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Application Process

The process for applying to study at ZSEM (Zagreb School of Economics and Management) in Croatia involves several steps:

  1. Nomination: The International Office at your university must nominate you via a nomination link
  2. Application Form: ZSEM will send you a link to the online application form after receiving your nomination. You must complete this form and upload your required documents before a specified deadline.
  3. Application Review: ZSEM will review your application. If everything is correct, we will send you an Acceptance letter containing important information regarding your enrollment and preparation for travel to Croatia.
  4. Final Schedules and Course Information: Once the final schedules are prepared, ZSEM will send them to you, along with the course selection link and detailed course information. At this step, you will have to make your course selection.
  5. Orientation Day: ZSEM will maintain communication with you until you arrive in Croatia for Orientation Day, which marks your first day at ZSEM.

Ensure you follow each step carefully and meet all deadlines to facilitate a smooth application process and transition to studying at ZSEM.

  • Documentation

    To complete your application for studying at ZSEM, you’ll need to submit the following documents:

    • A Scan of Passport or ID: If you’re a member of the European Union, providing a scan of your ID is sufficient. Please ensure that it’s valid until the end of your exchange period.
    • International Health Insurance: You need an International Health Insurance card valid in the entire Schengen area for your stay in Croatia. This can be a private insurance card or the EU Health card if you’re from the EU.
    • Transcript of Records: Include a recent Transcript of Records from your home institution. This document should provide a record of your academic performance.
    • Motivation Letter: Write a motivation letter explaining why you want to study at ZSEM. Highlight your academic and personal motivations, as well as how this opportunity aligns with your future goals.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Provide a Curriculum Vitae detailing your educational background, work experience, skills, and other relevant information.
    • ID Photo: Scan and send a recent ID photo.

    Ensure all documents are complete and accurately prepared before submitting them to ensure a smooth application process. If you have any questions or need further clarification, don’t hesitate to contact the ZSEM International Office.

  • Deadlines

    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.

  • Learning Agreement
    • EU students need to use this link to submit their Online Learning Agreement. If you have issues with your OLA, use this Learning Agreement. It must be signed by yourself, the outgoing coordinator at your university, and the incoming coordinator at ZSEM.
    • Non-EU students should fill out this Learning Agreement.

Course Catalog for Undergraduate Program

  • Economics and Management Courses for Fall & Spring Semester

    Here you can find all the courses you can choose from.



  • Business Mathematics and Economics for Fall & Spring Semester

    Here you can find all the courses you can choose from.

  • Additional Courses
    • Croatian Studies (4 ECTS)
    • Croatian language (4 ECTS)

Course Catalog for Graduate Program

  • MBA in Finance and Banking

    Here you can find all the courses you can choose from.

  • MBA in Human Resource Management

    Here you can find all the courses you can choose from.

  • MBA in Management

    Here you can find all the courses you can choose from.

  • MBA in Marketing

    Here you can find all the courses you can choose from.

  • MBA in Supply Chain Management

    Here you can find all the courses you can choose from.

  • Additional Courses
    • Croatian Studies (4 ECTS)
    • Croatia language (4 ECTS)

Student life & Accommodation

Health Insurance

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.

Visa and Temporary Stay Permit

  • Temporary Stay Permit

    Students are required to check whether their nationalities require a Visa to come to Croatia.

    1. If you’re from a country that doesn’t require a Visa to enter Croatia:
    • You can begin obtaining the Temporary Stay Permit once you’re in Croatia.
    • You must start this process within three days of your arrival.

    2. If you’re from a country that requires a Visa to enter Croatia:

    • Contact the nearest Croatian Embassy or Consulate for information on the Visa application process. You have to apply for the Schengen visa (visa type C)
    • Ensure you start and complete this process before arriving in Croatia. This process typically takes several months. While ZSEM will provide necessary documents like the Acceptance letter, it’s your responsibility to obtain the Visa.

    To check if your country requires a Visa for entry into Croatia and its eligibility, please refer to this link.

  • OIB Number

    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:

    • Opening a bank account in Croatia
    • For getting your student X-card (only for EU-students)
    • For getting your Public Transport Pass (ZET card)
    • For signing any contract in Croatia (job, etc.)
    • For signing up to city libraries

    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.

  • International Student Guide to Croatia