Croatia - Pula - Juraj Dobrila University of Pula


Juraj Dobrila University of Pula gives students from their partner universities the possibility to spend one or to two exchange semester in Pula. As a first step, interested students need to apply for an Erasmus+ funding at their home university in order to get nominated as an exchange students by the institution. Subsequently, students will need to complete their application at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula.
After the nomination process, the students will receive an email with further information on the application process. In the course of this procedure, the following documents will be needed:

  • Application Form: Students will receive the link to this document after the nomination. The document then needs to be filled in online, printed and signed by the student as well as by the responsible Erasmus coordinator.
  • Learning Agreement: This document needs to be signed by the student as well as the by the responsible Erasmus coordinator. In this context, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula recommends a total workload of 30 ECTS per semester whereas 20 ECTS is the minimum amount that needs to be fulfilled.
  • Registration Form for the courses that the student has chosen: This document needs to be signed by the student.
  • Passport copy or copy of the ID card
  • Digital photo: This is also a part of the Application Form and needs to fulfill the following criteria:
    - up-to-date photo
    - undamaged
    - in colour
    - 236 x 295 pixel
    - format: 'jpg' or 'tif'
    - no data compression
    - clear focus, eyes and head should be shown from the top of the head to the shoulders and it should make up 70-80% of the picture

Please keep in mind that there is no additional application form for accommodation. In case that you would like to apply for a place at one of the dormitories, please state it on the general application form.


Semester Dates

Winter term: Early October - End January
- Lectures: Mid October - Mid January
- Exams: 28. January - 01. March 2019

Summer term: Early April - Mid June
- Lectures: Mid April - Mid June
- Exams: 17. June - 19. July 2019

In general, there will be no lectures or exams in August.

At the beginning of the semester there is an Orientation Day for all new exchange students at which the students can get enrolled at the university and at which they will receive further information on their stay in Pula.



All lectures, except language classes of the foreign languages center, are taught in Croatian. In addition, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula offers the possibility to also teach in English for those students who do not speak Croatian. This offer then especially takes place during the different office hours.
In general, the university required a good language knowledge which has to be at least on the level B2 of the Common European Framework.

On the website of Juraj University of Pula you can find an overview of the offered courses, which are divided by study courses. 


Further Information

After arriving in Pula students are asked to come to the International Office where they will get an exchange student card, an X-card and the password for the university wifi.
The exchange student card contains personal information of the respective student, a list of the courses that the student will take and the grades of the different courses if the student has passed.
The X-card is a student identity card which is distributed by the Croatian Ministry for Education, Sciences and Sports. When showing this card, students will received reduced prices in certain bars and restaurants.

All students need to register for a temporary residence permit at the Central Police Station within 72 hours after arriving to Pula. This is not relevant for students who will be living in one of the student dormitories because in this case, the process will be taken on by the dormitoriy itself.
For the application of the temporary residence permit the students will need the following documents:  filled-in application form, a photo in colour (with the sizy 35x45mm), a copy of the passport or the ID card and the administration charge of 20 Kuna (approx. 2,70€).
For further revision, it is necessary that all documents are officially translated into Croatian which will be organized by the administration and costs around 20€. The fee for the residence permit itself will come to additional 270 Kuna (approx. 36,50€).

For international students of Juraj Dobrila University of Pula it is important to keep in mind that they can only attend the courses at university after they have received their residence permit.

In the case that students will stay in Crotia for more than 90 days, it is reasonable to apply for a short-term stay before your arrival. Within 90 days after the arrival all documents are needed to be handed in (the required documents are the same than the ones that are listed for the application of a temporary residence permit).

Visa: For students from certain countries it will be necessary to apply for a visa (type C) for Croatie. The website of the Croatian foreign ministry gives an overview of the countries that need to do so and it also offers further information concerning the visa application process. In general, one needs to apply for a visa at a diplomatic mission of Croatia or at a Croatian consulate in the respective home country. The documents can be either send via email or handed in personally.

Health insurance: During a stay in Croatia all students with a temporary residence permit need to have a health insurance as well, whis is, at the same hand, also required for the application of such a termporary residence permit.
Students from an EU country do not need a separate health insurance for Croatia due to the fact that the European health insurance card from their home country is enough. It covers all kinds of medical treatment in case of illness or accidents that need to be provided before a return to the home country.
Erasmus students without EU citizenship in contrast to other international students, also do not need a Croatian health insurance during their stay. Instead, they can continue using the health insurance from their home country/ the country in which they are studying as it is the case for students with EU-citizenship.

Costs of living: In general, the currency Kuna is used in Croatia which is made up of 100 lipas. According to the topical exchange rate one Euro currently corresponds to 7,50€ Kuna.
During the stay, one can expect approximately the costs stated below for one month:
- Food: 1000 Kuna (approx. 135€)
- Accommodation: 1500 Kuna (approx. 200€)
- Transport: 150 Kuna (approx. 20€)
- Books: 400 Kuna (approx. 54€)
- Miscellaneous: 800 Kuna (approx. 107€)