Code Qualification level
Level Type
0 0 Person without acquired primary education and upbringing
10 1 The first level (level 1) of the NQFS, which is acquired by completing primary education and upbringing, basic adult education, basic music, or basic ballet education and upbringing.
Equivalence to the first level (level 1) – primary education acquired on the basis of regulations that were valid until the entry into force of the Law on the National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 27/18 and 6/20) – April 14, 2018. years.
20 2 The second level (level 2) of NQFS, which is acquired through professional training, lasting up to one year, education for work lasting up to two years, or non-formal adult education lasting 120-360 hours of training. The condition for acquiring this level is the previously acquired level 1 of theNQFS.
Equivalence to the second level (level 2) – professional training lasting one year which until the entry into force of the Law on the National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia corresponded to the first level of education and training for two years, which until the entry into force of the Law o The National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia corresponded to the second level of education.
30 2 The third level (level 3) of the NQFS, which is acquired by completing a three-year secondary vocational education, or non-formal adult education lasting at least 960 hours of training. The condition for acquiring this level is the previously acquired level 1 of the NQFS.
The third level (level 3) of the NQFS, which is acquired by completing a three-year secondary vocational education, or non-formal adult education lasting at least 960 hours of training. The condition for acquiring this level is the previously acquired level 1 of the NQFS.
40 1 The fourth level (level 4) of the NQFS, which is acquired by completing a four-year high school education. The condition for acquiring this level is the previously acquired level 1 of the NQFS.
Equivalence to the fourth level (level 4) – secondary high school education lasting four years, which until the entry into force of the Law on the National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia corresponded to the fourth level of education.
40 2 The fourth level (level 4) of NOKS, which is acquired by completing a four-year secondary vocational and artistic education. The condition for acquiring this level is the previously acquired level 1 of the NQFS.
Equivalence to the fourth level (level 4) – education acquired by completing secondary vocational and artistic education in four years, as education acquired in the school for talented students which until the entry into force of the Law on National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia corresponded to the fourth degree.
50 2 The fifth level (level 5) of the NQFS, which is acquired by completing a master’s or specialist education lasting one to two years and non-formal adult education lasting at least six months. The condition for acquiring this level is previously acquired level 3 of NOKS, ie level 4 of NOKS, and for acquiring through non-formal adult education level previously acquired level 4 of NQFS.
Equivalence to the fifth level (level 5) – training for specialization, which until the entry into force of the Law on the National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia corresponded to the fifth level of education.
61 3 The sixth level, sub-level one (level 6.1) of the NQFS, which is acquired by completing basic academic studies (hereinafter: OAS) of at least 180 ECTS, is marked with 6.1 A. The condition for acquiring this level is a previously acquired level 4 of the NQFS and passed the general, professional or artistic matura, in accordance with the laws governing secondary education and upbringing and higher education.
Equivalence to the sixth level, sub-level one (level 6.1) – professional title acquired by completing part of the study program of basic studies at the faculty, which completes the first degree of higher education, and which is until the entry into force of the Law on National Qualifications Framework. from it derive was equated with the professional title of basic academic studies of at least 180 ECTS credits.
Equivalence to the sixth level, sublevel one (level 6.1) – professional title acquired by completing undergraduate studies at the faculty, lasting three years, which until the entry into force of the Law on National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia, in terms of rights arising from it was equal to professional title of basic academic studies of at least 180 ECTS credits.
61 4 The sixth level, sub-level one (level 6.1) of the NQFS, which is acquired by completing basic vocational studies (hereinafter: OSS) of 180 ECTS, is marked with 6.1 S. The condition for acquiring this level is previously acquired level 4 of the NQFS- and passed the general, professional or artistic matura, in accordance with the laws governing secondary education and upbringing and higher education.
Equivalence to the sixth level, sublevel one (level 6.1) – professional title acquired upon completion of studies at a higher school, lasting up to three years, which until the entry into force of the Law on National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia in terms of rights arising from it the title of the first degree of vocational studies.
62 3 The sixth level, sub-level two (level 6.2) of NOKS, which is acquired by completing an OAS of at least 240 ECTS, is marked with 6.2 A. The condition for acquiring this level is previously acquired level 4 of NOKS and passed general, professional or artistic matura, in accordance with the laws governing secondary education and upbringing and higher education.
62 4 The sixth level, sublevel two (level 6.2), which is acquired by completing specialist vocational studies of at least 60 ECTS, is marked with 6.2 S. The condition for acquiring this level is previously acquired level 6.1 of the NQF on OSS of 180 ECTS.
71 3 Seventh level, sublevel one (level 7.1) of NOKS, which is acquired by completing integrated academic studies of 300 to 360 ECTS, master’s academic studies (hereinafter: MAS) of at least 60 ECTS, with previously achieved OAS of 240 ECTS , MAS of at least 120 ECTS (with previously achieved OAS of 180 ECTS), is denoted by 7.1 A.
Equivalence to the seventh level, sublevel one (level 7.1) – professional title acquired by completing undergraduate studies at the faculty lasting four to six years, which until the entry into force of the Law on National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia in terms of rights derived from it was equated with academic title of master, ie graduate master.
71 4 The seventh level, sub-level one (level 7.1) of the NOCS, which is acquired by completing master’s vocational studies of at least 120 ECTS (with previously achieved OSS of 180 ECTS), is marked with 7.1 s.
Equivalence to the seventh level, sub-level one (level 7.1) – professional title acquired by completing specialist vocational studies of the second degree in accordance with the Law on Higher Education “Official Gazette of RS”, No. 76/05, 100/07 – authentic interpretation, 97/08, 44/10, 93/12, 89/13, 99/14, 45/15 – authentic interpretation, 68/15, 87/16 and 88/17 – other Law).
72 3 Seventh level, sub-level two (level 7.2) of the NQFS, which is acquired by completing specialist academic studies of at least 60 ECTS (with previously completed master’s academic studies).
Equivalence of the seventh level, sublevel two (level 7.2) – academic title acquired by completing specialist studies at the faculty, which until the entry into force of the Law on the National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia in terms of rights arising from it was equated with the academic title of second degree specialist.
Ekvivalencija sedmom nivou, podnivo dva (nivou 7.2) – akademski naziv magistra nauka stečen završavanjem magistarskih studija, odnosno odbranom magistarske teze, koji je do stupanja na snagu Zakona o Nacionalnom okviru kvalifikacija Republike Srbije u pogledu prava koja iz njega proizlaze bio izjednačen sa naučnim nazivom magistra nauka.
80 3 Osmi nivo (nivo 8) NOKS-a, koji se stiče završavanjem doktorskih studija obima 180 ESPB (uz prethodno završene integrisane akademske, odnosno master akademske studije).
Equivalence of the seventh level, sublevel two (level 7.2) – academic title of Master of Science acquired by completing master’s studies, ie defending a master’s thesis, which was equal to the scientific title until the entry into force of the Law on National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia. Master of Science.
Code Type of qualification
0 No qualification
1 General
2 Professional
3 Academic
4 Professional

Qualification level codebook