Studying@VERN'

At VERN’ University of Applied Sciences international students can currently study at two international Bachelor degree study programs. The first step is to choose a desired study program:

About the Study Program

Entrepreneurship Economics

Entrepreneurship Economics

The program Entrepreneurship Economics, designed as modern, multidisciplinary business studies, is aiming at developing students’ entrepreneurial spirit and skills, as well as acquiring broad business knowledge. It aims to develop initiative, creativity, communication skills, the ability to identify opportunities and assess acceptable business risks. The focus of all study activities is on diverse, multifunctional modern business education and the acquisition of skills applicable to contemporary business challenges.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
  • to recognize an entrepreneurial opportunity, learn how to formulate, communicate and suggest solutions to a business problem and develop innovative entrepreneurship solution
  • to develop business strategy for growth of a dynamic entrepreneurial venture followed by a consistent business plan
  • to set up the organizational structure of an entrepreneurial venture and to design business and management functions & services
  • to apply principles of business finance and accounting methods to plan, control and evaluate business processes and performance
  • to use standard ICT business applications packages in facilitating realization of necessary activities
  • to develop and present a marketing plan and give inputs for a marketing policy
  • to recognize and address ethical and social responsibility challenges in business
  • to work in an international environment

Info

  • 3 years / 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
  • full-time study program
  • winter semester: mid October - January
  • summer semester: February – mid June

Third Year Courses

6th semester

  • Elective Module 1
  • Elective Module 2
  • Internship
  • Final Paper

A student can choose any two elective modules:

Final program implementation is eligible for adaptation.

About the Study Program

Tourism and Hotel Management

Tourism and Hotel Management

This study program is dedicated to the education of contemporary, innovative and highly qualified managers in tourism and it reflects a modern approach to the industry of tourism and hospitality. It focuses on introducing students to theoretical and practical knowledge about tourism, which allows them to assess analytically the entire context of tourism and related industries, as well as the process of business decision-making and team work.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
  • Organizational skills
  • Management of tourism at tourist destinations
  • Destination management
  • Tasks related to all sorts of tourist and catering establishments
  • Planning and marketing of tourism
  • Managing special forms of tourism: conference, nautical, wellness, adventure, etc.
  • Cooperation with tourist boards, tourist departments, local authorities and chambers of commerce.

Info

  • 3 years / 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
  • full-time study program
  • winter semester: mid October - January
  • summer semester: February – mid June

Third Year Courses

6th semester

  • Elective Module 1
  • Elective Module 2
  • Internship
  • Final Paper

A student can choose any two elective modules:

Final program implementation is eligible for adaptation.

How to apply

The steps of the application process for international students are on the linke below.

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Next intakes for 2019:

  • SPRING (March)
  • AUTUMN (October)

Application requirements

We are looking forward to learning more about our applicants through their applications. A complete application consists of the following documents:

  • Passport copy
  • Certificate of citizenship or appropriate proof of citizenship
  • Birth certificate
  • Educational documents (certificates of completed secondary level of education, in English language)
  • TOFEL, IELTS certificates (if you have any of them)

All documents are required and once they are submitted will be verified by our administrative department. After the successful verification process, applicants will be invited to take the Admissions Test.

Fees and costs

APPLICATION PROCESS FEES
Application fee 250 EUR (including all administration costs and admission interview)
Secondary School Diploma recognition procedure approx. 200 EUR (including documentation shipping costs)

TUITION FEE (yearly) 4,550 EUR
Note: Upon application the student is required to pay for the tuition fee for the first 1,5 years – 6,825 EUR

COST OF LIVING IN CROATIA
Health Insurance 1,400 EUR for the 1st year + additional 720 EUR for each consecutive year
Accommodation 200-500 EUR per month (depending on the type of accommodation)
Living costs minimum 350 EUR per month (including food, transport...)

Visa & immigration information

NON-EU/EEA citizens coming from a country that has a visa regime with the Republic of Croatia need to apply for a visa via the Croatian Embassy in their home country before departing for Croatia.

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Accommodation

Upon students’ registration for studying at VERN' University, students will receive a list of house agents regarding their accommodation in Zagreb.

Depending of the type of accommodation, cost can vary: 200 – 500 EUR per month. Please note that the cost of accommodation can change during the year.

Students are not obligated to use the University’s housing agents.

Health insurance

All incoming students enrolled in a selected study program are required by the Croatian law and VERN’ University to show proof of insurance coverage for the whole academic year. It is the student’s responsibility to have valid health insurance / health care accepted in Croatia during the whole study period. Additionally, valid health insurance is a requirement for obtaining a visa and regulation of stay in Zagreb, Croatia.

This means that students must have adequate health insurance as a requirement for enrollment at the University and must submit their scanned health insurance information by email.

There are two types of health insurance that you can have during your stay in Croatia:

1) National insurance through HZZO

1) You can get national insurance through HZZO (Croatian Health Insurance Fund). During your registration of stay in Zagreb at the Police station, they will issue you a request letter. You need to take this request letter you need to bring to HZZO where it needs to be approved. Once the request letter is approved you will be issued an official health card. Additionally, HZZO will give you an official letter in which it is stated that you are now insured. Official letter from HZZO needs to be delivered to the Registration office at Police station so it may be added to your register of stay application. For new enrollees in the HZZO, an initial payment of 700 EUR must be paid. There is a monthly cost for this insurance option, which can vary and the cost is approximately 60 EUR per month. This means that the cost of health insurance for the first year is around 1400 EUR and for each consecutive year 720 EUR.

2) Travel insurance

2) You may purchase travel insurance for the duration of your stay in Croatia (it must be valid in the Republic of Croatia for the whole duration of your stay). Please contact the Croatian Embassy or Consular Office about minimal travel insurance coverage. When in need to use medical institutions in Croatia you will cover the costs of all medical treatments yourself and subsequently refund them by your insurance company in accordance with the insurance policy you have purchased. Please consult your insurance company about the details on how to use your travel insurance during your stay in Croatia.

Internship and employment possibilities

Employment for international students in Croatia is limited. If you are approached with a job or service offer, or if you are interested in pursuing such an opportunity, it is very important that you contact VERN’ International Office upon arrival.