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7 reasons why you should study in Serbia

Choosing college is one of the most important things in our lives. That is the time when we think about our future, our career and time when we have so many questions. We are constantly wandering and thinking what the best option for us would be, which is the right path. People may think that it is an easy decision, but mostly it’s not. If you are not quite shore where you want to study, we’ve got the answer for you: Serbia!


Here are the main reasons why you should choose Belgrade for example, over Milan


  1. Belgrade Universities keep long tradition
Belgrade University is the oldest and largest in Serbia, it is one of the most important educational and research centers in Europe. Since 1808, Belgrade university is constantly developing. During the 70s, university become international educational institution – many students from other countries were trained there.

The University of Belgrade has found its place amongst the top 300 universities in the world, according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in the area of mathematics, it is ranked among the top 150 universities in the world. If you decide to study in Serbia this is a great advantage!  Swiftly progressing city, Belgrade is one of Europe’s up-and-coming locations. Its position between Eastern and Western Europe makes it both an important commercial hub and a mixture of cultural influences.
Among the big cities in Europe, Belgrade is a small town with big opportunities and allows you to travel almost anywhere in no more than 2-hour flight.

2. It’s Crazy Affordable

Belgrade is one of the least expensive capitals in Europe. Compared to Milan, Belgrade has a more option considering prices. In Belgrade, you will meet up with low cost of rent, either you want to live in city center or in suburb.

When it comes to accommodation – daily rent for average apartments is between 20 and 30 euros (if they are in the city center). You can find even cheaper apartments in other parts of the city.

Speaking about students’ dorms, they are very affordable when compared to the Milan.

      3. People

Don’t be shy, you can stop anyone in the street asking the most stupid question. You would be surprised with our fluency in foreign languages. Italians are not huge fans of English, but we are.

You would be able to study in your own language in Belgrade. Besides that, we are the best hosts, you will not have a chance to miss Milan. Our politeness and smiles on the streets will leave a mark on you.

     4. Libraries

Belgrade has affordable and cozy libraries.

As a student you can use any library at any time of the day only for 15EUR a year.
Belgrade students are supportive, you will experience kindness and willingness to help.

We are not shy at all; we will do everything to make you feel like Belgrade is your hometown.

    5. “Sitting in restaurants is a full-time job!”

Maybe you think that the best pizza is in Italy, but you are wrong. We do it best.

Prices in restaurants are also lower than in other European cities and Serbs enjoy spending time in restaurants. Average meal at the restaurant will cost you less than 10EUR, for example big pizza is only 6EUR. Those moment are special to us, moment when we spend time with friends and family or just fight with each other who ate more! You will see, portions are too big to be real.

On the other hand, if you enjoy cooking, make sure to check our green markets. Groceries in Serbia are organic, cheap and produces by farmers from villages in whole Serbia.


Belgrade is city that never sleeps. You cannot party in Milan by Monday or Wednesday, lucky for you in Belgrade you will. If you’re fan of bars or coffee places, good news – price of coffee in Belgrade is between 1 euro and 3 euros.

Our clubs work 24/7. There is so many options, whether you are looking for a Serbian music, Rap, RnB … Our music festivals are so worldwide known, trust me the Coachella would be jealous of that energy. There is something for everyone’s taste, so make sure to book a club when in Belgrade.

This magical city can satisfy anyone’s taste and wallet as well. Average cost of beer in club is not more than 2,5 EUR.

     7. WTS Association

Maybe you will think that we are joking but there is so many reasons why you should consider Belgrade against Milan. Not only that affordable cost of living, polite people, universities with long tradition or night life will make you fall in love with Belgrade.  We enjoy helping people and that is why you should meet Association Welcome to Serbia.

WTS has team of experts who will be more than glad to assist you in choosing the University.

We provide range of services, but Study program is something that we are so proud of. Since WTS team consist of well-educated people, we are always supportive when comes to education. We will be more than glad schedule consultations with you, get to know you better in order to serve you the best option.

Of course, we will do our best to assure you that there is 7 reasons why you should choose Belgrade over Milan.

Don’t miss the chance, come and visit us!


First 5 reasons why to study in Serbia

study-in-serbia-slide061. A recognized diploma in the world

What you can be sure of when enrolling at some of the Serbian faculties is that the diplomas you acquire at the end of your studies are recognized in a larger number of countries, both Europe and the rest of the world.

And for those particularly picky, faculties In Serbia they can boast an incredibly large number of signed cooperation agreements with International faculties. This option gives you the opportunity to start your higher education in Serbia, and as you wish, you can continue it at some of the partner Universities.

As partner Universities, Serbia has signed cooperation agreements with universities from : Italy, Austria, Belgium, Spain, China, Japan, Greece and many other countries of the world.

2. A large number of universities

What Serbia has on offer is 4 state universities with over 70 faculties that are incorporated in them. Also what is commendable is strong private faculties that we can say tthat successfully follow all of the European and World standards.

Also, there are a large number of faculties that offer accredited English language education programs, among which are:

  • Medical School,
  • Faculty of Economics ,
  • Architectural Faculty and many others.

In addition to Bachelor academic studies, Master Academic Studies as well as Doctoral Studies can be available in English language.

3. Low tuition fees

According to the latest research, tuition fees at Serbian universities are among the lowest in the world. Of course, this does not mean that education alone is in any way damaged, as is shown by numerous awards that students from Serbia conquer at various international competitions.

Prices depend on the choice of the desired faculty, but range from 2,100 euros per year to 10,000 euros per year at some of the most prestigious faculties in Serbia.

Also, Serbia has developed a program called “The World in Serbia” that offers students from non-aligned countries to come to Serbia, learn the Serbian language and enroll in the desired faculties, and this is completely FREE. Namely, students from these countries will be financed from the state budget for staying, studying and living during their studies in Serbia.

4. Amusing student life

If you decide to start your higher education at some of the Serbian faculties, we can say that two things are guaranteed to you.

First, you will meet friends for a lifetime. It is widely known that the people of Serbia are well-intentioned and extremely hospitable, so you can count on the fact that you will be accepted in Serbia.

In the second place, you can find an overwhelming student and night life with all its privileges. Namely, students in Serbia have at their disposal numerous discounts for various services, from lending books at the national library, through benefits offered for transport of the students in the city, to restaurants that can offer you prices that are on an enviable level.

5. Affordable prices of life in Serbia

Serbia can praise that it is one of the most convenient places to live, and that’s exactly what makes it ideal for the life of students. This is a privilege with which few other countries can boast. Compared to other countries, living costs in Serbia are much lower.

If finances are an important factor in your choice where you will start your higher education and gain a university degree, Serbia can definitely provide you with some of the best prices.

The author of the text:
Antonina Dragutinović
Assotiation Welcome to Serbia,
Study in Serbia program