Croatia, CPSA

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

Community : Internship in Apothecary/Drug Store (Dispensing, Counseling, Distribution)

We will be looking for more host sites and another type of internship during the whole year and if we find enough placements, we will accept more than 30 students. We do not have placements in the industry at this time.

We will try to find research placements, but we CANNOT guarantee that we will be able to do that.

Length of training periods

Zagreb: From 2 weeks (minimum period) up to 3 weeks (maximum period).

Available months and cities

SEP will take place in the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb. The main part will take in July 2023.

SEP in Zagreb (2023): 15.7.2024. - 28.7.2024.

Type accommodation

Students will be placed in a student dormitory in Zagreb. You will have to pay at least around 50€.

If there is no possibility of student dormitory placements, all students will be placed in a private apartment or hostel and expenses would be probably higher than the amount students are usually paying.

If the students want to pay for their own accommodation, we can help them find the best place.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

No pocket money is provided.

Exchange students will be provided with a student card for student price meals (around 2€ for a full meal with a drink included). There are several student restaurants in Zagreb, and you can also use those cards while traveling to other University cities (Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar etc.)

Language requirements

The students should be able to speak good English. The knowledge of any other language is a plus, but not required.

The majority of people in Croatia can speak English: most of the students and young people in Croatia speak English very well, and others should be able to at least understand you. We are requiring hosts to be able to speak English so that you can easily communicate during your practice.

Other requirements

For any type of placement, you will need to bring your lab coat.

If you are placed in a community pharmacy, you will maybe have to bring clogs, but we will let you know if your host requires it.

Regarding the COVID-19 situation, students should have a COVID-19 Certificate of Vaccination. Other requests regarding COVID can be found in the links below.

Important links about the COVID situation in Croatia:

Information on Work Permits and Visa

Croatia is a member country of the European Union, so most students do not need Visa documents. However, if Visa documents are needed, SEO should be informed in time to arrange everything needed. If it is necessary, we will provide the invitation letter. You can check all the information here:

If you are from one of the countries that need a Visa, please check how long the process of your application is and apply for a Visa as soon as possible. We recommend that you apply for a Visa AT LEAST 3 MONTHS before your SEP practice so that we can arrange everything and solve any problems if they arise. If your Visa application requires you to write your accommodation, please contact us as early as possible (or AT LEAST 3 MONTHS before your SEP practice) so that we can arrange the accommodation and get your confirmation letter for it.

We urge you not to wait long with your application and with contacting the SEO about it because it takes some time to get a Visa. We need time to prepare anything, and if some problems arise, it is better to have more time to solve them or for students to apply again if necessary.

A work permit is not needed.

Selection Procedures

The selection of the exchange students is made by SEO and the host. There is no deadline for applying.

Edited: 25.11.2022.

The information on this page was last updated on: January 14, 2024 22:36