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Bilateral agreements and worldwide cooperation


13.Mobility and internationalisation

13.7Bilateral agreements and worldwide cooperation

Last update: 27 November 2023


Bilateral Agreements

All the universities from Serbia have bilateral cooperation with universities from other countries all over the world. One of the results of this cooperation is the existence of exchange programs between the faculties which allow foreign students to come to Serbia as exchange students and vice versa.

World in Serbia is a project of the Government of Serbia which provides scholarships for all levels of studies for students coming from the countries of the Non-Aligned Movement. It is envisaged that the students who come to Serbia attend the preparatory year to study Serbian language.

Serbia for Serbs from the region is another project of the Government of Serbia providing scholarships for students of Serbian nationality, who live in the Western Balkan region.

Requirements for a candidate to get a scholarship are as follows:

  • to belong to the Serbian national minority,
  • to have the citizenship of one of the countries in the region,
  • to be under 21 years of age for the bachelor's degree studies,
  • to be under 25 years of age for master's studies and
  • under 35 years of age for doctoral degree studies;
  • to have an outstanding performance in secondary school to enroll on the bachelor's studies
  • an average grade above 8.50 to enroll on the master's studies and
  • a master's degree total of 300 ECTS in order to be able to attend doctoral studies;
  • to have a communication level knowledge of the English or Serbian languages and to return to and live in the country he/she came from.

The bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies will be organized at state universities in the Republic of Serbia and the scholarships will be granted for those qualifications, i.e. study programmes, that are needed by the Serbian community in the country in question.


Cooperation and Participation in Worldwide Programmes and Organisations

UNICEF in Serbia gives full support to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development in programmes aimed at preventing dropout of children from school, and increasing the enrollment of Roma girls in high school to promote equality in education. 

UNICEF’s mission focuses on practical ways to support the Government of Serbia’s efforts to enhance social inclusion, provide conditions for children to reach their full potential and address causes of discrimination. In this regards, programme “School without violence” is being implemented since 2006 with the main objective to create a safe and stimulating environment for learning, work and development. for learning, work and development. The program involves more than 273 schools in 90 cities in Serbia, with more than 230,000 students and more than 18,000 employees.

The World Bank support to Serbia includes 8 active projects in different areas. In the field of education,Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care project carried out by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development has the main objective to improve access, quality and equity of Early Childhood Education and Care services, in particular for children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.