About University

The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. Ever since its foundation, the University has been continually growing and developing and now consists 29 faculties, three art academies and the Centre for Croatian Studies. With its comprehensive programmes and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students the University is the strongest teaching institution in Croatia.  It offers a wide range of academic degree courses leading to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in the following fields: Arts, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Engineering, Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences. it is also a strongly research-oriented institution, contributing with over 50 percent to the total research output of the country.

Facts and figures


  • 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


approx. 72.480

  • 48,5% of all students in Croatia
  • 40% female

Students enrolled in the 1st year of study: about 11.500

  • Number of BA/BSc degrees: approx. 5.500 / year
  • Number of MA/MSc degrees: approx. 2.300 /year
  • Number of PhD's: approx. 540 /year


7,915 teaching staff


51% of the total yearly scientific productivity in Croatia