Serbia Scholarships

Eastern European History Provides Classroom for Contemporary Study

Serbia is jammed in the middle of a well-known crowd of Eastern European and Balkan states. Cultural and religious differences go back centuries and there is conflict between Serbia and Kosovo over national independence from each other. The capital of Serbia is Belgrade, and the official language is Serbian, followed very distantly by Hungarian. Due to the region’s political evolution, it may provide a ripe experiential classroom for today’s student. Serbian studies may take the form of arts and culture, language, contemporary social and political issues, or many others across a wide range of disciplines.

Serbia scholarships

Federal Funding

Serbia is a region of interest in these federally funded scholarship programs:

Private Funding

Students interested in pursuing fieldwork or research in Serbia may be in luck. The Archaeological Institute of America offers competitive scholarships that are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply:

The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) has its focus on civil society, education and media development and is funded by a mix of private, nonprofit and governmental entities. It supports the ongoing work of scholars in many regions of the world, including Eastern Europe. There are two fellowships that are open to eligible applicants wishing to conduct research in Serbia:

Scholarships for Serbians

The School for International Training (SIT) offers students from Serbia and Montenegro the opportunity to study in the United States for free. Its Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for Serbia and Montenegro provides scholarships for talented students from these countries to attend U.S. universities for one year of undergraduate, non-degree study.  The Global UGRAD Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This generous scholarship covers travel, tuition, room and board, medical insurance, books, and a small monthly stipend.