International Summer School 2019

Novi Sad, Serbia - European capital of culture and youth
6th - 27th July

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Creative industries are recognised as a source of innovation, economic growth, personal wellbeing and community cohesion, but harnessing their potential can be challenging. The goal of this Summer School is to form and support fresh entrepreneurial teams in the creative industries which combine technological development and creativity to influence social changes and innovations. During the Summer School, students will focus on theories and practices that demonstrate the value of creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial behaviour. They will also explore new frontiers in creative industries and culture and how to use creativity to generate ideas.


Novi Sad, one of the most beautiful cities in Serbia, is situated on the banks of the Danube river and overlooked by the famous Petrovaradin Fortress and National Park Fruska Gora. As its symbol, the white Dove, represents, Novi Sad is a home for many different nations and religions that live in harmony and offer warm hospitality to every visitor. It is famous for its charming atmosphere of old town tales and architecture fused with modern life style and progressive business environment. Rhythm and vibe of the city is set by 50,000 students of the University of Novi Sad. Welcome to the European Youth Capital 2019 and European Capital of Culture 2021!


  • Two educational weeks
  • 40+ hours of lectures, trainings, workshops and mentoring
  • Historical and cultural trips
  • Onsite visits to creative companies
  • Visit to Belgrade, capital of Serbia
  • EXIT music festival
    Officially Best European Festival
  • Certificate of completion
  • OPTIONAL: One week for excurision - trip to 4 European capital cities (Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Ljubljana & much more...)

International Summer School 2019

International Summer School 2019 "The era of Innovation and Creative Industries" is a 2+1-week long event taking place in Novi Sad, the European Capital of Culture and Youth and it is organized by Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad.

University of Novi Sad is Secretariat of China - CEEC Higher Education Institutions Consortium within 16+1 Mechanism of the Belt and Road Initiative. Due to more than 30 signed contracts and agreements with Chinese universities, numerous jointly organized events, both in China and Serbia, strengthening academic ties between the universities from CEEC and China, participation in organisation of bilateral and multilateral meetings and intensive cooperation that continuously strengthens especially through people-to-people bonds, University of Novi Sad was awarded by China Education Association for International Exchange as:

2018 Best Partner of CEAIE

During the 2 educational weeks Summer School will provide a solid and hands-on introduction to the entrepreneurial dimensions of technology driven innovation in the creative industries and culture. Further, participants will enjoy various social activities, such as EXIT music festival, city tour, Serbian traditional night, and short field trips.

The last week of the Summer School is optional and participants can travel to five beautiful European capitals: Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Ljubljana and Belgrade.

Participants of Summer School 2019 have the opportunity to choose between two options:
Option 1: 2 weeks in Serbia (Price 1) or
Option 2: 2 weeks in Serbia + 1 week excursion to five European capitals (Price 2)

Please find details in General information about International Summer School section.

General information about International Summer School

Summer School duration:
Option 1: 2 weeks in Serbia from 6th - 20th July
Option 2: 3 weeks (2 weeks in Serbia + 1 week excursion to 5 European capitals) from 6th - 27th July
Eligibility: Students enrolled in university-level program
Minimum number of students: 20 (for Option 2 minimum number of students is 10)
Summer School language: English
Price 1: 1700 EUR
Price 2: 2200 EUR
Contact e-Mail:
Summer School Coordinator: MSc Bane Bogojevic

Price 1 includes: Tuition fee for 40+ hours of lectures, trainings, workshops and mentoring, Full Accomodation with three meals included during two weeks in Serbia, Airport pick-up and drop-off, Cultural and Field trips in Serbia, Social activities, Tickets for EXIT festival, 24/7 assistance and support, Certificate of Completion.

Price 2 includes: Tuition fee for 40+ hours of lectures, trainings, workshops and mentoring, Full Accomodation with three meals included during two weeks in Serbia, Airport pick-up and drop-off, Cultural and Field trips in Serbia, Social activities, Tickets for EXIT festival, 24/7 assistance and support, Certificate of Completion and Costs of one week excursion to 5 European Capital Cities (Accomodation, travel costs and breakfast).

Prices 1 and 2 DO NOT include: Transportation from China to Serbia and back from Serbia to China, Health insurance (Students who plan to attend this program need to obtain insurance for the whole period of two/three weeks), Visa expenses for students who have chosen Option 2 (Summer School organizers will provide students with necessary documentation for visa purposes in EU countries - Schengen zone), Personal expenses, Optional excursions and any other services not mentioned in Price 1 or Price 2 includes section.

Info for students who have chosen Option 1: No Visa is required for Serbia.

Important dates

Application deadline: May 15th 2019
Notification of acceptance: No later than May 16th 2019
Payment deadline Option 1: May 23rd 2019 (see cancelation refund policy)
Payment deadline Option 2: May 20th 2019 (see cancelation refund policy)

Check-in: July 5th 2019
Welcome reception: July 6th 2019
Courses begin: July 7th 2019
Courses end: July 19th 2019
Issuing Certificates and Gala dinner: July 20th 2019

Excursion begins: July 21st 2019
Excursion ends in Belgrade: July 27th 2019

How to apply:

1. Please click on the button "APPLY NOW FOR ISS19" below and fill-in the form with your personal data (Passport validity must extend at least three months after the date of departure from the territory of the EU member States).
2. We will contact you back with the decision about acceptance and send you the information about the payment process.
3. After your payment, we will send you the documents about your acceptance, together with the documents needed for visa purposes (for students who have chosen Option 2).
No application fee costs.
You will be notified of the results via email you have provided during applying.

Cancelation Refund Policy

Option 1:
By May 23rd, 2019 >> Full refund
By July 1st, 2019 >> 50% refund
After July 1st, 2019 >> No refunds

Option 2:
By May 20th, 2019 >> Full refund
By June 25th, 2019 >> 50% refund
After June 25th, 2019 >> No refunds

All cancelation requests must be timely sent at e-mail:

If you have any problems in opening application form through the button above "Apply now for ISS19",
please click here to download pdf form for applying.

International Summer School 2015


In July 2015, participants from Donghua University in Shanghai attended Summer School "New Silk Road Link Tour". Summer School was aimed to promote cultural exchange, strengthening people-to-people bonds and economic cooperation between China and European countries as a part of Belt and Road Initiative.
Summer School courses included Serbian language, European and Serbian History, Business Intelligence, Web content Management Systems and Innovation management and entrepreneurship. Participants also took part in several workshops and visited companies where they had a chance to see how different theoretical concepts become alive and how applied ideas change our environment. After interesting lectures, we all took well-deserved brakes for field trips to local touristic attractions and to enjoy Serbian national cuisine specialties. Exit festival, besides great music and atmosphere, also offered participants a chance to be a part of performance called "Exit connects people". The visitors of the festival had the opportunity to experience various aspects of Chinese culture and find common places that represent the intersection of different cultures. After the great time in Serbia, they embarked on a new adventure and visited Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia and Italy, spending some time at Szeged University and Wekerle Business School in Hungary, as well as University of Vienna and University of Graz in Austria. Summer School ended where it started, in Novi Sad. We had a goodbye dinner and said farewell to our new friends hoping that we will all meet again to expand our academics horizons and experience new memorable moments.