Serbia (IFMSA-Serbia) - Novi Sad
See in our Exchange conditions
July, August
Students are going to be provided breakfast and dinner.
In the past few years we lodged our incoming students in the hostels. There is a hostel in Novi Sad city center, which provides the best accommodation. Every desired location students want to visit is 15 minutes on foot maximum from this point.
There is no specific exchange conditions.
Marija Sipka
Novi Sad (meaning New Plantation, in Serbian) is the capital of the northern Serbian province of
Vojvodina. It is Serbia's second-largest city, after Belgrade with an urban population of 277.000. The
city is generally divided into three parts: "Novi Sad proper"(with population of 250.000), situated on
the left bank of the Danube, and Petrovaradin (with population of 15.000) and Sremska Kamenica
(with population of 12.000), on the right bank of the Danube.

It was founded in 1694. In the 19th century, the city was the capital of Serbian culture, earning the
nickname Serbian Athens. In that time, almost every Serbian novelist, poet, jurist, and publicist at
the end of 19th century and at the beginning of 20th century had lived or worked in Novi Sad some
time of his career.

Nowadays is a typical Central European town. There are only few buildings dating before 19th
century, because city was almost destroyed during 1848 revolution, so the architecture from 19th
century dominates the city center.

Novi Sad is multicultural and multiethnic city. Many different nationalities and religious group are
present and that makes Novi Sad so special. Serbian language is in the official use in both Latin and
Cyrillic alphabet. Hungarian, Slovak and Rusyn are also in the official use, along with their
alphabets, while visitors from abroad can use English to communicate.

One of the main events in Novi Sad is EXIT festival that is being held every July, and which is voted
as one of the Top5 festivals in Europe. Every year it welcomes artist from all around the world
performing and includes various genres.

Novi Sad was elected to be European Capital of Youth in 2019. and European Capital of Culture
in 2021. Following these two titles, all around the city many events are being held all the time,
organized by city itself and many volunteer organizations.
There are 2 educational bases for medical students at the University of Novi Sad –Clinical Centre of
Vojvodina and Institute for Cardiovascular diseases in Sremska Kamenica. Foreign students have
practice in both bases according to the available disciplines in the Exchange Conditions of IFMSA
Serbia. The Clinical Center of Vojvodina has 4 institutes (surgery, internal diseases, neurology,
psychiatry and mental health and medical services), 5 clinics (for infectious diseases, skin-veneric
disease, ear, throat and nose diseases, eye diseases, gynecology and obstetrics and medical
rehabilitation) and out-patient’s department. and 2700 employees (1700 of who are doctors).

Institute for Cardio-vascular Diseases, Oncology and Pulmonal Diseases in Sremska Kamenica are
the highest ranked medical institutions that accomplish enviable result sand follow the latest world
achievements in the field of medical sciences.
More info coming soon...
We provide one meal per day, lunch in a restaurant. If the incoming student has a specific diet
program, allergies to certain food or drinks or due to the religion cannot eat certain food, please let
us know in advance. There will be no problem in providing the student suitable boarding according to
the health or other indications.
Student’s dormitory, hostel or apartment close to city center.
The main public transportation system in Novi Sad consists of bus lines. There are numerous taxi
companies as well.
Novi Sad is great connections to Belgrade (1-hour ride by bus) and other cities in Serbia and region.
The social program consists of visiting museums, Petrovaradin fortress, excursion to Sremski Karlovci, Fruška Gora mountain, The Dundjerski Castle, Belgrade, Palic lake, EXIT festival... We will do our best to make great social program, so you have the best exchange experience. You can also take part in National weekend.
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The currency in Serbia is the dinar (RSD). Money can be exchanged at official exchange offices
(locally called menjachnica), and they are numerous in Novi Sad. Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard
and Maestro are widely accepted though there are some shops, restaurants and hotels where cards
are not accepted (these are very few nowadays). American Express and Diners Club cards are, on
the other hand, rarely accepted.
Novi Sad is in the Central European Time(CET) zone (GMT+1 hour). Summer time (GMT+2 hours)
lasts from the end of March until the end of October. The Serbian electricity network operates at 220
V, and a frequency of 50 Hz.
For more information about Novi Sad please visit the official city website