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In Croatia, the higher education sector is regulated by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. Quality assurance in higher education is regulated by the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education.

Types of institutions

Higher education institutions in Croatia are universities, polytechnics and schools of professional higher education.

UNIVERSITY is an institution that organises and implements university studies in at least two scientific and/or art areas, in several fields, including interdisciplinary studies. University constituents are: faculties, art academies, departments, institutes, foundations, associations, student centres, health care institutions, libraries, and technological centres.

  • Faculty is a higher education institution that as a university constituent organises and carries out university studies, and develops scientific research and professional work in one or more scientific and professional fields. The faculty may also establish and carry out professional studies.
  • Academy of arts is a higher education institution that as a university constituent organises and carries out university artistic studies, and develops first-rate artistic creative endeavour and scientific research in arts. The academy of arts may also establish and carry out professional artistic studies.
  • University department is a university constituent that participates in the implementation of study programmes and develops scientific, artistic and professional work in a single field of science or in an interdisciplinary area of science, and participates in the implementation of university studies.
  • The university institute is a university constituent founded for performing scientific activity in a single or several related scientific fields, normally related to higher education process at the university. A university institute may perform highly professional work and participate in teaching, as regulated by the university.

POLYTECHNIC and SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION are institutions that organise and implement professional studies. A polytechnic implements at least three different studies in at least three fields.

Higher education institutions in Croatia by type

2 TYPES OF PROGRAMMES

Higher education is performed through university and professional studies. University studies are performed at universities while professional studies are performed at polytechnics and schools of professional higher education. Professional studies can be performed at universities only exceptionally, with the prior consent by the National Council for Higher Education.

University study programmes have three levels: undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate. Professional study programmes levels are: short professional studies, undergraduate professional studies, and specialist graduate professional studies.

Study programmes in Croatia by type

Overview degree structure

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