Central Applications Office

Central Applications Office (SPU) is the national centre for application to study programmes, i.e. higher education institutions in the Republic of Croatia. Following the adoption of Act on Quality Assurance in Science and Higher Education, SPU was established at the Agency for Science and Higher Education in May 2009, with a task of centralising all activities related to applications to study programmes and requirements for enrolment to higher education institutions.

The Office performs a number of activities in preparation for application process. One of the most important is the efficient carrying out of central processing of applications, the purpose of which is to enable equal treatment of all candidates and lower application costs.

The whole process is carried out via National IT system for application to higher education institutions (NISpVU) that candidates use to apply for selected study programmes, as well as to find out which State Matura exams to take. The system can be accessed via web address www.postani-student.hr which has been active from 2 June 2009.

The Central Applications Office is a member of the International Association of Admissions Organizations (IAAO). IAAO was founded in 2008 and the following countries are its members: the United Kingdom, Oman, Australia, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Croatia. The IAAO goal is to exchange information among the member countries regarding the central application of study programs.

For any additional questions on application to study programmes, please contact Central Applications Office:

Contact phone + 385 1 6274-844

Working hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you wish to make an appointment with a Central Applications Office employee, please do so using contacts provided:
Agency for Science and Higher Education
Central Applications Office
Donje Svetice 38
10000 Zagreb, Croatia