For EU students

For EU students

Residence permit

According to the national legislation, all foreign nationals (EU and non-EU) intending to study in Croatia must regulate residence during staying in Croatia (regulated residence is the prerequisite for the issuance of ToR to exchange students at the end of study period!).

There are two types of residence permit:

  • up to (short-term) and
  • longer than 90 days (temporary).

Upon arrival, all students, except EU students with accommodation at the Campus Student Dormitory and Spinut Student Dormitory (permits are regulated directly by the dorm office), must initially report their short-term stay in Croatia to the Central Police Station within 48 hours (72 hours during weekends) upon entry into Croatia.

Address: Trg hrvatske bratske zajednice 9.

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30 – 15.30 (summer office hours 08.30 – 14.30).

In order to avoid double issuing of OIB (Personal Identification Number) during application for residence permit, it is advised to inform the police clerk if you already have the OIB number issued.

At least 7 days before expiration of short-term residence permit, all students staying in Croatia for longer than 90 days (including students with accommodation at Student Dormitories) should apply for temporary residence for the purpose of studying, with the following documents:

EU students

  • Application form filled in and signed– Form 1b:
  • valid passport or ID card and its copy;
  • valid European Health Insurance card and its copy;
  • Enrolment certificate (in Croatian) issued by FESB;
  • Acceptance letter (original) from UNIST stating the study purpose of stay (ERASMUS+students);
  • Letter of confirmation issued by the Ministry’s Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (for CEEPUS and Ministry’s bilateral programmes students);
  • Proof of finances during their staying in Croatia – statement of bank account, scholarship confirmation OR similar – 800 HRK (approx. 110EUR) per month;
  • Proof of secured housing (e.g. written proof of secured accommodation in the student dormitory or an apartment lease and proof of the landlord’s apartment ownership for students in private accommodation).

OIB number

OIB is a personal tax number or “Osobni Identifikacijski Broj” in Croatian, which is required for issuing of FESB student ID and student X-card.

OIB is administrated by the Central Tax Administration office in street Domovinskog rata 2, 2nd floor, room 4, office hours: 08.00-10.30, 11.00-13.00.

Please bring both the original and copy of your passport/ID card and completed and signed application form.

OIB is issued immediately and free of charge.

Incoming students must apply for OIB (1st step) and apply for residence (2nd step) within 48 hours (72 hours during weekends) upon entry into Croatia. Locations of both offices (Tax Administration and Central Police Station) are within 5 minutes walking distance. It is very important to inform the police clerk that your OIB had been issued before residence registration.

Health insurance

Regulated health insurance is the prerequisite for being granted temporary residence permit.

Students can visit any state primary health care physician. The list is provided at link (search GPs in Split).

The student medical centre is situated at the address Šibenska 3, T.: 021/560-689.

Emergency health care centres:

  • Dental care: Doverska 2, ground floor, tel.: 021/460-977 – 24-hour emergency centre on Sundays and holidays
  • GP: Doverska 2, ground floor, tel.: 021/468-012 – Sundays and holidays,  8-15
  • Central Hospital ER: Spinčićeva 1, tel.: 021/389-522

In urgent cases, the emergency service phone number is 112.

For information about pharmacies working hours please go to sub-section Services working hours.

 EU students

EU students have access to health care services via their European Health Insurance card valid during the entire study period in Croatia. More info on EHIC card can be found here. 

To be fully insured in case of accidents when repatriation is necessary, student can arrange travel medical insurance for the entire study period in Split. In order to include eventual repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical care and/or emergency treatment in a hospital, recommended minimum insurance coverage amount is 30,000 €.