By Alejandra Pavisich.
On Friday, May 31, 2019 the State Office for Croatians outside Croatia, published the 2019-2020 public call for the program of partial scholarships to study Croatian in Croatia called CROATICUM. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019.
The application to this program is done electronically through a website portal. The information is in Croatian, Spanish and English and candidates can apply in any of the 3 languages. This year priority in the scoring is given to people under 36 years of age. It is emphasized that the payment of Croatian health insurance is mandatory for the people who attend the scholarship. In addition, cadidates who have a higher education degree (college, graduate school), who are active participants of the Croatian communities to which they belong, and who have a very strong motivation to study Croatian, will receive more points. The non-Croatian spouse of the Croatian descendant who can document the marriage and Croatian descent of the spouse of Croatian descent can also apply to the scholarship.
To obtain additional points candidates can submit a copy of a certificate clearly stating that the candidate is an active member of a group of Croats, or of a Croatian community.
There are 250 scholarships available in the Croatian learning program that will take place in the cities of Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Osijek. If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact the Office for Croatians outside of Croatia via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone calling + 385 (0) 1 / 6444-683, from 10 am to 3 pm Croatian time.
To visit the application portal and begin the application please go to: https://stipendijehrvatiizvanrh.in2.hr/#/Login/%252FHome
To read about the public call and the instructions to apply visit the following link: https://hrvatiizvanrh.gov.hr/vijesti/javni-poziv-za-dodjelu-stipendija-za-ucenje-hrvatskoga-jezika-u-republici-hrvatskoj-za-akademsku-godinu-2019-20/4522?fbclid=IwAR3QFZSG9Y-Vef9zSE4993WDHIRGfbWEha9BydbOqrS_xHrwY3R1EZ3azmc
Instructions to fill out the application can be found on the following file, please download it in the following link, it has instructions in English, Spanish and Croatian: https://hrvatiizvanrh.gov.hr/UserDocsImages//Javni%20pozivi%20i%20natjecaji%202018//UPUTE%20prijaviteljima%202019%20hr-esp-eng.pdf