Academic Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualifications

The higher education institution in Croatia where the applicant seeks to continue his or her higher education carries out academic recognition of foreign higher education qualifications and recognition of periods of study at foreign higher education institutions for the purpose of continuing education in Croatia based on the Recognition of Foreign Educational Qualifications Act (published in the Official Gazette 158/03, 198/03, 138/06 and 45/11).

Application procedure

An applicant initiates the process of academic recognition of foreign higher education qualifications and recognition of periods of study at foreign higher education institutions for the purpose of continuing education at one of the faculties or academies of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek by submitting an application form, the relevant documents and other available information. The process ends with a formal recognition decision based on General Public Administration Procedure Law (published in the Official Gazette 47/2009). Recognition decision has to be made within two months of the submission of an application and all the required documents. In case of incomplete documentation, the applicant will be notified in writing (by mail or e-mail) of their obligation to complete it.

After the Commission evaluates the applicants’ academic qualifications and determines whether all the requirements were fulfilled, a recognition decision on academic recognition of foreign higher education qualifications and recognition of periods of study at foreign higher education institutions is issued and sent to the applicants’ addresses given in the application forms and to the Agency for science and higher education (National ENIC/NARIC office).

According to the General Public Administration Procedure Law, an applicant has the right to appeal within 15 days of receiving the decision. The appeal should be made and sent to: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Centar za unaprjeđenje i osiguranje kvalitete, Trg sv. Trojstva 3, 31000 Osijek.

Instructions

1. Fill out the application form

The application form is an official document needed to initiate the process of recognition of foreign higher education qualifications. The form needs to be filled out completely. Applicants are responsible for the accuracy of the information given. The recognition process cannot be initiated without a properly filled out application form and requested documentation. If changes to the information submitted occur during the recognition process, the applicant must inform the Academic Recognition Office in writing.

2. Collect all the documentation needed

3. Pay processing fee

The processing fee for the academic recognition of foreign higher education qualifications and recognition of periods of study at foreign higher education institutions for the purpose of continuing education in Croatia, as well as its amount, distribution and exemptions, are determined by the By-Law on Amendments to the By-Law on the Fees and Exemptions from Fees for the Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualifications and Periods of Study (Official Gazette 10/2008).

The processing fee for the academic recognition of foreign higher education qualifications for completed undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate university and professional study programmes is HRK 400.00 (four hundred Croatian kunas).

The processing fee for the recognition of periods of study is HRK 200.00 (two hundred Croatian kunas).

4. How to fill out the payment form:

Primatelj (recipient): Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Centar za unaprjeđenje i osiguranje kvalitete visokog obrazovanja, Cara Hadrijana 10c, 31000 Osijek

IBAN: HR4325000091102012988

SWIFT: HAABHR22

Poziv na broj (reference number): OIB – 2018 (date of birth – in the form dd/mm/yyyy)

Opis plaćanja (purpose of payment): troškovi postupka akademskog priznavanja IVK

Uplatitelj (user): applicant’s name and surname, address

5. Applications for the academic recognition of foreign higher education qualifications and recognition of periods of study at foreign higher education institutions for the purpose of continuing education at one of the constituents of the University of Osijek is submitted together with all required documentation and proof of fee payment by mail to the following address:

Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku

Ured za akademsko priznavanje inozemnih visokoškolskih kvalifikacija

Trg sv. Trojstva 3

31000 Osijek

Croatia