Which city is right for you?


If you read our previous blogs, you already know that there are 4 major university cities in Serbia: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kragujevac, and Niš. If it is difficult to figure out which city is the right for you, do not worry – we will do our best to give you an idea of where to start your Serbian experience! All have their advantages, so it depends on what you are looking for. If you like big cities, Belgrade is the place to go. 


Belgrade is the capital of Serbia, and it is by far the largest city in the country with over 1,5 million inhabitants. Located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, Belgrade is often referred to as the Door to Central Europe. It has a turbulent history: the city was rebuilt 38 times, and it is one of the oldest in Europe! Full of diversity, Belgrade is a blend of different cultures and influences and a great starting point for exploring the Balkan Peninsula and Europe! As the biggest university city in the country, Belgrade has 2 public and several private universities. The University of Belgrade is among 500 best universities in the world, according to the Shanghai list. If you decide to study in Belgrade, you can choose one of the 49 study programmes taught in English. Foreign students usually come to Belgrade to study Medicine, Pharmacy, Economics, Business or South-Eastern European Studies; however, the number of English taught programmes is constantly growing so make sure to check our website regularly for future updates, all available programmes will be listed there! Come and explore “the city that never sleeps”, and its nightlife and other fun activities will amaze you!  


Welcome to the second-largest city in Serbia, Novi Sad, the very first city outside of the European Union that was awarded the title European Capital of Culture for 2021. It is also the European Youth Capital – a title that is given to cities that provide an abundance of opportunities for education, leisure, and fun activities to young people. Novi Sad is located in the northern part of the country, on the Danube river and it also hosts one of the most famous music festivals in Europe – EXIT, which attracts over 150,000 visitors from all over the world every year. Home to several universities and colleges, Novi Sad offers high-quality education, amazing student life, and friendly and welcoming people. With 33 English taught study programmes, this city has a lot to offer to international students. 


Let’s move down on the map of Serbia and talk about Kragujevac. Once the capital of Serbia, Kragujevac has a rich history and a stormy past. If you prefer a cozy, charming atmosphere of a smaller city, then Kragujevac is the place to be. Situated in Central Serbia, on the banks of the Lepenica river, the city of Kragujevac is the education centre of Šumadija region. Several study programmes  are available to foreign students at the University of Kragujevac. Compared to Belgrade and Novi Sad, Kragujevac is more affordable, so if you are on a budget, we recommend checking what Kragujevac offers. Also, if you are interested in discovering the natural beauties of Serbia and breath-taking sceneries and you prefer a slower pace of life, Kragujevac is a perfect choice! 


We are ending our tour through Serbia in the city of Niš! Niš is located in the country's south and it is the third-largest city in the country, widely known by its music festivals and food. It is the Emperor’s city because it was birthplace to 3 Roman emperors. The city’s history dates to the third century BC, so it is full of interesting places to visit. Niš also offers a great education and its university is well-known in this part of Europe. Foreign students can choose among 12 study programmes; there is a long tradition of welcoming international students interested in studying medicine. But that is not everything that this city offers! Browse our catalogue and find out what study programmes are also available in Niš. You will not regret it if you choose this city, it is affordable and full of fun activities, fantastic restaurants, and friendly people!  


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