Prospective students who apply for exchange programmes usually do not need to have their previous educational qualifications recognised.
About qualifications recognition
Recognition of foreign educational qualifications in Croatia is carried out for the purpose of continuation of education at Croatian higher education institutions (academic recognition) or for the purpose of employment in Croatia (professional recognition).
All higher education institutions that accept international students usually have an International Cooperation Office and prospective students should contact that office well before applying in order to obtain relevant information on what educational qualifications need to be recognised in order to apply for the study programme in question.
After students have completed their degrees (or exchange programmes) in Croatia, the same process of recognition takes place in the students’ country of origin.
Recognition of secondary school qualifications
Prospective applicants to undergraduate study programmes in Croatia who hold foreign secondary school diploma from general, gymnasium and art secondary schools submit requests for recognition of their educational qualifications to the Education and Teacher Training Agency. Detailed instructions, request forms and list of supporting documents are available at:http://www.azoo.hr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2702&Itemid=92
Prospective applicants to undergraduate study programmes in Croatia who hold foreign secondary school diploma from vocational secondary schools submit requests for recognition of their educational qualifications to the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education. More information on the recognition procedure is available at: http://www.aso.hr/default.aspx?id=706
Recognition of higher education qualifications
Prospective students who wish to apply for graduate or postgraduate study programmes and have a foreign higher education qualification or degree, will need to undergo the process of academic recognition for the purpose of continuation of education in Croatia, which is performed by Croatian higher education institutions. Please see the section “Academic recognition” (www.studyincroatia.hr/studying-in-croatia/foreign-qualifications-and-degrees/academic-recognition) for further details.
Prospective students who apply for exchange programmes usually do not need to have their previous educational qualifications recognised. An agreement between partner higher education institutions or the competition for the exchange programme prescribes the precise admissions requirements for exchange students. Please see the section on “University bilateral agreements” for further details.
For all other information about applying for the recognition of foreign higher education qualifications and degrees, please contact Croatian ENIC NARIC Office through the following link: www.azvo.hr/Default.aspx?sec=111.
Source: Agency for Science and Higher Education