Croatia is a country in Southeast Europe. Croatia’s national legislation and national education, science and technology strategy recognise higher education as an area of special interest to the country. Its strategic goals include quality higher education that is accessible to everyone on identical terms and science, expanding the global corpus of knowledge while contributing to the general well-being of society in Croatia. Academic freedom and institutional autonomy; openness to public access and community; student social responsibility and the social responsibility of other members of the academic community; inseparability of teaching and scientific and artistic research and creation; humanist and democratic tradition; honouring of human rights; compliance with the European system of higher education; training for special professional knowledge and skills, and lifelong learning are principles at the foundation of higher education in Croatia.
Discover everything you need to know about applying for higher education programmes and studying in Croatia.
Croatian Higher Education
Find information on the Croatian education system, institutions, degrees and study programmes.
Get more information about the full degree and short-term study opportunities in Croatia, as well as language and summer courses.
Read more about pursuing a PhD or postdoctoral degree in Croatia.
Would you like to do work during your studies in Croatia? Read more about working while studying and working after your studies.
Scholarships & costs
Find information on the tuition fees, the cost of living, as well as the different types of scholarships and funding opportunities at national and European levels.
Preparing your stay
How to prepare for your stay in Croatia? You can find more information about how to apply for a study programme, visas and residence permits, accommodation and health insurance.