The University of Niš was incorporated as an independent level-granting institution on 1965. Its establishment rounded off an important, in many ways pioneering, period in the more recent history of the town which started in 1960 when the first undergraduate programs commenced in Niš at the three formed faculties. In the 1960 school year, a total number of 3740 students enrolled in the faculties.
Research work is performed at all faculties of the University of Niš, in the aress of basic, applied and development scientific research. Research supports development of science and creativity, improves higher education activities, improves the teaching process, improvement of young scientists, introducing students to the academic work, as well as providing the resources for work and development of the university as a whole.
Center for career development was established to support students of all levels in development of skills and abilities that are crucial for their employment, as well as to provide information on education and scholarship opportunities, both national and international.
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
- prepares the necessary decisions and the accompanying documentation needed for the University participation in international projects and other forms of international collaboration.
- establishes contacts with universities and other institutions on the international level.
CENTER FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
-organizes and implements the specialist, master and doctoral studies as well as the special modes of studies for knowledge innovation in the multidisciplinary scientific fields.
- participates in the realization of joint projects with the partners of the University on the national and international level.
Unfortunately, international students cannot stay in halls of residence/dormitories in Niš.
International students can stay in hostels or they can opt for private rental accommodation.Private Rental Accommodation
Although more expensive, private accommodation is the most convenient yet affordable solution for the majority of students. The rent for a studio is between 80 and 120 Euros per month, whereas a bigger flat may cost between 130 and 200 Euros. The rent does not include utilities (heating, electricity, cable TV, the Internet, water, garbage disposal, etc.), which range from 30 to 150 EUR per month, depending primarily on the size of the flat, the type of heating and the number of occupants).
Each faculty has its own well-equipped library and its own reading room.
The University of Niš Central Library is in the Rectorate building.
The library collections contain 95.000 books and 1.380 scientific journals in more than 70.000 volumes, a collection of 5.100 dissertations defended at the University of Niš (both in printed and electronic form), a rich collection of reference books and legacies of distinguished local scholars, as well as a collection of electronic publications.The library has access to electronic scientific journals and books in full-text via the Consortium of Serbian Libraries for Joint Acquisition (KoBSON).
All international students are required to have medical insurance (either from their home country or one purchased in Serbia). There are many private clinics Niš where you can also go (please, read the terms of your insurance carefully, since you may qualify for reimbursement, in which case you should collect all bills).
Please check for validity of your insurance before your arrival!
In case of a medical emergency, you should follow the procedure described in your insurance policy. If possible, it is advisable to have a local student volunteer (buddy), who can help in procedural matters and who can make sure there are no misunderstandings due to a possible language barrier. Most doctors speak some English.
The facilities that the University of Niš offers to both domestic and international students are: a student infirmary, four halls of residence, three student canteens and a library at each of the faculties, in addition to the central library.
There are numerous student organizations, groups and associations at the University of Niš. Their main role is to resolve students’ problems and improve their participation in the work and management of the University. Student organizations are also very interested in organizing various activities, such as charities, volunteer work, student excursions.
University of Niš was accredited on January 31st 2009 for the first time, within the third cycle of accreditation of higher education institutions in Serbia, together with the Universities of Belgrade and Novi Sad. Five years later, another accreditation procedure was carried out, and the University of Niš received the Accreditation Decision on November 14th 2014. In conformity with the Law on Higher Education and by the decisions of the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Republic of Serbia, all the faculties of the University of Niš have been accredited.