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Organisation of private education

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2.Organisation and governance

2.4Organisation of private education

Last update: 27 November 2023

Education in BiH is organized and conducted mainly in public educational institutions, but it is also organized in private ones, mostly in higher education.

Private institution may be established by domestic and foreign individuals and legal persons, in accordance with the principles defined by the Framework Law and other conditions and criteria established in the area of education.

In 200 private preschool institutions, at the beginning of the school year 2021/2022, 12. 286 children were enrolled of which 57 with disabilities.

In the 2021/2022 school year 4. 789 children attended private primary schools.

According to the Agency for the Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance, in the area of higher education in the academic year 2020/21 there are 28 accredited private higher education institutions were registered in BiH.