Accreditation and Recognition of Croatian Higher Education

Since passing The Croatian Qualifications Framework Act in February 2012, the Croatian higher education system has been fully aligned with the European Higher Education Area. This means that Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as other qualifications, should be afforded the same respect as those from elsewhere in the EHEA.

Some degrees offered in English are validated by non-Croatian universities but there most are Croatian accredited.

Degrees in dentistry and medicine are recognised throughout the European Union and, for the time being at least, students who graduate from Croatia will be automatically able to work in the United Kingdom.

The degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zagreb is additionally accredited by the European Association of Establishments of Veterinary Education. This provides an extra level of recognition and should mean that this degree will be recognised in the UK no matter what happens with Brexit.


About Study In Croatia is an information service designed to assist British and Irish students in pursuing their university education in Croatia.

We have extensive knowledge of English-taught degrees in Croatia and we also work with careers advisory services. is owned by A Star Future Ltd and is not affiliated with the Government of Croatia.