How to apply

The steps of the application process for international students are as follows:

1. Student / Agent applies for a course and submits all required documents

For online registration please prepare for upload the following scanned documents (PDF, JPEG, Microsoft Word or OpenDocument format):

  1. Passport copy
  2. Certificate of citizenship or appropriate proof of citizenship (in English language)
  3. Birth certificate (in English language)
  4. Educational documents:
    1. diplomas of completed secondary level of education in the original language
    2. diplomas of completed secondary level of education in English language and in Latin script certified by an authorized institution
  5. TOFEL, IELTS certificates (if you have any of them)
  6. Bank statement - proof of sufficient funds to support oneself and pay for tuition fee with min. amount 18,000 EUR (bank statement from you, family and/or sponsor)
  7. Proof of payment for the application fee in amount of 250 EUR – bank charges not included
Payment information:
VERN' University of Applied Sciences
Address
Trg bana Jelačića 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
SWIFT SOGEHR22
IBAN No.
HR14 2330 0031 1002 1118 4
Reference number Passport ID
Bank payment details:
Name of Bank Splitska banka d.d.
Bank Address
Domovinskog rata 61, HR - 21 000 Split
SWIFT (BIC) SOGEHR22
IBAN No. HR1423300031100211184
 

2. VERN’ accesses all the submitted documents

All required documents and payment of the application fee will be verified by VERN' University of Applied Sciences. If all uploaded documents are in order and after payment for the application fee has been received, the applicant will be invited to undergo the admissions test interview via Skype.

3. VERN’ hosts an admission interview

Interview commission consists of three members of VERN’ faculty, one of whom is the head or a teacher of the study program the student is applying for.

The admission interview takes place via Skype.

4. VERN’ issues an offer letter

If the interview is:

Failed - VERN’ informs the applicant they are not accepted.

Passed - VERN’ informs the applicant they are accepted.

5. Student / Agent sends documents for secondary school diploma validation

Applicant or agent must send to VERN’:

1. originals of all required documents preferably by DHL or post,

2. proof of payment for the recognition procedure in amount of 200 EUR – bank charges not included

Payment information:
VERN' University of Applied Sciences
Address
Trg bana Jelačića 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
SWIFT SOGEHR22
IBAN No.
HR14 2330 0031 1002 1118 4
Reference number Passport ID
Bank payment details:
Name of Bank Splitska banka d.d.
Bank Address
Domovinskog rata 61, HR - 21 000 Split
SWIFT (BIC) SOGEHR22
IBAN No. HR1423300031100211184
 

Recognition procedure consists of:

  1. translation of all documents into Croatian language
  2. diploma validation
  3. cost of DHL in case applicant is rejected after the recognition procedure or visa procedure

6. VERN’ coordinates diploma recognition procedure with the appropriate government agencies

VERN’ will send all educational documents of applicants to:

a) Education and Teacher Training Agency - recognition of qualifications attesting the completion of primary and secondary education (general or art secondary education program)

or

b) Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education - recognition of qualifications attesting the completion of vocational secondary education programs (VET programs)

7. VERN’ sends a guarantee letter

If educational documents are valid VERN’ will send a guarantee letter to the applicant together with instructions how to pay for the tuition fee for 1,5 years of study.

Depending on the arrival of the documentation from the student’s country of origin and the fact that agencies can take up to 30 days to process the documents, the student can expect to receive a guarantee letter (or information on the denial of acceptance) within 45 to 60 days.

8. Student pays the tuition fee

Payment of tuition fee in amount 6,825 EUR – bank charges not included

Payment information:
VERN' University of Applied Sciences
Address
Trg bana Jelačića 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
SWIFT SOGEHR22
IBAN No.
HR14 2330 0031 1002 1118 4
Reference number Passport ID
Bank payment details:
Name of Bank Splitska banka d.d.
Bank Address
Domovinskog rata 61, HR - 21 000 Split
SWIFT (BIC) SOGEHR22
IBAN No. HR1423300031100211184
 

9. Student applies for a visa

For details visit: Visa requirements overview

Mandatory documents by Minister of Foreign Affairs:

1. all documents requested by the Croatian Embassy or Consular Office and are part of the visa process (passport, forms etc.)

2. bank statement: proof of sufficient funds to support oneself with min. amount requested by the Croatian Embassy or Consular Office

3. health insurance (depending on the country of student's origin)

4. invitation letter for visa procedure (VERN’ acceptance letter for study)

Additional documentation (depends on the country):

5. travel insurance

6. additional medical test

7. sponsor letter

10. Student / Agent sends a copy of the visa to VERN’

Applicant or agent sends a copy of applicant’s visa and ticket to VERN.

11. VERN’ prepares all required documents for the student’s arrival or refunds the tuition fee for unsuccessful visa applicants

If visa is:

Denied - VERN’ refunds the whole tuition fee except the bank transfer costs

Issued - VERN’ prepares the documents for students arrival

12. Upon student's arrival the student undergoes the formalities at VERN’ and receives a student ID

The student is required to bring a set of the following original documents:

Passport (please prepare copies of the first page and the page with your visa)

1 photograph 35x45

signed agreement University-Student (first day at the University student will sign agreement University-Student and he/she will receive decision about admission to the study program).

Students receive student ID card.

E.g., in Croatia students have 50% discount for public transportation and most public services, cinemas etc.