Admission requirements

The admission procedure for all prospective applicants comprises:

1) Evaluation of the secondary school grades (overall average over the continuum of all 4 years of the secondary school education comprising all the grades and the final exam, together with the specific evaluation of grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics).

2) Written exam in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Date: July 3, 2018
Location: University of Zagreb School of Medicine premises

Requirements for the entrance exam can be found here.

3) Candidates who have completed a pre-medical college or passed internationally recognized exams (MCAT-with minimal score 9 for each section), or earned a BA/Bsc degree in natural sciences with good credits in Biology, Physics, Chemistry may be exempted from the entrance exam.

4) Applicants who have taken SAT Subject Tests in Biology, Physics and Chemistry, with the minimal score 600 in each subject, may also be exempted from the entrance exam. Applicants who have taken the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) may be exempted from the entrance exam.

5) Candidates who are neither native speakers of English, nor have graduated from an English-speaking secondary school or college are required to take an internationally recognized English language proficiency test (TOEFL – paper based test 500, internet based test 60, computer based test 170, IELTS – 6). Cambridge and Oxford English language exams and certificates issued by (foreign) language schools (C1 level) are also accepted, as well as certificates of English language proficiency issued by a secondary school a candidate attended.

6) Transfer students can be admitted into the second year only. Evaluations are made after receiving all the required application documents along with detailed course descriptions and transcripts. Please check our curriculum.

Check Application procedure for more information.

Enrolment procedure:

  • The maximum number of admitted students per year will be 50.
  • Selected students will be sent an Offer of place followed by the Letter of Acceptance and the Contract.
  • Enrolment takes place in Zagreb in September before the winter semester begins. Please make all the necessary arrangements in time (visa, accommodation…). These reasons are not legitimate for postponing the beginning of study obligations. (Late enrolment fee might be applied)
  • Applicants who obtained their high school education abroad must have their high school diploma recognized in Croatia in order to be eligible to enrol. For more details about this procedure can be found here.
  • Academic year starts with the winter semester – at the beginning of October. Students have two weeks winter break around Christmas and New Year while the summer break starts at the end of July. Exam terms are at the end of each course and in July and September. Schedules can be found here.
  • Tuition fee is 9,000 Euro per year if paid at once, or 9,200 Euro if paid in two installments, prior to the beginning of each semester. Admission is possible into the winter semester only!