Study abroad semester in Croatia

Welcome to Croatia!

Croatia is a republic located in a favorable position on the Adriatic Sea. It is composed of three regions: Croatia-Slavonia, Istria and Dalmatia. The country emerged from the dismantlement of Yugoslavia in 1990, and later joined the EU in 2013. Roman Catholicism prevails in the country.

It enjoys a favorable climate that, combined with a good medical assistance, result in a high living standard and life expectancy for its inhabitants. Natural parks and lovely beaches make up the assets of the country, among those the Plitvice Lakes National Park (I’ve visited it, it’s great!), Zlatni Rat and Dubrovnik Beach. Nightlife is also becoming a strategic business: many Croatian cities offer a top-level entertainment service, with a constant lineup of international DJs.

What are the best universities in Croatia for semester students?

Are you still undecided whether or not Croatia might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 2 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in Croatia. Let’s check some statistics about them.

Here you can see the positions of the Croatian institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.

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University of Split1001+801–1000-763--564-
University of Zagreb - Faculty of Economics and Business801-10001001+401-5005174093557542

With only two universities, there is not so much to say about Croatian universities. Overall, they are pretty much known internationally, especially in Europe. They seem to be equally prestigious, with the only difference being the location: Split on the Croatian cost, Zagreb on the interior.

Costs and fees

Croatia is a mid-expensive country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are close to 600€. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.

When it comes to university’s fees, Croatia is really cheap, with a median 480€/semester for EU free mover students and a median 1080€/semester for non-EU free mover students.

Which Croatian cities are available to free movers?

Currently there are only 2 cities that accept free movers in Croatia. Here you can find Croatian institutions divided by city: