History and Mission
The Centre for Serbian as a Foreign and a Non-Mother Tongue was founded in 2013, by the initiative of the Department of Serbian Language (now the Department of Serbian Studies).
The need to establish such an organizational unit arose from the fact that a large number of foreign citizens gravitate towards Niš as a university and cultural centre.
Furthermore, there are numerous interested individuals who, due to various life needs and circumstances, want to learn Serbian language and obtain an adequate certificate of the acquired language skills.
As a matter of fact, the Department of Serbian Studies has been offering Serbian language assessments for foreign citizens practically since its establishment, by appointing its teachers and associates to offical commissions.
With the establishment of the Centre, the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš, as well as the city of Niš itself, became exceptionally important, since, until then, such a centre practically did not exist south of Belgrade.