Student mobility implies attending a part of study program (one or more semesters) at a foreign university. Mobility can be organized during both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
The advantages of students who attended a part of their studies on mobility programs are numerous. Besides the inevitable acquaintance with various people and their cultures, students learn a foreign language, acquire new experience and, most importantly, have much better employment opprotunities in the country and abroad. Going on a mobility program makes a student stand out from others and offers them advantages which are always recognized by successful companies.
There are two types of student mobility: exchange and full degree seeking.
Student exchange implies that, during their studies at the University of Belgrade, students spend one or more semesters at a foreign university. For example, if you are a student on the second year of undergraduate studies and you have a chance to go somewhere for exchange on your third year, this means that you should attend lectures and take exams which are equivalent to the exams you would have taken that semester or year if you hadn't applied for the exchange. If you pass all your exams during the exchange, the exams will be accredited to you (instead of the equivalent ones) and you will continue with your studies. If you spend your third year as an exchange student, you can enroll the fourth year when you get back (in case that you have passed the necessary exams). This means that there is nothing to lose, and you can get a lot.
Full degree seeking implies that you apply to become a student at a foreign university. In this case, examinations don't have to be equivalent, but you have to hold a higher education certificate before applying. For example, if you have graduated at the University of Belgrade, you can enroll Master or Doctoral studies at a foreign university. If you enroll such a course, you are no loger a student of the University of Belgrade, but a student of a foreign university which issues your diploma. On the other hand, if you go to a foreign university as an exchange student, you will get a diploma from the University of Belgrade, with a supplement to confirm that you spent a certain part of your studies at a foreign university.
Student mobility is organized throughout several projects. Currently running projects are:
Academic Staff Mobility
Similar to students, teaching and administrative staff can also take part in exchange programs. The main difference from student exchange is the duration of mobility, which mostly lasts up to a month. The reasons for mobility can be various, but the most frequent ones are work on a common projects, improvement of teaching through the exchange of experience and good practice, holding lectures, enhancing cooperation etc. Teaching and administrative staff can attend exchange on the grounds of bilateral cooperation agreements or projects which enable student and staff mobility (BASILUES, JoinEU-SEE and CEEPUS).