Type of DegreeDoctor of Medicine (MD)

Cost€9,000 per year




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Starting in 2017, the University of Rijeka is offering an integrated degree in medicine taught entirely in English. The Faculty of Medicine was founded in 1955 and it has an excellent reputation as one of Croatia's leading medical schools.

Through the integrated approach to medicine,  students acquire subject knowledge, skills and competencies for their future job activity, as well as the ability to think independently, use critical evaluation,  develop problem solving skills and  to deal with development and scientific work, while respecting the highest ethical standards. Apart from the quality of the educational process and the pleasant study environment, studying in Rijeka is really enjoyable for the various sports and social activities organized by the Students Organizations, as well as for the pleasant Mediterranean and Central European environment that Rijeka offers.



Entry requirements

The entry requirements for British students are three A' levels at ABB minimum including biology and chemistry. Please contact us for details of Scottish qualifications, International Baccalaureate and Irish Leaving Certificate. Entry is not possible for students with BTECs or Access to HE qualifications.

If you already have a BSc you cannot currently apply for a transfer. However, you might be exempt from the entrance examination if you have covered enough natural sciences in your studies.

There are 30 places available in the first year.

Admission Process

To apply to the university you need to supply full details of your academic background, your CV including any relevant work experience, a personal statement outlining your reasons for wishing to study medicine and an academic reference. You will also need to provide a copy of your passport and your birth certificate. Initially, digital copies of all of these documents are required but you will need to provide the originals before enrolling.

Your school grades will be the first part of the selection process. Then, your English ability will be taken into consideration. The final, and most important, part of the selection process is the entrance exam. This tests your knowledge in biology, chemistry and physics.

There is a fee of €200 to take the entrance exam. The next one takes place in Rijeka on Friday 8th September. In the week leading up to the exam, you can attend a preparation course at the university at a cost of €800. It is not compulsory to take this course. In future years, it will be possible to take the entrance exam in the UK, Germany and possibly other countries.

Successful students will be issued with an offer letter after the entrance exam. To accept your offer you will need to pay the first third of your tuition fees. It is also possible to pay the full amount at this time.

The academic year starts on 2nd October. Students will be required to enrol on 20th or 21st September. In the intervening time period, the university has arranged intensive Croatian lessons to enable students to make a start on learning a new language.

How to Apply

All applications from the UK and Ireland are processed through A Star Future Ltd. This is at no additional cost to you. Please contact us for the application form and we will be happy to assess your chances of success.



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