Serbia has seven public and just as many private universities catering to the need of thousands of students from around the world. To make the transfer of credits and degrees around Europe and the world, Serbia follows the guidelines set by the Bologna Declaration. Serbia was among the last countries to start implementing the declaration and has received 3.8 out of five points for the progress it has made.
Serbian universities offer Undergraduate, Graduate, Masters and short term summer program options to its international students. Study in government university is much cheaper than study in a private university. Location of the university also plays a role in the cost. Universities located in major cities tend to be more expensive than those in urban locations.
Government of Serbia scholarships to international students interested in studying social and medical sciences, mathematics, natural sciences and technological sciences. Scholarships are awarded to students nominated by Governments participating in the program. Check to see if your home country is a participant.
Short term courses include language and cultural workshops. Courses are run on a weekly basis, with ninety minute classes conducted 2, 3, 4 or five times a week. Classes are conducted in small groups and run year round.
Another option includes semester long programs in conflict studies, international relations and political science. Students examine the origins of Balkan conflicts of the 1990s and transformations after the conflicts. Participants also get to travel to villages in Serbia, Kosovo, and Bosnia-Herzegovina to see the conflict’s impact firsthand.