How can I get to Zadar?
You can get to Zadar by bus, plane, ferry or by car. The fastest, cheapest and best way to get to Zadar is by bus. There are direct buses from several European cities, but in most cases you will have to make a change in Zagreb. If you change in Zagreb consider that there are several carriers providing the bus service. Check the timetables and ask for the validity of return tickets, you might be able to save a little by getting them.
You can plan your trip using the following sites:
International plane services in Zadar Airport operate only during the season, during off-season you will have to make a change in Zagreb to a domestic carrier to get to Zadar Airport.
A regular international ferry comes from Ancona, Italy. Please visit the Jadrolinija site for the timetable.
If you wish to come by car, you can take the highway A1 coming from Zagreb or the A6 and then A1 coming from Rijeka. The highways use a ticket system called ENC. More information on tolls can be found at the HAC website.
Car sharing sites also offer rides to Croatia, it is worth checking them or uploading your trip to save, both money and the environment.
How can I find accommodation in Zadar?
We have 6 places for international students in our dormitory which is provided on a first come first served basis. If you do not get a place in the dormitory you can rent an apartment or a room in the city of Zadar. Prices vary, but you can find a room for approx. 100 €, while the prices for apartments range between 150 and 350 € per month.
If you want to rent an apartment, it is advisable to find a roommate. Feel free to access the Facebook group Be my roommate – Zadar managed by the ESN Zadar where you can make a post and connect with Erasmus+ and local students that are looking for an apartment and/or roommates.
More sites with accommodation offers can be found below:
NOTE: these sites are in Croatian, but it is easy to manage with basic vocabulary or Google Translate.
What are the arrival and semester dates for exchange students?
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020/2021:
Welcome day meeting (winter semester): 5 October 2020
Winter term: 1 October 2019 - 22 January 2021
Winter examination period: 25 January - 19 February 2021
Welcome day meeting (summer semester): 22 February 2021
Summer term: 22 February - 4 June 2020
Summer examination period: 7 June - 9 July 2021
What courses can I take?
Generally, the language of instruction is Croatian (except at the Department of French and Iberoromance Studies, the Department of German Studies, the Department of Italian Studies, the English Department and the Division of Russian Language and Literature). However, some of the courses are held in English and/or in other foreign languages. The list of these courses can be found here.
What is a PIN number and why do I need it?
The Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a permanent identifier of each Croatian citizen and legal person of the Republic of Croatia. It is determined and assigned by the Ministry of Finance - Tax Administration Office. If you would like to obtain the student X-card, a temporary residence permit or if you need to open a bank account in Croatia you must get a Personal Identification Number, which is called OIB in Croatia.
What do I need to do to get residence permit?
Please visit Practical information!
Who has to sign my Learning Agreement?
The Learning Agreement has to be signed before, during and after the mobility by the student, responsible person at the home university, and the Departmental Erasmus+ coordinator at the University of Zadar.
Can I change courses in the Learning Agreement?
Yes, you can make changes to the proposed Learning Agreement but they have to be approved by Departmental ERASMUS+ coordinator at University of Zadar and the responsible person at the receiving institution.
What are the English language requirements at the University of Zadar?
The University of Zadar requires students to have very good language skills (in reading, writing and speaking) equivalent to level B2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) scale. More information about Language requirements can be found here.
For more information please contact the International Relations Office!