Before coming to Belgrade


Please note that health insurance during your studies in Belgrade is compulsory. Students are advised to purchase an international health insurance in their own country. If you hold valid medical insurance which covers your stay in Serbia, standard medical treatment is obtainable free of charge.


If you wish to study in Serbia, prior to your arrival check here if you require a visa. In case you have any doubt regarding visa issues, please contact Serbian Embassy in your country. The list of Serbian Embassies and consular missions you can find here. If you are EU citizen and wish to stay up to 90 days no visa or residence permit is required. Although EU citizens can enter Serbia with their ID card it is recommended that you use a passport.

If you need a visa to enter Serbia you must apply from the Serbian Embassy in your country of residence. In case of being accepted, please start with handling your legal status immediately. It may take more than a month to gain a visa. We will provide a Letter of Invitation for the purpose of issuing a visa. Detailed information for Serbian visa policy and requirements is given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Serbia.

Make sure you have a passport, valid for the entirety of your planned time on exchange plus an additional six months after your planned return.


The University of Arts is placed at the heart of the old historical centre of Belgrade. Therefore, our university is without a campus or other student-housing facilities. The University does not provide exchange students with housing in Belgrade. However, we will do our best to assist you in finding the place to stay. The International Office at your chosen faculty will help you to book accommodation at the Student Residence or assist with private housing.
We recommend that exchange students prepare their stay in Belgrade in advance.


ESN student organisation in Belgrade runs a ‘buddy’ scheme that connects new students with buddies. Buddies are existing students who volunteer their time to share their experiences and offer extra support to new students. Your buddy may help you to prepare your stay, meet you on your arrival and help you to involve with the social aspects of university life while you are in Belgrade.

Contact ESN BelUPgrade via email, visit their website or follow their page on Facebook and Instagram.