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Welcome Day for Exchange Students of the University of Zagreb

A Welcome Day for exchange students, both those from the EU and those from without, who arrived at the University of Zagreb for the foreign exchange programme in the summer semester of the academic year 2019 / 2020 will be hosted on the 27th September 2019 by the International Relations Office.

The greatest number of students came to the exchange via the Erasmus+ programme for EU countries. The value of the project and the awarded non-repayable scholarships for the academic year 2019 / 2020 is 2.681.150,00 euros for Programme Countries of the European Union (KA103). The greatest share of the scholarships is intended for resident students participating in student exchange in EU member states.

483 foreign students will attend the University of Zagreb in the winter semester of the academic year 2019 / 2020 as part of the Erasmus+ and the bilateral interuniversity exchange programmes, of which 459 are visiting through Erasmus+, and 24 through bilateral exchange. The largest number of students will attend the Faculty of Economics and Business (140), followed by the Faculty of Law (72), the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (48) and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (38). Most of the students are from Germany (79) and Spain (77), followed by Poland (60) and Italy (54).

The Welcome Day will take place in the Congress hall of the Faculty of Economics and Business at 6 John F. Kennedy square. The programme will commence with welcome speeches by the Rector of the University of Zagreb, Professor Damir Boras, Ph. D. or associated vice-rectors , and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Professor Jurica Pavičić, PhD. or associated vice deans.

Members of the International Relations Office presented the University of Zagreb and the possibilities of studying in English at the University, as well as learning Croatian for foreigners.

Croatian students from the Erasmus Student Network Zagreb (ESN Zagreb) - an association whose work is co-funded by the International Relations Office - will make a presentation for foreign students about studying and the student life in Zagreb, and inform the students on the associated activities to be organised throughout the semester, such as excursions, visits to cultural events, community service, parties, learning Croatian and foreign languages, etc.

The programme is available at the LINK.

The programme will end with a social gathering at a reception, at which time the students will receive welcoming gifts.

The International Relations Office had also organised a Welcome Week for the coming foreign students from the 23rd to the 29th of September. The Welcome Week activities include guided tours through the historico-cultural city centre of Zagreb, and academic lectures at the University on the topics of Croatian culture and heritage, Croatian education system, the religious heritage of Croatia, as well as culture shock and acculturation. Also included in the Welcome Week are an organ recital at the Church of St. Mark and a field trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park.