Average monthly living expenses in Croatia are estimated between EUR 400 – 700, depending on the type of accommodation (student dormitory or private accommodation). The amount should be enough to cover food, accommodation, utilities, books, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. Of course, students may spend more or less than the estimated amounts, depending on their needs and lifestyle.
This information on the cost of living in Split should only be used as a guide (prices per month):
TOTAL: from 250 €
* Monthly rent varies significantly according to location, room size, facilities etc. Utilities costs such as electricity, heating, water, Internet connection are usually not included in the rent.
Library is placed within two minutes of walking distance from the Campus and from FESB. It is a place to go to for most of the titles in english language you will be needing during your study.
Address: Ruđera Boškovića 31, 21000 Split
Library opening hours:
In order to encourage originality, creativity and personal cultural uplift among students, the University of Split continuously organizes and encourages interesting lectures, exhibitions, concerts, seminars, various workshops, through presentation of quality documentaries, book promotions, organizing meetings and discussions with writers, poets, and the like. .
You can follow cultural and art events on the University of Split website.
ERASMUS+, CEEPUS students, students of bilateral programmes of the Ministry of Science and Education and EU students are entitled to a student identity card X-card, so-called “iksica” which enables them to have government subsidised student meals at Student menza and cafeterias all over Croatia. Non-EU students studying at FESB as part of an institutional bilateral exchange agreement or as guest students (free-movers) are not entitled to a student X-card.
The price of a subsidized menu meal is from 4,6 to 6 HRK (0,63 – 0,82 €/meal) and the meal includes soup, main course, salad and dessert. Weekly allowance is 225,40 HRK.
Student X-card is not transferable, i.e. can be used only by the card holder. Any abuse will be sanctioned with suspension as regulated in Article 15 of the Regulation on conditions and rights on subsidising student’s meals:
Student meals are organized in 7 students’ restaurants so-called “menza”, 4 of which are located at the University Campus Visoka (Dormitory, FESB, Faculty of economics, business and tourism and Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy), one in the city center (Index), one in hostel Spinut and one at Faculty of Medicine.
Opening hours at FESB restaurants is during week days, Monday-Friday:
FESB 1: 06:00 – 19:00
FESB 2: 07:00 – 15:00
Other restaurants opening hours info is available here: https://www.scst.unist.hr/prehrana/restorani (in Croatian)
Restaurants on weekend duty (one restaurant/weekend) are: Indeks (city center) and hostel Spinut. Campus dormitory restaurant is open on Sunday, on Saturday is not open.
Daily menu is announced here: http://www.scst.unist.hr/jelovnik/ .
University Sports Federation organizes over 15 sporting and recreational events every year, including the International Rowing Regatta Sveti Duje, with participation of best university rowing teams in Europe, including the Oxford and Cambridge teams. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For recreational activities organised at FESB, contact person is senior lecturer Ivan Granić at Ivan.Granic@fesb.hr.
Fitness center available only for students accommodated in university premises is situated in Campus dorm. Working days/hours are Monday-Saturday from 9 until 22. Monthly fee is 130 HRK.
It is possible to have work activity with Student contract. Students should register at Student Center Split in Cvite Fiskovića 5 street (Campus dormitory) with passport, confirmation of enrollment at Faculty (given upon arrival), 2 photos, OIB n. and n. of the bank giro-account in Croatia.
Some categories of students (ERASMUS+ programme countries, CEEPUS and Ministry’s bilateral programmes students) are entitled to accommodation in university premises. Other can find private accommodation.
There are a limited number of beds in double rooms with bathroom available at both university dormitories. Rooms are allocated to students on a first come, first served basis. Students with disabilities will be given preference.
ERASMUS+ students can apply for accommodation in both student dormitories.
Accommodation for CEEPUS students and students of bilateral programmes of the Ministry of Science and Education is arranged by the Ministry in one of the Student Dormitories and no application is needed. Housing fee is not applied to this category of students.
For more information visit: http://www.splithostels.eu/en/index.html#home-slider
The process of renting private accommodation should begin at least one month prior to arrival in Split. Students should seek private accommodation options independently. ESN Buddies are available to assist students in finding appropriate accommodation.
Monthly rent in private accommodation ranges from EUR 150 (bedroom in shared apartment) to EUR 400 (single use studio apartment), depending on the location, room size, accommodation quality and facilities. Utilities such as electricity, heating, water and Internet connection are usually not included in the rent and students cover them separately. The property owners often request a security deposit in the amount of one monthly rent, as insurance covering possible damages in the apartment, which is refundable before leaving.
Students should keep in mind that it is important to notarise lease contract signed with the property owner. It is one of the prerequisites to obtain residence permit for non-EU students, but also serves as a safeguard for exercising your rights as a leaseholder, especially for students staying in Split during the summer semester, due to peak tourist season. Search the list of Public Notaries at the European Directory of Notaries.
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If appropriate accommodation is not found before your arrival in Split, temporary accommodation can be found at some hostels and economy-rate hotels in Split and private flats in Split suburban areas: Podstrana, Solin and Kastela.
There is only one mode of public transportation in Split – bus. The buses operate all day from 5.00 until midnight, every 15 or 20 minutes. Tickets can be bought on board (HRK 11.00) or at the ticket stands (HRK 9.00). Once on board tickets must be validated. The local city bus operator is Promet Split. Central ticket office is situated at the Sukoišanska local bus terminal. Student can purchase a monthly student pass (HRK 130), which is issued at the central ticket office. Student should bring photo 30 x 50 mm, passport and enrolment certificate (to be provided upon arrival). The pass is extended for the following monthly period at Promet Split stands located at major bus stations.
* New Year’s Day 1 January
* Epiphany 6 January
* Easter 21 April 2019, 12 April 2020, 4 April 2021, 17 April 2022
* Easter Monday day after Easter
* International Workers’ Day 1 May
* Corpus Christi 60 days after Easter
* Anti-Fascist Struggle Day 22 June
* Statehood Day 25 June
* Homeland Thanksgiving Day 5 August
* Assumption of Mary 15 August
* Independence Day 8 October
* All Saints’ Day 1 November
* Christmas 25 December
* St. Stephen’s Day 26 December