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Bilateral cooperation

Based on the signed bilateral agreements, scholarships are awarded to incoming students, teachers, scholars and researchers.

Bilateral cooperation

This mobility scheme is based on bilateral agreements, exchange programmes and other implementation acts of the Republic of Croatia. Higher education and scientific cooperation entails scholarship exchanges and the implementation of international research projects.


Each year a limited number of scholarships are awarded through bilateral programmes for Croatian citizens abroad and for international students and researchers at Croatian higher education and scientific institutions. Calls for application are published at the beginning of the calendar year for the following academic year.

Call for Applicants for the academic year 2020/2021 can be found at:

Croatian Ministry of Science and Education and the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes award scholarships to the citizens of the following countries:

Belgium (Flanders), Bulgaria, China, Germany (Bavaria), Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.

Based on the signed bilateral agreements, scholarships are awarded to incoming students, teachers, scholars and researchers under these categories:

  • one semester studies for students of Croatian Language abroad
  • semester / partial studies (3-10 months)
  • undergraduate / graduate studies
  • full PhD programme (36 months) / partial PhD studies (12 months)
  • postdoctoral studies, research (1-10 months)
  • research visit (3-21 days or 1-10 months)
  • summer course

More information on annual call for applications for incoming scholarships is available at: Agency for Mobility and EU programmes.


Research projects

Through bilateral programmes, and in line with common interests and priority areas, the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports usually supports two-year joint research projects with these countries:

Albania, Austria, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Macedonia, Slovenia, and the USA.

There are around 200 ongoing bilateral research projects in all scientific fields. The majority of research projects are in the fields of natural, biomedical, technical and biotechnical sciences.

Further information

Prospective students from the above-mentioned countries interested in scholarships options available through bilateral cooperation should contact their respective ministries of education and enquire about application deadlines and requirements for available study and research programmes.