Who can apply for the Dubrovnik Summer School?
Dubrovnik Summer School is for students of all degrees and recently graduated students coming from all fields of study.
Are the lectures in Croatian or English?
All the lectures are taught in English.
Do I need to present any English certificate?
No. There is no need to deliver English language certificate (such as TOEFL or IELTS), but since the classes are all taught in English, it is recommended that students who apply for the summer programme have a satisfactory level of English. (B2)
Are there any prerequisites for the programme?
There are no specific prerequisites.
What documentation will I receive upon successful completion of a Summer School course?
Dubrovnik Summer School students will receive a certificate.
When will I receive my certificate?
Certificates given on the last day of the summer school at the closing ceremony.
What is the deadline for applications?
The application deadline is 5th July, 2015. Applications and requests are granted on a first-come-first-served basis. As we have a limited number of vacancies for programme, earlier application are recommended. Moreover, early applications are also strongly recommended for those who require visas, in order to guarantee that these will be issued in due time.
Do I have to apply for a visa to attend the program ?
Croatia is a member of EU from 2013, and visa requirements differ depending on your country of origin. We suggest you contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country in order to know which procedures you should follow. If you do need a visa we will send you Guarantee Letter after you pay half of the fee.
What do the fees include?
The programme fee includes:
- All in class teaching.
- All course materials.
- Hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner
- Diverse extra-curricular programme with excursions, sightseeing tours, and other cultural and leisure activities.
How can I make the payment?
By bank transfer; you will find our bank details in the e-mail we will send you as confirmation on your application. You should cover all the extra expenses (such as bank transfer fee) by yourself.
What currency is used in Croatia?
Croatian kuna. The easiest way to convert money is to use ATM. You can also go to the bank, post office or exchange office, but bear in mind that they take a commision of approximately 3%.
You can find the exchange rate list here. http://www.hnb.hr/tecajn/etecajn.htm
What types of credit/debit cards are accepted?
Credit and debit cards are generally accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. Still places like bars, cafes, ice cream shops and some restaurants and smaller shops do not accept card payments, so be sure to check before you order.
How do I get to Dubrovnik?
You can get to Dubrovnik by plane, by bus, by car or by ferry, depending on your location.
You can also fly to some other city in Croatia, such as Zagreb, Split or Zadar and then take a bus or rent the car to Dubrovnik. You can check bus lines and prices here (http://www.buscroatia.com. You can also
If you need help organizing your trip to Dubrovnik let us know.
How do I get to the hotel?
There is a bus line number 4 (Hotel Palace – Pile) going from the station in the old city directly to the hotel Adriatic. You can find the city bus lines map here ( http://www.libertasdubrovnik.com/kartagrada.jpg). If you buy the ticket on the bus it costs 15 HRK and if you buy it from kiosk (Tisak) it is only 12 HRK.
You can also take a taxi and tell them to take you to the hotel Adriatic (Street address: Masarykov put 9).
Can you arrange a pick up?
We can organize a pick up, but you have to let us know the exact time and place of your arrival in Dubrovnik.
How many people will be in class?
Dubrovnik Summer School is organized for no more than 30 participants in order to have the high level of individual approach and interactive classes.
What will my timetable look like?
Typically you will have lectures from 10 am till 5 pm with a lunch and coffee breaks in between. Each day there will also be many cultural and leisure activities organized so you can enjoy your summer in Dubrovnik to the fullest.
When will I get my timetable?
You will be given your timetable two weeks before the summer school starts and a printed version on the first day of the programme.
What sort of things are there to do outside of studying?
For the past couple of years Dubrovnik is one of the top travel destinations in Europe and the world, especially during the summer. As a Dubrovnik Summer School participant every day you will get to enjoy the beautiful Adriatic sea, explore the rich history and different parts of the city, try the best of local food and drinks, go to summer parties and if you are a fan of series The Game of Thrones, which is filmed in Dubrovnik you can even take a tour.
What is the average cost of living in Dubrovnik?
Students are recommended to budget for about 20 euros per day, though it is possible to get by on less or to spend a lot more.
I would like to extend my stay in Dubrovnik (by arriving before the programme or postponing the departure). Is it possible?
If you want to come earlier and/or stay longer in the hotel accommodation organised for Dubrovnik Summer School you should let us know by 5th July so we can try to arrange your extended stay. However, this extension is not included in the programme fee.