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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Study in Croatia: Language & Culture

Croatia has a rich cultural heritage infused with remnants of ancient cultures such as the Greek, Roman, and Bronze Age civilizations. In its early time expressions, including music, dance, and art, and its magnificent architecture, its visual elements have been influenced notably by Venetian Renaissance periods. Croatia’s rich cultural heritage is found in various museums, galleries, churches, and other cultural events throughout the country. Many of these are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

If you love summer and the activities during this time of the year, Croatia offers a cultural life in the coastal area. A whole range of jazz festivals, concerts, and traditional events occur during the summer. Additionally, the year is filled with a wide range of events, including rock, pop, and classical concerts, film festivals, theatre productions, and exhibitions.

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If you don’t know Croatian, don’t worry. Approximately, 80% of Croatians are multilingual and, of that group, 81% are English-speakers. The next most popular language is German at 49% followed by Italian at 24%. So you will be able to interact with most people when studying here. However, the official language in Croatia is Croatian. It is a Slavic language that developed, as all Slavic languages, from the Proto-Slavic language and is used by over 5.5 million people worldwide.

Study in Croatia - Overview

Over 1,500 international students choose Croatia as their study abroad destination every year. Click here to learn why.

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Education System

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Croatia? Croatia is a popular destination for a variety of students, given its nature, culture, and history. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Croatia!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Croatia to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to passport control at the airport, which we cover as well.

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Croatia.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Depending on the degree program you will study and the university, tuition fees in Croatia may vary. Read more about it below!

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Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to gain acceptance into a university. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in Croatia, and what you need to apply, depending on your citizenship.

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Last update: 29 Jun 2021

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