The Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes offer Bilateral Scholarships for study or research to foreign students and teachers of higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Croatian institutions of higher education or research.
The Bilateral Scholarships are on offer to higher education students and university staff conducting research or teaching activities. The awarded mobilities should be implemented during the academic year 2024/2025 (from the 1st of October 2024 to the 30th of September 2025, July and August excluded).The Bilateral Scholarships offer opportunities for study or research in any field of study during the granted mobility period at an accredited public Croatian higher education or research institution to be determined in advance.
Applications for the Bilateral Scholarships can be submitted through two different application pools
Application Pool 1: BILATERAL AGREEMENTS
This Application Pool is open to citizens of countries (and territories) that have a valid/effective educational co-operation programme with Croatia or a bilateral agreement signed by the Croatian Government and the relevant ministry of the given country (or territory). Potential candidates are invited to apply for the Croatian Government Scholarships on offer through the Application Pool 1 by submitting their applications in the Agency’s online application system but the Bilateral Scholarships can be awarded only to the candidates who are nominated by the foreign partner institutions, i.e., national competent authorities responsible for the implementation of the Bilateral Scholarships Programmes. The preliminary selection of applications is usually performed by the respective foreign government ministries, agencies and/or authorities and applications ranked by these offices take priority.
COUNTRIES WHOSE CITIZENS MAY APPLY ON THE BASIS OF A VALID/EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL CO-OPERATION PROGRAMME AND/OR A BILATERAL AGREEMENT: Belgium (Flanders), Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Germany (Bavaria), Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Türkiye and Ukraine.
The applicants should submit their application documents in the Agency’s online application system and contact their national institution in charge of the preliminary selection of applicants and be nominated for the Bilateral Scholarships. The national competent authorities responsible for the implementation of the Bilateral Scholarships Programmes should send by e-mail (or post) the Nomination Letter by which they nominate the candidates for the Croatian Government Scholarships in the academic year 2024/2025 not later than 5 April 2024 to the following e-mail (or postal) address:
Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes
E-mail address: email@example.com
Postal address: Frankopanska 26, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
A valid application for the Scholarship should consist of:
- Required documents in English or Croatian submitted by the applicant in the Agency’s online application system
- Nomination Letter sent by e-mail (or post) to the Agency from the foreign partner institution by which it nominates the applicant for the Bilateral Scholarships.
The deadline for both the applicants and the foreign partner institutions is the 5th of April 2024.
Application Pool 2: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CROATIAN LANGUAGE STUDENTS
This Application Pool is open to foreign Croatian language students and students of Slavic Studies who are currently enrolled in studies regardless whether their respective countries have a valid cooperation programme 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. There are two types of Scholarships that are on offer in the Application Pool 2:
- Scholarships for semester studies (4-5 months) of the Croatian language at either the University of Zagreb (Croaticum) or the University of Rijeka (Rijeka School of Slavic Studies)
- Scholarships for the summer seminar (2 weeks) of the Croatian language and literature in Dubrovnik
Potential candidates for the Scholarships that are on offer in the Application Pool 2 can only be nominated for the Scholarships by their current Croatian language lector, i.e., his/her Recommendation Letter. The applicants should submit the Recommendation Letter together with the rest of the required application documents through the Agency’s online application system before the 5th of April 2024.
Call for Applications 2024/2025