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University of Zagreb

The University of Zagreb medical school is the oldest and largest medical school in Croatia. Established in 1917, it boasts that the majority of Croatia’s doctors and medical professors graduated from Zagreb, which shows its experience in delivering a top standard of medical education. Zagreb has a rich history dating back to the Roman times, and is a very popular tourist attraction. It boasts a great nightlife with many nightclubs and has a variety, of restaurants, bars and cafes for students to enjoy. Studying in Zagreb also allows students to experience Zagreb’s beautiful landscape and its’ diverse culture. Fees at this university are 9000 EUROS per year, and qualification grants students the ability to work throughout the EU, or to undertake licencing exams to work across the world, including in the US and Canada.

University of Zagreb

Undergraduate Applicants

  •  
  • No. of places
  • Degree
  • GCSEs
  • A levels
  • Exam
  • Interview
  • Work experience
  • 6-year Program
  • 50
  • N/A
  • No minimum requirements
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Entrance exam or SAT
  • No interview
  • Not required

Graduate Applicants

  •  
  • No. of places
  • Degree
  • GCSEs
  • A levels
  • Exam
  • Interview
  • Work experience
  • 6-year programme
  • 50
  • N/A
  • No minimum requirements
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Entrance exam or SAT
  • No interview
  • Not required

The University of Zagreb offers a 6-year programme for medicine in English. Years 1 up to 3 are focused on creating a solid knowledge of the body and biomedical concepts which affect the body. These years will prepare students for the clinical years as the university believed it is important to have a solid theoretical basis upon which to develop clinical understanding. During these 3 years, there will be classes provided in the Croatian language, which will help students prepare for interacting with patients during their clinical years. The modules are taught primarily through lectures, seminars and practical sessions.

Years 4 to 6 are the clinical years, and feature subjects like Paediatrics, Surgery, gynaecology and Obstetrics. Teaching in clinical years are mainly provided within clinics and in local hospitals, so students can experience the role of a doctor first hand. There are also some lecture and seminars to supplement basic knowledge before clinics.

A/AS levels and GCSEs

Candidates are expected to have studied Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to a high school level. The university does not set minimum grade requirements for this subject, but applicants should have a high level of knowledge in these fields questions from these three topics make up the entrance examination

Admissions Exam

The University of Zagreb requires all applicants to sit an internal admissions exam (with some exceptions, see below) The exam consists of 120 questions, with 40 questions each subject of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The pass mark for this exam is 61, and at least 14 is required in each subject. There are practice questions on the university website at http://mse.mef.unizg.hr/admission/entrance-exam. The exam itself is sat in Zagreb on July 4th.

Exceptions to the Admissions Exam

Applicants who meet one of the following criteria are exempt from sitting the Entrance Exan:

  • Applciants who have completed a pre-medical college degree
  • Applicants who have sat the MCAT (with a minimum score of 9 in each section)
  • Applicants with a natural science degree with credits in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics
  • Applicants who have sat the SAT in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (minimum score 600 in each)
To find out if your course qualifies for this, contact the university at http://mse.mef.unizg.hr/contact Access to Medicine courses

This university does not accept any access to medicine courses.

International Students

The are no quotas for international student, and all places are open to international students. To date over 700 international students have qualified as doctors from the University of Zagreb.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language, and who’s education was not delivered primarily in English, must provide one of the following pieces of evidence of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL Paper – Minimum 500
  • TOEFL Internet - Minimum 60
  • TOEFL Computer – Minimum 170
  • IELTS - Minimum 9
  • Cambridge and Oxford - C1
Policy on Re-applicants

There is no limit to the number of applications one can make.

Policy on Deferrals

It is not possible to defer entry on to this course.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The deadline for the application to be received is the 20th of June.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
  • Application form*
  • Original or certified copies of academic certificates
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 4 photographs (4x6 cm)
  • Health certificate issued by GP/Family Physician *
  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate
  • Bank statement confirming adequate financial resources to pay tuition fees
  • Application fee of 200 euros*
* More information on these documents can be found at http://mse.mef.unizg.hr/admission/application-procedure

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who are not exempt from the admissions exam are ranked on their score in the admissions exam only, and previous grades are not taken into account.

Candidates who are exempt from this exam are ranked on their score in the SAT, MCAT, or their previous degrees.

INTERVIEW

There are no interviews for this programme.

Places offered per year are 50. Raito of applicants to offers is 4:1

The University of Zagreb is ranked Ranked 601-650 on QS World University rankings.

The University of Zagreb offers a 6-year programme for medicine in English. Years 1 up to 3 are focused on creating a solid knowledge of the body and biomedical concepts which affect the body. These years will prepare students for the clinical years as the university believed it is important to have a solid theoretical basis upon which to develop clinical understanding. During these 3 years, there will be classes provided in the Croatian language, which will help students prepare for interacting with patients during their clinical years. The modules are taught primarily through lectures, seminars and practical sessions.

Years 4 to 6 are the clinical years, and feature subjects like Paediatrics, Surgery, gynaecology and Obstetrics. Teaching in clinical years are mainly provided within clinics and in local hospitals, so students can experience the role of a doctor first hand. There are also some lecture and seminars to supplement basic knowledge before clinics.

A/AS levels and GCSEs

Candidates are expected to have studied Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to a high school level. The university does not set minimum grade requirements for this subject, but applicants should have a high level of knowledge in these fields questions from these three topics make up the entrance examination

Admissions Exam

The University of Zagreb requires all applicants to sit an internal admissions exam (with some exceptions, see below) The exam consists of 120 questions, with 40 questions each subject of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The pass mark for this exam is 61, and at least 14 is required in each subject. There are practice questions on the university website at http://mse.mef.unizg.hr/admission/entrance-exam. The exam itself is sat in Zagreb on July 4th.

Exceptions to the Admissions Exam

Applicants who meet one of the following criteria are exempt from sitting the Entrance Exan:

  • Applciants who have completed a pre-medical college degree
  • Applicants who have sat the MCAT (with a minimum score of 9 in each section)
  • Applicants with a natural science degree with credits in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics
  • Applicants who have sat the SAT in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (minimum score 600 in each)
To find out if your course qualifies for this, contact the university at http://mse.mef.unizg.hr/contact Access to Medicine courses

This university does not accept any access to medicine courses.

International Students

The are no quotas for international student, and all places are open to international students. To date over 700 international students have qualified as doctors from the University of Zagreb.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language, and who’s education was not delivered primarily in English, must provide one of the following pieces of evidence of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL Paper – Minimum 500
  • TOEFL Internet - Minimum 60
  • TOEFL Computer – Minimum 170
  • IELTS - Minimum 9
  • Cambridge and Oxford - C1
Policy on Re-applicants

There is no limit to the number of applications one can make.

Policy on Deferrals

It is not possible to defer entry on to this course.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The deadline for the application to be received is the 20th of June.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
  • Application form*
  • Original or certified copies of academic certificates
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 4 photographs (4x6 cm)
  • Health certificate issued by GP/Family Physician *
  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate
  • Bank statement confirming adequate financial resources to pay tuition fees
  • Application fee of 200 euros*
* More information on these documents can be found at http://mse.mef.unizg.hr/admission/application-procedure

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who are not exempt from the admissions exam are ranked on their score in the admissions exam only, and previous grades are not taken into account.

Candidates who are exempt from this exam are ranked on their score in the SAT, MCAT, or their previous degrees.

INTERVIEW

There are no interviews for this programme.

Places offered per year are 50. Raito of applicants to offers is 4:1

The University of Zagreb is ranked Ranked 601-650 on QS World University rankings.

  1. What are the good things about studying medicine at your university?
    Good thing about studying medicine at the school of medicine, university of Zagreb are the versatility. You gain a broad spectrum of sciences combined into one and have a chance to implement your scientific ideas throughout the six years of school.
  2. What’s not so good?
    The competition. Not everyone wants you to succeed and learn. A lot of your colleagues are jealous and want you to fail, and some of the professors aren’t driven by the desire to teach but only by the desire to elevate their academic status.
  3. What advice would you have for someone thinking of applying here?
    Definitely apply. I am so happy I finished school. All the science changed my life perception. But be prepared. It’s a lot of sacrifice, but also a lot of gain.
  4. Do you have any tips on how to get in?
    There is a test for applicants. It consists of three parts; Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Prepare well in those subjects and good luck!