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Please use this application form to formalize your application at ZSEM.
You will have to submit the following documents:
For the Fall semester (September – January), the deadline is the 30th of April.
For the Spring semester (February – June), the deadline is the 30th of October.
The health and safety of international students and scholars at ZSEM is our primary concern. Not only does ZSEM academic rigor cause stress, but a new, unfamiliar environment can compound the pressure that you may already be experiencing.
It is very important to obtain International Health Insurance that covers any eventual situation during the coming, returning and staying in Croatia. Your insurance card must be valid for the period of staying and the date of expiry must be clearly visible on the document. EU students must have a valid European Health Insurance Card.
Your landlord should go with you to the police station to register your stay at their apartment. He needs to sign two forms there: Prijava and Potvrda (Form 8a).
If the landlord can’t come with you they should write a Landlord’s statement that he/she accepts your stay at his home, the proof that he/she is the owner of the property and a copy oh his/her ID card. You need to bring that to the Police, together with the contract that you signed with your landlord and the contract should be signed by a notary (lawyer).
Third, and the easiest option, is for your landlord to register your stay via the website www.evisitor.hr, however, not all renters are able to register via this website, but many are. Please, check with your landlord if they are able to register you this way.
It’s very important to do this first step. Without this, you can’t proceed to apply for your Temporary Stay Permit.
Students are required to check whether their nationalities require a Visa in order to come to Croatia. They can check that information here. If they do, students must contact the nearest Croatian Embassy or Consulate to obtain the information on the application process for Temporary Stay Permit. In that case, this process must start and be finished before coming to Croatia. The process usually takes a couple of months or more. ZSEM will support the application by issuing necessary documents, such as the acceptance letter, but the responsibility for obtaining the Temporary Stay Permit is on each student individually.
If their nationality doesn’t imply having a Visa, they can start the process of obtaining the Temporary Stay Permit in Croatia as soon as they arrive, at the Ministry of the Interior (address: Petrinjska ulica 30). This process has to be started within 15 days of students’ arrival. We will demand the confirmation of the started process otherwise student won’t be able to attend classes.
This means if you are of a nationality that does not require a Visa to enter Croatia then you can wait to get a Temporary Stay Permit once you are in Croatia.
For nationalities that do require a Visa to enter Croatia, you will need to apply for your Temporary Stay Permit before you come to Croatia.
Look here to see if your country is eligible.
At the Ministry of Interior, students will have to bring the following documents:
Students are required to obtain an OIB number once they arrive in Croatia. An OIB number is a unique identification number assigned to every inhabitant in Croatia regardless of whether they are in Croatia for a short or longer period of time.
The OIB number is important for:
To get your OIB number you should go to the Main Tax Office in Avenija Dubrovnik 32 (working hours – from 8 – 15h).
EU-students will also get their OIB from the police once they get their Temporary Stay Permit, however, since this can take a long time, we recommend both EU and non-EU students to go get their OIB from the Main Tax Office (you will get your OIB there in 10 minutes). It’s very important though that you bring the paper with your OIB to the police once you come to pick up your Temporary Stay Permit.
You need to bring a copy of your passport/ID with yourself to the Main Tax Office.