Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Croatia, with information about meeting the English requirement, what previous studies meet the basic entry requirements, and any special documentation instructions. 

Start with Step 1 - Finding out what I need to submit

There are general instructions for all applicants; it is important that you start with Step 1 and then work your way through the remaining steps in order to submit the right documents in the right way.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

You can meet the requirement with your upper secondary studies with English at the advanced level as part of your written Matura exam (drzavna matura) with a graduation year of 2010 and later.

If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide upper secondary documents in order to demonstrate you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated below under ’For bachelor’s level studies’.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test. Find out more at the following link:

English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and any special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

The following Secondary School Certificates meet the general criteria:

  • Svjedodzba o Polozenoj Drzavnoj Maturi
  • Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Radu
  • Svjedozba o Maturi
  • Svjedozba o Zavrsnome Ispitu

To document your eligibility, please submit the Secondary School Certificate and transcript of grades for all four upper secondary years (Svjedodzba, razred 1-4). Level IV required.

Always submit your documents in the original language

You must submit your documents in the original language. You must also provide a translation of your documents – this translation must be completed by an official translator.

If your school issues your documents in English, these alone cannot be accepted. We must also have the documents in their original language.

For master's level studies:

A 3-year academic degree (Sveučilišni) Baccalareaus/Baccalareus meets the general criteria.

  • Please note that a Professional baccalaureus/baccalaurea (strucni prvostupnik/strucna prvostupnica) does not meet the requirement for master level studies.

To document your eligibility, please submit your final transcript of record and Diploma. If your diploma supplement lists all your courses, it can replace the transcript.

  • All pages with text/writing/stamps must be submitted, even back pages.
  • Please note that entries in academic record books (Index) cannot be accepted as transcripts of records. 

Always submit your documents in the original language

You must submit your diploma and transcript/Diploma Supplement of completed courses and grades in the original language. You must also provide a translation of your documents – this translation must be completed by an official translator. Accepted languages for translations are Swedish, English, French or German.

If your university issues documents in English, these alone cannot be accepted. We must also have the documents issued in their original language.

RIT Croatia

If you completed your studies at RIT Croatia please see Country Specific requirements for The United States for information on how to submit your university documentation.