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COVID 19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Entry regime for foreign citizens is available at the following link: COVID-19 – Entry Conditions | Ministry of Foreign Affairs (mfa.gov.rs)
ABOUT NOVI SAD
Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia. It is the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina and the administrative center of the South Bačka District. In 1694 Serb merchants created a colony across the Danube from the Petrovaradin fortress and that was the time when Novi Sad was founded. In the 18th and 19th centuries Novi Sad was called „The Serbian Athens“ . It became an important trading and manufacturing centre, as well as a centre of Serbian culture.
There are several historical and cultural spots in Novi Sad which nowadays preserve Serbian tradition and language. One of these places is Matica srpska, the oldest cultural-scientific institution of Serbia. It was moved from Budapest to Novi Sad in 1864, and it is considered to be the second-largest library in the country with over 3.5 million volumes. Also, The Serbian National Theatre, the oldest professional theatre among the South Slavs, was founded in Novi Sad in 1861.
Since 2000, Novi Sad is a hometown to „Exit“, one of the biggest music summer festivals in Europe. It also hosts many art exhibitions and performances during the year, especially for the youth. Because of its great interest towards art and culture life in Serbia, in 2016 Novi Sad was named to be one of the 2021 European Capital of Culture cities.
For more information about Novi Sad please check: http://novisad.travel/en/
Your first destination will most likely be Belgrade and from there to Novi Sad you can get either by train or by bus. Buses departure more frequently and prices of the tickets are 6-7 €. Train departures every hour or so and ticket price is a bit lower, 3-4 €.
Another option for reaching Novi Sad is flying to Budapest and then coming to Novi Sad by train. The cost of train is about 20 € for one way ticket, or 30 € for round trip ticket. Besides train, from Budapest you can come by using the airport transfer. Price per person is abou 30€ for one way ticket, or 60 € for round trip ticket. Find more info on the website of Autoturist-NS transportation company.
Novi Sad also has a good railways connection to cities like Budapest, Vienna, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Timisoara, Thessaloniki. More info can be found on the website of Serbian Railways. Besides train, the Eurolines company connects Novi Sad with many European cities by bus. The list of cities includes Vienna, Brussels, Zurich, Prague, Paris, Nice, Milano, Verona, Amsterdam, Bratislava, Ljubljana…
Once you are in Novi Sad, you can use public transportation. Price for the single ticket is 65 RSD (about 0.6 €) and it’s valid for one single ride; if you decide to change the bus, you have to buy a new ticket. Ticket is purchased from the bus driver. You can also use a monthly pass.
For more information about public transportation please check: http://www.gspns.co.rs/?selected_lang=eng
Depending on your exchange programe, you might be eligible to apply for a room in a dormitory, which is cheaper compared to the life in a flat, but it also means that student would have to share the personal space with another person. There is a possibility to eat at the student’s canteen. For more information contact the Office for International Cooperation.
Most of the exchange students decide to share a flat. Depending on location, number of people in the flat and utilities, accommodation expenses in Novi Sad can vary from 150 to 400 €.
For more information about accommodation contact the Office for International Cooperation at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH CARE AND INSURANCE
Health care and insurance are important segments during your stay in Serbia. It is crucial that you become conversant with the difference between the medical care system in your own country and the medical care system in the Republic of Serbia. Arranging and paying for medical care is your responsibility. The best way to meet this responsibility is to obtain comprehensive health insurance coverage to avoid excessive costs.
For further information on health care and insurance policy during your stay in Serbia, please check: http://uos.rs/en/home/
The International Office provides information and advice on applying for a visa and types of visas, regulation of temporary stay, and immigration responsibilities.
For further information regarding the visa and immigration requirements, please check: http://www.mup.gov.rs/wps/portal/en/information
ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK NOVI SAD