High-quality education, safe environment and low living costs make Croatia one of the best places to study in Europe. Another appeal of studying in Croatia? The housing situation – it’s one of the most affordable and accessible in Europe for international students. In many European countries, there have been cases where international students deferred university entry because they struggled to find a place to live. Not so for students in Croatia. And here are the reasons.

  1. Help is always available.

With the exception of the University of Rijeka and University College Algebra, Croatian universities do not provide accommodation to full-time international students. There is only a limited number of public student dormitories, so they are often reserved for exchange students and visiting professors. For full-time international students, renting in the private market is often the only option.

Croatian universities offer extensive resources to assist you in finding private accommodation. For example, the University of Zagreb publishes a list of websites and social media groups where you can find English information about apartments the city of Zagreb. Zagreb School of Economics will put you in touch with a student buddy who can offer insights, as well as some other fellow international students in a similar position who might be willing to team up with you. VERN University will give you a list of reputable real estate agents after you complete the enrolment process.

  1. Rent is very affordable.

If you are lucky enough to get a double room in the student dormitory of the University of Rijeka, your rent is only £350 per month! You will share the laundry room, kitchen and bathroom. In addition, you will have access to great sport facilities, a study room and a restaurant. If you are willing to share your room with one or two other students, rent could be even lower. For example, a shared room in the student dormitory of University College Algebra would cost you as little as €100 per month.

Private accommodation in Croatia is cheap compared to other countries. The rent for a room in a furnished, shared flat in Zagreb is between €200 and €500 per month. In other cities, the average price is €250.

  1. The process is easy.

In Croatia, there is an increasing number of organisations whose main objective is to make the process of finding housing and relocating as easy as possible for international students. A great example is HomeinZagreb. The company provides several types of student accommodation, anything from small studios to big apartments with several bedrooms. The search and payment processes take place entirely online, which means you can sort out your accommodation before arriving for university. Moreover, you can sign up for transfer services and get advice on signing the Lease Agreement and applying for a stay permit!

It is a common practice among Croatian universities to have partnerships with housing agents. This makes sure international students can easily and quickly find accommodation close to campus at a reasonable price. However, you are not obligated to use your university’s housing agents.

An alternative way to find private accommodation is to post advertisements at faculties, in Studentski centar (Student Centre) or web portals ( and

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