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Bilateral cooperation

Each year an average of 400 months of scholarships are awarded to international students and researchers at Croatian higher education and scientific institutions.

Bilateral cooperation

Each year an average of 400 months of scholarships are awarded to international students and researchers at Croatian higher education and scientific institutions.

There are limited scholarships options available through bilateral cooperation administered by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes in education and scientific research. Bilateral cooperation is based on bilateral agreements, exchange programmes and other implementation acts. Higher education and scientific cooperation entails scholarship exchanges and the implementation of international research projects.

Scholarships

Croatiacurrently has bilateral educational cooperation with the following countries:

Austria, Australia, Belgium (Flanders), Bulgaria, Check Republic, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA

Each year an average of around 500 months of scholarships are awarded through bilateral programmes for Croatian citizens abroad and over 400 months of scholarships for international students and researchers at Croatian higher education and scientific institutions. Calls for application are published at the beginning of the calendar year for the following academic year.

Based on the signed bilateral agreements, scholarships are awarded to students, teachers, scholars and researchers under these categories:

  • one semester studies for students of Croatian Language abroad
  • semester / partial studies (3-10 months)
  • undergraduate / graduate studies
  • full PhD programme (36 months) / partial PhD studies (12 months)
  • postdoctoral studies, research (1-10 months)
  • research visit (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
  • summer courses

Research projects

Through bilateral programmes, and in line with common interests and priority areas, the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports usually supports two-year joint research projects with these countries:

Albania, Austria, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Macedonia, Slovenia, and the USA.

There are around 200 ongoing bilateral research projects in all scientific fields. The majority of research projects are in the fields of natural, biomedical, technical and biotechnical sciences.

Further information

Prospective students from the above-mentioned countries interested in scholarships options available through bilateral cooperation should contact their respective ministries of education and enquire about application deadlines and requirements for available study and research programmes.

Source: Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes