VERN University is an international, open, creative, entrepreneurial university from Zagreb, Croatia. For the last 20 years, VERN University has been a leading private university in Croatia and the region that currently offers 10 bachelor and 7 graduate programs. International mobility is an important factor at VERN University. Both students and staff members are encouraged to take part in mobility activities, programs and work on projects, and VERN’ is a host to a number of students from around Europe and the globe.
For, and with, our students we develop professional, academic and research competencies, as well as innovative, entrepreneurial, and business capabilities with strong focus on our social responsibility as the members of United Nations Global Compact initiative. Aware of our responsibility for community development, we promote values that contribute to the development and prosperity of society through sustainable development, but also to the personal development of our students, intending to adopt those values on which the future economic and social development of the Republic of Croatia and the European Union can be build.
Croatia has a binary higher education system, meaning that prospective students can choose between two types of higher education studies:
-University studies – consisting of academic programs conducted solely at universities
-Professional studies – consisting of professional programs conducted at polytechnics or colleges of applied sciences (exceptionally, professional programs can also be implemented at universities).
The Croatian higher education system is structured according to three cycles (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate) and higher education studies in Croatia are organized according to the system of transferable credits (ECTS), thus making it easier for international students to study in Croatia and have their studies recognized in their home countries.
We are looking forward to learning more about our applicants through their applications. A complete application consists of the following documents:
-Certificate of citizenship or appropriate proof of citizenship
-Educational documents (certificates of completed secondary level of education, in English language)
-TOFEL, IELTS certificates (if you have any of them)
-Proof of payment for application fee, admission interview in amount of 250 EUR to VERN’ bank account (bank charges not included). This fee is non-refundable if student is not accepted during an interview process or secondary degree level study documents are not certified or visa is denied.
All documents are required and once they are submitted will be verified by our administrative department. After the successful verification process, applicants will be invited to take the Admissions Test.
VERN’ University is located in the center of Zagreb, at No 82/1 Palmoticeva street.
How is it connected with your arrival destination?
Airport -> Airport shuttle bus*-> taxi or tram
Central Bus Station* -> taxi or tram
Central Train Station -> taxi or tram or on foot*
*The shuttle will take you to Zagreb Bus Station where you can find a taxi to take you to your final destination. Make sure the taxi you’re taking is properly marked with a company logo and an identification number. You can also take tram number 6 which will take you north to the main Zagreb's square. The same tram number passes by the Central Train Station.
The University of Zagreb Student Centre (Studentski centar u Zagrebu) is the institution that manage all student dormitories according to a system of quotas for available spaces. It is the responsibility of the Higher Education Institution to contact the Student Centre and recommend an international student. In case there are rooms available for the period of student's stay, the international student can get a room in the dormitory.
Due to lack of housing capacity student dormitory accommodation is not available to all students (neither for all Croatian nationals nor all international students). International students do not automatically receive student dormitory accommodation and they need to
contact the VERN’ International Office. You must be recommended by VERN’ International Office in order to be accepted for dormitory.
If you prefer to stay in a private accommodation, there are different ways with which you can rent an apartment or room. For example:
a) Facebook pages
• Erasmus Student Network Zagreb
• Erasmus Zagreb Official page 20xx/20xx
On mentioned Facebook pages you can find tips and offers of apartments. This is also a good place to exchange information about studying and Zagreb.
b) Rental agencies for accommodation providing apartments and rooms for rent in Zagreb
Please note that you can use any other agency for renting an apartment.
c) Croatian web site with largest database of rentals:
If you are looking for a roommate or want to visit one you may want to visit https://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-zagreb/roommate