Student life

How to get to VERN'

VERN’ University of Applied Sciences is located in the center of Zagreb, only one tram stop away from the main Zagreb's square, in the Importanne Gallery at, Trg Drage Iblera 10.

How is it connected with your arrival destination?

  • Airport -> Airport shuttle bus*-> taxi or tram
  • Central Bus Station* -> taxi or tram
  • Central Train Station -> taxi or tram or on foot*

*The shuttle will take you to Zagreb Bus Station where you can find a taxi to take you to your final destination. Make sure the taxi you’re taking is properly marked with a company logo and an identification number. You can also take tram number 6 which will take you north to the main Zagreb's square. The same tram number passes by the Central Train Station.

VERN' University of Applied Sciences premises are at the following locations:

  • Trg Drage Iblera 10 (Importanne Gallery, 1st and 2nd floor) – classrooms, administration and student services
  • Trg Drage Iblera 7, 1st Floor (in the nearby skyscraper) – department and faculty offices, VERN' Startup Incubator
  • Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 3 – Management Board

Life in Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and a home to around 780,000 inhabitants.

It has a long history dating back to the Middle Ages and originates from two hilltop settlements, Gradec and Kaptol. During its development since the 13th century, when it became an independent royal city, Zagreb has gone through all social, cultural and architectural periods such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, etc. All those features and its cultural heritage are preserved on the downtown facades, in the museums, galleries and other historical city attractions.

Zagreb offers you a friendly atmosphere with a fine mixture of European bustle and a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle. Besides education and business, it also offers a lot of opportunities to enjoy its numerous parks, promenades, shops, charming restaurants, cafés, bars, nightclubs and beautiful nature on Medvednica mountain (most popular spot - Sljeme).

Zagreb looks at its best in spring, but offers a magical atmosphere in winter, the reason it has been voted the best European Christmas/ Winter holiday destination few years in a row.

More useful information can be found here: http://www.zagreb.hr/en

Zagreb Public Transport

Trams and buses carry out transport of passengers in Zagreb.

Zagreb has 15 tram lines that can be used for quick and efficient travel around Zagreb. Tram lines are not the only option of urban transportation.

Zagreb's bus system is designed to transport residents to and from the outlying neighbourhoods and suburbs. Buses can also be used within the city in areas where trams do not run.

For more information about Tram and Bus lines and Journey Planer please visit http://www.zet.hr/en

VERN’ Sport

VERN’ encourages its students to participate in recreational and sporting activities such as futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball, swimming, fitness and many others. VERN’s sport teams have achieved amazing results at the local and international university championships. In the last three years VERN’s teams and individual competitors have won a total of 24 gold, 21 silver and 29 bronze medals in various disciplines and sporting competitions! But, as we all know, it’s not all about competition. For those of you who enjoy recreational sport and fitness, VERN’ offers free access to recreational facilities at several locations in the city. If you are interested in participating or using the available facilities, please contact the Head of VERN’ sports Mr. Mario Kralj at mario.kralj@vernuni.eu

VERN’ Culture

We are all aware of the important role culture plays in personal growth and academic development. Whether you enjoy the theatre, music or lectures on various interesting topics, you have come to the right place! VERN’ Culture program offers free tickets for numerous events to students and lecturers throughout the academic year. To get more information on how to apply for your free ticket, contact our colleagues at the Communication Department: Ms. Ana Belić at ana.belic@vernuni.eu or Ms. Matea Šumak at matea.sumak@vernuni.eu

Student association

In 2008, VERN's students formed a student association. The members of the Association participate in organizing and working on various projects, team building meetings and in-house workshops, thus, in addition to formal education, they acquire practical skills and knowledge of everyday business and social life (parties, seminars, projects, networking). By participating in VERN' Student Association, each member has the opportunity to be at the core of our University’s events, get first-hand information, and utilize our resources to realize their ideas.
We are proud that we can contribute to the education process at VERN’ University and we offer students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in practice,

and learn new things through many fun and social gatherings. VERN' Student Association now has 60 members. Every member actively participates in the Association’s projects and together we make an excellent team!
The aim of VERN' Student Association is to connect students of all study programs, to develop student awareness, to encourage and implement students’ extracurricular activities, to improve the quality of their studies and to exchange knowledge and opinions.
If you're interested in project work, organizing events and trips or any kind of student activities, our Student Association is the right place for you. Contact us!

Gastro (Croatian cuisine)

Croatia has a very varied cuisine, depending on the region you’re visiting. The continental parts of the country are famous for their sausages, spicy stews and generally meat-based cuisine. The coastal region relies more on fish, olive oil, prosciutto and other Mediterranean specialties. However, since you’re in Zagreb, here is the opportunity to try some of the local favorites. And we are pretty sure that very soon you will learn how to pronounce them properly.

ŠTRUKLI - These little pillows of soft dough filled with cottage cheese are cooked or baked in sour cream, savory or sweet and served as an appetizer, dessert or in soup. Very popular all around Croatia!

PURICA S MLINCIMA (TURKEY WITH TRADITIONAL PASTA) - Juicy roast turkey with ‘mlinci’, thin layers of dried dough, cooked and finally baked along with the meat.

ZAGREBAČKI ODREZAK (ZAGREB STEAK) - Stuffed with cheese and ham, the finest veal, chicken or pork fillet is dipped in egg and flour, breaded, then fried.

AJNGEMAHTEC - A mild chicken soup with vegetables and small dumplings.

ZAGREBAČKE KREMŠNITE (ZAGREB CREAM-CAKE) - This creamy delicacy melts in your mouth. Placed on thin puff pastry, cooled yellow egg cream is covered with whipped cream and chocolate glaze.

PAPRENJAK (PEPPER COOKIE) - A traditional, spicy cookie, perfect with coffee, tea or on its own.

BAJADERA – A smooth taste of these nougat chocolates comes from the best combination of finest chocolate, hazelnuts and almonds

For more information visit: The Croatian Kitchen: 5 Classic Foods to Try in Zagreb

EU opportunities

The European Union is a unique economic and political partnership of 28 European countries that together cover much of the European continent. The EU member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

The main religion in Europe is Christianity, but you will find many other religions across Europe - in particular Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism. Along with these religious communities, many Europeans are atheists, agnostics or humanists. On campus, most universities have prayer and social groups representing the major religions to help you make friends and stay connected to your faith.

Did you know that over 1.4 million students from around the world came to Europe in 2012 for their higher education and the numbers are growing every year? With thousands of world-class universities, research centers and higher education institutions, Europe is the place to be. Opportunities

abound for young students or recent graduates looking to gain work experience with the EU institutions. Depending on which level you have reached in your studies, you could consider becoming a EU student ambassador, applying for a traineeship, or becoming a permanent official with the EU. Many employers worldwide actively seek or value international study experience when recruiting. By studying here, you will gain the skills, knowledge and experience that is valued among employers. With strong international business, creative and research sectors, Europe is a great place to build your career.

For more information on student opportunities in the EU, there are various student associations that can help you. One of them is certainly the European Students’ Union that represents all Europe’s students. You can also contact student organizations such as: AISEC, IAESTE, etc.

Studying in Europe is not just about lectures and libraries, it is also a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover new countries… and to discover yourself too! From the snowy north to the sun-soaked south, across Europe you will find breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, buzzing cities and vibrant cultures waiting for you.