Croatia 2013/14 - student fees and grants

Country: Croatia
Date of publication: 2014
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 665 - max 1329
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 665 - max 1329
Fees - note: 1st year students of both cycles do not pay fees
Grants - note: About 4 % of total full-time student population receives state-funded grants
Need-based grant (euro): min 798 - max 1595
Merit-based grant (euro): min 798 - max 1595

National student fee

Fees for all students of the first year of both cycles are fully covered by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.

In the following years of study, the amount of student fees depends on a range of criteria set by the individual higher education institutions (e.g. number of ECTS credits and fulfilment of particular study obligations). For some students fees are paid by government, some students pay a certain share of the fee, and some pay the full amount of the fee. [In the academic year 2012/13, full tuition fees were covered by the government for 38 % of students, while 61 % of students participated in fees to some extent].

The fees in both cycles range from HRK 5 000 till 10 000 per year.

At bachelor level, 25 % of total number of students (counting all students in all three years, including the ones of the first year who do not pay anything) pay some participation in the fees. At master level the corresponding percentage is 20 %.

Student grants

At national level, student grants are provided by two public sources: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports as well as National Foundation for support of pupils' and students' standard. Both institutions award grants according to a range of criteria which include both need- and merit-based elements. The grants range from HRK 500 to 1 000 per month and are available for 12 months each year till the graduation (i.e. total of 6 000-12 000 per year).

Further grants for students are provided by a number of regional and local governments.

Part-time students are not eligible to apply for state-funded grants.


There are no loans.

Tax benefit for student's parents

There are no tax benefits for parents.

Family allowances

There are no family allowances.

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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