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Croatia Student Visa
Students from around the world who want to pursue studies in a Croatian educational institution should have to apply for a Croatia student visa as well as a temporary residence permit.
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Croatia is a perfect spot for students wishing to concentrate in a nation famous for its delightful coast, for its blend of Mediterranean and South-Eastern European appeal and for its rich chronicled and social legacy.
There are two types of higher education institutions to choose between:
- polytechnic schools (veleučilište), which are higher-level education
- universities (sveučilište), which constitute the highest level of education
Croatia signed the Bologna declaration in 2001 and the first students begin their studies under the new system in the academic year 2005/2006. Since the adjustments were made, the levels of expertise offered at both polytechnic schools and universities are:
- Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (prvostupnik)
- Master of Science and Master of Arts (magister)
- Doctor of Science and Doctor of Arts (Doktor)
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Croatia Study Visa Fees
Application stamp - 20 Kuna ($3.50 USD)
Biometric passport photos - 50 Kuna ($8.50 USD)
Application fee - 500 Kuna ($85.00 USD)
Temporary stay card - 240 Kuna ($40.00 USD)
Croatian health insurance* - approximately 416.90 Kuna per month ($70.00 USD per month; a total of $210.00 for 3 months)
Tuition fees for studying in Croatia
The range of tuition fees for international undergraduate students varies depending on the higher education institution and field of study.
- Tuition fees for undergraduate degree programs in the humanities and social sciences can range from 6,000 Kuna (approximately 800 EUR) to 16,500 Kuna (approximately 2,200 EUR) per year,
- tuition fees for technical sciences are approximately 22,000 Kuna (approximately 3,000 EUR) per year and
- tuition fees for sciences and medical studies are around 27,000 Kuna per year (approximately 3,600 EUR).
Living costs in Croatia
The average monthly living expenses in Croatia are estimated to be between 400 and 700 EUR, depending on the type of accommodation (student dorm or privately rented housing) and the city in Croatia. These amounts should be enough to cover food, accommodation, utilities, books, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. Of course, students may spend more or less than the estimated amounts, depending on their needs and lifestyle.
Croatia student visa process
Go to the visavendor.com. Here you will have to:
- Fill in the Assessment form
- Receive our email
- You will have to pay the refundable visa service fee that Visa Vendor charges
- After your payment, you will be given credentials of your portal
- You will attach all your important documents that are mentioned in the checklist above
- Your application will be finalized
- Once your application is completed, it will be sent to the embassy to get processed
Croatia student visa processing time
- The application review process can last anywhere from 4 - 6 weeks.
- Students who do not require a visa for entry into Croatia (USA, Canada, EU, Australia, New Zealand) will be able to enter the country with a valid passport
List of Countries whose students don't need a visa to study in Croatia
United States of America
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Croatia Student Visa Requirements
- Croatia Visa Application Form, complete, and signed.
- Two passport-size pictures, with the following specifications:
- Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm
- Professionally taken in a white background
- You must be centered in the picture, staring ahead with a neutral facial expression
- Glasses are not recommended. If you have to wear them, they cannot cover your eyes or face. Tinted glasses are not allowed.
- Headgear is only allowed if it’s for religious purposes. Even so, it cannot cover your face.
- Your passport or travel document, which has at least three blank pages and is valid for a minimum of three months from the time you intend to leave Croatia.
- A photocopy of your passport/travel document, including any used pages and current and previous visas.
- Proof of enrollment in a Croatian educational institution.
- Proof of accommodation in Croatia.
- Proof of sufficient financial means to sustain yourself while in Croatia. You must have private funds or a scholarship.
- Proof of health insurance, such as:
- A European Health Insurance Card
- A certificate of health insurance issued by the Croatian Health Insurance Fund
- A certificate of health insurance from a health insurance provider in your country, which states that you have access to healthcare in accordance with EU regulations
- Private/travel health insurance if your country does not have a social security contract with Croatia.
- Cover letter stating why you are applying for a Croatian student visa.
- If the student is a minor:
- Birth certificate
- A letter of consent from the parent/s or legal guardian/s allowing the minor to live in Croatia for the purpose of studying
- Copies of the parent/s’ or legal guardian/s’ passports
Best Universities in Croatia according to International Rankings
Times Higher Education Ranking (2020)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2019)
TopUniversities Ranking (2020)
U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2020)
University of Split
University of Zagreb
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