Croatian Government Scholarships for International Students, 2018-2019

The Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia through the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes offers scholarships for foreign students and professors of higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Croatian institutions of higher education or research.

The scholarships are offered through bilateral and university bilateral agreements and through programmes such as Erasmus and CEEPUS administered by the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: March 16, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate, graduate, PhD, postdoctoral programme and summer courses.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award:
    Undergraduate/graduate (A1, A2, B):
    600,00 HRK – monthly allowance and subsidized accommodation in the student dormitory and subsidized meals at student restaurants
    Full PhD or partial PhD studies longer than 10 days (C1, C2): 1.800,00 HRK – monthly allowance and subsidized accommodation in the student dormitory and subsidized meals at student restaurants
    Postdoctoral studies or research longer than 10 days (D, E): 1.800,00 HRK – monthly allowance and subsidized accommodation in the student dormitory
    Short research stay (3-10) days (E): 150,00 HRK per diem and subsidized accommodation in the student dormitory
    Summer course (2 weeks): Tuition-free course, free accommodation and meals
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in Croatia

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Scholarships are open to foreign students.
  • Entrance Requirements: The following scholarships are available in the 2018/2019 Academic Year:
    A/1. One semester studies for students of Croatian Language abroad: Undergraduate (BA/BSc) and graduate (MA/MSc) students, especially those majoring in Croatian Language and Literature, as well as graduate students working on their theses. Before application, students are required to have completed a minimum of two semesters at their home institutions. Candidates for this scholarship are nominated by the Croatian language fellows at higher education institutions abroad.
    A/2. Semester/partial studies (3-10 months): Undergraduate (BA/BSc) and graduate (MA/MSc) students. Before application, students are required to have completed a minimum of two semesters at their home institutions.
    B. Undergraduate/graduate studies: Only candidates on the basis of a valid/effective educational co-operation programme, namely candidates from China and members of Croatian minority in Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic.
    C/1. Full PhD programme (36 months): The scholarship is conditional upon successful entrance exam/admission to the respective postgraduate (doctoral) study programme.
    C/2. Partial PhD studies (up to 12 months): Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at an accredited institution of higher education in his/her home country or in a foreign country (but not in Croatia).
    Postdoctoral studies, research (1-10 Slovak Remonths): Applicants must have a PhD or an equivalent degree.
    Research visit (3-21 days or 1-10 months): For associate or higher ranking professors or for researchers holding minimum a PhD or an equivalent degree, for carrying out a research at one of the accredited Croatian research institutions.
    Summer course in the summer of 201/8 (2 weeks): The scholarship is granted for Zagreb School of Slavic Studies (Croatian Seminar for Foreign Slavic Studies Students) that will be held in Dubrovnik in August 2018. Foreign students of Croatian and Slavic Studies, lecturers (professors, senior assistants with a PhD and teaching/research assistants) who teach Croatian language and literature at foreign universities, experts who specialize in Croatian Studies in different research institutions, as well as translators of the Croatian language. A minimum level of language competence is B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (it applies to understanding, speaking and writing). A preference will be given to candidates with a level of the Croatian language competence B2 and higher.

Age limit:

  • For undergraduate and graduate studies scholarships, candidates’ age must not exceed 25 years
  • For postgraduate studies scholarships, candidates age must be below 35 years
  • For postdoctoral scholarships, candidates’ age must not exceed 45 years.
  • Also, there is no age limit for summer course and research visit scholarships in Croatia.

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Application Procedure:

Every application must contain two (2) copies of the documents listed below in one of the following languages: Croatian or English.

A/1.  One semester studies for students of Croatian Language abroad

  • Online and printed version of the Application form
  • One (1) identity card photo, affixed on the application form
  • A photocopy of passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (in Europass format)
  • Transcript of the last two completed semesters at the home institution (Copy of BA/BSc degree – for those who have completed a BA/BSc programme)
  • Letter of interest
  • Recommendation of a Croatian language fellow at the home institution, co-signed by the Head of Department
  • Copy of enrolment at the applicant’s home institution
  • Medical certificate of satisfactory health condition

A/2.  Semester/partial studies (3-10 months)

  • On-line and printed version of the Application form
  • One (1) identity card photo, affixed on the application form
  • A photocopy of passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (in Europass format)
  • Transcript of the last two completed semesters at the home institution (Copy of BA/BSc degree – for those who have completed a BA/BSc programme)
  • Letter of interest
  • Certificate of proficiency in Croatian – unless there is another working language agreed upon for the proposed course/programme (to be attached to the letter of invitation)
  • Copy of enrolment at the applicant’s home institution
  • Letter of invitation by the host institution in Croatia signed by the Head of Department
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Medical certificate of satisfactory health condition

B. Undergraduate/graduate studies

  • On-line and printed version of the Application form
  • One (1) identity card photo, affixed on the application form
  • A photocopy of passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (in Europass format)
  • Letter of interest
  • Copy of the last acquired Certificate or Diploma
  • A proof of adequate knowledge of English, or Croatian language – minimum A1 (a language certificate of the school of foreign languages; transcript of records from school, or from undergraduate studies)
  • Medical certificate of satisfactory health condition
  • Copy of the enrolment certificate (for undergraduate/graduate programme), submitted after successful completion of enrolment process

C/1.  Full PhD programme (36 months)

  • On-line and printed version of the Application form
  • One (1) identity card photo, affixed on the application form
  • A photocopy of passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (in Europass format)
  • List of publications
  • Copy of the highest degree/diploma received
  • Precise and detailed work plan – maximum two pages
  • Certificate of proficiency in Croatian – unless there is another working language agreed upon for the proposed course/programme (to be attached to the letter of invitation)
  • Letters of recommendation from two recognized experts in the relevant discipline
  • Letter of invitation by the dean of the higher education institution in Croatia offering the doctoral programme (in which he/she declares that the applicant can take part in a tuition-free programme if he/she is accepted in the doctoral programme and if the MoSE scholarship is awarded to him/her).
  • Medical certificate of satisfactory health condition

C/2. Partial PhD studies (up to 12 months)

  • On-line and printed version of the Application form
  • One (1) identity card photo, affixed on the application form
  • A photocopy of passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (in Europass format)
  • List of publications
  • Copy of the highest degree/diploma received
  • Precise and detailed work plan – maximum two pages
  • Certificate of proficiency in Croatian – unless there is another working language agreed upon for the proposed course/programme (to be attached to the letter of invitation)
  • Two letters of recommendation: one by the applicant’s home institution, one by the supervisor in Croatia
  • Copy of enrolment in the doctoral programme in the applicant’s home country
  • Letter of invitation by the dean of the higher education institution in Croatia offering the doctoral programme
  • Medical certificate of satisfactory health condition

D. Postdoctoral studies, research (1-10 months)

  • On-line and printed version of the Application form
  • One (1) identity card photo, affixed on the application form
  • A photocopy of passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (in Europass format)
  • List of publications
  • Copy of the highest degree/diploma received
  • Precise and detailed work plan – maximum two pages
  • Certificate of proficiency in Croatian – unless there is another working language agreed upon for the proposed course/programme (to be attached to the letter of invitation)
  • Letters of recommendation from two recognized experts in the relevant discipline
  • Letter of invitation by the future host institution in Croatia
  • Medical certificate of satisfactory health condition

E. Research visit (3-21 days or 1-10 months)

  • On-line and printed version of the Application form
  • One (1) identity card photo, affixed on the application form
  • A photocopy of passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (in Europass format)
  • List of publications
  • Copy of the highest degree/diploma received (supporting document of associate or higher ranking professorship)
  • Precise and detailed work plan – maximum two pages
  • Certificate of proficiency in Croatian – unless there is another working language agreed upon for the proposed course/programme (to be attached to the letter of invitation)
  • Two letters of recommendation from two recognized experts in the relevant discipline
  • Letter of invitation by the future host institution in Croatia
  • Medical certificate of satisfactory health condition

F. Summer course in the summer of 2018 (2 weeks)

  • On-line and printed version of the Application form
  • One (1) identity card photo, affixed on the application form
  • A photocopy of passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (in Europass format)
  • Copy of enrolment at the applicant’s home institution (for students) or copy of the highest degree/diploma received (for researchers, lecturers)
  • Letter of interest
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proof of proficiency in Croatian language (minimum B1)

How to Apply:

Candidates are required to fill in the online application form.

Important: Applications are accepted only when delivered by competent authorities responsible for the implementation of scholarships programmes and cannot be submitted individually. Applications (for the pool 1) from countries that are not on the list will not be taken into consideration.

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