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Undergraduate studies

What are the important dates for application and enrolment?

Summer admission dates

  • Application submission: March 15 – July 14, 2017

ZAPREŠIĆ

  • Entrance exam: March 29, April 26, May 24, June 14, June 28 and July 17, 2017
  • Enrolment: July 19, 2017

BRANCH CAMPUS BIOGRAD NA MORU

  • Entrance exam: May 19, June 16 and July 21, 2017
  • Enrolment: July 22, 2017

 

Fall admission dates

  • Application submission: August 28 – September 15, 2017

ZAPREŠIĆ

  • Entrance exam: September 6 and 18, 2017
  • Enrolment: September 20, 2017

BRANCH CAMPUS BIOGRAD NA MORU

  • Entrance exam: September 8 and 22, 2017
  • Enrolment: September 23, 2017

Which documents are required for entrance exam application?

You will need to complete an application form and submit certificate of nationality, birth certificate, secondary school certificates for all four grades, secondary school final examination certificate and a copy of payment slip for the enrolment procedure fee.

Which documents are required for enrolment?

  1. Two 4 x 6 cm photographs
  2. A copy of payment slip for the tuition or semester fee (in accordance with the specified payment dynamics)
  3. A copy of payment slip for the costs of student transcript book (indeks) and forms: 500 kunas
  4. A copy of payment slip for the insurance costs: 50 kunas
  5. All original documents (unless submitted upon application)

What are the prerequisites for enrolment at undergraduate studies?

Candidates who have passed the national secondary school leaving exam or entrance exam are eligible for enrolment in the first year of study.

What is the cost of tuition at the UAS Baltazar?

The annual tuition for the study programmes Business Economics and Finance, Cultural Management and Office Management is 17.000,00 kunas; for the study programme Information Technologies it is 25.000,00 kunas.

The UAS offers various repayment models and discount schemes, adjusted to our students’ needs.

What does a tuition fee include?

A tuition fee includes all lectures, practical courses, seminars and usage of the library fund, as well as all additional benefits which facilitate studying, such as food subsidy, subsidized student loans, working in small groups, tutors and mentors at students’ disposal, top-quality IBM and Apple technology and software available to students not only at the University but  in their free time too, iPads for students engaged in the project “University in  the palm of your hand”, free Wi-Fi and scholarships for going to our partner institutions within the ERASMUS+ student exchange programme.

What are my student rights?

Full-time students at the UAS have the same student rights as full-time students at state institutions of higher education (student card, subsidized transport, health insurance).

Does the UAS offer any tuition discount schemes?

Yes. Students may apply for tuition discount in one academic year on the basis of the criteria listed below:

  1. Single cash payment
  2. Family discount
  3. Legal entities
  4. Students who obtain their degree at the UAS on time
  5. Students who are members of the Alumni Club Baltazar
  6. The best students

How can I transfer to the UAS Baltazar?

Candidates who are eligible for enrolment at undergraduate studies are transferring students or ex-students from other Croatian higher education institutions provided that they are/were studying programmes from the area of social sciences or humanities and that the verification of the last study year took place less than 10 years ago.

For additional information on transfer to the UAS, exam recognition and differential exams, please contact info@bak.hr.

What is an online course?

Starting from this year, the UAS has introduced a hybrid online study, which means that part-time students will attend more than 50% of classes online.

The criteria for attending online courses will be established individually with each teacher, depending on characteristics and learning outcomes of a specific course. The online learning system will not fully replace the standard way of studying, but it is devised to facilitate the learning process primarily for part-time students who combine work and study.

Graduate studies

What are the important dates for application and enrolment?

Summer admission dates

  • Application submission: March 15 – July 14, 2017
  • Enrolment: July 19, 2017

Fall admission dates

  • Application submission: August 28 – September 15, 2017
  • Enrolment: September 20, 2017

Which documents are required for application?

You will need to complete an application form and submit certificate of nationality, birth certificate, diploma or a certificate of previously completed study programme and a copy of payment slip for the enrolment procedure fee.

Which documents are required for enrolment?

  1. Two 4 x 6 cm photographs
  2. A copy of payment slip for the tuition or semester fee (in accordance with the specified payment dynamics)
  3. A copy of payment slip for the costs of student transcript book (indeks) and forms: 500 kunas
  4. A copy of payment slip for the insurance costs: 50 kunas
  5. All original documents (unless submitted upon application)

What are the prerequisites for enrolment at graduate studies?

  • Completed undergraduate professional/university study or a college/university degree equivalent to the professional title baccalaureus/baccalaurea, or completed graduate university study (at least 180 ECTS credits), or a professional baccalaureate with at least 150 ECTS credits, provided that the differential exams are taken
  • Signed contract with the University

What is the cost of tuition at the UAS Baltazar?

The annual tuition for specialist professional graduate studies Communications Management, Financial Management and Public Sector Management is 20.000,00 kunas. The UAS offers various repayment models and discount schemes, adjusted to our students’ needs.

What does a tuition fee include?

A tuition fee includes all lectures, practical courses, seminars and usage of the library fund, as well as all additional benefits which facilitate studying, such as food subsidy, subsidized student loans, working in small groups, tutors and mentors at students’ disposal, top-quality IBM and Apple technology and software available to students not only at the University but  in their free time too, iPads for students engaged in the project “University in  the palm of your hand”, free Wi-Fi and scholarships for going to our partner institutions within the ERASMUS+ student exchange programme.

What are my student rights?

Full-time students at the UAS have the same student rights as full-time students at state institutions of higher education (student card, subsidized transport, health insurance).

Does the UAS offer any tuition discount schemes?

Yes. Students may apply for tuition discount in one academic year on the basis of the criteria listed below:

  1. Single cash payment
  2. Family discount
  3. Legal entities
  4. Students who obtain their degree at the UAS on time
  5. Students who are members of the Alumni Club Baltazar
  6. The best students

How can I transfer to the UAS Baltazar?

Candidates who previously completed a study programme and obtained at least 180 ECTS credits and those who completed a four-year study programme according to the pre-Bologna system are eligible for enrolment in the first year of the specialist professional graduate studies. Candidates who completed similar undergraduate study lasting less than three years (according to the pre-Bologna system) and obtained at least 150 ECTS credits are also eligible for enrolment, provided that they take differential exams at the UAS and in this way earn those missing 30 ECTS credits.

For additional information on transfer to the UAS, exam recognition and differential exams, please contact info@bak.hr.

Am I required to attend the classes as a part-time student?

Minimum attendance requirement for part-time students is at least 60% of classes, as required by the Bologna process, but since this is often a problem, the UAS Baltazar Zaprešić has introduced a hybrid online study, which means that part-time students will attend almost 50% of classes online.

The criteria for attending online courses will be established individually with each teacher, depending on characteristics and learning outcomes of a specific course. The distance learning system will not fully replace the standard way of studying, but it is devised to facilitate the learning process primarily for part-time students who combine work and study.

Questions related to enrolment in the subsequent years

How many enrolment periods are there for enrolling in the subsequent years?

Every year there are four enrolment periods for enrolling in the subsequent years.

Which documents are submitted upon enrolling in the subsequent years (not applicable for senior year and super senior year students)?

Besides student transcript book (previously verified by the Library), students have to submit copies of payment slips for:

  • tuition or semester fee, in accordance with the specified payment dynamics (example of payment slip)
  • enrolment procedure fee (200 kunas) (example of payment slip)
  • insurance costs fee (50,00 kunas) (example of payment slip)

Students who pay tuition with credit cards, bank loans or whose employers pay for their tuition have to settle their financial obligations in the Finance and Accounting Service prior to enrolment.

If you have any questions regarding payments, please contact info@bak.hr.

Which documents are submitted upon enrolment in the senior year or super senior year?

SENIOR AND SUPER SENIOR YEAR

Besides student transcript book (previously verified by the Library), students have to submit copies of payment slips for:

  • enrolment procedure fee (200 kunas) (example of payment slip)
  • insurance costs fee (50,00 kunas) (example of payment slip)

Students who pay tuition with credit cards, bank loans or whose employers pay for their tuition have to settle their financial obligations in the Finance and Accounting Service prior to enrolment.

If you have any questions regarding payments, please contact info@bak.hr.

Which documents are submitted upon enrolment in the senior year or super senior year?

SENIOR AND SUPER SENIOR YEAR

Besides student transcript book (previously verified by the Library), students have to submit copies of payment slips for:

  • enrolment procedure fee (200 kunas) (example of payment slip)
  • insurance costs fee (50,00 kunas) (example of payment slip)

Students who pay tuition with credit cards, bank loans or whose employers pay for their tuition have to settle their financial obligations in the Finance and Accounting Service prior to enrolment.

If you have any questions regarding payments, please contact info@bak.hr.

Questions related to studying at Baltazar

When does the academic year start/end?

The academic year is a period of time during which the University holds classes, practice exercises, seminars, teachers’ office hours appointments, trainings and exams. It usually starts on October 1 and ends next calendar year on September 30.

What is the difference in the rights of full-time and part-time students?

Students can be either full-time, part-time or guest students. Full-time students enrol on a programme which is based on a full-time course load, and according to regulations, are granted all rights covering health insurance, subsidized meals (“iksica”) and transportation, and have the possibility to work via Student Service. Part-time students pursue the same programme as full-time students, but follow a special syllabus which is adapted to their needs. Guest students are students from other higher education institutions who enrol to parts of study programmes at the University within the student exchange programme.

What is the minimum attendance required for students?

Minimum attendance for full-time students is at least 70%, and for part-time students at least 60% of classes.

What is required for obtaining teacher's signature in the student transcript book (“indeks”)?

Class attendance is required for obtaining teacher’s signature. If you have acceptable reasons for your absence from class, you must complete an absence report and submit it to the Student Administrative office together with documentary evidence to justify your absence, such as a medical certificate, employer’s formal notification or other suitable documentation.

How long does a traineeship last and is it obligatory?

All full-time students are obliged to undertake a traineeship lasting at least 80 hours. The traineeship is extremely important because it enables students to get first-hand experience of companies, employers and practical work. You can undertake your traineeship according to your wishes: in Croatia, in one of the EU member states or in the organizations which have signed the cooperation agreement with the University.

For all additional information on traineeship, feel free to contact our Career centre.

Part-time students are not obliged to undertake a traineeship.

How many times am I allowed to retake an exam?

Information on exam schedule is available on the web page of the University (“Exam dates”). You have to register for an exam before you take it; otherwise, you will not be allowed to enter for examination.

You can retake an exam eight times. The first three attempts are included in tuition fee, while the rest of them are charged 250 kunas each.

What does it mean to take an exam before the examining committee?

If you fail an exam for three consecutive times, the examining committee will be formed. You will have an opportunity to retake the exam for the fourth time before the committee. If you fail the exam for the eighth time, you will have to re-enrol the course.

What are the perquisites for enrolment in the next year of study?

You are entitled to enrol in the next year of study if you have earned at least 45 ECTS credits and have settled financial obligations to the university. It is not possible to transfer first-year exams to the third year.

What issues can I try to resolve by sending a student request form?

You can submit written requests, petitions and appeals related to your rights and duties, such as change of student status or study programme, or leave of absence request. All forms are submitted to the Student Administrative Office.

Who are tutors?

In order to enable more productive and more comfortable study for our students, we have introduced a tutorship system. Tutors are lecturers who are assigned a small group of students, and their task is to monitor their performance during their course of study. They are here to help and support you in your studying.

What is the role of student representative bodies?

Student Council protects student rights, monitors student standard and implements projects aiming to improve the quality of the study and to establish student network by organizing different social events.

Student Ombudsperson is responsible for dealing with complaints or giving advice on studying and student life.

Where can I find relevant literature for exams?

In our library you can borrow publications, read magazines and final or diploma papers, use computers, study or prepare for exams. Registration and internet access are free.

When does my study end?

Your undergraduate professional study or specialist professional graduate study is completed upon passing all exams, defending final or diploma paper and settling all financial obligations to the University. In due course, a graduation ceremony is organized in which you will be awarded a diploma.

After you graduate, we invite you to keep in touch with your fellow students and the University and join our Alumni club, as well as our lifelong learning programme.

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