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The University of Niš maintains rich bilateral and multilateral collaboration with many academic and research institutions and associations from the country and abroad. Close links with foreign partners are kept through the membership in various international and interuniversity associations, through international programs and projects, or on the basis of contracts on direct collaboration.

The University of Niš participates in many international programs. You can find more details on each project in the INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS section.

 All open calls and current scholarships can be seen in the section NEWS AND EVENTS/SCHOLARSHIPS AND OPEN CALLS by clicking here Open Calls

Academic Mobility Strategy

Promoting the mobility of academic staff has become increasingly important in European higher education policy.  Academic mobility is usually considered an element of human resources development and an aspect of the quality improvement of higher education and research at national higher education institutions. Thereby, mobility and internationalization are the key aspects of Bologna process as pointed out in the “Mobility Strategy 2020 for the European Higher Education” adopted by European Higher Education Area ministries.

University of Niš aims at promoting academic mobility through agreements on academic cooperation with other countries and their higher education institutions, thus increasing its participation in the research initiatives of the EU.

Strategy for the Internationalization of the University of Niš

In compliance with Article 40 of the Statute of the University of Niš (“Official Gazette of the University of Niš” number 8/2014), the Senate of the University of Niš adopted the Strategy for the Internationalization of the University of Niš at the session held on March 9th, 2015.


Joint Programmes

Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Republic of Serbia recently (in 2013) adopted public guidelines for the preparation of documentations for accreditation of the joint study programmes. Although higher education institutions in Serbia recently started with developing and implementing of joint degree programmes, at University of Nis some of them are already running according to signed agreement between universities:

  1. Convention individuelle, de cotutelle internationale de thèse, entre l’Université de Nis, Serbie et l’Université Lumière Lyon 2, France, 2010.

  2. The agreement on cooperation on doctoral degree education between the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and University of Niš, Serbia, 2012.

  3. Double Degree Master Program in Engineering Science (DDMPES), Agreement on cooperation between Technical University in Berlin, Germany and University of Niš, Serbia, 2012.

  4. Agreement for a Joint Doctoral Research Thesis between the University of Turin, Italy and the University of Niš, Serbia (2016).

  5. PhD School of Mathematics, a joint PhD program in mathematics, which is realized by the following institutions: Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, University of Novi Sad - Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš - Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Kragujevac - Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, and State University of Novi Pazar. The study program has been accredited in 2016.

  6. Doctoral Thesis Co-Supervision (Cotutelle) Agreement between the University of Porto, Portugal and the University of Niš, Serbia (2018).