This section aims to provide an overview of the University of Belgrade and its activities within the scope of international cooperation, including relevant information and guidance on enrollment, mobility and other academic opportunities.
As an institution committed to national and international cooperation, the University of Belgrade maintains a wide variety of relations with cultural, scientific, and higher education institutions around the globe, promoting academic and student mobility, joint projects and study programs.
The University of Belgrade has been continuously involved in international cooperation for more than 70 years, even despite the turbulent 90’s in the Western Balkans Region. Throughout its history, the University of Belgrade has aimed at establishing, nurturing and developing cooperation with numerous other universities, both in the country and abroad, as well as other international organizations that are engaged in the higher education field.
What so clearly supports this aim are the signed bilateral Agreements of cooperation with a number of foreign universities on almost every continent, the membership in various Networks and Associations, and cooperation with the Educational Committee of the Council of Europe, UNESCO and other organizations that contribute to the development of education, science and culture.
Having signed the Bologna Declaration, the University of Belgrade officially joined the European Higher Education Area.
The University and its members welcome a great number of international students at all study cycles, both through degree studies and exchange and mobility opportunities, which also include welcoming academic, research and administrative staff. Degree seeking international students are welcome to join study programs taught in the English language or to take a preparatory intensive language course at the Center for Serbian as a Foreign Language before enrolling in study programs in Serbian. These options are also available to incoming exchange students through several exchange programs, such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, bilateral agreements, support program from the government of the Republic of Serbia, as well as to free movers.
The University maintains cooperation with a number of foreign university associations, supports the participation in the Tempus and the CEEPUS Programs and various international competitions for awarding funds for scientific research and the development of the educational process and the acquisition of material resources for the advancement of higher education teaching process. Furthermore, the University makes regular contacts and cooperates with trade associations as well as student exchange associations, for the purpose of performing study and summer practice programs (e.g. IASTE). The University of Belgrade takes part in educational fairs.
The University of Belgrade works closely with the Tokyo and ITO Foundations from Japan and the King Baudouin Foundation from Belgium. The ITO Foundation awards scholarships for specialized training in Japan to the best graduate students. The Tokyo Fund of the University of Belgrade was founded in 1988 with the resources awarded by the Japanese Foundation with the same name. The resources of this fund are being used to award the best graduate students of the Social Sciences Faculties. The donors' aim is to give support to students showing extraordinary accomplishments in their studies and in realization of their projects both in the country and abroad. The King Baudouin Foundation supported a structured professional development of new academics through the highly successful TRAIN program.