The Ministry of Science and Education, Republic of Croatia is taking applications for Croatian scholarships for young Christians from developing nations in the 2021/22 academic year.
Republic of Croatia pays special attention to the advancement of the interdependence of basic human rights, peace, security and sustainable growth. Such a technique is comprised within most sectoral priorities of the Croatian growth cooperation policies and it is unequivocally incorporated into the first sectoral objective of the National Strategy: the dignity of every human being.
It means full devotion of foreign development cooperation programs and projects in accomplishing Sustainable Development Goals while also promoting dignity, basic human rights and welfare, developing human capabilities and attaining full potential, irrespective of gender, affiliation, status, belief or place of residence. As a particular area of this sectoral precedence, the National Strategy specifies the right to education, on the basis of the principle of equality, irrespective of religious, national or other association.
There is a distinct link and complementarity of the promotion of basic human rights as regards the protection of freedom of thought, conscience, opinion or religion with the growth cooperation policies which, in association to this Program, plan to make sure conditions for long-term sustainable development and growth of the community and the person through the academic programs.
Religious minorities, mainly Christians are one of the susceptible groups globally. The Republic of Croatia has identified this negative trend on an international scale, and within its scope of work in the area of the foreign development cooperation, is devoted to respect and safeguard the rights of religious groups, as the susceptible groups in developing nations. After concluding their studies, the scholarship beneficiaries are obliged to go back to their home nations. They are required to add to the growth of their communities and to building capabilities and strengthening resilience at the domestic level with their knowledge obtained in Croatia after return to their homelands.
Worth of Croatian Scholarships for Young Christians
- The granted scholarship award comprises full board and lodging, a monthly stipend of 1.600 kuna, and also basic health insurance coverage and expenses of one-year preparatory Croatian language program.
- The candidate will be put under supervision of the administrating chief at the dormitory and the Department for foreign cooperation at the Ministry of Science and Education.
- The expense of travel to and from Croatia is inclusive.
- The award (monthly financial assistance) is meant to provide the living costs for one person and there is no obtainable financing or visa release for accompanying family members or any other persons.
Eligibility for Croatian Scholarships for Young Christians
- For the 2021/22 school session, the scholarship award is announced for the nationals of the developing nations from the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
- Undergraduate university program usually lasts three to four years. Upon conclusion, students are granted an academic title of baccalaureus or baccalaurea with reference to a concentration, which qualifies a candidate for an expert work in art or science.
- Graduate university program usually lasts for one to two years. Upon conclusion of graduate study, candidates are granted an academic title of Magister or Magistra with reference to a concentration.
How to Apply for Croatian Scholarships for Young Christians
- Prospective applicants are invited to submit an application for the Croatian Scholarships for Young Christians by submitting their applications through the e-mail address: [email protected]
- The initial selection of applications will be carried out by the end of May 2021.
- Candidates should hand in a write-up/letter of motivation with at least 250 words regarding the first choice of study and attach therewith the medical certificate of candidates.
- Candidates must also submit their Curriculum Vitae (in Europass format) and a scan of their secondary school or university diploma and report cards for the two past academic sessions.
- Candidates must attach a recommendation letter from the local parish or church community.
Candidates are required to submit their applications for the Croatian Scholarships for Young Christians prior to May 17, 2021. The outcome of the selection will be published in June 2021.
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