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What childcare options are available for children who are not yet school-aged?

Your children have the right to education under the same conditions as Croatian citizens.

To enrol young children into a nursery, it is necessary to address the nurseries or kindergartens directly. Principal of the nursery/kindergarten will give you information on capacities and conditions of enrolment into a nursery/kindergarten.

List of kindergartens can be found at this link mceclip0.png. The website is in Croatian, but please note that kindergartens are arranged by alphabetical order of the cities/places they are located in. MJESTO means location, and by clicking โ€œDetaljiโ€ (details) you can get all the necessary details for contacting a certain kindergarten.

How do I enroll my child(ren) into school?

Your children have the right to education under the same conditions as Croatian citizens. Primary education is compulsory in the Republic of Croatia.

To enroll your child in primary school (in Croatia from 1st to 8th grade), you should contact the nearest primary school. Pedagogical staff will talk to you and determine which class the child should be enrolled in.

The school will provide textbooks and organize preparatory courses in the Croatian language for all students. If you have documents about your previous education, be sure to bring them with you. List of primary schools mceclip0.png.

To enroll your child in secondary school (in Croatia after the 8th grade of primary school), you should contact the desired secondary school directly. Pedagogical staff will talk with you, determine which class to enroll your child in and which program will be best for him.

The school organizes preparatory courses in the Croatian language for all students. List of secondary schools mceclip0.png.

How can I enroll my child in a Ukrainian school in first grade if we are abroad?

Documents for admission to the school can be submitted online on the website "Electronic registration in institutions of general secondary education" at the link mceclip0.png. To do this, you need to register on the site, choose an institution of general secondary education, create an application and confirm it with documents in the institution

Electronic registration is not available in Kyiv, but it is possible to submit an application online to the school's e-mail address (at the applicant's choice). Enrollment will be carried out on the basis of the application of one of the parents, submitted in person or scanned copies or photocopies. Documents must confirm the place of residence of the child, one of his parents (or people who replace them) in the territory of the institution. If parents do not have the opportunity to obtain a medical certificate for their child by May 31, this is not a reason to refuse enrollment. Original documents and medical certificates must be submitted to the educational institution no later than August 18, 2023 inclusive. More details at the link mceclip0.png.

What happens if my kid gets sick?

Emergency medical care phone: 194 and 112.

In case of minor health problems, contact a doctor at the nearest polyclinic, who will examine you and write a prescription, on the basis of which you will receive medicine at the pharmacy. If necessary, you will be referred for examination by a specialist or for inpatient treatment. To exercise your right to health care, always carry the Certificate of a foreigner who has been granted temporary protection!

Can I continue my university studies at another university? What documents do I need?

Ukrainian students, as persons under temporary protection, have the same rights in the field of education as Croatian students. Therefore, you have the right to continue obtaining higher education, and decisions on enrollment are made at the relevant faculties, taking into account the availability of free places and other criteria.

You can use the list of universities that help Ukrainian students and scientists on the English-language educational search platform Erudera mceclip0.png. The platform contains 70 offers from universities around the world, including the USA, Australia and Canada. In addition to the country and the name of the university, the table indicates the type of aid and a link mceclip0.png to the university's website.

Science For Ukraine mceclip0.png is a public group of volunteer researchers and students from academic institutions in Europe and around the world who help Ukrainians. You can apply for help through the website, and you can view the entire list of institutions that agree to cooperate with Ukrainian scientists by following the link mceclip0.png.

Useful Telegram channel "Nonformal O" mceclip0.png - scholarships, grants, courses, volunteer projects in all countries for Ukrainians.

Useful Telegram channel "Opportunities" mceclip0.png, where the latest volunteer, educational, career projects in Ukraine and various countries are published. Link to backup channel mceclip0.png.

What languages do I need to speak to be able to study?

Education in all universities of Croatia in the Croatian language. Some programs may be in English.

Language classes in person can be attended at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. Information regarding application to classes can be found here mceclip0.png.

SPES, school for foreign languages, offers free online course of Croatian language. You can apply at this e-mail address:

Free language classes can be found at the following links: HR4EU mceclip0.png or E-TEฤŒAJ A1.HR mceclip0.png and basics of Croatian vocabulary can be found at LINGOHUT mceclip0.png.

CROATICUM mceclip0.png is online courses are free and consist of 80 blocks lasting 45 minutes. The interface, instructions and support are available in English and Spanish. You can apply for online courses using a Facebook or Google account.

Online Croatian language courses.

Where can I pass my related language exams (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS)?

You can find information about the TOEFL test here mceclip0.png and the IELTS test here mceclip0.png.