The Master’s degree program Natural Disasters Risk Management is a study program aimed at educating professionals in risk management and protection from natural disasters. Frequent occurrences of natural disasters, which are a source of permanent threat to society and the environment, represent one of the most important global problems. The goal of this study program is to increase the level of knowledge about the causes of natural disasters, their mechanisms of action, and ways to protect against them.

The program is organized as distance learning, which allows students flexibility in organizing their time and adapting their studies to other obligations. The program lasts for one year and consists of two semesters, during which classes are held, and a final thesis is written and defended.

The study program covers areas related to risk management and protection from natural disasters, including various types of natural disasters such as droughts, fires, floods, landslides, earthquakes, pandemics, etc. Through this study program, students will learn how to predict possible unfavorable scenarios and effects of natural disasters, as well as how to take timely measures to minimize risks and prevent or mitigate unfavorable consequences. This knowledge is vital for the sustainable development of human civilization because it enables better decision-making, better planning and optimization of available resources, prioritization, and avoidance of future problems.


Frequent occurrences of natural disasters, both in the world and in our region, are becoming one of the world’s most important problems and factors in the further sustainable development of human civilization. Natural disasters have become a source of permanent threat to the social community and the environment as a whole. The damage they cause exceeds all acceptable measures. Exposure to the influence of natural disasters (droughts, fires, floods, landslides, earthquakes, epidemics, etc.) is largely increased due to the low degree of knowledge of the causes of occurrence, mechanisms of action and methods of protection. Risk management enables timely preparation of potential events that may occur, the effects and consequences that individuals and institutions may face, and the planned and systematic undertaking of measures and activities in order to minimize risks and thus avoid or reduce adverse effects. Risk management enables making better decisions, better planning and optimizing available resources, dealing with priorities, and taking appropriate measures to avoid or mitigate future problems caused by natural disasters.


The “+1” study program lasts one year (two semesters x 30 ECTS, total 60 ECTS).The program consists of 5 mandatory courses, 3 elective courses, two interdisciplinary workshops, and the preparation and defense of a Master’s thesis (Final Thesis). During the first and second semesters, classes are held in English and Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian. Students do a final paper of their choice, in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian or English.


After passing all the exams listed in the Curricula and defending the Final Thesis; after acquiring the full, required number of ECTS credits, and after finishing the studies, the student gets the academic title of Master of Natural Disasters Risk Management.


For the Master’s program Natural Disasters Risk Management, the tuition fee is: 4,000 KM (payment in installments is possible).


Candidates who have the right to enroll in an interdisciplinary Master’s program (second cycle) are:

  • Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and foreign citizens with completed corresponding first cycle studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina valued at a minimum of 240 ECTS credits, which in combination with the evaluation of the second cycle amounts to a minimum of 300 ECTS credits.
  • Those who have completed their studies according to pre-Bologna curricula in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Those who have completed an integrated study program lasting five or six years, as well as
  • Candidates who completed their first cycle or pre-Bologna studies outside of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for which adequate education for continuing studies has been established following the recognition or equivalence procedure.


With the application (request) for enrollment in the study and online application, candidates must submit:

  • Original diploma and diploma supplement (for students who completed the Bologna study), or nostrified diploma for candidates who did not complete their previous study in Bosnia and Herzegovina (students of the University of Sarajevo who completed the first cycle of study may submit a certificate of completed study until the diploma and diploma supplement are issued, if the promotion and diploma award ceremony is after the deadline for submitting applications for enrollment in this competition), or a certified copy of the original diploma, diploma supplement, or nostrified diploma
  • Certificate of passed exams (original or certified copy)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Other documents relevant for determining the number of points according to criteria.
  • CV (biography) sent by email to




Prof. dr Emina Hadžić, program coordinator


MA Aida Salihović-Gušić, education officer