Serbia

For the essential information about studying in Serbia and applying for higher education programmes, visit the Study in Serbia website.

  • Population: 7.186.862 (2018)
  • Capital: Belgrade
  • Geographical size: 88.499 km2
  • GDP: €39.366 billion (2017)
  • Official language(s): Serbian
  • Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)
  • Student visas and immigration
  • Scholarships and financial support
  • Number of higher education institutions: 15 universities and over 60 colleges
  • Number of students in higher education: 256.172 (2017)
  • Number of international students in higher education: 11.624 (2017)
  • Language of instruction: The majority of higher education programmes in Serbia are taught in Serbian language, but there are many programmes that are accredited in other languages (mostly in English). More information is available in the catalogue of study programmes available at the Study in Serbia website.
  • Typical tuition fees: Foreign students pay tuition for their studies which are determined by the respective higher education institutions, usually ranging from €1000 to €5000 per year (two semesters).
  • Average length of a full-time higher education programme in Serbia:
    • Bachelor's degree programme: 4 years
    • Master's degree programme: 1 year
    • Doctorate/PhD: 3 years

The Republic of Serbia is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, covering the central part of the Balkan Peninsula and the southern part of the Pannonian Plain.

Throughout history this region has attracted foreigners from both the East and the West and these numerous influences can be seen not only in architecture and culture, but also in everyday life, cuisine and traditions. The Serbian people are known as hospitable and joyful and this vibrant place allows one to experience the best of both the West and the East at the same time.

The capital city, Belgrade (Beograd), built on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube, has seen many who tried to conquer it through the ages, but in the end, it conquers everybody with its charm and spirit. Every day this “White City” (in Serbian Beograd translates as beo – white and grad – city) surprises not only its guests but also its two million inhabitants offering new experiences, discoveries, and contrasts.

Other big cities only add to this wealth of varied experiences. For example, Novi Sad, situated in the northern region of Vojvodina, is globally known for one of the best music festivals in the world - Exit – and it is also the 2019 European Youth Capital and the 2021 European Capital of Culture. On the other side of the country, in the south, there is Niš, the city of rich traditions and one of the oldest cities in the Balkans, known, among other things, as the birthplace of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Other university centres, such as the old capital Kragujevac in the central region of Šumadija, also attract numerous students from across the country. Apart from the vibrant cities, the visitors of Serbia often come back to it for its countryside with its mountains and big plains, rivers and numerous spas as well as monasteries and cultural heritage sites across the country.

For the essential information about studying in Serbia and applying for higher education programmes, visit the Study in Serbia website.