University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Croatia


University of Zagreb- School of Medicine


·         Medicine: in English (50 Places)

Tuition fees:

·         Medicine: 6 years - re: 12000€ per year



Application procedure: There are 3 options available for admission to University of Zagreb.

Option 1. Take the entrance examination in Zagreb. Applicants have to take the entrance exam composed of high-school level biology, physics and chemistry. The test consists of 120 questions, with 40 questions from each subject. To pass the exam an applicant has to answer correctly to at least 14 questions from each subject and have the total of 60 correct answers. We will provide you with learning materials for this purpose.

Option 2. Provide the Score Reports on SAT Subject Tests in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. If your score is 600 or above in each subject, you might be exempt from the entrance examination. 

Option 3. If you have successfully 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.

Applicants who choose to study in English can only benefit from tuition fee places. 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.

The University of Zagreb is the largest Croatian university and the oldest continuously operating university in the area covering Central Europe south of Vienna and all of Southeastern Europe. History of the University began on September 23, 1669 when the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I issued a decree granting the establishment of the Jesuit Academy of the Royal Free City of Zagreb. University comprises 29 faculties, 3 art academies and 1 university center with more than 70.000 students. University is as of 2015 at a 551 place out of 1000 on the list of Universities of the world made by the Center for University World Rankings.

The School of Medicine in Zagreb is a Croatian medical school affiliated with the University of Zagreb. It is the oldest and biggest of the four medical schools in Croatia. The quality of medical studies at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine has been attracting students from around the world for decades. Since the period between the two World Wars, when the first foreign students started their education at the School of Medicine, more than 700 have earned their medical degrees here, coming from and returning back to practice in all parts of the world.

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. In the last official census of 2011 the population of the City of Zagreb was 790,017. The wider Zagreb metropolitan area includes the City of Zagreb and the separate Zagreb County bringing the total metropolitan area population up to 1,113,111. It is the only metropolitan area in Croatia with a population of over one million. Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. Zagreb's numerous museums reflect the history, art and culture not only of Zagreb and Croatia, but also of Europe and the world. Around 30 collections in museums and galleries comprise more than 3.6 million various exhibits, excluding church and private collections.

Zagreb is an important tourist canter, not only in terms of passengers travelling from the rest of Europe to the Adriatic Sea, but also as a travel destination itself. Since the end of the war, it has attracted close to a million visitors annually, mainly from Austria, Germany and Italy. However, the city has even greater potential as many tourists that visit Croatia skip Zagreb in order to visit the beaches along the Croatian Adriatic coast and old historic Renaissance cities such as Dubrovnik, Split, and Zadar. Numerous shops, boutiques, store houses and shopping canters offer a variety of quality clothing. There are about fourteen big shopping centres in Zagreb. Zagreb's offerings include crystal, china and ceramics, wicker or straw baskets, and top-quality Croatian wines and gastronomic products. Many Zagreb restaurants offer various specialities of national and international cuisine.