Foreign students information

Information that can be found on this page is listed below:

Mentoring and support

The arrival of a student in a new environment, a new country, a new college can be quite a challenge. In order to help them to get the best they can and get the right answers, we will organize their support and mentoring.

Our International Relations Office will be available to incoming students for any questions.

The students’ Parliament of the Academy will have representatives who will assist the incoming students. They will introduce them to local students, to make mobility as easy as possible. They will be guided through the city and introduced to both student and social life in Belgrade. Connecting the Parliament of the Academy and incoming students has a mission to integrate foreign students as much as possible in the student life of the Academy, to help them to make the best possible impression and to make new friends.

After arriving at the Academy and registering at the International Relations Office, the student will get his mentor. The Mentor will be in charge of integrating the student in the course. The Mentor will be able to monitor the student`s development and if he/she needs to help him/her from the very beginning until the very end of the mobility period.

Before arrival/coming

VISA

If you wish to study in Serbia, prior to your arrival check if you need a visa here.

If you need some consular assistance you can find a list of foreign diplomatic missions in Serbia here.

If you need Serbian diplomatic missions around the world, you can find it here.

PASSPORT

Make sure you have a passport, valid for the entirety of your planned time on exchange plus an additional six months after your planned return.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Foreign nationals are entitled to urgent medical assistance during their stay in Serbia. The conditions of medical assistance are not the same for everyone, since this depends on the agreement that the Republic of Serbia has made with another country regarding the medical care of their citizens. Besides the state healthcare institutions, there are also the private ones, which charge all their services (usually at higher prices), but in some cases can offer better conditions to their clients. More information on health issues is available at:

ACCOMODATION

For students who come to Belgrade, there are different types of accommodation that they can use.

Student dormitory “Rifat Burdžević“ has a part of the capacity which is reserved for international students. The Rifat Burdžević student dormitory also has a student restaurant, reading room, student club and laundry service. You can find more information here.

Hostels:

Within the Institution Student Center Belgrade there are two hostels that offer accommodation services: Konak “Kralj Aleksandar” i hostel “Studentski grad”.

Konak “Kralj Aleksandar” – this accommodation is intended for the stay of foreign professors and lectures, participants of international scientific research projects, seminars, conferences, etc.
E-mail: konakkraljaleksandar@gmail.com
Tel: +381(0) 64 875 1164

Hostel “Studentski grad” is located in the Student City in New Belgrade. It is open year-round and is suitable for both individual and group visits.
E-mail: hostelstudentskigrad@yahoo.com
hostelsg@sc.rs
Tel: +381 (0)64 875 11 63

You can find other hostels in Belgrade. More information can be found on this website.

Other accommodation:

Another way to find accommodation might be renting an apartment as well as through airbnb.

If you need any assistance finding accommodation, the International office will be happy to assist you in finding the best accommodation

THE OFFICIAL CURRENCY

The official currency in the republic of Serbia is dinar ( RSD ). For the exchange rate you can visit the site of National Bank of Serbia or you can exchange your currency in all banks and post offices.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

  • Police: 192
  • Ambulance: 194
  • Fire Department: 193

Upon arrival

The International Airport “Nikola Tesla” Belgrade is located 18 km from the city center. From the airport to the city center you can use several transport options.

Bus No 72 from airport to Zeleni venac, runs every 30 minutes You can buy the ticket at the kiosk or from the bus driver.

Mini bus No A1 from airport to the Slavija Square. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver.

TAXI

For all information there is a Taxi info desk in front of the exit door of the International Arrivals hall. At the info desk you can take the voucher with your location and price. It`s the safest and cheapest way to get a taxi from airport.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

For daily transport in Belgrade you can use trams, buses and trolls. Tickets are purchased at the kiosk or at the driver place. Web pages /websites that can help you with the public transportation in Belgrade are:

REGISTRATION

If you are staying privately, it is your duty to make a registration at the local police station within 24 hours. If you are staying at a hotel, hostel or dormitory, registration will be done automatically after your application.

If your visit or exchange lasts more than 90 days, you are required to seek a residence permit. This is an obligation for all non-Serbian citizens.

More detailed information and everything related to registration and your stay in Belgrade, can be found on this site.

Questions related to foreign citizens in Belgrade are under the jurisdiction of the Police Directorate for the city of Belgrade, foreign citizens administration, Savska street no. 35, tel. +381 11 3618956.

LANGUAGE

The Serbian language belongs to the South Slavic group of languages of the Indo-European language family. It has two alphabets: Cyrillic and Latin. There are various courses and institutes available for anyone interested in learning or improving Serbian.

Some schools and institutes where you can learn Serbian:
LearnSerbian
Institute for Foreign Languages
AkademijaOxford

Free online courses:
Loecsen
SerbianLesson
Unilang

Information about Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia and has a population of around 1.7 million. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has since ancient times been an important crossing of the ways where the roads of eastern and western Europe meet. The city lies on two international waterways, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, which surround it on three sides. Because of this position, Belgrade is fittingly referred to as the Gateway to the Balkans and the Door to Central Europe.

Belgrade has widly varying architecture, from typical Central European architecture in Zemun, buildings in Turkish style in old town, to the modern architecture and spacious layout of New Belgrade. Western influence began in the 19th century, when the city was completely transformed from an oriental town to the contemporary architecture of the time, with influence from neoclassicism, romanticism and academic art.

Belgrade is the capital of Serbian culture, education and science. It is home to the highest concentration of nationally important science and art institutions: the Serbian Academy of Science and Art, founded in 1886 as the Serbian Royal Academy; the National Library of Serbia, founded in 1832; the National Museum, founded in 1841 and the National Theatre, founded in 1869. The city is also home to Belgrade University, founded in 1869 as the High School, as well as the Arts University.

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