University of Montenegro

Univerzitet Crne Gore


The University of Montenegro was founded in 1974 and is the oldest institution of higher education in Montenegro. It has 19 faculties and three institutes, with an academic community of about 17,000 active students at all levels of study, and more than 1,000 academic, professional and other staff. Since 2004, classes at the University of Montenegro have been organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Declaration.


Today, the UNIVERSITY OF MONTENEGRO is an intellectual development of Montenegro - the center of scientific research, cultural, artistic and innovative creativity. It is the oldest and at the same time the only state university in Montenegro. It is the most comprehensive higher education institution that provides education in the fields of social sciences, humanities, as well as technological, natural and medical sciences. Classes are organized in accordance with the curricula of reputable universities in the European Higher Education Area, which, along with numerous agreements and programs, enables unhindered mobility for students, teachers and administrative staff. The studies are implemented in three cycles, undergraduate, master and doctoral studies. The model according to which they are implemented is 3 + 2 + 3, which means that undergraduate studies last for three academic years, with exception of regulated professions and teacher education that lasts for five or six years. Postgraduate master studies last two, and doctoral three academic years. In undergraduate and master studies, candidates are enrolled at the expense of the State Budget. The University of Montenegro is also a leading scientific research institution in the country, which strengthens its position through international cooperation and project activities aimed at supporting scientific research capacities. In addition to a very strong research activity in organizational units, the University also has three scientific institutes, the Institute of History, the Institute of Marine Biology and the Institute of Advanced Studies. As a central institution of science, culture and art, it continuously strengthens ties with the economic, social and international environment, through productive cooperation with business and the public sector. The University of Montenegro is a member of prestigious international organizations such as: 

  • EUA (The European University Association)
  • Magna Charta Universitatum
  • AUF (The Francophone University Association)
  • Uniadrion (The University Network of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative)
  • NUSCT (Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories)
  • BUA (The Balkan University Association)

Today, the University strives to have a large network of partners in the field of education, research, public sector and industry from around the world. The first international agreement was signed in 1975 with the State University of Florida, and today UMNE has more than 80 bilateral agreements with universities in Europe and Asia and more than 150 inter-institutional agreements for credit mobility within the ERASMUS + program. Within the mobility programs Erasmus +, CEEPUS, Mevlana and bilateral cooperation programs, students, researchers and academic staff have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and skills at international level. Following both global trends in higher education and the needs of the labor market, the University of Montenegro seeks to modernize the institutional and functional settings of the University, as well as to continuously improve curriculum, technical resources and spatial capacity of the institution. 


The University of Montenegro has a key role and responsibility to create and disseminate knowledge through excellence in education, science and creativity; to promote international cooperation; to create successful and socially responsible academic citizens; and to promote democratic and sustainable development of the society and the state of Montenegro.


The university is represented with its infrastructure in three Montenegrin regions: central, northern and southern. The capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, is home to the largest number of faculties, and classes also take place in Nikšić, Cetinje, Kotor, Bar, Igalo, Berane and Bijelo Polje. The seat of the University is in Podgorica, where the new building of the Rectorate of the University of Montenegro was opened in 2009.  

Europe : Montenegro
Institution type
Non French Institutions : University or university institute

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