International University of Rijeka

On this webpage you can find information about the International University of Rijeka in Croatia.

“The aim of all study programmes at the University of Rijeka is to provide students with sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge so they can successfully proceed to become a part of either the corporate or academic world upon completing any given study programme.”

Thinking about doing an exchange in Croatia? Then the University of Rijeka might be the perfect fit for you! Rijeka, with its 200,000 inhabitants, is the third largest city and the largest Croatian harbour.

The university never stopped developing itself and is committed to dynamic development which systematically facilitates mobility and the development of research careers while providing each individual with an opportunity to express their talents and entrepreneurial energy.

When applying for the University of Rijeka a visa to enter Croatia is not needed when students are citizens of EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Students from countries that are not listed above need to apply for a visa.

Language and additional requirements (such as the TOEFL test):

For students coming at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies a B2 level of English is needed. Students have to provide proof of sufficient knowledge when applying by adding a language certificate issued by your faculty or other relevant institution.


The University of Rijeka offers two student dormitories: student dormitory Ivan Goran Kovačić and a new student dormitory on Campus, which opened in July 2016. Student dormitory Ivan Goran Kovačić offers accommodation for full-time students, students in framework of international exchange and mobility, student on internship and full-time students who are victims of tragic accident of larger scale. The dormitory consists of five buildings. The new student dormitory has 730 beds for students and 24 apartments for professors. Dormitory will have 10 rooms adapted for persons with disabilities. The number of rooms reserved for Erasmus students is limited. The rooms are given to students on a „first come, first serve” basis.

Students can also choose for private housing, which is a quite popular choice. The University Accommodation Agency will assist students in finding appropriate private accommodation.

The best time for apartment hunting is August and the beginning of September, as well as in between semesters (February).

Erasmus students at the University of Rijeka get a student identity card (X-card) during their stay in Rijeka, which reduces prices to eat in students’ cafeterias and restaurants. It proves a student’s status and may also be used to get a discount for some tickets and services


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