1. Do you accept absolute beginners to language courses and when can I start the course?
Yes, we do. Absolute beginners are welcome. The courses begin every Monday.
2. How do I know what level I am in order to choose the right course?
All candidates, before enrolling in the course, sit a placement test to determine their language level and then join the appropriate group.
3. How long do the courses last?
Standard group courses usually last 10 months, that is, the entire school year from September to May. However, individual courses and specialized courses last as long as the client wants.
4. What if I have to stop the course for personal reasons?
Each month is paid separately. If you have already started classes in a month, the payment for that month cannot be refunded.
5. Can a course be delivered on the premises of a company?
Yes. Porta Aperta can design the course according to the needs of your company/organization and organize classes on your premises.
6. What do I need to get into a foreign university?
Every university has its own rules. Some have entrance exams and interviews, others don't. However, what is common in most cases is that the application must accompanied by proof of the previous level of education (e.g. a high school diploma or a Bachelor's degree, if you are enrolling in a master's program) and an international certificate in English, or other language of study. Some universities will also ask for a transcript of high school grades in subjects that are relevant to the programme you wish to study. If your application is successful, tuition payment, student dormitory and visa application follow.
7. Can I continue my studies in another country if I started in Montenegro?
This is possible if your university is part of the Erasmus programme. If not, the university will assess whether it can admit you to study and under what conditions.
8. When should I apply for study at a foreign universities?
Most universities start the academic year in October, and enrollment is usually open twice a year, between February and June. Some universities have flexible enrollment and flexible study, so it is possible to enroll at any time during the year.
9. How much does it cost to study abroad?
One year of undergraduate studies (Bachelor) ranges on average around 3000-3500 euros. Master's degrees and MBA programs range around 5500-10,000 euros per year. The price also depends on the prestige and ranking of university but in principle it is lower in the countries of Eastern Europe.
10. How much does it cost to stay in a student dormitory or apartment?
The room in the student dormitory is usually with 2 or 3 beds with a shared bathroom and costs from 120-350 euros per month, depending on the location and facilities. Student apartments usually range from 350-550 euros per month.
11. I want to study abroad, but my language skills are not good enough. Can I still apply?
Yes you can. Many universities offer the so-called foundation year when applicants intensively learn the language and other subjects that are relevant to their studies.
12. What do I need for a student visa?
In addition to the standard documentation, the proof of admission, proof of financial means covering tuition and cost of living and proof of accommodation are required. Some embassies also require that a bank account be opened in advance in that country and that the amount needed for the first year is deposited at least 3 weeks before applying for the visa.
13. Do I need a visa to study in the European Union since Montenegro is waived of visa for EU entry?
Yes you do. A Schengen student visa as well as a residence permit are required. When you get a student visa and enter the EU country, you will apply for a residence permit with the local police. Student Schengen visa is required even for countries of the former Yugoslavia such as Croatia and Slovenia.
14. What is the cost of translation from Montenegrin into a foreign language and vice versa?
The standard page contains 1800 characters and costs 13 and 15 euros, respectively. However, the price may vary depending on the complexity of the text, the need for additional formatting and graphic editing, and the urgency of translation.
15. How much does it cost to translate a document with the seal of a court interpreter?
It depends on the language, the complexity and length of the document, however, the cost of a standard document of 1 to 2 pages is 20 euros per document. If the document has more than 2 pages, each subsequent page is charged 20 euros.