Apply to SFA

The Call for Applications for Academic Year 2017/18 is open from April 3, 2017 until May 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their enrollment status on July 1, 2017.

Sarajevo Film Academy students come from over 30 countries and all corners of the world including Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Croatia, France, India, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, UAE, UK, USA, Italy…

We offer comprehensive advice and support for foreign students including advice on accommodation and support though obtaining visas and transferring academic credits.

To learn more about the application process, and to submit an application, please follow the links below.

  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BFA

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Directing

    All prospective candidates are required to submit the following:

    1. Short Biography/CV
    Your biography should include education, work experience/internships (if applicable), awards and certificates (if applicable)

    2. Letter of Motivation (between 500 and 1,000 words maximum) answering the question: Why I want to become a filmmaker?

    3. Photo story in 12 photographs
    Submit 12 photographs that represent a visual and narrative whole, conveying an event. An event does not need to signify action, but rather any observation that can be narrated. Your photographs should be numbered in succession of your narrative, or joined in collage.

    4. Synopsis of a film you want to make (up to one page)

    5. Short Essay (between 500 and 1500 words maximum) on the subject: An encounter I will never forget.

    6. Film or additional piece of visual work (optional, not mandatory)
    The candidates may submit any additional example representative of their visual sensibility, in any visual format.

    7. Certificates and Transcripts
    Please send copies of relevant certificates and academic transcripts, corresponding to your biography. All candidates must include a high-school diploma and diploma supplements (including grades transcripts for all academic years). International documents should be supplied both in original language and English. Do not enclose original certificates.

    8. Copy of your passport

    9. Passport format scanned photo

    Sarajevo Film Academy reserves the right to ask for additional materials and/or information from candidates of interest, with a timely notification.

  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS MFA

    Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing

    All prospective candidates are required to submit the following:

    1. Short Biography/CV
    Your biography should include education, work experience/internships, awards and certificates (if applicable). Please note that to qualify for our Master Degree Program you must have a fulfilled Bachelor degree.

    2. Filmography (list of titles with specified format and duration; with links to stream)
    Candidates must submit at least one short film of any genre where they are credited as director and/or cinematographer and/or editor.
    If you are submitting more than one required short, please be notified that your total submission should not exceed 90 minutes in length, and should not include more than a maximum of three shorts, or one full-length film.

    3. Letter of Motivation (between 500 and 1,000 words maximum) addressing, among other, the question: What does the art of filmmaking represent to me personally?

    4. Short Essay (between 500 and 1500 words maximum) on the subject: An encounter I will never forget.

    5. A piece of original writing in form of a cinematic treatment (film idea expressed in any manner: descriptive, synopsis, script) based on a novel (specify) or a short story (specify) or candidate’s own idea. Submit up to 3 pages maximum.

    6. Additional piece of visual work (not mandatory, optional)
    The candidates may submit any additional example representative of their visual sensibility, in any visual format.

    7. Certificates and Transcripts
    Please send copies of relevant certificates and academic transcripts, corresponding to your biography. All candidates must include a university diploma and diploma supplements (including grades transcripts for all academic years). International documents should be supplied both in original language and English. Do not enclose original certificates.

    8. Copy of your passport

    9. Passport format scanned photo

    Sarajevo Film Academy reserves the right to ask for additional materials and/or information from candidates of interest, with a timely notification.

  • TUITION FEES
    ACADEMIC LEVEL TUITION FEE per
    academic year
    Bachelor program (BFA) BH nationals 6.500,00 EUR
      International students 8.500,00 EUR
    Master program (MFA) BH nationals 9.500,00 EUR
      International students 12.500,00 EUR

    All students are under obligation to pay tuition fees to one of the SSST University accounts. For this purpose, SSST Finance Office issues invoices with payment instructions and payment schedule, to each student, delivered to student’s email address.

    Tuition fee payments to the University SSST are not required in bulk, but are broken down in four semestral installments. The tuition fee payment schedule consists of installment amounts and their due dates, where the first installment is considered the Registration Fee and is not refundable.

    Please find the tuition fee payment schedule for each academic level below:

    BFA PROGRAM

    BH nationals

    Registration Fee* in the amount of 2.000,00 EUR - due date August 15th
    First installment in the amount of 1.500,00 EUR - due date September 15th
    Second installment in the amount of 1.500,00 EUR - due date December 15th
    Third installment in the amount of 1.500,00 EUR - due date February 15th

    *In case a student decides to withdraw from the Program, the Registration Fee is not refundable.

    International students

    Registration Fee* in the amount of 2.500,00 EUR - due date August 15th
    First installment in the amount of 2.000,00 EUR - due date September 15th
    Second installment in the amount of 2.000,00 EUR - due date December 15th
    Third installment in the amount of 2.000,00 EUR - due date February 15th

    *In case a student decides to withdraw from the Program, the Registration Fee is not refundable.

    MFA PROGRAM

    BH nationals

    Registration Fee* in the amount of 3.500,00 EUR - due date August 15th
    First installment in the amount of 2.000,00 EUR - due date September 15th
    Second installment in the amount of 2.000,00 EUR - due date December 15th
    Third installment in the amount of 2.000,00 EUR - due date February 15th

    *In case a student decides to withdraw from the Program, the Registration Fee is not refundable.

    International students

    Registration Fee* in the amount of 3.500,00 EUR - due date August 15th
    First installment in the amount of 3.000,00 EUR - due date September 15th
    Second installment in the amount of 3.000,00 EUR - due date December 15th
    Third installment in the amount of 3.000,00 EUR - due date February 15th

    *In case a student decides to withdraw from the Program, the Registration Fee is not refundable.

    Failure to comply with above stated payment schedule may result in penalties, including possible suspension from class attendance, possible suspension from production facilities and/or activities, prevention from registration to the new academic semester/year and ultimately the possible loss of student status, i.e. expulsion.

    Please note that late payments, without a pre-approved change in payment schedule issued by the SSST Finance Office, will result in student being subject to additional fees, based on current interest rates in Bosnia and Herzegovina.