated via email, using scans. Hard copy of originals is accepted upon the arrival of the student.

The necessary documents:

- Student Application Form

- Learning Agreement (for studies / for traineeship) – UKLO receiving institution

- Transcript of Records (of your home university)

After receiving your application and having discussed it with the respective department, you will be sent an Acceptance Letter and any information on living and studying at UKLO and in Bitola.

Nomination deadlines

  • June 1 -  for the winter semester/full academic year
  • November 30 - for the summer semester


Courses in English 




Link to academic calendar 

Academic year start date

September 15

Academic year end date

September 14 of the following year

Winter semester

September 15 – January 31

Registration session

September (first decade)

Summer semester

February 1 – June 15

Registration period

February (first decade)

Examination terms

February, June and September


Each semester comprises 15 weeks of teaching and three weeks of examination terms.



January 1, New Year’s Day

January 6&7, Orthodox Christmas

Easter Friday - Easter Monday

May 1, Labor Day

May 24, the Day of Ss Cyril and Methodius

September 8, Independence Day

October 11, the Day of the Uprising against Fascist Occupation

October 23, the Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Fight

December 8, the University Saint Patron’s Day – St Kliment Ohridski




The academic offer of UKLO is organized in three cycles:

First cycle study programmes (Bachelor), academic or professional

- three-year programmes – total of 180 ECTS

- four-year programmes – total of 240 ECTS


Second cycle study programmes (Master)

- one-year programmes – total of 60 ECTS

- two-year programme – total of 120 ECTS

(the sum of the above two cycles equals 300 ECTS)


Third cycle study programmes (PhD)

- three-year Doctoral studies of 180 ECTS


ECTS credit

1 full academic year  =  60 credits
1 semester = 30 credits 


Language requirements

UKLO offers instruction in Macedonian (mostly) and English.

Please note that fluent language skills are vital for successful academic achievement.


Required Language Skills

Students are expected to submit their results from the OLS test for English after taking the test and prior to arrival.


Erasmus Coordinators




International Relations Office (IRO)


Ms Kaliopa Stilinovic (, Head of IRO

Ms Nurten Sulejmani (, IR Officer

Phone: +389 47 242 278 (ext. 121 & 123)




Student dormitories

Erasmus students can apply for a bed in the student dormitories. Beds are given to students on “first come first serve” basis. The rooms are double, with shared bathroom and shared kitchen. The access to internet is available in all the dormitories. The average price is ___ EUR/month/person.


Private accommodation

UKLO IRO will provide assistance with private accommodation for students in Bitola.

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