Enrolment into a higher education institution

You can enrol into a university as a full-time or part-time student on the basis of a public call

Enrolment is based on a public call announced by the university, polytechnic or college at least six months before the start of classes. You will find all information relevant for the enrolment in that call: conditions and number of available places, procedure, documents you need to submit and deadlines for applying to the call and for the enrolment.

The selection procedure and the criteria on the basis of which the classification is carried out are determined by higher education institutions. Also, higher education institutions in the Republic of Croatia have adopted the successfully completed state graduation exams as one of the criteria for enrolment in the study programme they are carrying out.

You will find out all about enrolment at the first level of studies in the Republic of Croatia on the website of the National information system of applications to higher education institutions Become a student.

You will find out all about the conditions for enrolment in the second level of studies at the higher education institution you want to enrol in or on the website of the National Information System for Applications to Higher Education Institutions.

For the second level of university studies, it is important to note that universities independently determine the conditions under which students who have completed professional studies enrol in university studies. 

For additional assistance, you can contact the Central Applications Office via the website www.studij.hr and dial the phone number 01/6274-844 regarding the application for study programmes. 

You will find out all about the conditions for enrolment in postgraduate studies at the higher education institution you want to enrol in.

Full-time and part-time students

You can enrol into a study programme as a full-time or part-time student. Full-time students are the students who attend the studies according to the full-time programme. 

The costs of full-time study programmes are partially or fully subsidised from the state budget in accordance with the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

Part-time students are the students who at the same time also work or perform some other activity that requires a special programme. The costs of such study programme are covered in whole or in part by the student himself/herself.

For more information on the benefits you can get as a student, read our articles related to the student standard

Student standard

Decision on Programme-Based Funding of Public Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Croatia in the Academic Years 2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022

Foreign citizens

From the moment the Republic of Croatia became a full member of the European Union, students who are citizens of EU member states can enrol in a study programme in the Croatian language within national enrolment quotas and under the same conditions as Croatian citizens and accordingly pay the same amount of study costs or are entitled to subsidised costs of a study programme.

Third-country nationals are enrolled within the quotas for foreigners and under the same conditions as Croatian nationals, but they may, in accordance with the general act of the university, polytechnic or college, be required to pay a part of or the full cost of a study programme.
Foreign nationals may be restricted from or denied the enrolment in case of studies relating to military or police education or any other study of national security interest.
The subsidy for study costs from the state budget of the Republic of Croatia does not apply to study programmes that are carried out as study programmes in the English language.