With a beautiful island-dotted Mediterranean coastline and some places so famous they are almost literally overrun by tourists, Croatia has been on travellers’ lists for a long time. But the country is also an exciting destination for international students!
Through the Bologna Process, degrees in Croatia are recognised everywhere in the EU. The oldest university in the country, the University of Zagreb, is also the highest ranking, located in the capital city. Another high-ranking university in the country is the University of Split – situated in the beautiful coastal city of the same name. While university degrees are most commonly taught in Croatian, many universities are offering courses taught in English.
Tuition fees are on par with those of other European destinations, on average. They range from €1,000 to about €10,000 per year, depending on the programme and whether you’re enrolling at a public institution or a private university. Medical degrees will cost more, from €10,000 to €12,000 a year.
Croatia is part of the EU, but it is not (yet) in the Eurozone and its currency is the kuna. Croatia being an established tourist destination, you will never be short of things to do and places to visit. At your doorstep you’ll not only have the Mediterranean Sea, but lots of neighbouring countries to visit, including Italy, Slovenia and Hungary. The average cost of living is lower than in other European destinations: You will need around €400 to €700 a month to cover your expenses. However, life in larger cities such as Zagreb and Split will be more expensive than in the rest of the country.