RIT Croatia, formerly known as the American College of Management and Technology (ACMT) was established in Croatia in 1997 when the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia initiated the establishment of private higher education institutions. Due to its reputation in creating and maintaining successful international partnerships, one of the most prominent private American universities, Rochester Institute of Technology, was chosen as the best partner in these efforts.
The American College of Management and Technology in 2013 has changed its name to RIT Croatia in order to fully comply with the parent institution - Rochester Institute of Technology.
Two Exciting Locations
RIT Croatia offers programs of study at two campuses, one located in the coastal resort city of Dubrovnik and one in the country's capital, Zagreb. RIT Croatia offers three undergraduate programs: Hospitality and Tourism Management (Dubrovnik), Business Administration: International Business (Zagreb) and Information Technology/Web and Mobile Computing (Dubrovnik and Zagreb). In addition, as part of RIT Croatia's life-long learning initiatives, we are facilitating the opportunity for students to earn Master of Science degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology, at RIT Croatia's Zagreb campus: Master of Science program in Service Leadership and Innovation and Master of Science in Information Technology and Analytics.
Earn two degrees: American and Croatian
RIT Croatia is the only educational institution in Croatia that grants two diplomas: an American degree from RIT and a Croatian degree from RIT Croatia, which is awarded for undergraduate programs.
Study in Line with High Educational Standards
Programs and curriculum at RIT Croatia are fully aligned with the high standards of education from RIT. The quality of Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized by respected world known organizations and media.
Rochester Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000).
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Rochester Institute of Technology's business programs are also accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). As the longest serving global association dedicated to advancing management education worldwide, AACSB accredits the best business schools around the world.
RIT Croatia provides high quality American education that will prepare you for global careers:
1. An internationally recognized American degree and studying in English language. Upon completion of your undergraduate studies at RIT Croatia, you will be granted two degrees: an American degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Croatian degree from RIT Croatia. With an internationally accredited and recognized American degree, RIT Croatia students can seek exciting job opportunities throughout Europe and the world.
2. High American educational standards. Programs and curriculum are completely aligned with the standards of one of the most renowned private universities in the U.S. RIT Croatia faculty are American and European professors with rich academic and professional experience. The quality of the college has been confirmed by many international accreditations, such as:
- The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
3. Student oriented environment with individual approach to every person. Studying experience includes top education, but also the support of professors, academic advisers, career advisors, as well as Alumni members and colleagues. Such environment is nurtured at RIT Croatia with the goal of providing effective support system with students in the center.
4. Being prepared for classes in both classic and virtual classrooms. RIT has almost 40 years of experience in long distance teaching, therefore it has infrastructure and online tools well aligned and ready for use. Although online environment offers a different learning experience, in comparison to classic methods in communication with professors and colleagues, RIT Croatia students regularly use online learning tools.
5. RIT students are a part of truly global university! Students in Croatia have the opportunity to attend one semester at RIT’s main campus, located in Rochester, N.Y., or at the RIT Dubai campus, located in the United Arab Emirates. This study abroad option gives students the opportunity to experience different cultures, to see things from a global perspective, and to improve their English language skills. Most importantly, it proves to be a major advantage when applying for a job.
6. Spend a semester in the United States of America or United Arab Emirates. Students in Croatia have the opportunity to attend one semester at RIT’s main campus, located in Rochester, N.Y., or at the RIT Dubai campus, located in the United Arab Emirates. This study abroad option gives students the opportunity to experience different cultures, to see things from a global perspective, and to improve their English language skills. Most importantly, it proves to be a major advantage when applying for a job.
7. Experience that gives you an advantage. Modeled after RIT's program of career development and cooperative education, our cooperative education and career office helps students in their preparation for entering the job market. Our advisers help students in choosing and building their career, making contacts with potential employers, finding co-op placements, teaching them how to write a CV, and preparing them for job interviews. The obligatory co-op is carried out in companies throughout Croatia and worldwide, in areas relevant to the programs of study.
8. Valuable RIT Croatia scholarships and financial aid are offered regularly! 70 % of last year's candidates for enrollment have received some form of financial aid or scholarship provided by RIT Croatia.
Croatia is a member of the EU and if you are a national of a country outside of it, you may need to procure an entry visa. Everything there is to know about the process can be found on the web site of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. If you are looking for student job opportunities while you’re studying in Croatia, we have good news. All full-time students at Croatian higher education institutions, including international students, can apply for occasional student jobs in Croatia up to 20 hours a week.
RIT Croatia is a global campus of an American university, Rochester Institute of Technology. That means that by studying here, you can earn an American and a Croatian (EU) degree. We are a truly international university; all of the lectures will be held, and all of the educational material will be provided in English language.
As a student, it's important to think about what type of accommodations you will have, how much traveling you intend to do, and whether you plan to work part-time or not. Living costs in Croatia can range between 400 and 700 EUR per month depending on where in Croatia you live and whether you live in a student dorm or a privately rented apartment. This amount should be sufficient to cover food, lodging, utilities, books, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. However, students' expenses may vary based on their preferences and lifestyle.
When it comes to accommodation, there are many options. Students can go for corridor rooms, shared accommodation, or private accommodation- rent a room or apartment/flat. The costs of private accommodation vary depending on the location, the number of rooms, and amenities. Students can expect to pay around 150 EUR per month for a one-bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen; and about 250 EUR per month for a studio apartment. You can expect to pay between 7 EUR to 20 EUR at any average to high scale restaurants within the city. The good thing about Croatia is that there are several student restaurants that have been dubbed ‘mensas’ scattered around major university cities, campuses, dormitories.
Don’t forget to possess an ‘Iksica’ to enjoy all the discounts reserved for students alone!