For those who choose to start walking their walk of life at the Faculty of Philology in Banja Luka, the advantages it has to offer are multifarious, with high-quality education being only the first on the list.
By comparison to the majority of university cities in the region, Banja Luka is low-cost. While it possesses all the amenities of a university city, it also boasts low tuition fees and a low cost of living.
Tuition fees at the Faculty of Philology in Banja Luka give it a significant competitive advantageover universities such as those in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Zagreb. For instance, the annual tuition fee for students not subsidised by the Government of the Republic of Srpska is only BAM 440, which is approximately equal to 220 euros.
Beside the affordable tuition fee, students who choose to study at the Faculty of Philology in Banja Luka will also be surprised by how low the cost of bed and board is. The Nikola Tesla Student Centre offers lodging to students of the University at prices ranging between 10 and 75 convertible marks per month, depending on the type of room. The Nikola Tesla Student Centre has four halls of residence. Hall I and Hall II consist of 200 triple and 80 twin rooms, the 148 beds in Hall III are intended for full-time undergraduate students, and another 66 beds for master students and students with special needs. The newly built Hall IV, which was opened in 2016, has 280 beds placed in twin and triple rooms. Besides serving as sleeping facilities, the hallshave premises such as lounges, reading rooms, Internet and television rooms, laundry rooms,doctors’ offices, dinettes and a theatre.
Aside from accommodation, the Nikola Tesla Student Centre offers food (three meals) to students of the University of Banja Luka. It has two canteens, with 230 and 120 seatsrespectively. Similar to the cost of accommodation, food at the student canteens is highly affordable, with breakfast costing .60 convertible marks, lunch 1.40, and dinner 1 convertible mark.
The student canteen and Nikola Tesla Halls of Residence III and IV are located in the immediate vicinity of the Faculty of Philology, which is another important advantage of studying at this higher education institution. The University of Banja Luka campus, which is where the Faculty of Philology is situated, absolutely attests to Banja Luka’s reputation of being a green city, and of being a natural, peaceful and pleasant environment conducive to study and work.