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University of Belgrade
The origin of the University of Belgrade can be tracked down to the very beginning of the XIXth century, namely the year 1808, when the College (Velika škola) was founded by Dositej Obradović. After the World War II, the University of Belgrade became alma mater of almost all Universities in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia.
During the two centuries of its existence, the University of Belgrade has served its people, and its former students and teachers have greatly contributed towards the development of cultural, scientific, educational, political and economical life of our country.
The University of Belgrade is prepared to maintain and improve its position as the leading higher education institution, both in the country and in the region, by preserving what is worthy in its tradition and what makes it recognizable as a national brand, and also by adapting to the challenges of the present day.
Belgrade University Rectorate
The Industrial Engineering and Management studies are held at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, one of the most famous faculties in the country. FOS is the leading faculty in Serbia in the fields of information systems and technologies, management, operations management and quality management. It belongs to the group of technical-technological faculties of the University of Belgrade.
How to apply
Each year in late June, people who are interested in FOS can apply for the entrance exam. For the entrance exam, it is possible to choose only maths or maths and general education depending on your will. There are a few days left after the application period till the entrance exam. The first list of scores is usually online two days after the examination, and all the administrative procedures are over until July 10th. So far the chance of getting scholarships by Serbian Government is limited with 300 students, and 300 of them pay themselves. Fee for domestic studies is around 1500 Euros per year.
Foreigners enjoy the same rights and obligations as Serbian people in this sense. They need to pass the entrance exam and have sufficient score in order to be above the quota, just as any domestic student has to. Furthermore, before taking this test, a foreign student needs to go through the process of recognition of his/her diploma from previous education (high school) at the Ministry of Education to be awarded with a similar diploma from the Serbian education system. In this process, grades and GPA are calculated. Foreign students can only apply as self-financed students in this way. Tuition fees for foreign students at undergraduate studies are around 2500 Euros. This is however different in case of a student exchange.
There is a second round of application if there are some free places left. The entrance exam usually takes place in the second half of September, also with the possibility to do only maths test or both - maths and general education. For more information you can check the provided website.
Master academic studies last for one year and it is possible to achieve 60 ECTS by completing them. There are four study programmes: Information Systems and Technologies, Management, Operations Management and Management. All the information in English can be acquired through the International department.
International master studies Management in Administration is conceived as a second degree of administration and management studies. It is conducted through cooperation of the University of Belgrade and the University of Ljubljana and realized as a common project of the Faculty and the Faculty of administration in Ljubljana. Management in Administration study program is realized with the obligation that the student should finish at least one semester in a partner university abroad and gain 30 credits (ECTS). Mobility of the students and the teaching staff of the partner faculties put value to the joint study programme; introducing multicultural dimensions and raising the international value of the results in pedagogy, research and development. It also contributes to finding jobs for Bachelor’s, internationally. This study program is a Master’s study program; the title awarded is M.Sc and it is recognized both in Slovenia and Serbia since it is a joint Master’s Programme. More information you can find here.
Master studies for international students are conducted in the same way as they are for domestic students. The procedure is more or less the same as for the undergraduate studies. Application period usually opens in October and lasts until November. This might change in the following years. Depending on the study program, entry exam covers what is pretty much taught at FOS’s undergraduate studies. Fee for Master studies for international students is about 4,000 €. More information on the enrolment can be found on firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the academic year 2006/07 FOS has a curriculum for integrated undergraduate studies, which is completely coordinated with the principles of the Bologna declaration. European Credit Transfer System has been introduced, all the subjects last for one semester, and the total number of subjects on basic academic studies is 41, i.e. 43, dependant on the department.
Undergraduate studies last for four years, or eight semesters, and by finishing them one achieves a total of 240 ECTS.
The first year is common for all four departments, and by achieving the condition for enrolment into the second year; the students can choose one of four departments. At the beginning of the first year, students can choose between two departments: Information Systems and Technologies and Management and Organisation, more information are here. After the enrolment into the second year, the students of Management and Organization decide on one of the three management departments:
• Department of Management
• Department of Operational Management and
• Department of Quality Management
Master (Graduate) studies last for one year, and by finishing them one achieves 60 ECTS. Student who achieves 240 ECTS on basic academic studies can enrol on Master studies.
There are eight main departments on master studies:
- Information systems and technologies
- Operations research and computer statistics
- Software engineering and computer science
- Management and organization
- Management (humanities and social science)
- E-business and systems management
- Quality management
- Engineer and operations management
- Joint master study program Management in Administration Study program Management in administration is a joint degree program with Faculty of administration, University of Ljubljana.
Each of these main departments has few departments enrolled under them.
Postgraduate studies: Professional master studies, Management, Postgraduate academic studies, Organizational sciences, PhD STUDIES, Information systems and management.
More information you can find here
Courses are mostly lectured in Serbian language, though some of the subjects (lectures) are held in English as well. Having lectures in English is still new for our faculty and it is still in "trial" phase tending to become regularity. On the other hand, all lectures on Master studies can be held in English.
Textbooks are in Serbian, published by FOS and can be bought in a bookstore on the first floor in the main building in Jove Ilica Street, No:154. For lectures in English there are different authors suggested by professors.
Quality of education
In the past, the Faculty has shown commitment to its mission. During development and positioning itself in the Serbian educational system, FOS grew into the leading scientific and educational institution, which deals in the following basic activities:
- Education of students on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies
- Science and research
- Life-long learning and commercial services (Seminars, courses, trainings, consulting and engineering)
Faculty of Organisational Sciences offers educational accreditation, which serves as one of the main qualities that differentiate it from other faculties of the University of Belgrade.
University of Belgrade has eleven dormitories with the accommodation capacity for 11,340 students. The dormitories are not close to each other, they are scattered all over the city, usually near the faculties.
Meals are served in restaurants located in the vicinity of the dormitories. Also, there are few restaurants that are not close to the dormitories located downtown. Over 60,000 meals are served each day. The restaurants are open from 7 am to 8.30 pm. Breakfast is served from 7 am till 10 am, lunch from 11 am till 3 pm and dinner from 5 pm till 8.30 pm. The price of lunch is 0.5 Euros and it includes salad buffet, bread, desert and a warm course. There are not any official vegetarian meals but the pleasant staff that works in student restaurants will be happy to help you and serve you regular lunch with no meat.
Official language is Serbian and most of the courses are held in Serbian. As stated above, there are certain courses, mostly the Master programs that are possibly held in English. Foreign students who are interested in Bachelor studies need to learn Serbian until English studies become officially available. For more information about language schools in Belgrade that offer Serbian language courses visit Serbian language and culture website. If you need some help during the first days of your stay in Serbia, you will get it from the young people in Serbia who speak English. They will be very friendly and glad to help you. A good thing is that, foreign TV programs are not synchronized to Serbian; there are just the subtitles, just like in the cinemas. You can also find some of the foreign press in large bookstores and in some corner shops.
To get the access to wireless Internet connection at the faculty building, you will need to be registered by an IT officer. This procedure takes a few minutes after which you get the free access.
While you are in the city, it is possible to get free access almost everywhere, because there are many hot spots all over the city. Unfortunately, in the dormitories, dial-up is the only possible access to Internet. But nowadays, you can buy cheap 3G cellular modems, with post paid or pre paid paying methods.
How to get there
If you're coming by plane to Belgrade, you will arrive at the Belgrade Nikola Tesla airport, also known as Surcin, which is the former name. Named after Nikola Tesla, the airport is situated 12 km (7.5 mi) west of central Belgrade, in the Municipality of Surčin, surrounded by Vojvodina's fertile lowlands.
It is easily accessible by car (Belgrade Airport is connected to the Belgrade–Zagreb highway (E70 in Serbia) via a nearby interchange). There are Car rental agencies in the Arrivals Hall. You can also use bus lines:
Destination (departing from the airport)
Fontana Square - Belgrade Central Railway Station - Slavija Square
GSP Belgrade Transport Company
* 2.6 euros ( you can buy tickets from driver)
** 1.3 euros ( you can buy tickets from driver)
Time table of A1 is available here
Time table of Line 72 is available here
Taxi lines are also available.
The Central Train station is located, not surprisingly, in the city centre. All national and international trains stop there.
There are several international train connections from Budapest-Vienna, Budapest (Bratislava)-Prague,Zagreb-Ljubljana-Munich, Zagreb-Ljubljana-Zurich and Zagreb-Ljubljana-Venice. Normally, trains should not be too late (seldom more than 1 hour), and usually very safe. Expect that the overnight train from/to Budapest can be overcrowded in summer.
There are also direct trains from Bucharest, Budapest, Vienna, Munich, Ljubljana, Timisoara, Kiev, Moscow, Skopje, Thessaloniki, Istanbul (21h) and Sofia and an overnight train from Bar and Podgorica , Montenegro to Belgrade. It arrives early in the morning (around 7). This is a reasonably comfortable train with sleeper cars and nice views (even at night). Upgrade to the cabins with two beds only for 100% improvement. Prices are pretty reasonable. There is also comfortable day IC train from Bar and Podgorica.
For timetables and all other information, check the website of national railway Serbian Railways
Belgrade's central bus station is next-door to the central train station, in Karađorđeva Street. Whilst coach service to national and international destinations is frequent, departure times are usually reliable, but arrival times may be not. Timetables aren't clearly posted; the timetables that are there are in Serbian only, so ask for information inside the terminal.
Ticket reservations and purchases are made in the terminal building.
When buying a bus ticket, you will also receive a token to enter the platform area, for national travel. For international travel, you will be given a paper stub to present at the platform gate.
Be aware that most coach drivers will charge you a fee for baggage handling in the cargo compartment, though this is not a uniform practice with international travel.
For international trips to the rest of Europe, Lasta is the Eurolines carrier.
Belgrade lies where the rivers Sava and the Danube meet. Passenger ships enable you to reach every place along the Danube in a very convenient and meditative manner with many fascinating attractions along it, but it is a quite slow and rather expensive way of travelling.
Belgrade offers eleven dormitories to the students of the university. All the information concerning dormitories can be found on the page of the University.
E-mail contact: email@example.com
Phone contact: +381 11 3637 200
Accommodation: +381 11 3340 043; +381 11 334 0324
Besides the student dormitories, it is also possible to arrange private accommodation during the studies. Students themselves should look for some private flat either finding the advertisements or via agencies. Prices for renting depends on several criteria such as: part of the city, new building/old building, size of the flat etc. The average price is around 200-300 Euros per month for a 40 meters square flat in parts of the city that are 15-20 minutes away from city centre by public transportation.
Hostels can be found throughout Belgrade. You can find out more about them at Youth Hostels Association of Serbia. Some of the recommended hostels are: 1) Green Studio Hostel which is closest to the train and bus station and right in the city centre. 2) Hostel 40 In the hart of Belgrade in green oasis, only three minutes from the main train and bus station, three minutes from the central pedestrian zone of Belgrade, Hostel 40 Garden Park is situated in the center of hostel land. 3) Star Hostel which is ideally located in the most historical and central area of Belgrade, Dorćol, within walking distance to all major attractions, and interesting spots of Belgrade, with a great transport network. 4) Arka Barka Hostel which is a floating house at the river Danube. It is unique because it combines the exotic natural feeling of the river with the urban comfort of a contemporary wooden architecture. It is situated in the centre of the park; 20 minutes walk from the Belgrade centre, 7 minutes bus ride from the centre of the city and 5 min ride from the historical Zemun. There are plenty of boat restaurants, cafés and bars along the riverbank, close to the hostel. 5) Hedonist Hostel is located in the absolute city center, in a ground floor house with a lovely garden where guests get to know each other, relax, mingle, make barbeques and often watch concerts and live sports events on the video projector screen. Our garden is our biggest treasure! It’s an escape from the busy city lifestyle right in the city center. Another unique advantage of Hedonist Hostel is that a whole level of the house is dedicated to common areas.
Citizens of European Union do not need visa for entering Serbia, but they are required by law to register themselves at the police station in their district within 24 hours of receiving a Serbian entry stamp at a border crossing or airport. Hotel staff upon check-in does registration automatically, however if you are staying with friends in a private dwelling, the responsibility falls on you and your host to register yourself at the police in the district in which you are staying. Before visiting the police station you will need to buy a Foreigner Registration Form from a nearby newsagent or bookstore (these usually cost 15 dinars (~€0.15, ~$0.20)). With completed form in hand, your host and you should submit your passport and your host's Serbian ID card along with the registration form. You will receive the bottom half of the form to carry with you; when exiting the country, you will be required to present it to the Border Police. Sometimes they will not ask for it, and you can keep it as an administrative memento. Never forget, though, that failure to register and obtain the bottom half of the Registration Form can result in prosecution and a large fine.
For further information regarding to visa, you can visit web site of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.
Expatriates wishing to reside in Serbia are required to obtain a residence or a business permit. Within 24 hours upon entering the country they are obliged to register with the police station in the territory of residence. In addition, those who are eligible for a residence permit have to submit the application to the police station in the territory of residence within 3 days upon their arrival in the country. It normally takes not more than a week to process the application, and the temporary residence permit is issued for a period of up to one year. Upon expiration of the temporary residence permit, it may be extended for another year. The holder of a residence permit is also obliged to notify the local police of any change of address.
The public health system is within the competence of the Republic of Serbia - Ministry of Health and Environmental Protection, while only the City Secretariat conducts a part of the affairs for public health. There are 59 health institutions in Belgrade: 16 health centres, 4 clinical-hospital centres, 3 specialized hospitals, 5 clinics, 1 clinical centre, 14 institutes with stationary care, 12 institutes without stationary care, 3 public health institutes and Pharmaceutical Institution "Beograd" with 100 pharmacies. Stationary health institutions have the total of 12,035 standard patient's beds. There is also a great number of private pharmacies, doctors and clinics.
Official site: Ministry of Health, 22-26 Nemanjina Street, tel. +381 11 361-3734
Serbia is one of the cheapest countries in Europe, but in the last few years it's getting more expensive due to high taxes and financial crisis. Still, it's way cheaper then western European countries for example.
The average salary in Serbia is around 350 Euros, but bills that a four-member family has to pay reach amount of 200 Euros per month sometimes. The rest goes on food. Fix costs can be pretty high for Serbian standard, which is getting more popular year by year.
As the capital city, Belgrade is the most expensive city in Serbia and some prices can be easily compared with prices in France, Italy and so on.
In Belgrade, public transport includes buses, trams and trolleys. Passengers have to pay for each ride. There are several ways to pay the ride:
1. Use paper cards (a card with no rides costs 40 RSD~ 30 Cents). On this card you can put 9 rides
maximum. One ride is 73 RSD (~ 65 Cents). You can buy this at almost any corner shop.
2. Use plastic card (plastic cards with no rides cost 250 RSD~ 2,3 €). On this card you can put any
number of rides you want. One ride is 73 RSD (~ 65 Cents). You can buy this at almost any corner
3. Buy the ticket in the bus/tram. The bus driver sells it, and the price is 150 RSD (~1.3 €).
Important! Plastic and paper card you should validate on the entrance of bus/tram
In case you need a taxi be sure to chose one with a roof sign indicating it's a city-regulated radio taxi.
Never take a privately owned cab (the ones with the white marker on the top that does not list the name
of the company), since you can pay up to four times the normal price.
Night public transport starts at midnight and lasts until 4am and is operated by buses. There are numerous
lines that will take you to any part of town. The tickets are bought inside the bus and, they are 150 RSD.
Take note that night lines have suffix "N" or H(Cyrillic).
You can either use BG voz ( Belgrade's train). Price is the same as the price of buses.
For more information and a map of public transportation, visit Public Transport Company "Belgrade".
There is about 50 banks in Serbia, domestic and foreign also, and every student have a right to open an account. Also any internationalstudents have opportunity to open an account with proper documentation. Our National Bank of Serbia is open every day from 00-24h, but the other ones are only on working days until 5 p.m.
Mobile Phone Services:
There are several mobile operators in Serbia: Vip, Mts and Telenor. Each one of them has post and prepaid users and all of the mobile offices are easy to find in city center. Also you can find all the mobiles cards on every kiosk in every part of the city. Regular price is about 200dinars (1.8 euros) and usually you have some credit on it.
The currency in Serbia is the dinar (RSD). Money can be exchanged at official exchange offices (locally called Menjačnica). All official exchange offices use the same rate of 116 RSD per 1 Euro.
Food and Drink:
Sit back and let Belgrade's experienced restaurants take over - you won't regret it! If you can’t decide
what to try here is something from local cuisine you can’t go wrong with:
Ćepvapčići (It consists of minced meat mixed together, shaped like small sausages, and grilled)
Pljeskavica (the Serbian version of a hamburger)
Mešano meso (Mixed Grill) is all the delights from the grill on one plate:ćevapčići , pljeskavice (beef burgers),kobasice (sausages), krmenadle (pork chops), ražnjići (shish kebab) and vešalica (strips of smoked meat)
Pečenje (roast pork )
Kajmak (something between cream cheese and butter)
Ajvar (a savory spread made out of roasted red peppers)
Sarma (cabbage rolls with mixed meat)
Gibanica (pie with spinach and cheese or just cheese)
Proja (a type of corn bread with white cheese
Punjene Paprike (peppers stuffed with meat)
Pasulj (cooked with onion, bay leaves, and meat, such as diced bacon or smoked spare-ribs andthickened with browned flour to finish with)
Rakija (excellent brandy that has many flavours, like plum-Шљивовица, quince-Дуњевчa, apricot-
Кајсијевача , Pear /Крушковача/, plum-juniper-Клековача, grapes-Loza...
- You should know that some prestigious brands of rakija can be extremely expensive like Žuta Osa,
which means Yellow Wasp or Viljamovka made of pear of the sort william , the most expensive and the
most quality ones have a pear fruit in the bottle.
Pivo- Jelen, (Deer) and Lav (Lion) are the two most popular varieties of Serbian beer, but there are
many otherslike Vajfert, Pils, Niksicko...
Voda-Water. There are plenty of excellent bottled spring mineral water, from natural resources,
protected areas like Knjaz Miloš, Rosa, Aqua Viva...
*Note that tap water in Belgrade is perfectly safe.
Vino-Rose and red wines: Car Lazar, Merlot, Kratošija, Plavac, Roze... White wines: Banatski rizling,
Karlovački rizling, Semion, Smederevka...
*Note that in Belgrade you will not be alowed to buy alcohol after 22 pm. So stock up before that.
*Culture Tip: How to toast, Serbian style - Like everywhere, Serbs love to toast when in good
company, whether it's in a pub or in the home with friends. When toasting in Serbia, it is expected that
you look your friends at the table directly in the eyes whilst clinking glasses as a sign of respect. Say
'Živeli!' (cheers!) to everyone and take a sip. Repeat as necessary, and enjoy a night out in Belgrade!
Belgrade offers high quality shopping opportunities, similar to other European capitals. New shopping malls are appearing, new stores are being opened, and Belgrade indeed is becoming the shopping capital of Balkans. From Armani to Hugo Boss, from Zara to Springfield, all the way to the market, Belgrade's got it all.
Knez Mihailova Street and its surrounding area are decked out with all the usual shops, where you can find all the well-known Serbian and global brands. Besides shopping, you can also enjoy numerous restaurants and cafes or visit some of the cultural and entertainment events for children and adults.
When talking about clothing, it is important to say sizes are the same as those in every other European city, with the most obvious and common sizing system being the standard XS, S, M, L and XL. Sizes also come in the usual numerical measurements that you can find on clothing labels around the world and in most cases with more than one size explanation. Every shop will take items back if you have the receipt and if the return occurs within a reasonable time, but rather than getting your money back, you have to exchange returned purchases for a new item.
Due to the official Serbian currency dinar (RSD), all visitors are advised to exchange currency only at accredited places. Major credit cards (Maestro, DINA Card, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA) are accepted in many, but not all, up-scale establishments in Belgrade. It is always better to inquire in advance.
Ušće Shopping Center
Delta City Shopping Center
Stadion Shopping Center
For more information visit:
Temple of Saint Sava
During your study time at Faculty of Organizational Sciences, you can apply for a membership in several students' organizations.
Center for Career Development
Belgrade has a reputation for offering a vibrant nightlife, and many clubs that are open until dawn can be found throughout the city. The most recognizable nightlife features of Belgrade are the barges (сплавови, splavovi) spread along the banks of the Sava and Danube Rivers. If you want to experience the atmosphere of the barges, just ask for the directions to Hotel Jugoslavija. This is the place where most of them are situated and where you will certainly find something for yourself.
Belgrade nightclubs offer different kind of music covering all the tastes of Serbian people and visitors alike.
House and dance music
Most popular places for ones who prefer this kind of music are: Already mentioned barges -Freestyler and Povetarac, Šlep - during the summer and clubs like Mr. Stefan Braun and Plastic - during the winter. Explore the all-night wild side of Belgrade with friendly people and handsome bartenders.
Serbian Turbo Folk and 90’s music (Diesel)
Usual night in clubs oriented to this music starts with 2-hour Diesel music. This is a mixture of traditional folk music and modern electro-pop and dance bits from the early 90’s. As for the Turbo Folk music, it is considered to be the most popular one in Serbia. Grand production had great influence to its development as a mixture of Serbian Etno and disco music with characteristics of Turkish and Greek music, too. To experience it properly visit: Magacin, Rich, H20, Teatro Bar etc. In most of these places, performances are exhibited live.
A more traditional Serbian nightlife experience, accompanied by traditional music known as Starogradska (roughly translated as Old Town Music), typical of northern Serbia's urban environments, is most popular in Skadarlija, the city's old bohemian neighbourhood where the poets and artists of Belgrade gathered in the 19th century and early 20th century. Skadar Street (the centre of Skadarlija) and the surrounding neighbourhood are lined with some of Belgrade's best and oldest traditional restaurants (called kafanas in Serbian), which date back to that period. At one end of the neighbourhood stands Belgrade's oldest beer brewery, founded in the first half of the 19th century. One of the city's oldest kafanas is the Znak pitanja. Nowdays they are many modern Kafana places which are visited by students, such as: Konoba Akustik, Ona Moja, Kafanica Trg, Ko to tamo peva, Sokače, etc.
Famous alternative clubs include Dom Omladine and the famed KST (Klub Studenata Tehnike) located in the basement of the University of Belgrade's Technical Faculties. One of the most famous sites for alternative cultural happenings in the city is the SKC (Student Cultural Centre), located right across from Belgrade's high-rise landmark, the Beograđanka. Concerts featuring famous local and foreign bands are often held at the centre. SKC is also the site of various art exhibitions, as well as public debates and discussion. Indie-Goes-Tronic at KC Grad In addition to the growing alternative nation of Belgrade, indietronica and hipster scenes are starting to show their fancy fashion faces. KC Grad (Grad Cultural Centre) offers many alternative events that include exhibitions, summits, stand-up comedy nights and parties. For the less urban people, Belgrade offers some great places that host DJs who play Britpop, alternative rock, electronic and post-punk music.
University Sports Federation of Belgrade, established in 1953, is in charge for student sports activities in Belgrade. It is a society that gathers all sports clubs formed at faculties and dorms, and has 54 members. Sports activities are related to competitions at the university level, between universities, and activities of sports clubs.
Competitions are organized in form of university league in 15 sports disciplines (football, volleyball, basketball, handball, chess, athletics, swimming...) in men and women’s categories. Beside league, University Sports Federation of Belgrade organises many tournaments and competitions (tennis, orienteering, skiing, karate...). The federation, with best individuals and teams in the whole Serbia, participates in Inter-University competitions at home and abroad. On request of a sufficient number of interested students, USFB organises competitions in other sports.
Faculty of Organizational Sciences is the home of FOS Sport Society - SPORTFON. This student organization was established in 2000. It gathers students from more than 15 sports disciplines (basketball, volleyball. football, rugby, water polo, handball, rowing, tennis, table tennis, chess, swimming, orienteering...), and counts around 237 members. Teams and individuals from FON are one of the most successful in university league and other competitions in the country. These students are not only winners in Serbia, they also won many awards from international tournaments like EuroMilano, 5 balls in Paris, SportFest Istanbul, Futur in Slovenia, EuroIbiza, tournament in Istanbul, in Israel and Belgrade International Games.
International Relations Office
Faculty of Organizational Sciences
154 Jove Ilica Street,
tel: +381 11 3950 893
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