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    Croatia

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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)

      "Learn about the requirements for studying in Croatia, such as how much does Croatia study visa costs? What documents will you be needing for applying for a study visa? Etc"

      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

      Albania 

      Andorra

      Antigua and Barbuda
       
      Argentina

      Australia

      Bahamas

      Barbados

      Bosnia 

       Herzegovina
       
      Brazil
       
      Brunei

      Canada

        

      Costa Rica 

      Dominica 

      El Salvador 

      Georgia 

      Malaysia 

      Marshall Islands 

      Mauritius 

      Mexico

      Micronesia 

      United States of America 

      Uruguay 

      Vanuatu 

      Venezuela

       

       

       Palau 

      Panama

      Grenada 

      Guatemala 

      Holy See (Vatican City State) 

      Honduras 

      Hong Kong  

      Israel 

      Japan 

      Kiribati 

      Macao 

      Chile 

      Columbia

       

       

      Paraguay 

      Peru 

      Saint Kitts and Nevis 

      Saint Lucia 

      Saint Vincent 

      Samoa 

      Serbia 

      Seychelles 

      Singapore 

      Solomon Islands 

      South Korea 

      Taiwan

       

       
      New Zealand 

      Nicaragua 

      North Macedonia 

      Moldova

      Monaco

      Montenegro 

      Nauru 

      Timor Leste 

      Tonga

      Trinidad and Tobago
       
      Tuvalu 

      Ukraine

      United Arab Emirates

      Croatia Student Visa Requirements

      The requirements for a Croatia student visa are:
      • 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

      Universities

      Times Higher Education Ranking (2020)

       

      Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2019)

       

      TopUniversities Ranking (2020)

       

      U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2020)

       

      University of Split

      601

      701

      -

      497

      University of Zagreb

      -

      401

      751

      575

       



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      Destination:

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