The University of Belgrade is a state university which is considered one of the greatest contributions of the European peopled to the world’s cultural heritage. It is the oldest, as well as the largest, university in Serbia and also one of the most important educational and research centres in South Eastern Europe. The school is known for its programmes in the fields of higher education and scientific research. The school was founded 1808 as the “Belgrade Higher School in revolutionary Serbia“ by Dositej Obradovic, and has been offering excellent education ever since. During its 200 years of existence, the school has trained students that have made great contributions the the development of cultural, scientific, educational, political, as well as economical life of Serbia. The University of Belgrade is preparing its students for high level positions by offering tradition-heavy courses, while still adapting to today’s challenges. Today, 75,000 students are enrolled in degree programmes at University of Belgrade; many of them being international students. The faculty is made up of more than 6,400 academic staff. Since its founding, the university has educated over 378,000 bachelors, about 25,100 masters, 29,000 specialists and approximately 15,000 doctors, who can vouch for the outstanding quality of the school’s courses. The school is constantly ranked between 201st and 300th in the most recent global rankings by Shanghai Ranking (ARWU). In 2014, it ranked 151st to 200th, particularly in the fields of mathematics and physics. The facilities on campus are numerous- 31 faculties, 12 research institutes, the university library, as well as 9 university centres are part of the campus. The faculties are divided into 4 areas: social sciences and humanities, medical sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and technological sciences. The university welcomes international students who want to get superior education and exceptional knowledge, so that they are well-prepared for their future careers.
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The University of Belgrade consists of many faculties that are separated all over Belgrade, but most of them are in the city center.
Still, dorm rooms are really good in different buildings and you can always ask for the one closest to your faculty.
Student life is really developed.
I’m studying at the School of Electrical Engineering and I’m really satisfied with the professors and amount of knowledge I get.
The University of Belgrade contains several different faculties and many different possibilities. Organized by Bologna, the principle is greatly conceived, but not so great and accomplished. In my Faculty of Philology, the lectures are extremely unorganized, with great breaks between lectures and matching of optional and obligatory lectures, which does not suit us at all. The curriculum is correct, although I think that the professors should more often devote themselves to teaching what we could use in practice, that is, in modern life, not to use curricula from the middle of the previous century, but to keep up with the times. Regarding tuition fees, I believe that education should be free or at least within normal limits. To pay a tuition of 1000e for a student and his parents is an eternal struggle. Especially for students from the interior who, besides this tuition, have to pay for the apartment, food and all the expenses. At other faculties of the Belgrade University it is worse. At the architectural price of tuition is about 2000e.
As far as student dorms are concerned, I have only words of praise. The price is satisfactory, the accommodation is extremely correct (at least in these homes where I was), it means a great deal of price and quality. I can say the same for the student canteen, you will not be able to find cheaper anywhere, and the food is a really correct taste. The curriculum at the faculties is not quite representative, specifically in my direction: Arabic language and literature. There is a practice in the Serbian department for teaching in secondary schools. Therefore, it can be said that only the Serbian department has the practice of representation. Also, some departments cooperate with foreign faculties and thus enable our students to go to other countries. But this has not yet been sufficiently developed and does not cover all our courses or faculties. The professors, at least from my direction, are full of understanding and open to students, ready to cooperate and to help us with uncertainty.
Belgrade as Belgrade is a vibrant city, full of students always eager for parties 🙂
I would say, here it’s still like in “The Dark Middle ages”. A lot of useless theory, practice is zero.
For many subjects we don’t even have the books, need to record lectures and then write and write and write if I want to have at least some source of studying.
If you fail one test you have to wait next year to try again, there is no second chance.
Anyway, very stressful, If I could turn back time, I would apply for some other faculty abroad.
First of all, i would like to say that Belgrade university is the best university in Balkans, and also only one beside Ljubljana on Shangai academic ranking list. It is public, state university. In Serbia, public universities are a lot better than private ones. I would recommend studying on Belgrede university,especially if you want to study technic or math sciences. As for law faculty, it is really good, with lots of nice professors. The only fault according to my opinion is that during the studies you don’t have enoug pracitce. There is a way more theory, and I think that should be changed. Besides that, I can say that faculty of law will grant you very nice knowledge of rights, law and history.
I study law on Belgrade uinversitiy,faculty of law,and i would tottaly recommend you to come here to study. Faculty has lots of facilities,good libary,lots of good and respected professors. Also, there is a master in european integration,that can be studied on both english and serbian language,and at the end of this master studies you will get two certificates. It is found in the center of Belgrade,and it is easy accesible.
I’m currently attending master studies at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Belgrade. I’m satisfied with the education I am getting, especially considering the state of Education as a whole in Serbia. Majority of professors pass the knowledge accordingly, while the courses require the student to work constantly on assignments, and pass many tests during the semester. All in all, those who wish to apply themselves will get the most out of it.
I find Faculty of Organisational Science really useful and innovative. It teaches you skills applicable in future jobs, that’s why students who graduate on this faculty are most wanted in job market. Also, literature for exams is up-to-date and incorporates the latest developments and trends. Professors and teaching assistants mainly recognize student needs.
I graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences and my major was International Relations. Besides that, there are three more modules: Political Science, Journalism and Communication and Social Policy and Social Work. This faculty has its pros and cons, but in my opinion it is the best choice in Serbia for this field.
There are many student organizations, different conferences, seminars and lectures are often held. Also visits to embassies are organized from time to time, and are very popular among students. You will not have a chance to gain practical knowledge here, so you will have to find an internship on your own. Journalism students, on the other hand have their radio and TV show, so they can gain some practical knowledge, but still it’s not enough. There are subjects that are interesting, and professors and assistants are willing to help you at any time. Final exams are mostly oral and it is a great way to practise public performance.
Lectures are not mandatory and often boring because professors are usually just reading from their presentation. Also, on a large number of subjects you will not even see a professor; everything is done by their assistants. Literature is mostly outdated, but still remains the same. There are only a few subjects that encourage students to write essays, so a lot of people finish these studies without a basic knowledge of academic writing. Many subjects are basically the same, so you have the feeling that you often waste time doing the same thing all over again.
At the end, although this faculty has a lot of negative aspects I would still recommend it! They are changing a lot of things now and if you are really into this field there is no better place in Serbia than the Faculty of Political Sciences.