English Program Information
How much does the University of Split School of Medicine-English Program cost?
The tuition fee per academic year is 9000 Euro. This price represent the number of ECTS credits attented per year. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits (1500-1800 hours).
What is an ECTS credits?
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union, and other collaborating European countries. For successfully completed studies, ECTS credits are awarded. It is used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the EU.
After graduation, can I come back to my home country to work? Can I transfer back during my studies in my home country?
The diploma after graduation from “ Medical Studies in English” program at the University of Split is recognized in the EU because Croatia is part of European Union since 2013. Graduates can work as doctors within the European Union. Also students are eligible to take the U.S. (USMLE) and Canadian (MCC) medical licensing exams to practice medicine in those countries.
Depending on the policy from your home country, transfer maybe allowed. Some universities will accept your ECTS rewarded in Split, others won't. You should ask your own state a priori. Keep in mind that the chances of transferring in an other country is low but not impossible.
It is possible to transfer to the University of Medicine of Split, you should in that case contact:
Natalia Cotić or Professor Zoran Valić
Is the teaching standards on par with other Universities in Europe?
Many of the professors have done their PhD and taught in Western countries. They are able to speak English fluently and are highly qualified in each of their domain.
The number of students per academic year is slower than most universities around the world, usually consisting anywhere between 30-70 students. Moreover the professors are always open to questions and, one can see the professors after the course or in their respective office.
Nevertheless, the courses are distributed in a different manner than in most of the Western countries. In most countries, the academic year is shared in two semesters, with an exam at the end of each. In the University of Split, the subjects are spread through out the year. Thereby, one will have to study for a subject (Biology, Physiology, Anatomy etc...) and at the end of that period of time will have an exam, this is called a "block" system.
For example, in Anatomy a continuous assessment of the knowledge is held: 4 exams (2 written, 1 practical, and an oral) within a period of two months and a half.
USSM has working relationships with medical schools and hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, including Wisconsin and University of Ottawa.
Note: Students have 4 opportunities to pass each exam within the school year, as is standard at most European medical schools.