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Local Group Novi Sad
How to get here
By Plane
The easiest way to get to Novi Sad is to take a plane to Belgrade and than take a bus or train to Novi Sad. But low cost companies don't fly to Belgrade Airport, so the cheapest way is to take a plane to Budapest, and from there take a 20 euro train to Novi Sad.

By Car
You can always come by car. Novi Sad is 10km away from highway, and its also in plane, so the drive should not be a problem.

By Bus
There is a regular coach line to Novi Sad from almost every major city in Europe.
Also note that there is a regular coach line Belgrade - Novi Sad every 30 mins in average. The ticket is 6-8 EUR, depending on the coach company.
Insurance and Visa
If you have national passport and valid UK, Schengen, US resident permit (visa) you can enter Serbia without applying for Serbian visa.

It is recommended to have a health insurance for the period of stay in Serbia, covering possible medical costs
Renting (long term)
There are couple of student dormitories across Novi Sad. Most of them are close to university campus. And most of them are reserved for local students(students from towns around Novi Sad). There are couple of Rent-a-Room dormitories. And, there's always option of private flats/houses. A student flat with all the furniture and beds for 2 students can be found for around 150-200euro per month.
There are hostels all over Novi Sad with prices around 10 euros per night.

Hostel 'Sova' is situated in the heart of the city. Located in a quiet historical area and surrounded by trees which give it a peaceful atmosphere,it is also close to all the institutions (banks, shops, fast food restaurants and supermarkets, ect). Within the surrounding area there is the main city square, our famous Dunavski park, bars and nightlife, cinema, churches and museums, as well as sport and business centers, open and closed swimming pools and the well known city beach 'Strand'. The hostel is a ten minute walk away from the Petrovaradin fortress where the Exit festival is held every year. For anyone who would like to visit Novi Sad this is the ideal and affordable accommodation.

Varad Inn Hostel is the first hostel in Novi Sad specifically designed and created for the modern day traveler, cyclist travelling the Eurovelo 6 route and those looking for high quality low cost accommodation. VARAD INN HOSTEL offers the best variety of fully air-conditioned rooms, each with their own en suite (sink, shower and toilet). We cater to groups, families and individual travelers.

Varad Inn Hostel, is located in an original baroque style building that was built in 1714 at the foot of the Petrovaradin Fortress. VARAD INN is a hostel which features modern facilities to ensure all guests a safe, clean and comfortable stay.

Every room has its own separate bathroom (en suite) with hot water, high pressure shower, sink and toilet. All our room are new, carefully designed and completely air-conditioned. This kind of quality and comfort in a hostel is rare not only in Novi Sad and Serbia but world wide.Our private internal garden is available only to our guests and it is the ideal place to relax. You can read or chat undisturbed while lounging under our old fig tree. We offer: free high speed WI-FI, bathrooms in all rooms, full air conditioning, lighting for each bed.
In case you're interested in being hosted by someone from the Local Group, please check the information on the ESTIEM Hosting Platform or contact the Local Responsible through lr.novi_sad@estiem.org or hosting.novi_sad@estiem.org
Public Transportation
Bus lines form the public transportation system in the city. They cover most parts of the city. The one ride ticket is 0.4€. They tend to be crowded during the rush hours, but the bus lines are well organized, and they are quite frequent.
Private Transportation
There are bikes for rent in the city, but also, since Novi Sad is relatively small, you can pretty much walk anywhere
Touristic spots

Petrovaradin Fortress

Petrovaradin Fortress offers stunning views over the city. It is an ancient citadel originally occupied by the Romans and later rebuilt in the 17th century by the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a bulwark against Turkish invasion. Nowadays, the fortress is known as a venue of one of the best art and music festivals in Europe, Exit Festival. What’s more, the iconic clock-tower of Sahat-Kula is located there; unique because its large hand shows hours instead of minutes.


Novi Sad is full of beautiful religious buildings of different faiths. One of the must-sees is the city synagogue; a historic landmark no longer used for worshipping; because of its amazing acoustics, it is now used as a concert hall. Built in 1906 in the Hungarian secession style, it was the fifth synagogue of Novi Sad, constructed to meet the needs of a growing Jewish community. The particular style of the synagogue is a combination of Art Nouveau with elements of mid-19th-century Historicism. The interior is arranged in a manner popular among liberal synagogues of the second half of the 19th century, while the high cupola crowning the roofs still dominates the other buildings in the surrounding neighborhood.

The Museum of Vojvodina

One of the biggest and oldest museums in all of Serbia, The Museum of Vojvodina shows the cultural heritage of the county. The collection of the museum, together with its annexes, presents almost half a million original objects depicting the 8,000 years history of the Vojvodina people. The permanent exhibition offers three units: archaeological, historical and ethnological and gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the cultures of the first civilizations to take root in this corner of Europe.

Štrand Beach

One of Europe's best by-the-Danube beaches, this 700m-long stretch morphs into a city of its own come summertime, with bars, stalls and all manner of recreational diversions attracting thousands of sun- and fun-seekers from across the globe. It's also the ultimate Novi Sad party venue, hosting everything from local punk gigs to EXIT raves.


Exit is an award-winning summer music festival which is held at the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. It was officially proclaimed as the 'Best Major European festival'. Exit takes place at the magical Petrovaradin Fortress, located on the right bank of the river Danube in Novi Sad. The location is unique in the festival world as it is important for the festival’s atmosphere. it's considered as one of the largest and most beautiful European medieval fortresses. The location also offers superb acoustics, allowing different events, and allows them to take place one next to another at the same time, without any sound interference.
Nightlife in the city of Novi Sad is pretty active. People tend to go out even during workdays, mostly Thursdays, and at the weekends. But, the main characteristic of Novi Sad’s nightlife is the great amount of pubs. The city has more pubs than clubs, and they are a popular solution for many young people. The most common are located in Zmaj Jovina and Laze Teleckog street such as Lazino Tele, London, Pub Two Dogs, Berliner, Gerila, Irish Pub, Haustor

Clubs are also a great solution, but the prices are higher than in pubs, or cafes, and they are located all across the city, not only in the center. There is Giardino,a large club with modern décor on the rooftop of the Bazar shopping mall. There is also Musej on the Petrovaradin Fortress as well as Cuba Libre, Cactus, Kafemat, Paradiso and many other in the city.

However, if someone prefers Serbian national music, there are a lot of places, bars, and clubs to visit, and they are the most common. Located all over the city, these places are easy to find. Their music can vary from national music of Vojvodina, Serbia, and there are also clubs which play mainstream national music. They are found in the center, and near it, in the outskirts, almost anywhere. If you would like to visit one, all information about it can be found on the Internet, Facebook, or many posters and brochures. Popularity of each club is high, so the decision of which one to visit is not hard to make. You can ask local young people for their opinion, if you are not sure where is the right place to go.

Regarding prices, they are more expensive in clubs, than in bars and pubs. Beer can vary from 2 to 3.5€, and wine is approximately 3€, per 0.33l bottle. In pubs and bars, beer can vary from 1.2 to 3€, and wine can be 2.5€ a 0.33l bottle, or 1 euro per glass. Cocktails are about the same in any place, and they vary from 2.5 to 6€, though, they are a bit more expensive in clubs. A shot of vodka varies from 1.5 to 3.5€. Rakija is also a popular Serbian drink. It is served in shots, and it is an extremely strong beverage, which can have 40% alcohol in average, and it is made out of any kind of fruit, like plums, peaches, apples, quinces, grapes, etc. One of the most popular is Medovaca, rakija made out of honey. Its price depends on the quality and the place, but it varies from 0.80 to 2.5€ mostly.

Student Festivals & Parties
EXIT is an award-winning summer music festival annually held at the Petrovaradin Fortress, in Novi Sad! It starts right after the end of the summer semester :)
Founded in the year 2000 in the University park as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans, today it features almost 700 performers across 30 different stages. All of them connected by ramparts, cobbled streets, even tunnels of Petrovaradin fortress, which in combination create truly exceptional ambience.
The Festival has been officially proclaimed as the 'Best Major European festival‘
The official currency of Serbia is the Serbian dinar (ISO code: RSD; locally abbreviated as din.)
Mobile Phone

There are 3 mobile operators. MTS, Telenor, and VIP. The prices are pretty much the same. You can buy a prepaid card for something like 2.5€ in every store and that later when you run out of the credit, you can add more to your card by paying how much you want to be added. You can do that also on almost every store. Using mobile is not so expensive, but not cheap either.

There are free WiFi hotspots in Novi Sad, covering the main Train/Bus station and most of the city center.
Univerzitet u Novom Sadu
University of Novi Sad
Website www.uns.ac.rs
Tuition Fee 1,000€
Autumn semester
Application deadline Varies on the exchange program
October January
Spring semester
Application deadline Varies on the exchange program
February July
Campus Facilities
The University of Novi Sad was founded in 1960. It is the second largest among six state universities in Serbia. The University is situated on the University campus (totals 259,807 square meters) very close on to Danube river, and it is just 10 minutes walking from Novi Sad's city center. During last 5 years , many big investments and efforts have been implemented on education reforms and infrastructure which brought University of Novi Sad a recognition of a reform-oriented university in the region and on the map of universities in Europe.

University of Novi Sad contains 14 faculties, which are mainly seated in Novi Sad (9 of them). Some of them are seated in other major towns in Autonomous Province of Vojvodina: Zrenjanin, Subotica and Sombor.
The IEM studies are held at the Faculty of Technical Studies, the biggest technical faculty in the country with more than 35.000 students. Faculty of Technical Sciences is the only faculty within University of Novi Sad which introduced into its management the quality management system complying with the international standards ISO 9001:2000. Apart from that, the Faculty is also the biggest faculty within the University of Novi Sad according to the number of students at all three levels of studies.

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad has organized its educational activity into academic and professional studies. Academic studies are divided into three cycles.

First one is the Undergraduate Studies, also known as Bachelor studies lasts 4 years, with allocated 240 ECTS credits.

After graduating you can take test to sign in to Master's studies. Master studies lasts for one year, and are regarded as an extension of Undergraduate academic studies. Person with the title Master of science has an additional 60 ECTS credits, which makes total of 300 ECTS credits.

When enrolling the studies a student chooses one of the following majors:

1. Industrial Engineering

2. Engineering Management which comprises the following sub-majors:

1. Organization and Management of Enterprises
2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
3. Investment Management
4. Project Management
5. Information Management
6. Quality and Logistics Management
7. Risk Management and Management of Insurance
8. Industrial Marketing and Media Engineering
9. Human Resources Management

Doctoral Studies last three years (six terms) and are regarded as the extension of Graduate Academic Studies – Master’s Studies (awarded 180 ECTS credits). On the completion of the Doctoral Studies a student can obtain a total of 480 ECTS credits.

A student can also enrol specialization studies in all areas available at the Department that last one academic year with allocated credit of 60 ECTS.

MBA/MBM – Master of Business Administration/ Master of Business Management (practice oriented Master’s Studies) offers required knowledge for solving practical business problems and raising level of competence in system management and its constituent parts as well. The studies last two years with allocated credit of 120 ECTS.

All courses for Serbian students are offered in Serbian language. However, for foreign students there are subjects that are offered in English, and for those students, there are specially formed groups. The number of subjects offered in English varies on study field and the Faculty itself.


Before the application period starts, the Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTS) always organises an “Open day of FTS“ which offers potential students the opportunity to get to know the faculty and its work, the Dean and some of the professors. The application period starts in June and the candidates are taking the exam in the beginning of July. Candidates have the possibility to apply for three programs and to take exams for them. The results from the high school finals (maximum 40 points) are added to the result of the entrance exam (maximum 60 points) and make the final result. The entrance exam for management includes two parts: mathematics (30 points) and the preference test (30 points). The preference test includes knowledge from general culture, logic and also a few simple tasks from mathematics. FTS helps candidates to prepare for the exams organising preparatory courses of mathematics in February and also in June depending on their interest. The results of the exams are published online. Candidates can be ranged only if he/she reached a minimum of 7 points in mathematics and a minimum of 7 points in the preference test. The final results consist of a list of budget places and self-funded places (1000€ and 2000€ for foreign students).
What type of scholarships exist?
Are they applicable for foreign students? If yes, which nationalities
University contacts
International Office:
phone :
+381 21 485-2016
+381 21 485-2017
+381 21 485-2032
iro@uns.ac.rs, ivana.vujkov@uns.ac.rs
IEM Department:
Local Group
To get in contact with ESTIEM Local Group Novi Sad, please contact our Local Responsible through the e-mail lr.Novi_Sad@estiem.org
Student Guide
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