Valjevo, Serbia & Montenegro

Petnica International

when 19 July 2019 - 1 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 750

Petnica International is a science camp for undergraduate university students and senior high school students interested in science, which takes place every summer at Petnica Science Center, Serbia.
Petnica International has a variety of subjects to offer that give the opportunity to explore a range of topics and disciplines.

Target group

Undergraduate university students and senior high school students.

Course aim

Petnica International science summer camp has an aim to enable students interested in science to practice scientific research by working on their own research projects under the guidance of Petnica's associates and assistants. Students also have an opportunity to attend various lectures and laboratory exercises, experience fieldwork and get acquainted with scientific methodology and a wide spectrum of research techniques.
Participants will attend daily lectures and classroom sessions in natural, technical and social sciences. In addition, each participant will be engaged in a project of his choosing from those offered in this years’ PI curriculum.

Credits info

10 EC
PI is not only about work and science, it is also about having a good time and exploring Serbian culture and nature. During PI, our students usually visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, as well as the city of Valjevo, which is near Petnica Science Center. Furthermore, we engage in hiking trips and enjoy scenic nature that Petnica is surrounded by. We visit Gradac river, Petnica cave and Lake Petnica. During PI there’s a lot of what one may call extracurricular activities, but we like to view them as an unseparable part of the whole experience. Outdoor movie projections, sport activities, trips to the Petnica pool complex, various workshops, music nights and stargazing are just some of the ways we fill out our free time.

Fee info

EUR 750: The participation fee, which covers all of the expenses of Petnica International Summer Science School, is 750 Euros. This fee covers accommodation, 3 meals a day in our restaurant, fieldtrips (transportation during fieldtrips, museum tickets, meals...), tuition and learning materials. Participants are expected to cover travel expenses themselves.


We'll be able to provide partial financial support (20% – 50% lower fee) for a number of participants and we encourage applicants to apply for this option. Application for financial aid needs to be supported with the description of reasons, since, sadly,