Belgrade

Study PhD's in Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade at a glance

With universities focusing on innovative teaching methods, preserving a tradition of high quality education, Belgrade is a very interesting study abroad location. Due to low living costs and low tuitions, many international students from Greece, Austria, Spain, Germany, the United States of America, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates come to study in Belgrade. Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia, situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, at the meeting point of the Pannonian Plain with the Balkans. Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe and considered to be located at the crossroads of the Balkans and Central Europe.

Studying

Studying in Belgrade

In general study programmes are taught in Serbian and international students should have Serbian knowledge. However, you can find numerous courses that are taught in English and for proving your English language proficiency, IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge are the accepted certificates.

Universities in Belgrade have a diverse palette of study options, you can apply for your favourite subject, available at Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, PhD. You can also choose from several Master of Science programmes in various fields, as well as MBA’s.

Select from the following disciplines: economics, law, political science, philosophy, medicine, architecture, agriculture, technology, tourism, hospitality, engineering, business, management, computing, sport management and more.

If you consider distance degree courses, you can find these available for all levels, including for Bachelor degrees, in: software engineering, information technology, business and management, design.

Career

Career opportunities in Belgrade

Also the financial centre of Serbia, Belgrade has a pretty diverse and stable economy. The most prosperous local industries are: information technology, energy processing, machine building, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and textile industry.

The most important employers in Belgrade are: Asus, Intel, Dell, Huawei, Nordeus (local video game company), The Belgrade Stock Exchange, Delta Air Lines, Nestle, Samsung, AXA, Telekom Srbija.

International students have a wide palette of internship opportunities to choose from, in various fields.

Life

Belgrade city life

Belgrade has a very interesting history (as it passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule) and you can admire numerous attractions that speak of the city’s cultural heritage. You can enjoy Belgrade from visiting cultural sites to entertaining in some nice night clubs.

The main places you can visit in Belgrade are:

  • The National Museum
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The Nikola Tesla Museum
  • The Temple of Saint Sava
  • The Old Palace
  • Kalemegdan – Belgrade Fortress

The Museum of Yugoslav History – preserving moon rocks donated by Apollo 11 crew while visiting Belgrade in 1969, and Joseph Stalin's sabre with 260 brilliants and diamonds, donated by Stalin himself.

If you want to see nice views of the city, climb in the Avala Monument and Avala Tower. Wander by Skadarlija (Skadarska Street) that is full of restaurants and cafés, where you can also listen to traditional music known as Starogradska. You can also relax in many parks and satisfy your passion for fashion in many shopping stores. Interestingly enough, in Belgrade, you can also attend fashion weeks that are organised citywide.

Regarding the entertainment scene, Belgrade has a very vibrant nightlife, especially clubs that are open until dawn.

Do try the national alcoholic drink called rakija and national dishes, like pljeskavica (a ground beef/pork patty), or ´cevapi (grilled minced meat).

International atmosphere in Belgrade

Belgrade is a pretty multicultural city. Immigrant population living in Belgrade include Montenegrins, Yugoslavs, Croats, Macedonians, Chinese, and people coming from Kosovo, Syria, Iran, Jordan.

Foreign investment climate has improved in recent years and many multinational companies have developed their businesses in Belgrade. International entrepreneurs come from countries like Austria, Germany, Russia and many more.

Weather Belgrade

Belgrade has four seasons, with monthly averages range from 2 °C (35 °F) in January to 23 °C (73°F) in July. Late spring is the wettest season in terms of rainfall precipitation. Although registering significant amounts of snow, winters are not so severe in terms of temperatures. Košava is the southeast-east wind, specific for this city and blowing in autumn and winter, bringing clear and dry weather.

Universities in Belgrade

The University of Belgrade is a state-owned university. Its activities – higher education and scientific research – are in public interest and are strictly defined by law. The main source of finance is the budget of the Republic of Serbia, although the University and its faculties may also gain additional income by working within their core activities.

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