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The Higher Education Technical School of Professional Studies in Novi Sad was founded in 1959 as the Advanced Mechanical Engineering School. Today the School educates a broad array of professionals, starting from mechanical engineering and all fields of protection, through graphics and design, to electrical engineering, informatics, e-business and multimedia. The school is a leading higher education institution of this type, with 14 accredited three-year bachelor degree study programmes and 7 one-year specialist programmes functioning in compliance with the European educational standards stated in the Bologna Declaration. Titles conferred on the completion of the studies are Bachelor applied and Bachelor applied – specialist, respectively.


The first degree of higher education – Three-year applied bachelor’s degree programmes with 180 ECTS credits in:

  1. Mechanical engineering
  2. Fire protection
  3. Occupational safety and health
  4. Environmental protection
  5. Civil protection and emergency rescue
  6. Graphic engineering
  7. Graphic design
  8. Web design
  9. Applied photography
  10. Electrical engineering
  11. Information technology
  12. E-business
  13. Multimedia
  14. Traffic engineering – NEW

After the completion of the basic, first degree of applied studies, engineers can continue their education at one of the existing specialist applied programmes at our School or at relevant faculties in the country and abroad.

The second degree of higher education – One-year specialist applied programmes following the bachelor studies, (180) + 60 = (240) ECTS credits:

  1. Mechanical engineering
  2. Electrical power engineering
  3. Fire protection and rescue
  4. Occupational safety and health
  5. Environmental protection
  6. Informatics and e-business
  7. Illustrations

Work placement in the final semester

The Higher Education Technical School of Professional Studies in Novi Sad has included practice in the form of work placements in its study programmes as an important segment. Students at both basic and specialist applied studies spend the last semester at practical work in an enterprise or institution. We strive to make this practice really good, which is achieved through a careful selection of the partner organization and monitoring of students by a teacher-mentor and co-mentor from the organization. The result of the work placement is experience gaining, material collecting for the diploma project, and it happens that students after the completion of their studies get jobs at very places where they have performed work placements.

Within the work placement programme, the School has also signed a cooperation agreement with the Assembly Service of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, which will enable students to professionally develop.


The cooperation between the School and similar institutions abroad is an important aspect of our academic life. Therefore, we have established relations with the Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Polytechnic University of Timisoara (Romania), State University of Tetovo (Macedonia), University of Applied Sciences in Karlovac and College of Occupational Safety and Health from Zagreb (Croatia), among others.

With the Technical University in Zvolen (Slovakia) we prepare joint conferences and international projects. In addition, an agreement has been signed on the exchange of students.

Furthermore, the School has developed a close collaboration with St. Petersburg University of State Fire Service of EMERCOM of the Russian Federation established to deal with civil protection in emergency situations. For several years, groups of our final year students of fire protection go to perform practice with Russian students in their fire brigades and rescue centres (St. Petersburg, Vytegra, Murmansk), while their students come to Serbia to train diving and skiing with our civil protection students.

Every year in January in the ski resort of Kopaonik, our School hosts two international conferences, on Risk assessment and safety engineering and on Informatics and knowledge management. Also, we biannually organise international conferences on Fire and explosion protection and on Safety engineering (fire, living and working environment, integrated risks), which are held in Novi Sad in October.

We participate in international projects having scientific, research or educational character that support student and faculty exchange, like Tempus and Erasmus.


The Higher Education Technical School of Professional Studies has an extensive collaboration with industry, offering a wide range of services to local and regional businesses, such as:

  • Inspection and testing of prescribed work equipment
  • Inspection and testing of working environment
  • Professional training for a third party for jobs regarding:
    • safety and health at work,
    • the person responsible for carrying out the examination and testing of work equipment,
    • the person responsible for the testing of working environment,
    • wood machinists, and crane, forklift and construction machinery operators.
  • Creation of the Workplace and Work Environment Risk Assessment Act
  • Creation of the OSH Regulations
  • Consultancy activities in the preparation for the quality system certification in the fields of  management, environmental protection, safety and health at work, and integrated systems
  • Testing of electrical protective equipment
  • Development of the Waste Management Plan


  • Name of the institution: Visoka tehnička škola strukovnih studija
  • Address: Školska 1, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Е-mail: skola@vtsns.edu.rs
  • Phone: 381 21 / 4892-500
  • Fax: 381 21 / 4892-515
  • Director: direktor@vtsns.edu.rs
  • Assistant Directors: 381 21 / 4892-525
  • Secretary: 381 21 / 4892-512

Student Affairs Office:

  • Protection department: 381 21 / 4892-514
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering departments: 381 21 / 4892-529
  • Graphic department: 381 21 / 4892-513
  • Head of the Student Affairs Office: 381 21 / 4892-507
  • Accounting Office: 381 21 / 4892-508
  • Giro account: 840-727666-18