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1 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin in October. All grantees are required to attend the in-country orientation the last week of September and should plan their arrival accordingly.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.

Candidate Profile

Candidates at all degree levels are considered, but Ph.D. and master's candidates who present serious study projects and are capable of independent study are preferred. Applications are welcome in all fields.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Croatian language proficiency is not required, though helpful. Some study of Croatian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Local language schools and institutes offer courses in Croatian language and culture.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Candidates are responsible for securing their own affiliation at a Croatian university. Preliminary contacts and letters of support from host institutions are preferred, but not required, at the time of application. It is not necessary to have secured an affiliation at the time of application; however, grantees must submit evidence of an affiliation at least three months before arriving in Croatia.

Visa requirements

First Residence Permit: The Croatian government passed a new law for foreigners similar to residency and entry laws for European Union member states. The law stipulates that foreign citizens planning to stay in Croatia longer than 90 days must apply for the First Residence Permit (for a period covering their entire stay in Croatia). For detailed instructions on the procedure and required documents please refer to the Handbook for Fulbright Grantees in Croatia that will be provided to all grantees as part of pre-departure materials.

Citizenship

Dual U.S./Croatian citizens may not apply for a grant. Croatian citizens are not eligible to apply.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://hr.usembassy.gov

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Vanja Ratkovic