Study in Serbia

Serbia, in the Balkans, is home to a young population, is brimming with bars, cafés and clubs, and offers a unique hybrid of the modern western world and its Ottoman past. 

Serbia is often overlooked as a go-to destination, with people opting for its neighbour, Croatia. However the country has plenty to offer -including a fascinating capital city that boasts a rich cultural life. 

Being overlooked has its advantages for students, though, as the current lack of visitors has kept prices low. The people are friendly, the food is good, and the nightlife is bustling. 

Higher education in Serbia is still developing but there are some popular universities which include: University of Belgrade, State University of Novi Pazar, and University of Arts also in Belgrade. 

Cities like Belgrade and Novi Sad have a dynamic arts and music scene, excellent food and a lively café culture, which draws in students. The country's rural areas offer alternative pastimes, with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy like hiking, cycling, rafting and canoeing. 

Famous sons and daughters of Serbia include tennis players Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic, and model Jenna Jenovich. 

If you want to study in Serbia, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Serbia has 1 university in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Serbia is University of Belgrade, which is ranked at number 801+.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Serbia is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the university of Serbia below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Serbia’s top university is located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Serbia is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Serbia

University Rank*
University of Belgrade 801+

Statistics about Serbia

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 9.6%
  • Of which, on higher education 29.12%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 58.05%
  • Population 7,098,247
  • Unemployment 22.2%
  • Annual GDP 0.73%
Data source: The World Bank