The Steering board is the managing body of the University. The Steering board has 11 members and consists of: 5 representatives from the academic staff of the University, 4 representatives appointed by the Government of RS, a student representative and one representative from the nonacademic staff of the University.
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.