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RIT Global

With campuses in both the small coastal city of Dubrovnik as well as the capital city of Zagreb, RIT Croatia enrolls over 600 students not only from within Croatia, but throughout Europe, Australia, South America and the United States. Zagreb is a bustling Central European-style city with modern architecture, winding cobblestone streets, and old city neighborhoods. The city boasts more than 20 museums, along with a variety of art galleries, cafes, and stylish boutiques. Perfectly situated between central Europe and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s capital is home to nearly 800,000 of the country’s residents.

Zagreb is a city that will surprise you. Visitors are invited to explore this cosmopolitan city on foot to discover its unique historic and cultural treasures. Meet friends for coffee at the famous Ban Jelacic Square. Stroll through nature parks and promenades. Relax on the beach at Lake Jarun. Experience the thrilling night life with concerts, clubs, sporting events, theatre and more. Academics: Students typically take a minimum of 12 credits (4 courses) during their academic term abroad. Your department advisor can review and pre-approve the RIT courses offered at RIT Croatia to ensure that you stay on track with your individual degree program.

Program Details 

  • Term: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia 
  • Total Credits: 12-18
  • Application deadlines: Fall semester - April 1; Spring semester - October 1

Zagreb Campus
RIT Croatia's Zagreb campus is located at Damir Tomljanovica 15 in Bundek Center, a facility that includes restaurants and coffee shops. Located across from beautiful Bundek park, the building contains classrooms, faculty and staff offices, a library, auditorium, student lounges and computer labs. Classrooms are fully equipped with the latest technology, and wireless internet access is available.

Detailed information about studying abroad at RIT Croatia in Zagreb including dates, deadlines, housing, excursions and dining can be found here.

The academic calendar aligns closely with the RIT calendar and consists of two semesters, each 16 weeks long.

Courses are available in:
- Computing
- International Business
- Information Technology
- Mathematics
- Ecology
- Statistics
- Modern Languages
- Psychology
- Philosophy
- Macroeconomics
- Environmental Science

The course descriptions for classes offered at RIT Croatia can be found on RIT SIS. To display the course offerings, change the location at the bottom of the search page to the appropriate campus. The course offerings for the Global Campuses are typically released later than the course offerings for RIT Rochester. However, the course offerings are fairly consistent from year to year, so using the previous year’s course offerings as a tentative list is appropriate.

List of recent courses offered at RIT Croatia in Zagreb (course offerings are typically consistent year to year) - Fall 2023 coursesSpring 2024 courses

Students studying abroad at an RIT Global Campus will be registered for their courses by the RIT Education Abroad Office (you are not able to register yourself for Global Campus courses in SIS). You will work with your study abroad advisor on how to find available courses and complete the Global Campus Course Selection form. The RIT Education Abroad Office uses the Course Selection Form to register you for your chosen courses abroad.

Housing in Zagreb
Students will be placed in shared apartments with other RIT Rochester students. Apartments are equipped with wifi and are usually within 30 minutes of campus. Please note that it is possible that students on this program may be placed in mixed gender apartment-style housing in which bedroom are separated by gender, but the apartment itself has students of the opposite gender.

Student Experience and Excursions
Prior to your departure, you will meet with the team in Croatia via zoom. Once in country, you will receive a thorough on-site orientation and the team will help you adjust to your new surroundings. You will be able to participate in local clubs, sports teams and other student activities. You will also get to participate in several cultural excursions during your stay in Croatia most of which are included in the program fee cost. Some of the most popular include a day trip to the Plitvice Lakes National Park where you will wander among a network of waterfalls and Zadar, a coastal city with some of the most intact ancient Roman ruins and a whimsical Sea Organ. In Zagreb, you will enjoy the laid-back café culture, the many walkable neighborhoods and several festivals and holidays.

To Apply

1) Make an appointment with a study abroad advisor to go over the required application steps - choose a date and time
2) Start an application in the Compass.

Program Cost & Financial Aid

Student budget worksheets - outlines all program costs. Students should take a copy of this worksheet to their financial aid advisor early in the application process to determine how their aid may apply to the program cost.

Financial Aid:
Financial aid may cover some program costs. As you review the budget worksheet, please remember that it does not include your RIT financial aid or scholarships, which may cover some of the program costs. The purpose of the budget worksheet is to show all the costs associated with your study abroad program, which will help your RIT Financial Aid Assistant Director determine how your aid and scholarships may be applied. 

To understand how your financial aid and scholarships may apply to your program costs:

  • Make an appointment with your financial aid assistant director (call Financial Aid at 585-475-2186) and mention that you are calling for a study abroad appointment
  • Upload a copy of your budget worksheet(s) via the Financial Aid upload portal at (at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled meeting so they have time to prepare) 
  • Please rename the file name of your budget worksheet before uploading it to the Financial Aid portal based on the instructions provided in the portal (adding your name and student ID)

To find out the name of your financial aid assistant director for your degree program visit:

We recommend you meet with Financial Aid before the application deadline so you understand how your aid will apply. The RIT financial aid office is located in Bausch and Lomb Center (Bldg. 77), 2nd floor, 2125.

RIT Study Abroad Scholarships
National Scholarships

Academic Year
12 to 15
Language of Instruction: 
Course Discipline: 
Computing, International Business Information Technology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Statistics, Macroeconomics, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Psychology, Philosophy
Open To: 

RIT Students