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Western Balkans University every new academic year accepts international students who can follow the regular registration procedure. International applicants can apply to be accepted in all University study programs. Each international candidate must meet all accession criteria, procedures and registration documents which are expressed as below.

Admission quotas for international students are limited as they depend on the approval made by the Ministry of Education and Sport each academic year.

Admission Criteria

GPA Criteria


They must have a general high school average of at least 7 (seven) out of 10 (ten) or equal to it.

English Criteria

English Level

They must present evidence of English language recognition at the "B1" level according to CEFR in one of the following exams: Cambridge, TOEFL Paper-based, TOEFL Internet-based, IELTS, TOEIC, APTIS.In cases where the student has completed his studies at a high school where teaching is conducted entirely in English, he is exempt from the obligation to present this document.

Enrollment Procedure

Online application

Applicant must fill out the online form HERE with all the required information and upload main documents.


Complete documentation submition

Applicant sends the required documents via email [email protected].


Fee payment

Applicant should send the application fee payment evidence(non refundable); for bachelor and master studies 100 euro, for Integrated studies 200 euro.


Entry Exam

The applicant will enter the entry exam (only for integrated programs).



The applicant will go through an interview process by a team of academic and administrative staff of WBU.


Academic Evaluation

The admission office sends to the relevant faculties for evaluation of the received documents from the applicant.


Conditional Admission Letter

If the applicant is accepted, the university sends a Conditional Admission Letter. The applicant is admitted with the condition that once he completes his high school studies/bachelor studies he will provide:


Preleminary Agreement

Applicant receives the preliminary agreement for signing out.


First-year tuition fee payment

Applicant pays the first-year tuition fee (Refundable if the applicant receives a visa refusal) and sends payment evidence through email.


Admission letter

The university provides the applicant the admission letter after receiving the required missing documents mentioned at step 7.


Life in Tirana

Tirana is a vibrant and bustling city that is the economic and cultural hub of Albania.
Starting from living costs up to job opportunities; here is all you have to know if you are planning to move in Tirana, Albania.

Cost of Living
Students Jobs
Visa Requirements
Visa Eligibility

The cost of living in Tirana, Albania can vary depending on your lifestyle and personal choices. However, we can provide you with a general overview of the monthly costs associated with living in Tirana. Please keep in mind that prices may change due to inflation and other economic factors.

Housing: Rental prices in Tirana can vary significantly depending on the location, size, and quality of the accommodation. On average, you might expect to pay anywhere from 250 to 500 Euros per month for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center, while prices in the suburbs or less central areas can be somewhat lower. We suggest you Fole Residence, a student residence which is located 10 minutes away from the university. You can choose to rent a single room by yourself or you can share a studio apartment with your friends. You can find more information here
Utilities: Utilities, including electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage, for a typical 85 square meter apartment can cost around 100-150 Euros per month.
Groceries: The cost of groceries is reasonable in Tirana. A monthly grocery bill for a single person might range from 150 to 200 Euros, depending on your eating habits and whether you eat out frequently.
Transportation: Tirana has a relatively small and walkable city center. Public transportation is affordable, with a one-way ticket on a bus or trolley bus costing about 40 cents (Euro). If you use public transport regularly, a monthly pass is available for around 10-15 Euros. If you prefer to use a taxi, prices are also reasonable.
Dining Out: Eating at restaurants and cafes in Tirana can be quite affordable compared to Western Europe. A meal at a mid-range restaurant might cost around 10-20 Euros per person, while a fast-food meal is cheaper.
Entertainment: The cost of entertainment, such as going to the movies or visiting cultural attractions, is generally reasonable. Ticket prices for cultural events or movies can range from 4 to 10 Euros.
Healthcare: Healthcare costs can vary, but Albania has a mix of public and private healthcare facilities. Health insurance is recommended if you're staying long-term, and the cost will depend on the coverage you choose.
Internet and Mobile Phone: Internet and mobile phone plans are reasonably priced, with various options available depending on your data and call needs. A basic plan might cost around 10-20 Euros per month.
Gym or Fitness Club: Membership fees for gyms and fitness clubs vary, but you can expect to pay around 20-40 Euros per month.
It's important to note that the above estimates are approximate, and individual spending habits can greatly affect your monthly costs.

Finding part-time jobs for students in Tirana, Albania is possible, but the availability of opportunities and the types of jobs may vary. Here are some options and considerations for students seeking employment in Tirana:

Language Skills:If you speak English or other foreign languages, you may have an advantage in finding work. Many businesses, especially those in the tourism and hospitality sectors, value employees who can communicate with international visitors.
Hospitality and Tourism: Tirana is a growing tourist destination, and there are often part-time job opportunities in hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bars, especially during the tourist season. Positions like waitstaff, bartenders, hotel receptionists, and tour guides might be available.
Retail: Retail stores often hire part-time employees, especially during busy shopping seasons. Working in clothing stores, supermarkets, or electronics shops could be an option.
Internships: Consider seeking internships related to your field of study. Many businesses and organizations offer internship programs for students, which can provide valuable work experience.
Teaching or Tutoring: If you excel in a particular subject or language, you might offer tutoring services to local students. English language tutoring, in particular, is in demand.
Online Freelancing: Depending on your skills, you could explore online freelancing opportunities in fields like graphic design, content writing, programming, or digital marketing. Websites like Upwork and Freelancer are platforms where you can find remote work.
Work on Campus: If you are a student at a university in Tirana, check with your university's career services or student affairs office. They may have information about on-campus job opportunities or student employment programs. EPIC project of Western Balkans University is also an excellent choice for its potential students. Learn more about this project here.
Language Schools: English language schools often hire native or fluent English speakers as teachers or assistants. Check with language schools in Tirana for openings.
Networking: Networking is important in Tirana, as personal connections can often lead to job opportunities. Attend networking events, join student organizations, and engage with your peers and professors to expand your network.
It's essential to be aware of the legal requirements for working as a student in Albania, such as obtaining the necessary work permits or visas if you are an international student. Additionally, keep in mind that while part-time work can be a valuable experience and help cover living expenses, it's important to balance work with your studies to ensure academic success.

To study in Western Balkans University, international students must get an Albanian student visa depending on their country of origin.

Western Balkans University may come to your help with the list of documents below. It is, however, advised to always check with the consulate/embassy for more details on visa requirements.

If International students intend to study in Albania, then they must apply for a Student Visa. The Albania Study Visa is only issued by the Albania Immigration Department. The initial step is to fill out the Application Form at least three months before the course start date in order to avoid any delay or last-minute rush and then submit it to the Immigration Department through your regional consulate. It is important to note that EU countries are exempted from VISAs to Albania!

Follow these simple steps to apply for study visa in Albania:

  • Fill out the application form.
  • After completing the form, directly submit it to the Immigration Department at least 3 months prior to the start of the course.
  • All the forms must be revised by the Ministry of Education and it must be signed by the concerned College or University.

The following criteria must be met:

  1. A letter of acceptance must be provided demonstrating that an applicant has been offered a place on a full-time course of study at a recognized educational institution.
  2. Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of enough funds to support themselves in the country.
  3. It must be shown that the course fees have been paid in full.
  4. Private medical insurance must be arranged and documentary evidence of this must be provided.
  5. It must be the candidate’s demonstrable intention to return to their own country at the end of their period of study.

If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs authorizes the visa, you can then apply at one of the Embassies or Consulates near you by submitting the following documents:

  1. Proof of authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (eg. Visa Authorization Number)
  2. Your Birth Certificate
  3. Your high school diploma or other previous academic qualifications
  4. A medical report issued by a certified medical practitioner that states you are not infected with any contagious diseases. The report must have been issued within the last three months
  5. Police clearance, issued within the last six months

Tuition Fees for International Students

Study Program Tuition Cost / yearly
Integrated Second Cycle in Dentistry (5 years) 8000€
Integrated Second Cycle in Pharmacy* 5000€
Integrated Second Cycle Program, Master of Science in Medicine (6 years) 12.000€
Bachelor in Dental Technician 4000€
Bachelor in Nursing 4000€
Bachelor in Imaging Technician 4000€
Bachelor in Physiotherapy 4000€
Bachelor in Laboratory Technician 4000€
Master of Science in Nursing (Profiles in: Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Intensive Care, Emergency) 5000€
Bachelor in Health Care Management 4000€
Bachelor in Biotechnology 4000€
Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering 4000€
Bachelor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence 4000€
Bachelor in Finance and Technology 4000€
Bachelor in Business and Technology 4000€
Bachelor in Economics and Data Science 4000€
Bachelor in Software Engineering 4000€
Bachelor in Cyber Security 4000€
Master of Science in Hospital Management 5000€
Master of Science in Nanotechnology 5000€
*Pharmacy program is under the licensing process and will be opened during the academic year 2024-2025.

Where to submit necessary documents?

Interested students can fill the application form, but the documents should also must be physically admitted in the Admission Office at the moment of registration.

Admissions Office
Phone: +355 69 581 3299
Email: [email protected]