World In Serbia Scholarship 2024

World In Serbia Scholarship 2024/2025 For International Students: Apply Now!

World In Serbia Scholarship 2024

About the World in Serbia Scholarship 2024/2025

Applications are now open the World in Serbia Scholarship 2024/2025. The Government of the Republic of Serbia has announced an exciting opportunity for aspiring scholars from Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member countries, extending to South Africa, to pursue Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral programs at select higher education institutions for the academic year 2024/2025. This initiative underscores Serbia’s commitment to fostering international academic cooperation and nurturing talent from diverse backgrounds. 

The scholarships cover a spectrum of academic pursuits, from undergraduate to doctoral levels, providing a platform for ambitious individuals to advance their knowledge and skills in various fields. However, it’s noteworthy that all levels of study will be conducted in Serbian, offering participants a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of Serbia while pursuing their academic endeavors.

This initiative not only facilitates academic exchange but also promotes cultural understanding and collaboration among nations within the NAM framework. By welcoming students from member countries, including South Africa, Serbia is fostering a global community of scholars who can contribute to the advancement of knowledge and address shared challenges facing our interconnected world. The scholarship program not only serves as a testament to Serbia’s commitment to education but also reflects its dedication to nurturing future leaders and fostering international cooperation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizen of a of a NAM member/observer state;
  • Must be nominated by the South African Government through the Department of Higher Education and Training;
  • Must be under the age of:

          21 for first degree studies – Bachelor academic studies and Bachelor vocational studies;

          25 for specialist vocational studies of first degree and for the second degree studies: Master’s degree academic studies, Master’s degree vocational studies, specialist academic studies;

          35 for third degree studies – Doctoral academic studies.

  • Applicants must hold academic/vocational studies completed over four years for Bachelor’s programme;
  •           Academic studies totalling:

          60 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits – with a suitable diploma from a higher education institution with at least 240 ECTS credits to enrol in a Master’s programme;

          120 ECTS credits – with a suitable diploma from a higher education institution with at least 180 ECTS credits to enrol in a Master’s programme.

          appropriate diploma of higher education institution acquired in master academic/integrated academic studies with the scope of no less than 300 ECTS credits to enroll for a Doctoral programme.

          a suitable diploma from a higher education institution with at least 180 ECTS credits to enroll in a Specialist/Master’s vocational programme;

  • Must be in good command of English or Serbian language;
  • All applicants must be in good health, and produce a medical certificate not older than 6 months, confirming that they have not contracted an infectious/contagious disease and a Negative HIV test.

Benefits of the World In Serbia Scholarship

The World in Serbia scholarship offers the following to selected applicants:

  • Free Serbian language preparatory course (Serbian on-line course and Serbian language intensive course upon arrival in the Republic of Serbia);
  • Tuition at basic academic or vocational studies, specialist vocational studies, master academic studies or doctoral studies;
  • Monthly stipend to the value of 15.000,00 Serbian dinars (approximately R 2165.01);
  • Student accommodation and food expenses;
  • Compulsory health insurance (up to age of 26);
  • Residence Visa; and
  • Free verification of secondary and higher education.

Successful applicants will also be assisted with travel costs to and from Serbia, as well as a settlement allowance by the department.

How to Apply for the World In Serbia Scholarship

Prospective candidates are required to fill out the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development Application form, providing the necessary supporting documents, and send them to The documents that need to be submitted include the following:

  • A complete application form with two selected study programmes
  • A CV with a motivational letter;
  • Certified copy of passport;
  • Certified copies of all post-school qualification certificate;
  • Certified copies of all post-school academic transcripts;
  • English or Serbian Language proficiency certificate;
  • Medical certificate not older than 6 months confirming that you do not suffer from an infectious/contagious disease; and
  • A negative HIV test

All documents must be legible and in PDF format (photographs of documents will not be accepted). Please note that after successfully passing the entrance exam and gaining admission to a specific program, scholarship recipients will not be allowed to switch to a different study program.

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