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The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb (Croatian acronym: FER) is a leading higher education and research institution in the Republic of Croatia in the area of electrical engineering, computing, and information and communication technology.

As a part of the oldest and the biggest university in South-Eastern Europe and an engineering school with a century-long tradition of excellence in teaching electrical engineering and information technologies, FER is a primary choice for almost 50% out of 1,000 best high-school graduates in Croatia based on Mathematics and Physics at State Matura.

FER provides high-quality education to its students, founded on the interconnection of teaching, research, and innovation, along with regional and European recognition of academic programs in the field of electrical engineering, computing, and information and communication technology.

The ability to adapt to new situations is crucial for all engineers, and we inspire our students to participate in up-to-date challenges, latest research developments and to pursue their own interests. We motivate students to participate in the development of new technologies and to advance innovative technical solutions to constantly evolving challenges. We prepare young technologists for creative and innovative jobs, some of which have not yet even been conceived!

Career Opportunities

FER alumni are highly appreciated professionals not only in Croatia but also in high-tech companies in different sectors worldwide. FER actively cooperates with more than 450 companies, including some of the most significant high-tech companies from Croatia but also all over the world. Both students and companies benefit from this network that provides an opportunity to connect the best matching talents with industry needs even before students finish their studies.

Students are offered early career guidance through the services of Career Centre, which helps students to connect with employers through the organization of various networking events, such as Job Fair and Career Speed Dating.

Students are highly encouraged to participate in an internship program to gain a competitive edge on the labor market while still studying.

As a faculty with traditionally highly appreciated research components on an international level, students can also take a part in more than 250 international and national R&D projects, both scientific research and industry collaboration projects, that run at FER every year.

For students with startup aspirations, a student-friendly startup incubator SPOCK is the right place to visit and explore new horizons.

When students choose STEM, they are not only choosing their careers but also a frame of mind.

Explore, experiment, invent, create! Join us!



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Why study at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

Explore, invent, be yourself!

FER hosts more than 250 international and national R&D projects, both scientific research and industry collaboration projects.

You can join students working on autonomous systems and mobile robotics in the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR) or make your own USV (unmanned surface vehicles) and underwater drones by joining the project in the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST).

If you feel more attracted to flying drones, we have plenty of opportunities on various projects hosted by the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS).

Did you know that world's fasted silicon bipolar transistor HCBT was invented at FER-MINEL (Micro & Nano Electronics Lab)?

You can develop your AI and Machine Learning skills and knowledge by joining many groups and labs in FER's Centre of Artificial Intelligence, by focusing on specific fields such as natural language processing, Fintech, bioinformatics, social networking, image processing, and many more.

A large pool of inventive tech companies for internships

Are you passionate about the automotive industry? Would you like to get a taste of what the engineering of one of the fastest electric hypercars and cutting-edge EV technology in Rimac Automobili looks like? Or get involved in the development of cutting-edge AI-powered robots by joining the passionate Croatian team Gideon Brothers that makes new and exciting robot designs?

If you want to develop AI that helps millions of children to boost their math skills, become a part of the Photomath development team in Zagreb, best in the class App Store app, that has 220M+ downloads already and more than 2,700,000,000 math problems solved and explained.

Or be part of Croteam helping them to launch a new release of Serious Sam, Scum or Talos Principle franchise? On top of that, did you know that Infobip, the first Croatian unicorn company, was founded by FER alumni?

You can do all that, and much more if you consider participating FER summer internship programme in more than 250 Croatian companies!

Student services & facilities

Students are offered early career guidance through the services of Career Centre, which helps students to connect with employers through the organization of various networking events, such as Job Fair and Career Speed Dating. Students are highly encouraged to participate in an internship program to gain a competitive edge on the labor market while still studying.

As a faculty with traditionally highly appreciated research components on an international level, students can also take a part in more than 250 international and national R&D projects, both scientific research and industry collaboration projects, that run at FER every year.

For students with startup aspirations, a student-friendly startup incubator SPOCK is the right place to visit and explore new horizons.

Student lifestyle

We can proudly say that Zagreb is well known as a university city - more than 10% of its entire population are students. More than 8,000 teachers and around 70,000 students study at the University of Zagreb, which is the largest and most influential Croatian university. Therefore Zagreb has many things to offer for a great student lifestyle experience, through regularly organized concerts, parties, plenty of bars and nightclubs.

The Student Union, whose members are all the students of the University of Zagreb, takes care of activities and issues of general importance for students, especially those related to curriculum, issues concerning student life, sport activities, culture, and entertainment. Erasmus Student Network Zagreb is a student organization based on a principle “student helping student“, with a mission to help international students in Zagreb by providing information and organizing various sports, cultural, educational and entertaining events to make them feel at home.

Apart from the many cultural attractions that Zagreb has to offer, such as the Old Town, the Cathedral, National Theatre, or a number of museums and concert halls, there are various types of street events, food festivals, and outdoor concerts that take place throughout the year in the city parks and squares. Every year, one event, in particular, takes over the entire city center - the Christmas market, voted the best Christmas market in Europe three years in a row.

Croatia is famous for its wonderful nature, crystal clear Adriatic Sea, great food and wine, and many other hidden gems. There are two particular "pearls" on the coast - the town of Rovinj in the north, located on the Istrian peninsula, and the town of Dubrovnik at the southern end, recently made famous as the citadel from Game of Thrones!

Accommodation

International students have to organize accommodation on their own, i.e. look for private rental accommodation. Zagreb is very friendly towards the student population and there are many accommodation options throughout the city. You can either rent the apartment or a room, or you can even share it with the roommate. Price range is between 200 and 500 EUR per month, depending on location, room size, facility etc. Overhead expenses are sometimes included in the price, and sometimes are paid by the consumer.

The best way to find accommodation is to search for different offers on the web-portals. Some of them are in Croatian only, but they usually have photos of apartments and contact email so may send an inquiry. Before choosing a flat, you might need to spend some time in a youth hostel, you have plenty of choice for such a type of affordable temporary accommodation in Zagreb.

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Based on 4 reviews.

Thibaut P.C
I chose Croatia because it is my mother's country (unfortunately I don't speak Croatian). It is a country that is close to my heart and that I wanted to discover even more. The FER is one of the most famous schools in Croatia, so I chose it. Moreover, I had good feedback about Zagreb and the FER from some school colleagues.
Jago R
Zagreb is a very vibrant and interesting city. The combination of low costs access to services and a central geography makes Zagreb in my opinion one of the greatest ’student cities’. I study computing at FER in the university of Zagreb, and despite being a foreign student with limited Croatian ability, I never feel alienated this is probably he...
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Michal B
I liked the infrastructure surrounding some of the courses I have enrolled to (Advanced Databases, Distributed Software Development). Plus, the University of Zagreb and FER faculty is bigger than my home university and faculty. I liked the platform (Intranet), it works better than the one my university uses. Croatians take their time and are qu...
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University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

Unska ul. 3
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

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