How to apply

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

1. Agent applies students for a study program and submits all required documents

For online registration the Student/Agent needs to upload on VERN’ web site:

  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 and transcript of records in the original language (original or certified by an authorized institution)
    2. diplomas of completed secondary level of education and transcript of records in English language and in Latin script certified by an authorized institution
    3. TOFEL, IELTS certificates (not mandatory – only in case when student has the certificates)
  5. proof of payment for application fee, admission interview in amount of 250 EUR to VERN’ bank account (bank charges not included). This fee is non-refundable if student is not accepted during an interview process or secondary degree level study documents are not certified or visa is denied. All required documents will be verified by VERN’. If all uploaded documents are in order the applicant will be invited to undergo the admissions test interview via Skype or Zoom.
Payment information:
VERN' University
Address
No 82/1 Palmoticeva street, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
SWIFT RZBHHR2X
IBAN No.
HR81 2484 0081 1350 4322 7
Reference number Passport ID
Bank payment details:
Name of Bank Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.
Bank Address
Magazinska cesta 69, 10000 Zagreb
SWIFT (BIC) RZBHHR2X
IBAN No. HR81 2484 0081 1350 4322 7
 

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 or Zoom.

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 or Zoom.

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 by DHL or post,

2. proof of payment for the recognition procedure of educational documents in amount of 200 EUR (bank charges not included). This fee is non-refundable if student secondary degree level study documents are not certified or visa is denied.

3. Bank statement - proof of sufficient funds to support oneself and pay for tuition fee with minimum amount of 12,000 EUR (bank statement from you, family and/or sponsor)

Payment information:
VERN' University
Address
No 82/1 Palmoticeva street, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
SWIFT RZBHHR2X
IBAN No.
HR81 2484 0081 1350 4322 7
Reference number Passport ID
Bank payment details:
Name of Bank Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.
Bank Address
Magazinska cesta 69, 10000 Zagreb
SWIFT (BIC) RZBHHR2X
IBAN No. HR81 2484 0081 1350 4322 7
 

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

Once all education documents are delivered VERN’ will translate them to Croatian language and send them to the appropriate government agencies for recognition process.

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)

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 feedback within 45 to 60 days.

7. Study Contract

After successful diploma recognition procedure student needs to sign VERN’s Student Contract for Study.

8. Student pays the tuition fee

The total tuition for the three-year study is 13.650,00 EUR- bank charges not included

Payment information:
VERN' University
Address
No 82/1 Palmoticeva street, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
SWIFT RZBHHR2X
IBAN No.
HR81 2484 0081 1350 4322 7
Reference number Passport ID
Bank payment details:
Name of Bank Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.
Bank Address
Magazinska cesta 69, 10000 Zagreb
SWIFT (BIC) RZBHHR2X
IBAN No. HR81 2484 0081 1350 4322 7
 

9. VERN’ sends a guarantee letter

If educational documents are valid, the study agreement has been signed and tuition is paid VERN’ will send a guarantee letter to the applicant.

Guarantee letter is one of the documents that is needed to obtain the visa.

10. Student applies for a visa

Visa process is done at Croatian diplomatic mission or consular office. Detail process for obtaining the visa is prescribed by Croatian diplomatic mission or consular office. Student is obligated to follow all procedures and to deliver all documents that are asked from Croatian diplomatic mission or consular office.

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. Guarantee 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

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

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

12. Visa approval and student’s arrival

If visa is:

Issued - VERN’ prepares the instructions for students’ arrival

Denied -VERN’ refunds the whole tuition fee minus the bank fees and transfer costs

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

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

Passport

1 photograph 35x45

signed agreement VERN’ -Student (first day at VERN’ student will sign agreement VERN’ - 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.