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University of Novi Sad

University of Novi Sad

Located in: Serbia

Founded in 1960, today the University of Novi Sad has grown to 14 faculties in 4 different cities, making it the second largest in Serbia. It hosts 40,000 students, many of which international, due to many of its programmes being available in English, such as medicine and dentistry. An intensive 2-week pre-med course is available.

Quick Facts

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Medicine, Dentistry, Pre-med
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€ 6500
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Graduate Entry
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Entrance Exam
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Living Costs
€ 700/month
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About University of Novi Sad

The University of Novi Sad was established in 1960 as a public higher education institution. Nowadays, it consists of 14 faculties located in 4 cities and has gained distinction in many research projects. The school hosts more than 40,000 students and is the second-largest Serbian university.

The city of Novi Sad has a population of over 270,000 inhabitants, making it the second-largest city in the country. The city was heavily devastated by the revolution in the middle of the 19th century, but it was fully rebuilt and restored. Nowadays, you can see monuments and buildings that preserve the city’s long history.

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Novi Sad is located in the city of Novi Sad and ranks as one of the top places to study medicine abroad. The medicine and dentistry courses are the most well-established and longest operating programmes in Serbia, since the English-taught courses were first introduced in 1993. The medical school prepares students to become medical and dental doctors. It aims to educate well-prepared professionals eligible to practise on their own after graduation. 

The University hosts a number of teaching professors from the USA and Canada who teach the international students, alongside several Serbian teaching professors who received training in top medical institutions such as Harvard Medical School.

Some of the prospective students might feel insecure about whether their Biology and Chemistry knowledge is enough to directly apply for a course. There is nothing to worry about, University of Novi Sad offers three types of preparatory courses. The intensive preparatory course lasts for 2 weeks - 45 hours of Biology and 45 hours of Chemistry held in the faculty. You can also choose an intensive online course in one of the subjects or both. 

The preferable pre-medical course for international students is the foundation year. It includes not only the subjects Biology and Chemistry but also courses in English and Serbian, basics of Anatomy, and Physiology. This programme guarantees you a really good head start on your studies and a competitive score on the entrance exams. 

This university doesn’t offer a graduate entry route, but accepts transfer students up to the 4th year of study. Each academic year covers 60 ECTS credits in this university. Transfer students, with academic differences, may need to study any missing subjects, on top of the usual subjects, in the year they are transfering to at this university. In this case, transfer students would have to pay approximately EUR 100 per extra credit on top of the usual EUR 6500 tuition fees. This applies if the student has some subjects missing in their transcript compared to the University of Novi Sad's curriculum. The extra credits are in addition to the normal curriculum and sequence of subjects in Serbia. For example, if you are transferring into the 4th year of medicine, but you are missing "Psychological Medicine" (3 ECTS) then you'd be accepted into fourth year on condition that you study "Psychological Medicine" on top of all of the subjects of the fourth year. Therefore, an additional fee to cover the teaching hours provided to you in "Psychological Medicine" would be EUR 100 per credit. Therefore, in total 3 ECTS multiplied by EUR 100, coming to a total of EUR 300, on top of the annual tuition fee of EUR 6500.

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University of Novi Sad Tuition Fees

The tuition fees at the University of Novi Sad are as follows:

  • Medicine, 6-year course: € 6500 per year
  • Dentistry, 6-year course: €6,500 per year
  • Intensive preparatory course: €500 per subject
  • Foundation year: €2,750 one-time payment
University of Novi Sad

University of Novi Sad Admission & Entry Requirements

Each candidate must have a high school leaving certificate or a similar level of education. You can prove your English language proficiency with a certificate or sit for the university’s exam and interview to evaluate your language skills. 

All the applicants must sit an entrance exam in Biology and Chemistry held at the faculty. As the official partner of the Faculty of Medicine, Medlink Students will support you to prepare for the entrance exam to give you a competitive edge over other applicants.

The number of available seats is 70 for Medicine and 20 for Dental Medicine.


The University of Novi Sad is accredited for providing higher education by the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Serbia. The institution is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and is recognised by the World Health Organisation. Their English courses in medicine meet all the General Medical Council's standards for international medical graduates. Students and graduates from this faculty are elegible to apply for registration in Canada, or for ECFMG certification to work in the USA.

Graduating from this university gives you the chance to start practising as a doctor, or continue your studies at a higher level all around the world.


The University of Novi Sad offers student housing in 10 dormitory buildings with around 3,000 beds. Some of the dorms include student cafeterias where you can enjoy fresh-cooked meals. There are dormitory buildings located near each faculty. They consist of single, double, and triple rooms with private bathrooms. Common areas like cafeterias, washing rooms, and kitchens are available for all the residents. Generally, international students prefer to stay at privately rented apartments located around the faculty of medicine.

If you prefer private accommodation in Novi Sad, you can rent a 1-bedroom flat at the price of €350 per month. Basic utilities such as electricity, water, heating, and Internet cost around €180. Food and other living expenses are up to your standards, but you will need more than €250/month.

Term Dates

The academic year is divided into two terms - winter and spring. 

The winter term takes place from mid-October until mid-January, followed by a 1-week break and 2-week examination period.  

The spring term begins in the last week of February and continues until the beginning of June. Exams are held during the whole summer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the University Of Novi Sad?

It is in Novi Sad, Serbia. The city lies on the northern bank of the Danube, across from the Petrovaradin fortress. Novi Sad is situated in the northern part of Serbia.

Can you transfer to the University Of Novi Sad?

Yes. Transfers are possible for medical students up to the 4th year.

Can you study graduate entry medicine at the University Of Novi Sad?

No. Fast track medicine is not possible at this medical school.

How much do tuition fees cost at the University Of Novi Sad?

Tuition fees for the university are as follows:
Medicine, 6-year course: € 6500 per year
Dentistry, 6-year course: €6500 per year
Intensive preparatory course: €500 per subject
Foundation year: €2750 one-time payment

Where is the University Of Novi Sad recognised?

The university's medical graduates get international recognition of their degrees. The World Health Organisation recognises it through its World Directory of Medical Schools. In addition, the UK General Medical Council also recognises the university.

Can you study medicine in English at the University Of Novi Sad?

Yes. You can study general medicine and dentistry in English.

Does the University Of Novi Sad have graduates registered with the GMC?

Yes. As of 2022, the university has over 20 graduates registered with the UK General Medical Council.

Is there an entrance examination for the University Of Novi Sad?

Yes. There is an entrance exam in Biology and Chemistry.

What are the entry requirements for the University Of Novi Sad?

Students need to pass the entrance exam. In addition, they need a high school diploma, and non-native speakers should present an English-proficiency certificate.

When does the semester begin?

The academic year starts in mid-October.

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