Study Abroad in Kosovo

Overview

During the course of undergraduate studies at RIT Croatia, all students have the opportunity to spend a maximum of two semesters at one of our Global campuses at Rochester, in Dubai or in Kosovo, while paying home campus tuition.  Program is excellent way to immerse into foreign culture and life while having full support of the study abroad office in visa, housing, dining, course registration and other services and activities associated with the program.

Why Study Abroad?

  • Brush up on your language skills
  • Meet a diverse range of people
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Discover new and exciting foods
  • Study and learn differently
  • Gain independence
  • Learn self-reliance
  • See your own culture through a new lens
  • Learn more about yourself
  • Gain life experience
  • Cultural experience in a youngest European country
  • Global experience

Why Kosovo?

Kosovo is known as the country of "young Europeans.” Its citizens are well-educated, multilingual, dynamic and have an abundance of entrepreneurial spirit. Kosovo’s history is both a fascinating and tragic mix of conflict, occupation and emergence as a new country in the complicated political landscape of southeastern Europe. For over a decade it has been the focus of international organizations as it emerges as a member of the community of nations and aspires to EU membership. Kosovo is Europe’s newest democracy. It is a country with a population of approximately two million people, of which 500,000 live in the capital city of Prishtina. More than 50% of the population is under the age of 30 and, as a result, the city possesses a vibrant nightlife and youthful culture.




The Campus

RIT Kosovo is located just outside of downtown Prishtina, near the beautiful Germia National Park. The university is walking distance from most housing, restaurants and other popular Prishtina locations. Public transportation is also reliable and affordable.



Application Procedure


Eligible Candidates

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply! 


Deadline

RIT Kosovo admits students on a rolling basis, and can admit students from other RIT campuses anytime from now until the beginning of Fall semester in September. The benefit of applying earlier is that the applicant will have more course choices available.

 

How to Apply

To apply as an exchange student, the applicant needs to fill out the online form found in this link: http://kosovo.rit.edu/prospective-students/visiting-application.html Afterwards, the Admissions Office and the Academic Affairs Office will guide the applicant regarding course choices.

 

Visa

Croatian citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Kosovo – they will only need to get a residence permit within 2 weeks of their arrival to Kosovo. Somebody from the University will accompany the student to the specific institution, and also inform them on all required documents when applying for a residence permit.

Students of different citizenship can check whether they need a visa to enter Kosovo by following this link: http://ambasada-ks.net/us/?page=2,127

 

Costs

You will continue to pay your regular home campus tuition

Program fee for Fall semester includes: Housing (in campus dorm when rooms are available), meals, books and supplies, incidentals, resident permit fee and monthly bus passes. Estimated cost for Fall 2019/20 is 
2,150.



Out of pocket expenses for: Airfare, personal expenses, transportation

DO NOT MAKE ANY PAYMENTS until you have received communication from the RIT Croatia International Office confirming the amount that you owe and the date that you need to pay by.

 

Health Insurance


Will I haveHealth Insurance?

Student must obtain health insurance either in their home country before arriving to Kosovo or they can get it from local providers in Prishtina.

 

Housing, Food & Dinning

Housing options

RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) is providing campus housing accommodation to its students. The student hostel, located on the campus has been built to offer a comfortable living area for the students.

Although in-campus housing may not be available, all incoming exchange students will be assisted in finding private accommodation in apartments near the campus.





Dining Options

There is a student cafeteria on campus that is opened from 8am to 6pm. There are no prepaid meal plans offered, students pay for the meals as they order them.

Courses

When you are approved for Study Abroad at RIT Kosovo, please work with your academic advisor to select classes that complete your necessary degree requirements and also provide you with new and interesting course options!

Does program include any field trips?

For exchanges that happen in the Fall or Spring semester, there are no pre-planned field trips. However, the Student Government of our institution does organize at least 1 trip per semester in one European country.