In order to facilitate their integration in schools, Ukrainian school-age refugees are offered additional classes to learn the Croatian language. The “Expat in Croatia” platform collects useful information about your child’s registration, special needs services and the education system in Croatia.
An information centre for Ukrainian refugees was opened in Osijek in the main square. You can contact this Info Centre to solve various issues and needs: from information regarding accommodation to obtaining documents to communicating with possible employers; they also prepared a children’s corner in the city’s Cultural Centre and offer language courses.
The University of Zagreb has set up a dedicated e-mail address to which Ukrainian students can send their applications for enrolment in classes at the faculties and academies of the University. Students are invited to send all required information (full name, parent institution, and the programme, course and year of study) to the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address, so that the University administration may offer them support in their continued studies at the University of Zagreb constituent units.
“Expat in Croatia” is an English-language resource for immigration, citizenship, business and healthcare. The site offers free resources to foreign nationals and diaspora on how to live and work in Croatia. It also includes guidance on cultural assimilation, language learning and everything else one needs to know to be a part of the Croatian community. All resources provide actionable, step-by-step instructions so that you can navigate the Croatian bureaucracy with ease.
The Croatian City of Osijek prepared and unveiled a reception centre for Ukrainian refugees. Located in South Hall 2, the centre will temporarily accommodate those fleeing the country and provide them with food, medical aid, and psychosocial assistance.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zagreb announced that it is offering Ukrainian veterinary students the chance to continue their studies for free in either English or Croatian. Alternatively, they can complete parts of their studies at Zagreb’s veterinary faculty as part of a student exchange programme. Besides helping refugees access and continue their education, the faculty will also allow students to complete clinical practice and work at its clinics. Furthermore, it will provide students in need of assistance with both academic and psychological counselling.
Croatia’s national passenger transport, HŽPP, provides free transport to Ukrainian citizens on all routes in the national railway traffic of the Republic of Croatia in the 2nd class of trains. Free tickets for Ukrainian citizens can be issued at the ticket office or on the train by presenting a Ukrainian passport, identity card or a decision on approval of entry into the Republic of Croatia.
The UN Refugee Agency’s “Help” website provides information on rights, obligations, what you need to know about your stay in Croatia and where you can get further assistance as psychosocial aid, family tracing or free legal aid.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs Croatia provides on their page useful information about first reception, rights and obligations under temporary protection status, accommodation, social rights and assistance , health care, employment and education.
The Network of Young European Research Universities (YERUN) offers an overview of how Universities in Europe support ukrainian students and researcher.