Croatia country profile

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.

Study opportunities

Get more information about the full degree and short-term study opportunities in Croatia, as well as language and summer courses.

Research opportunities 

Read more about pursuing a PhD or postdoctoral degree in Croatia.

Work opportunities 

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.



European Higher Education Organization

European Higher Education Organization is a public organization carrying out academic, educational and information activities on higher education in Europe. The EHEO general plan stresses that: Higher education systems require adequate funding and, as an investment in economic growth, public spending in higher education should be protected. The challenges faced by higher education require more flexible governance and funding systems, which balance greater autonomy for education institutions with accountability to stakeholders. Thus, EHEO plans: improve academic and scientific interaction of universities; protect the interests of universities; interact more closely with public authorities of European countries; popularize European higher education in the world; develop academic mobility; seek funding for European universities.

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