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Opportunity for Croats abroad to enrol at Faculty of Croatian Studies in Zagreb

Scholarship to School of Croatian Language and Culture offered

(Photo credit: Sebastijan Carek/Zagreb Tourist Board)

The Faculty of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb is accepting enrolments from a certain quota of Croats outside the Republic of Croatia. 

Three years ago, the Faculty of Croatian Studies started the study of Demography and Croatian Diaspora, and it is one of the programs available. 

Other study programs offered include Communication Studies, Croatology (Croatian Culture), Educational Sciences, History, Philosophy and Culturology, Psychology, Sociology

Requirements 

Applicants must have Croatian heritage with residence outside of Croatia or Bosnia and Herzegovina, completion of four-years of high school, this being, the last four years in at least twelve years of schooling and readiness to move to Zagreb and attend classes in Croatian. 

Applications for the next intake close at midnight on 11 September 2022. 

For applicants who meet the above-mentioned enrolment requirements, a meeting will be held primarily consisting of a discussion regarding the student’s motivation to study and an evaluation of their knowledge of the Croatian language. 

The discussion will take place via a video call or in person at the Faculty of Croatian Studies, Borongajska cesta 83d, Zagreb, Croatia, Europe, between the 14th and 16th September 2022.

Enrollment details are available online here: https://www.hrstud.unizg.hr/en/enrolment/enrolment_of_croats_outside_the_republic_of_croatia

Application forms are available online and must be submitted electronically: croaticum.hrstud.hr/upis/index.php?lan g=en 

You must complete the application and attach the following scans: 

1. Domovnica or an extract from the Book of Croatian Nationals (if the applicant is a Croatian citizen) or a certificate / proof of foreign nationality (if the applicant is a not a Croatian national);

2. Statement of Croatian heritage (if the applicant does not have Croatian citizenship);

3. Motivation letter (in Croatian, English, Spanish or German);

4. Certificates for the last four grades of high school; and

5. Certificate of knowledge of the Croatian language at level B2, C1 or C2 (if available).

For applicants who meet the above-mentioned enrolment requirements, a meeting will be held primarily consisting of a discussion regarding the student’s motivation to study and an evaluation of their knowledge of the Croatian language. 

University of Zagreb has signed an agreement with the Central State Office for Croats Abroad. It stipulates the college admittance quotas for Croats outside of Croatia with the aim of returning Croats and Croatian descendants to Croatia. Thus, the Faculty of Croatian Studies reserves a place for the enrolment of 53 students, each year, from the younger generations of Croats outside of Croatia, members of the Croatian diaspora and Croatian minorities. The costs of full-time study are fully subsidised from the State Budget. 

The Faculty of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb was launched in 1992 and obtained the status of a faculty on 10th December 2019. Today, higher education at this faculty takes place within eight departments.

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