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Visas and residence permits

Citizens of many countries (many European countries included) can enter Serbia without any visa and stay between 30 and 90 days.

To check if you need a visa to enter Serbia, go visit this page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and click on your country of passport.

In case you need a visa to enter Serbia, contact the Serbian diplomatic mission in your country to apply for a visa.

If you do not need visa to enter, make sure to prepare documents to apply for your temporary stay once you arrive in Serbia.

When you enter Serbia do not forget that you have 24h to register your stay.

If you are staying in a hotel or hostel, the staff will do the registration for you. If you are staying at private accommodation, make sure to go and register at the closest police station.

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Arrival and transportation

By air: The biggest international airport in Serbia is “Nikola Tesla” located in Belgrade. There is another airport “Constantine the Great” located in Niš.

By bus: There are many bus services operating that connect cities within the country and with major cities in the rest of the Europe. Just to mention a few: Lasta, Flixbus, Fudeks, or Niš Express

By train: The train network is managed by the Serbian Railways. There are many cards that provide discount on travelling by train, such Rail Plus, InterRail, Easy Travel Card, EuroDomino, ISIC, the uniform Balkan tariff, etc. 

City transportation in Belgrade: City transportation is managed by the company BusPlus and it includes buses, trolley buses and trams. Monthly transportation student pass for foreign citizens is around 28 euros, while single ticket is 0.8 euros.

By taxi: There are many taxi companies operating in Belgrade. To mention just the two of them: Pink taxi 011 19803 and Gold taxi 011 3291 898. Prices for 2022: 200 RSD for a start, 80 RSD/km on working days and Saturdays 6 am – 10 pm, 100 RSD/km from 10 pm – 6 am, on Sundays and holidays. 

Accommodation and living expenses

For a rented apartment you can expect to pay between 250 – 300 euros for a 1-bedroom apartment. For bigger apartments with more than 2 rooms prices can vary between 500-700 euros per month. The prices depend on the location of the apartment itself and prices in Belgrade are usually higher than in other cities. For utilities, you can expect to spend 100 – 150 euros per month.

Our staff will make sure our students find a suitable apartment according to their needs and budget.

In this process, you can be assisted by the Erasmus Student Network through your buddy who can help you find the apartment.  To read more about this option, please, follow this link.

Before coming to Serbia check out ads for student apartments at the website Cimeri. 

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive restaurant) 6.40 euros
Domestic Beer (0.5 L) 1.90 euros
Water (0.33 L) 1.15euros
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 L) 1.13 euros
Bread loaf (500g) 0.63 euros
Eggs (12) 2.03 euros
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (water, electricity, garbage, heating) 141.61 euros
Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (Monthly) 17 euros
Internet (Unlimited data, Cable/ADSL) 23.30 euros
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 adult 26.19 euros
Tennis court/per hour 8.04euros
Cinema, 1 seat, international release 3.84 euros

Health insurance

You can reach the Emergency Ambulance Service by calling 194 and it is available 24 hours a day.

International students are entitled to urgent medical care during their stay in Serbia. To read more about it visit the website of the Republic Fund of Health Insurance.

The healthcare conditions vary depending on the agreement Serbia has with other countries. Please, check beforehand if your country has a signed agreement with the Republic of Serbia regarding the medical care of their citizens.

International students must possess a valid health insurance from their home country. They can also take private health insurance in Serbia. Having the health insurance is compulsory during your studies. 

The Ministry of Health manages the healthcare system in Serbia. 

Student Health Care Service Center in Belgrade: Krunska 57, 11000 Belgrade, Phone: +381 11 2430-814, 2433-488, 2436-434, 3440-936