Vice Rectors are appointed and dismissed by the University Council at the proposal of the University Chamber Vice Rectors may be appointed from among professors and associate professors who are employed full time at higher education institutions. The Student Vice Rector is elected from among the students with grade average of at least 8 (eight) who have not repeated a year during his/her studies. Student Vice Rector needs to attend the sessions of the Steering Committee and the Senate of the University and represent the rights of students.
At the University there are 15 faculties and 2 academies. At the University enrolls about 14,700 students.
The University shall be represented by Rector of the University. Day of University of East Sarajevo, 24 May, St. Cyril and Methodius.
The academic year at the University begins in September of the current year and ends in October next year. The year is divided into two semesters: winter and summer.