Croatia 2016/17 - grants and loans

Country: Croatia
Date of publication: 2017
Grants - note: About 4 % of full-time students receive state-funded grants
Need-based grant (euro): max 1443
Merit-based grant (euro): -

Student grants

Student grants are available to full-time students of first, second and short-cycle study programmes. Part-time students are not eligible to apply for state-funded grants.

Student grants are provided by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. Grants are awarded according to need-based criteria such as students' household income per household member or type and level of student’s disability. The total annual amount of the grant is HRK 10 800 (HRK 1 200 per month during nine months). In the academic year 2015/16, the ministry provided about 5 200 grants.

Universities provide additional grants for full-time students, based on the merit-based criteria, such as the number of ECTS achieved in the past years of study and the grades obtained. The grant amounts and distribution criteria are determined autonomously by the universities.

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

Loans

There are no loans.



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

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