Study Abroad
CROATIA

General Information:

Country name: Republic of Croatia
Government type: Croatia has been a democracy with a parliamentary system.
Capital city: Zagreb
Monetary unit: Croatian Kuna - HRK
Demographics: The majority of the population are Croats, with the largest minorities being Serbs,
                              Bosniaks, Italians, Hungarians, Albanians, Slovenes and Czechs.

Studying in Croatia:

Croatia’s higher education institutions adapted their study programmes to the Bologna Process.

Croatia is an ideal place for students wishing to study in a country renowned for its beautiful coast, for its mix of Mediterranean and South-Eastern European charm and for its rich historical and cultural heritage.

Croatian higher education at a glance:

In total, Croatia has 120 higher education institutions located in all parts of the country - including a total of 33 on Croatia’s spectacular Adriatic coast! Croatia’s largest university is the University of Zagreb with over 50,000 full-time students - making it the largest university in the region of South-Eastern Europe. The University of Zagreb is also the oldest university in the region (founded in 1669).

Today, Croatia’s higher education institutions are part of the European Higher Education Area, having adapted their study programmes to the Bologna Process, thereby making it easier for international students to study in Croatia and for Croatian students to study abroad.

Croatia also participates in a wide range of international exchange programmes (including Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, CEEPUS and many bilateral programmes) allowing international students to study in Croatia and Croatian students to study abroad.

Opportunities for both Croatian and non-Croatian speakers:

For prospective students who speak Croatian (or are studying the language), a wide variety of degree programmes or exchange programmes are available for studying at higher education institutions throughout Croatia.

Study opportunities are also available to prospective students who do not speak Croatian (or are not studying the language). On the one hand, some higher education institutions offer Croatian language courses as semester classes, one-month courses or summer schools. On the other hand, some higher education institutions offer specific courses in foreign languages (lasting one or two semesters) and there are some degree-programmes taught in English and other foreign languages.

Opportunity for travel and discovery:

Croatia\'s geographical position in South-Eastern Europe, combined with its natural, historical and cultural diversity, makes it an ideal location for national and regional explorations. Aside from making the most of your educational experience, you can use your time in Croatia to explore the Croatian coast, mountains and natural parks. If you have time, you can even visit nearby countries such as Austria, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, which are all easy reachable by car, bus or train.

Open and multi-lingual environment:

Finally, despite being a country of relatively small size with a close-knit community, the Croatian people are not only welcoming but are also multi-lingual. According to a survey ordered by the European Commission in 2005, 49% of people in Croatia speak English, 34% German, 14% Italian, 4% French and Russian and 2% Spanish. Hopefully, this will also help you adjust quickly and make the most of your study experience.

Admissions and enrollment:

Admissions to undergraduate study programmes in Croatia are administered through a central online application system and admissions to graduate and postgraduate programmes are administered by higher education institutions.

Depending on the status of international students and the type of study programme they are enrolling, the admissions process and its requirements can differ. The usual types of international student status in Croatia include:

•    Degree-seeking students (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate)
•    Exchange students (Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, CEEPUS, bilateral agreements)
•    Guest students (free-movers, short-term study)


From the moment Croatia becomes a full member of the European Union, students who are citizens of EU member states will be able to enrol in study programmes under the same conditions as Croatian citizens.

Degree programmes:

For admission to a higher education institution, there are some general and some institution-specific requirements depending on the level of study.

Admissions to undergraduate study programmes in Croatia are administered through a central online application system, for which prospective students must fill in an application form and select up to 10 study programmes they wish to apply to at any higher education institution in Croatia.

Admissions to graduate and postgraduate study programmes in Croatia are administered by higher education institutions.

It should also be noted that admissions to most study programmes in Croatia is restricted, which means that the maximum number of places available for a specific study programme is subject to an annual decision by higher education institutions.

Exchange programmes and other non-degree programmes:

The admissions requirements and deadlines for exchange students and guest students vary and are prescribed by the public competition for the exchange programme in question or by the specific agreements between partner higher education institutions.

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