Friday, May 07, 2021

Croatian Government Scholarships for All, 2021-2022

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LEVEL: Short Course, Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral, Research
FUNDING: Partially Funded, Fully Funded
PLACE: Croatia
STATUS: 7 Days left

The 2021-2022 Croatian Government Scholarships are currently being received. The Republic of Croatia Scholarships offer opportunities for studies or research in any field at accredited higher education institutions or research institutions in Croatia. The scholarship is available for to foreign students, teachers, researchers to study or gain further professional experience in Croatian higher education institutions or research institutes.

Type A1 scholarships (4-5 months) are offered to students (BA or MA) who would like to spend one semester learning Croatian and perfecting their Croatian language skills at either the University of Zagreb (Croaticum) or at the University of Rijeka (Rijeka School of Slavic Studies). A2 type scholarships (3-10 months) are available for students who would like to spend one part (one or two semesters) of their BA or MA studies at a Croatian higher education institution. Type A2 is open to students of all fields of study. Students are required to have completed a minimum of two semesters at their home institutions.

B type scholarship are for full degree undergraduate (BA) or graduate (MA) studies (BA: 36 or MA: 24/12 months). To apply for B type scholarship, candidates must be member of the Croatian national minority in Hungary, Romania and the Slovak Republic or citizens of China. C1 type scholarships are for full doctoral (PhD) program (36 months) applicants. Scholarship type D (1-10 months) is on offer to candidates who would like to carry out postdoctoral studies or research at one of Croatia’s accredited research institutions. The program is opened to teachers or researchers at accredited institutions of higher education in their home countries or in a country other than Croatia.

E type scholarships are offered for short research visit (3-29 days). F scholarship are for summer course/seminar of Croatian language and literature (1 week) Description. If you want to check out other governments scholarships, please click here.

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: Higher educational institutions or research institutes in Croatia.
  • Eligible Program: available programs at host universities.
  • Number of Awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: Varies.
  • Target Group: Croatian language students (A1 type scholarship) is opened for all nationalities while the rest is only available for citizens of the following countries: Bulgaria, China, Germany (Bavaria), Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Turkey and Ukraine.

Croatian Government Scholarships Benefits

Selected candidates for this Europe scholarship will have the following benefits.

  1. Undergraduate/graduate studies (A1, A2, B)
    • 1.600,00 HRK monthly grant.
    • Subsidized accommodation in the student residence hall.
    • Subsidized meals at student restaurants.
  2. Full PhD studies and partial PhD studies or research for PhD students (C1, C2)
    • 1.800,00 HRK monthly grant.
    • Subsidized accommodation in the student residence hall.
    • Subsidized meals at student restaurants.
  3. Postdoctoral studies or research 1-10 months (D)
    • 3.000,00 HRK monthly grant.
    • Subsidized accommodation in the student residence hall.
  4. Short research visits 15-30 days (E)
    • 3.000,00 HRK.
    • Subsidized accommodation in the student residence hall.
  5. Short research stays 3-14 days (E)
    • 200,00 HRK per diem.
    • Subsidized accommodation in the student residence hall.
  6. Summer seminar/course (F)
    • Tuition-free course.
    • Free accommodation and meals.
    • Cultural program.

Croatian Government Scholarships Eligibility

To apply for the Republic of Croatia Scholarship, candidates must meet the following conditions:

  • No age limit for research visits (D and E).
  • 25 years for candidates applying for Scholarships for BA studies (A1, A2, B).
  • 30 years for candidates applying for Scholarships for MA studies (A1, A2, B).
  • 35 years for candidates applying for Scholarships for PhD studies (C1, C2).

Applicants should indicate the preferred mobility period in their application form

  • For Scholarships type A1 an applicant may submit an application only on one occasion during his/her BA studies and once during his/her MA studies (once per study cycle).
  • For the Scholarships type A1 priority will be given to candidates who have not previously been awarded the same Scholarship.
  • Applicants who are interested in a research, PhD or a postdoctoral scholarship should find a host professor in Croatia willing to support and supervise their research project or PhD project. A Letter of Invitation must be part of the application package.
  • Applicants for these types of Scholarships (C2, D and E) should contact a mentor/supervisor at the desired Croatian host institution to arrange their visit.
  • Candidates applying for a research visit should be fluent in English or Croatian. The term “research” includes preparation for a doctoral or postdoctoral thesis or any other form of scientific research except medical specialization.

The following candidates are not eligible to apply:

  • Students who have not completed a minimum of two semesters at their home institutions
  • Foreign citizens with a residence permit or applying for a residence permit in Croatia
  • Students already enrolled in a study program in Croatia
  • Candidates applying for study or research at private Croatian higher education institutions
  • Candidates without the citizenship of the country that nominates them for the Scholarships.

Similar opportunities

  1. Chinese Government’s MOFCOM Scholarship;
  2. UCL Denys Holland Scholarship;
  3. Government of Romania Scholarship;
  4. Chinese Government Scholarship.

How to Apply for the Croatian Government Scholarships

Interested applicant who would like to apply for this scholarship to study in Croatia must follow steps below:


This Application Pool is open to citizens of countries (and territories) that have a valid/effective educational co-operation program with Croatia or a bilateral agreement signed by the Croatian Government and the relevant ministry of the given country (Bulgaria, China, Germany (Bavaria), Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Turkey, Ukraine). Potential candidates must click on the apply button below and follow instructions to submit their applications. Applicant also need to be nominated by the foreign partner institutions, i.e., national competent authorities responsible for the implementation of the Bilateral Scholarships Programs.


This Application Pool is open to students at language departments of the Croatian language and literature or Slavic Studies students regardless whether their respective countries have a valid cooperation program or a bilateral agreement with Croatia and regardless of whether the language department of Croatian language and literature falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science and Education. The candidates for Scholarships that are on offer in the Application Pool 2 can only be nominated for the Scholarships by their current Croatian language fellow who should nominate the applicants for the Scholarships by his/her Recommendation Letter/Nomination Letter. The applicants should then submit the Recommendation Letter/Nomination Letter together with the rest of the required application documents on the online platform.

The Application deadline varies per institution. The furthest deadline is . For more information about the Croatian Government Scholarships, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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