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University of Zagreb

4.1 out of 5 (185 ratings / 102 reviews) Zagreb, Croatia
The mission of the University is based on scientific and artistic research and aims at sustainable development, artistic creativity and professional work as well as organization and performance of university studies and, exceptionally, occupational studies.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The University of Zagreb is the oldest Croatian university and also the oldest university in South East Europe. The university was officially founded 23 September 1669 by Emperor and King Leopold I Habsburg who issued a decree granting the status and privileges of a university to the Jesuit Academy of the Royal Free City of Zagreb.


Study programmes

  • 160 undergraduate programmes (ba/bsc)
  • 22 integrated undergraduate-graduate programmes
  • 9 vocational undergraduate programmes
  • 174 graduate programmes (ma/msc)
  • 1 vocational graduate programme
  • 72 doctoral programmes (PhD)
  • 165 specialist postgraduate programmes



  • 51% of the total yearly scientific productivity in Croatia
University of Zagreb’s Centre for Research, Development and Technology Transfer was established in 2010 by coordinating activities of the University’s Research office and Technology Transfer Office.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
801 -200
601 50
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
560 -34
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Year after year, the University of Zagreb welcomes an increasing number of international students into its academic community. Having in mind the importance of a tolerant and democratic international environment for students' successful learning, scientific and artistic research as well as their personal development, we strongly support and promote international mobility at our University.

Student Life

Campus life

University of Zagreb is in the process of building a new Campus “Borongaj” which is the biggest investment in Croatian education in the last 150 years, and when it is built (finished) it will be used by more than 20 000 students. The Campus was officially opened on October 12th 2007 and for now it hosts 4 university units: Centre for Croatian Studies, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Traffic Engineering and Faculty of Economics and Business . Five other faculties are also planning to relocate to the Campus in the next few years. Besides the (re)construction of university buildings, Campus will be a home to a sports centre, student residence hall and a number of institutes.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am really loving this experience. It has everything I was looking for. Independence from my family, a different way of learning, occasions to travel, and the possibility to meet a lot of young people from other countries and to appreciate our differences and common points. Thus, of course, the necessity to speak in a different language all the time and to become more...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I learned a lot, meet new people with who I stayed in contact

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

There is no menza at the ttf university, it'll be great if there was one ! Otherwise teachers are good but there's a feeling that they don't care enough for the Erasmus students... For example, some of them are very late and it already happened that one teacher delete his course for no reason.

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