Students anticipating acceptance to this program must be interviewed by the IUP Music Department as part of the application process.
UNVERSITY OF ZAGREB
The Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1907, and, from the very start, its faculty was composed of the most renowned Croatian artists. Over the years, the academy has produced numerous great painters, sculptors, and printmakers, many of whom returned to teach the next generation. Throughout its history, the academy has attained very high artistic standards and created a significance of its own, in terms of both its educational standards and artistic creations. At present, the faculty comprises more than fifty artists and scholars and has an annual enrollment of approximately 250 students into the departments of painting, graphic arts, sculpture, and art education. The academy is actively involved in the cultural and artistic events of the capital and the Republic. As the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb has a lot to offer.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
The Academy of Music of Zagreb University, the oldest university-level music school in Croatia, is the central music teaching institution with very high artistic values and expert teaching staff. The origins of this establishment date back to a three-year music school founded in 1829, within the framework of the Musikverein (Tonschule des Agramer Musikvereines), whose students learned singing and playing wind instruments. In the 2001–2002 academic year, 390 students enrolled in undergraduate programs. Ninety-five faculty members are employed at the academy. Zagreb is a city of culture, science and sport. Many theatres, operas, and music events take place here.
As the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb has a lot to offer. Zagreb's charming, medieval atmosphere is the cultural hub of Croatia. Visitors can discover attractions such as Jelacic Square, Maksimir Park, and the Mirogoj Cemetery that contribute to Zagreb's historical depth and beauty.
Students interested in attending the Academy of Music can take courses on composition, musicology, conducting as well as composition and music theory. Courses are taught in English.
Upon acceptance to the exchange program at the Academy of Arts, students will be accommodated in the Student Residence Hall, Cvjetno naselje. More information about living and studying in Zagreb can be found here. IUP students will pay IUP housing directly to UNIZG.
Exchange students staying in Croatia for a period longer than three months / 90 days need to acquire the Residence permit. Additionally, a visa is required for students coming from non-EU countries. An overview of the visa requirements for Croatia can be found here. The link for their visa application form can also be found on this website.
You can apply for your permit beforehand, at the nearest Croatian embassy or consulate OR upon your arrival. If you do it in Zagreb, you will have to wait for a month or more before you get the permit in your passport, so plan accordingly. More information about visa requirements can be found on the Students Abroad website.