SCHOLARSHIPS, FINANCIAL SUPPORT & DISCOUNTS 


Your education is a wise investment in your future. Through high quality academic programs and the benefits of a prestigious American diploma, studying at RIT Croatia offers an excellent return on investment.

Every year we secure a significant amount of money for scholarships and financial aid to help qualified college students finance their education, and to reward their excellence, diversity and contribution to the community. Apply now and secure your financial aid or scholarship!

students and high school seniors can apply for financial support and scholarship contests

In order to support qualified students in financing their studies, RIT Croatia has secured over € 350,000.00 for scholarships and financial aid for undergraduate students that enroll for the academic year 2023/2024. Scholarships and financial aid are monetary funds applied towards the tuition cost of attending the university over four years of study.

Scholarships can be applied to the following undergraduate programs: Hospitality and Tourism ManagementInternational Business, New Media Design and Web and Mobile Computing.

Candidates who complete their application form by February 15, 2023 will be given priority consideration for financial aid and scholarships. 
Applications received after February 15 will be considered for financial aid and scholarships if remaining funds are available. 



Financial Aid

Financial aid is awarded in the amounts of € 1,000.00 to € 10,000.00. The amount awarded is deducted from the student's total annual tuition amount. The total amount of financial aid granted is divided into four years of study, and can cover up to 40% percent of tuition costs. To apply for financial aid answer "YES" in the application form when asked: Are you applying for Financial Aid? Also provide information about your average monthly family income (family net monthly income) and your family status (single/two parent household).

Financial aid is awarded to students according to the following criteria:
  • financial need (estimated income of parents/guardians and the number of household members). This data is subsequently checked,
  • motivation for studying at RIT Croatia (assessed through the motivational essay/motivational interview),
  • academic achievements during high school and/or entrance exam results.

Scholarships

Unlike financial aid, which is granted primarily based on the financial needs of the candidates, scholarships are granted to students who meet certain criteria related to their academic and other achievements or success achieved in the scholarship contests organized by RIT Croatia. 
Some scholarships can be combined with financial aid, while in some cases, students will need to decide if they will pick one or the other.
When applying for admission, student should confirm interest in scholarships/financial aid in the application form. An Admission Specialist will then send student instructions on the next steps, which will include sending a scholarship application letter or other supporting documents (depending on the type of scholarship). 
The Scholarship Committee looks at each of the candidates and makes decisions monthly or bi-weekly, depending on the time of the year. Scholarships are awarded until funds are spent (with the exception of Outstanding and Welcome to Croatia scholarship which will be approved to all candidates who meet the criteria).   
When assessing applications, the Scholarship Committee looks at specific achievements and quality required by each of the scholarship categories, but also takes into consideration the candidate's potential to be successful in the chosen study program 


Scholarships that apply to all 4 years of studies 
These scholarships will be applied to all 4 years of students’ studies at RIT Croatia, given that they meet the scholarship criteria, and they can’t be combined with financial aid. The scholarships are available for candidates enrolling in the academic year 2023/2024.

  • Outstanding Scholarship 
This scholarship will be awarded to all students whose GPA was above 3,50 out of 4,00 in each of the grades of their secondary education). Students will be awarded with 4,000.00 EUR (1,000.00 EUR/year) for all 4 years of studying at RIT Croatia. Conditions for maintaining the scholarship will be explained in details in the Acceptance Letter.
There is no limit to the number of scholarships awarded. All students who meet the criteria will be awarded. 

  • Entrepreneurial Rising Star Scholarship
Students who can demonstrate their entrepreneurial potential by submitting evidence of the initiatives, projects or entrepreneurial undertakings (big or small) can be taken into consideration for this award.  Students should tell us more about their entrepreneurial potential in an essay (400 words minimum), and submit supporting evidence such as certificates, awards, letters of recommendation or anything else they think might help their case. 
The Committee will award up to 10 scholarships in the amount of 4,000.00 EUR (1,000.00 EUR/year) for all 4 years of studying at RIT Croatia. Conditions for maintaining the scholarship will be explained in details in the Acceptance Letter.

  • Arts & Creativity Scholarship 
No matter what your major is, we appreciate you bringing some arts perspective into our community. Whether you are painting, sculpting, singing, creating videos, acting or doing any other form of art, show us your artistic side path, send us some of your work, and write an essay (400 words minimum) explaining how art has influenced your life so far and how you think art can be a part of your future career.  
The Committee will award up to 10 scholarships in the amount of 4,000.00 EUR (1,000.00 EUR/year) for all 4 years of studying at RIT Croatia. Conditions for maintaining the scholarship will be explained in details in the Acceptance Letter.


First year additional scholarships and awards 
These scholarships and awards will be awarded to selected students for the first year of their studies at RIT Croatia, and they can be combined with financial aid or one of the scholarships from that apply to all four years of studying at RIT Croatia (the list above). The scholarships are available for candidates enrolling in the academic year 2023/2024.

  • Social Engagement Scholarship
This award is for candidates who have a track record of community engagement & service, volunteering or can demonstrate a positive impact they made in their respective communities. Students should tell us more about their social engagement activities in an essay (400 words minimum). 
We will award up to 10 scholarships of 1,000.00 EUR for the 1st year of student’s studies at RIT Croatia.

  • Extracurricular Achievements Scholarship 
Candidates can apply for this award based on their good academic results combined with extracurricular achievements such as: national or international level competitions in various academic fields or sports, or any other extraordinary results candidates have achieve and can support with appropriate documentation. Students should tell us more about their extracurricular achievments in an essay (400 words minimum).
We will award up to 10 scholarships of 1,000.00 EUR for the 1st year of student’s studies at RIT Croatia.
  
  • Welcome to Croatia Scholarship
One of the goals or RIT Croatia is to increase the ethnic diversity of our student body. In the past, we had students from a lot of different countries studying at RIT Croatia, but we want the list to grow! If you are a citizen of a country from which we currently don’t have any students, apply, get admitted, and you will be awarded an immediate scholarship of 2,000.00 EUR for the first year of studies at RIT Croatia. This scholarship will be awarded to the first student coming from each new country. 
There is no limit to the number of scholarships awarded. All students who meet the criteria will be awarded. 


For all scholarships (except for Outstanding & Welcome to Croatia) we are looking for good academic preparedness, overall leadership potential and for candidates to be in general good fit for the program students are applying to. 

Additional scholarships might be announced during the year.
If you would like to receive updates on admission process and the available scholarships, submit your contact details HERE.    

Other discounts and awards 
  • Alumni Referral Award 
Candidates for admission can’t apply for this award, but they can be nominated for it by an alumni of RIT Croatia: 
The RIT Alumni Referral Award allows alumni to nominate one undergraduate student applying for admission to RIT Croatia for a 500,00 EUR/year scholarship (renewable for up to four years, totaling up to 2,000.00 EUR) under the conditions explained HERE.

  • AmCham Member Discount 
RIT Croatia offers 10% discount on tuition for all undergraduate and graduate programs in Dubrovnik or Zagreb to employees and immediate family of AmCham members in good standing. Discount is available upon request.   
During the year, we might have some additional scholarship opportunities, which will be announced on our website and on our social media channels. All candidates who contact our Admissions office and show interest in becoming first year students at RIT Croatia will be informed about all scholarship opportunities via e-mail, too.

  • Siblings Discount
If a candidate already has a sibling who is studying at RIT Croatia, he or she is entitled to a 500,00 EUR/year discount (renewable for up to four years, totaling up to 2,000.00 EUR). 

How to apply for Financial Aid or Scholarship?

To apply for financial aid/scholarship you should:
  • complete the online application form,
  • submit all admissions related documents and participate in an interview,
  • submit documentation regarding financial status of the family or scholarship related supporting documents.
Eligible students are all senior high schools students, students who wish to transfer from other universities (transfer students), and candidates who finished high school in the previous years.



For additional information please contact the Admission office:
T. + 385 (0)1 643 9100 - T. +385 (0)20 433 000 - E-mail: admissions@croatia.rit.edu