About Entrance Exam

An entrance exam is an examination that the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Medicine (UBFM) uses to select students for admission. Every applicant at UBFM is required to take the entrance exam. This standardized procedure enables the Admissions Committee to assess the academic ability of a candidate to complete a demanding undergraduate medical programme. The applicants are accepted on the basis of the results from the entrance examination (consisting of two separate tests in Chemistry and Biology and an interview) and the cumulative grade point average (GPA) from the Secondary/High school (see Admission Scoring System below).

An entrance examination is compulsory for all students applying to UBFM. In order to be accepted, every applicant must successfully pass the entrance examination (see information below).

NUMBER OF STUDENTS

UBFM admits among the largest incoming classes of foreign medical students in Serbia. Annually, up to 100 students enrol in one educational track.

In the next school year (2020/21), one hundred (100) spots are available for the medical programme (Medical Doctor/MD programme) in English at UBFM.

ADMISSION SCORING SYSTEM

The admissions process for the studies in English at the UBFM is competitive, based on the scoring system. The maximum number of points that each candidate can get during admission procedure is 100 (equals to 100%). Out of 100 points, 60 points (60% of total score) are awarded based on the entrance examination results (see below), while the remaining 40 points (40% of total score) are awarded based on the cumulative GPA from the Secondary/High School.

All candidates must pass the entrance exam, i.e. they must have at least 31 points out of 60 possible (20 for biology test, 20 for the chemistry test and 20 for the interview). Please note that the threshold for passing the exam in the second term of the entrance exam (held in September) may be modified based on the number of available places for studies of medicine in English at UBFM.

Table. MD programme admission scoring system at the UBFM is as follows:

Selection criteria No. of questions No. of points (%)
Entrance exam Biology test 20 20
Chemistry test 20 20
Personal interview / 20
Entrance exam total: 60
Secondary/High school success Cumulative GPA / 40
Total: 100

Once the candidates complete the exam, the scoring will be done and the list of candidates created. Among all those who passed the entrance exam, the first 100 candidates (or less based on the number of available posts at the second term of entrance examination) will be accepted and enrolled in the first year of the studies in English.

STRUCTURE OF THE ENTRANCE EXAM

The entrance exam consists of a written part and a personal interview.

The written part includes two multiple choice questionnaires (MCQ), one that covers biology, and one that covers general and organic chemistry. Each test consists of 20 questions with one correct answer (out of four) and all questions are based on the high school educational programme (see Topics for the Entrance Exam below). Every correct answer is scored with one point, so each test can bring to an applicant up to 20 points (i.e. 20% of total score). Selected examples of questions from the previous entrance exam tests can be seen here.

Please note that the test in Chemistry for the Entrance Exam involves several questions with chemical calculations. The questions with chemical calculations cover the following topics: Solutions (concentrations of solution), Energetics and Ionic product of water, pH and pOH. Example problems can be seen here.

The personal interview is conducted by the teaching stuff of the UBFM (members of the Admissions Committee). Its main purpose is to evaluate the applicant's motivation, sensitivity, and interpersonal skills, as well as his/her English language skills. It is also designed to help the interviewers develop an understanding of how prospective student views the physician's role. It can bring to an applicant up to 20 points (i.e. 20% of total score).

The language of the entrance examination and interview is English.

MINIMUM PASSING MARK

At the entrance exam there is grading threshold for passing the exam and every applicant must successfully pass the entrance examination. The minimum passing grade/mark (acceptance pass mark) at the entrance exam is 51%, i.e. 31 points out of 60 possible (20 for biology test, 20 for the chemistry test and 20 for the interview). The remaining 40 points are awarded based on the cumulative GPA from the Secondary/High School. Please note that the threshold for passing the exam in the second term of the entrance exam (held in September) may be modified based on the number of available places for studies of medicine in English at UBFM.

DATES AND DEADLINES

The first term of the Entrance exam is scheduled for the the second week of July 2021 (for more details, please see below). 

The second term of the Entrance exam is scheduled for the second week of September 2021 (exact dates and deadlines will be announced in due time). Please note that the applicants who did not pass the entrance exam in the first attempt are still eligible to take the second entrance exam.


Application calendar (July 2021)


Date Time Venue
Submission of documents From Monday, June 28 until Monday, July 5
9:00 – 13:00
(working days only)
Office of Students Affairs
Head building, 2ndfloor
Entrance exam
  Biology and Chemistry test 
Tuesday, July 6 9:30 – 13:00 Amphitheatre of the Institute of Pathology
Interview Wednesday, July 7
Thursday, July 8
10:00 – 14:00
10:00 – 13:00
(each candidate 5–10 min)
(Interview schedule will be announced on Monday, July 5)
Head building, 2ndfloor
 Preliminary results Thursday, July 8
Afternoon
Website of UBFM &
Head building, 2nd floor
 Complaints and appeals
 (applicant’s presence is mandatory)
Friday, July 9
10:00 – 11:00
Head building, 2nd floor
 Final results Friday, July 9
Afternoon
Website of UBFM &
Head building, 2nd floor
Registration of accepted applicants
 Registration From Monday, July 12 until Wednesday, July 14
9:00 – 13:00 Office of Students Affairs
Head building, 2ndfloor


TOPICS FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAM

All questions in the entrance exam tests in Biology and Chemistry are based on the high school educational programme. The lists of topics in Chemistry and Biology are available at our website.

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