Cost of Study and Living in Serbia

Serbia is an affordable study destination. Read on to know about the tuition fees, living expenses, health care, travel and accommodation options for students in Serbia. 

Living Expenses

Students can expect to pay between €150 and €200 per month for 1 bedroom apartment. For 3-bedroom, students can expect to spend € 200 to € 300, depending on the location-city centre or outside city centre. 
For utilities, you can expect to spend €150 to €200 per month. 

Tuition Fees

Serbian at the public higher education institutions for Serbian citizens is free. International students are required to pay the fees, but that is low.  The private higher education institutions in Serbia charge fees from all. 

The tuition fee is set by the individual higher education institution and is generally between EUR 500 to EUR 2500 per year. To know the exact tuition fee, contact the respective institution.

Student Accommodation

In Serbia, accommodation is easily available. Following accommodation options are available for students:
  • Student dormitories 
  • Rented apartments
Student dormitories: Most of the higher education institutions in Serbia provide student dormitories to students. All the necessary facilities are offered. Single, double and triple bed-rooms are available. The price varies depending on the number of students sharing the room.

To know more about the student dormitories, visit the websites of the students’ centres in the higher education institutions of Serbia

BEOGRAD – Student Centre (Studentski centar)
Svetozara Markovića br.56; 381(0)11/2658-699; 381(0)11/3612-715

NIS – Student Centre
Velikotrnovska br.2;   381(0)18/236-686; 381(0)18/226-487

UZICE – Student Centre
Ive Andrića br.19; 381(0)31/553-235; 031/553-236 

ČAČAK – Student Centre
Sveti Sava br.66; 381(0)32/222-302 

NOVI SAD – Student Centre
Dr Sime Milosevića 4; 381(0)21/451-300

KRALjEVO – Studentski dom
Dositejeva br.19; 381(0)36/383-360

SUBOTICA – Student Centre
Segedinski put br.11; 381(0)24/548-394; 381(0)24/546-637 

BOR – Student Centre
Kralja Petra Prvog br.14; 381(0)30/433-521;

KRAGUJEVAC – Student Centre
Radoja Domanovića br.1; 381(0)34/336-065; 381(0)34/335-431; 

Dzona Kenedija br.6; 381(0)28/425-508; 381(0)28/425-509

Rented apartments: In Serbia, there are many rental apartments/flats available for students. The price varies depending on the location, facilities and room size. Students can expect to pay between EUR 50 and EUR 200.   


Arriving to Serbia

Students can come to Serbia by train, air, bus or car.

By Air

The main air hub of Serbia is Nikola Tesla international airport. This airport is in Belgrade and many European and other airlines fly from here. Also, there are airports in the Nis city- the Constantine the Great Airport in Nis. 
 In Serbia, there is a bus service available for all passengers to and from the airport.

By Bus

In Serbia, there are many bus services operating that connects cities within the country and also with major cities in Western and Central Europe. The main bus hub of Serbia is in Belgrade. The international bus carrier is Lasta Eurolines.  
To know about the timetable of the  Belgrade bus station, click here.

By Train

Travelling by train is inexpensive.  The train network is managed by the Serbian Railways. There are many discount cards, such Rail Plus, InterRail, Easy Travel Card, EuroDomino, ISIC, the uniform Balkan tariff, etc. With this card, one can get discount on travelling by train to Serbia. 

By Car

Serbia is connected to many Europe regions. One can come to Serbia by car. You must possess a valid driver licence and registration document. To know about the traffic regulation and roadside assistance, click here.
Visit the Automobile and Motorcycle Association of Serbia (AMSS)  to know about the services for road users in Serbia.

Travelling In and Around Serbia

Public Transport

All the towns in Serbia have public transport network. This network mainly comprises of buses. 

Getting Around by Bus

You can get around Serbia by bus. The major bus hub is in Belgrade.  
To get the contact details of the bus station in all cities of Serbia, visit the website of the Red voznje.  

In Belgrade, there are trolley buses, trams and urban trains. To know about the public transport in cities and towns of Serbia, visit their websites:

Getting Around by Taxi

In Serbia, taxi is affordable. Many taxi services are operating in big cities of Serbia. To know about the taxi services in large cities of Serbia, visit their web pages:


To know more about the transportation in Serbia, visit the website of National Tourist Organization

Health Care

The Ministry of Health and Environmental Protection manages the health care system in Serbia. 
International students are given medical care during their stay in Serbia. The health care conditions vary depending on the agreement Serbia has with other countries. International students must possess a valid health insurance from their home country. They can also take private health insurance in Serbia. The health insurance is compulsory. 
To know more about the health care in Serbia, visit the official website of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia.  

Part-time Work

Students in Serbia are permitted to work part-time on their student visa.

Emergency Numbers

  • Ambulance: Call 194
  • Police: Call 192
  • Fire department: Call 193
Serbia telephone code is 381, and the calling codes for the main cities of Serbia are:
Belgrade: (0)11
Novi Sad: (0)21
Nis: (0)18
Kragujevac: (0)34

To dial another country from Serbia, the exit code is 00 along with the telephone code and number.

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