English Language

Bachelor (Undergraduate) Studies

The purpose of the English language study programme is to educate competent staff, capable of a number of recognizable and clearly defined professions in the framework of language practice and acquiring the professional title of a Bachelor’s Degree in English Philology.

The English language programme aims at transferring, mastering and acquiring scientific and professional knowledge, competencies and academic skills necessary for engaging in English language activities – translation and teaching of English. Students acquire the necessary knowledge in the field of English literature, civilization and culture, which completes their future competence in the field of English.

The specific goal of this programme is training in legal and business terminology, which aims to create competent translators in the field of economy for work in public companies, as well as in financial institutions, the private sector, etc.

The goals of this study programme can be defined more closely:

  • The acquisition of knowledge in the field of linguistics (general linguistics, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, sociolinguistics) provides theoretical basis of this scientific field. The linguistic areas studied contribute to the raising of linguistic competence, as well as to the creation of fundamental knowledge necessary for further professional development, that is, for enrolment in master studies – which is an important goal of the undergraduate academic studies.
  • Acquisition of teaching competencies – through subjects such as Methodology of English Language Teaching, Teaching Methods for School Age, Pedagogy and Educational and Developmental Psychologies, students gain theoretical knowledge, but also acquire practical teaching knowledge.
  • Acquisition and practice of language skills contributes to the competent use of the English language in all areas of work: translation, correspondence, proofreading, and oral communication. In addition to the basic four language skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening), the skills of oral and written translation are also being developed, and the subjects through which students gain this knowledge and skills are: Contemporary English Language, translation techniques, interpreting, academic writing, etc.
  • The aim is to achieve the C2 level of language competence, as per CEFR (Common European Frame of Reference).
  • Acquisition of professional terminology in the field of law and business within subject groups such as business English and legal English
  • Understanding the diversity of cultures and particularities of the Anglophone culture (through subjects on the themes of literature, history and culture). Successful business communication is not possible without cultural sensitivity – it is a prerequisite for successful and efficient business.
  • Secondary foreign language learning (French or Italian) during the first two years of the study. Students who wish to advance further from A2 / B1 level can continue to learn French / Italian optionally, and to prepare for internationally recognized exams like DELF (French) and CILS (Italian).
  • Acquiring knowledge and practicing skills related to broader business activities (application software, law, economy and business psychology) provide wholesome higher education and prepare students for successful careers.
  • The courses in the English language study programme are arranged so that students gradually and thoroughly tackle the problem of learning the English language and linguistics, English literature and culture, language skills and skills related to general education and general business.

Professional Title

Upon completing the BA (undergraduate) academic studies and acquiring 240 ECTS, a diploma is obtained and the professional title of Bachelor in English Philology.

The Structure

Bachelor academic studies last for 8 semesters.

The class load within the Bachelor studies ranges from 30 to 70 classes per semester.

The workload set upon the students of BA academic studies (lectures, practical classes, pre-examination activities, papers, time required for acquiring knowledge and other curricular and extracurricular activities) does not exceed 40 hours per week, or 900 hours per semester.

2018-2019 school year:


We accept applicants who have completed four-year secondary education and have necessary documentation. Applicants must either take the entrance exam or enrol based on a passed entrance exam at a different faculty or college, or are transferring from other higher education institutions.

Criteria for Ranking the Candidates:

  • The total number of points can be up to 100 points, where:
  • High school overall success equal to a maximum of 40 points – i.e. success rates per each of the 4 high school years summed up and then multiplied by 2;
  • Entrance exam (a maximum of 60 points, whereby a minimum of 14 points is required for passing the exam).

Entrance Exam

The entrance exam consists of oral and written part. The required minimum is B2 (Upper Intermediate) level of language competence.

- Written Part:

The written part of the entrance exam carries a maximum of 55 points and tests the knowledge of English language through a series of standard language exercises:

  • Reading comprehension
  • English in use (transformations, vocabulary skills - multiple choice tasks, filling in the gaps, morphology; structural close exercise; identification and correction of errors)

The test runs for 60 minutes and can deviate slightly from the above exercises (that is, not all of these exercises may appear in each test run).

- Oral Part:

Each candidate individually takes the oral part of the entrance exam so that the candidate’s English language speaking skills can be checked as well. This part lasts no more than 10 minutes and carries a maximum of 5 points.

Applicants who have a FCE certificate with a grade A or higher levels are exonerated from taking the entrance exam (only ESOL certificates are applicable).


Recommended literature for entrance exam preparation:

  • Carter & McCarthy. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English – a comprehensive guide. CUP
  • Thomson & Martinet. (2002) A Practical English Grammar. OUP
  • Vince, Michael. (2004) FCE Language Practice. Oxford: Macmillan
  • Raymond, Murphy. (2000) English Grammar in Use (for upper-intermediate students). Cambridge: CUP
  • Longman Language Activator (1993)
  • McCarthy, M. and F. O'Dell (1994) English Vocabulary in Use (upper-intermediate and advanced). Cambridge: CUP
  • McCarthy, M. and F. O'Dell. (2002) English Idioms in Use. Cambridge: CUP
  • Cowie, A. P. And Mackin, R. (2000) Oxford Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Oxford: OUP

Preparatory Classes

Free preparatory classes and consultations for taking the entrance exam for all study programmes are organized at the Faculty of Law and Business Studies Dr. Lazar Vrkatić every year. During preparatory classes, future students have the opportunity to be acquainted with the teaching staff, the institution itself and all the opportunities available during the studies.

Additional information can be obtained by e-mail:

  • engleskiflv@gmail.com
  • ana.sentov@gmail.com

In the course of providing consultations, potential applicants can receive all information related to the entrance exam, enrolment procedure and the method of study at our institution, as well as all the opportunities available to our students.

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Entrance exam and enrolment applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • birth certificate;
  • authenticated photocopies of the certificates for all four years of secondary school;
  • an authenticated photocopy of the secondary school diploma;
  • 2 passport format (3.5 x 4.5cm) photos;
  • a 5,000 dinars enrolment fee deposited into the Faculty’s transfer account number 160-930468-41

In addition, the following documentation is to be submitted in case of:

  • Acceptance of the Entrance Exam from Related Faculties:
    • a certified successfully passed the entrance exam from Related Faculties;
  • Transferring from Other Faculties:
    • an application for enrolment in a specific study programme (the form thereof will be provided when applying for enrolment);
    • a certificate of exams passed;
    • a certified study plan and programme (from the time when a candidate was studying);

Applicants who have passed the entrance exam at our faculty can enrol in the 2019-2020 school year as soon as the entrance exam results are published.

On registration, candidates also have to submit a payment confirmation for the first instalment of the tuition fee in the amount of 380 EUR (in middle RSD exchange rate of the NBS on the day of enrolment) deposited into the Faculty’s transfer account number 160-930468-41. When completing a payment slip, applicants are to put their Personal Identity Number in the Reference Number field.

Enrolment applications can be submitted at the Faculty premises every workday 09:00 – 16:00 and on Saturdays 10:00 – 12:00:

  • Novi Sad:
    Bulevar oslobođenja 76, (at the Dean’s office on the 2nd floor every workday, or at the Student services office on the 1st floor on Saturdays)

Tuition fee

Based on the Decision of the Faculty Council:

  • The 2019-2020 school year tuition fee is 1,550 EUR, in RSD middle exchange rate;
  • The tuition fee can be paid in several instalments (the first instalment is 380 EUR and is paid at the enrolment, plus 9 monthly instalments of 130 EUR), or in full – whereby a 5% discount applies;
  • Faculty students are insured through Generali Insurance Serbia.


  • Candidates who obtained Vuk's secondary school diploma (a certificate of excellence) in the 2018-2019 school year do not pay the tuition fee for the first year of studies.
  • Candidates coming from social welfare institutions and foster families, and who have at least 4.50 GPA in all of the years of high school education, do not pay the tuition fee for the first year of studies.
  • Candidates coming from social welfare institutions and foster families, and whose GPA over the entire high school education is at least 4.00 pay only 50% of the tuition fee for the first year of studies.

These students are funded by the Lazar Vrkatić Foundation.


  • Education sector: primary and secondary schools, private schools
  • Written translation services: agencies, companies, banks, travel agencies, publishers
  • Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation
  • Online English Language Teaching
  • Content writing for IT companies
  • Entrepreneurship: launching a private school or a translation agency

Working Hours
Monday - Friday
09:00 - 17:00

Bank Account: 160-930468-41

PIB: 104246798
Identification number: 08850330
Activity Code: 8542

Novi Sad: +381(21) 472 7884,
fax: +381(21) 472 7885

Niš: +381(18) 294 220,
fax: +381(18) 294 222

Bulevar oslobođenja 76,
21000 Novi Sad

Vojvode Mišića 48,
18000 Niš

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