Erasmus+ student mobility



Allocating and assigning of Personal Identification Number (OIB) to foreigners

Recommendations to citizens – preventive measures as a safeguard against coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

In view of preventive actions and the protection of public health, the Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration, hereby informs all persons who need a Personal Identification Number to be allocated and assigned to them to proceed in the following manner.

Personal Identification Number (hereinafter OIB) is allocated and assigned to foreigners in local offices of the Tax Administration when there is a cause for monitoring. The cause for monitoring may arise due to: incurred tax liability, acquiring assets in the territory of the Republic of Croatia, registering in any of official records or for other reasons at the request of a foreigner.

The Application for the determination and assignment of the Personal Identification Number (OIB) is published at the Tax Administration website. For the purpose of assigning of OIB, the foreigners are obliged to submit valid documents with the filled-out application form confirming the stated data, in particular, the European identity card or identity document issued in the country of citizenship with the proof of citizenship.

The Application and the valid documents, in form of a scan, should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the purpose of allocating and assigning of OIB. The foreigner should provide his/her contact details in the e-mail: telephone number and e-mail as well as the local office of the Tax Administration closest to him/her. Based on the received data, the official of the Tax Administration will inform the foreigner of the exact time when he/she can come to the local office of the Tax Administration to obtain the Certificate of Personal Identification Number, upon the presentation of the documents provided electronically.

Exceptionally, the official of the Tax Administration will deliver the information regarding OIB via e-mail, while the Certificate of Personal Identification Number will be delivered subsequently.

Allocating and assigning of OIB to foreigners will be a priority for the Tax Administration and will be carried out within the time limit of 8 days.

The described procedure has been put in place by the Tax Administration in order to safeguard the citizens and to reduce waiting times in the local offices of the Tax Administration. 

PIN (OIB) request form 




Erasmus+ Incoming student’s guidelines for Academic year 2020/2021
Dear Erasmus+ students,


Your arrival to Rijeka and our University is fast approaching and you are probably anxiously waiting for the news and procedures about your stay and study.

Since we are living and working in COVID-19 pandemic conditions, force majeure rules apply, so life, work, studying, free time etc. are all influenced by the present and possible future situations.

We want you to stay safe and healthy and to enjoy your stay in Croatia and Rijeka. That’s why we need your attention, cooperation and understanding.

In accordance with the Recommendations of the Croatian National Institute for Public Health (CNIPH) for teaching at Higher Education Institutions during the period of COVID-19 pandemic with the application of anti-epidemic measures, and Recommendations for teaching at the University of Rijeka for the Academic year 2020/2021., teaching at The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be performed in line with the following guidelines (applies to all students regardless of their study level, study year, study field, either domestic or international students):


1. Compulsory courses will be performed in the classical way onsite or in a mixed form online and onsite in accordance with the Recommendations of the University of Rijeka.

2. All elective courses will be conducted exclusively asynchronously online.

3. In order to reduce contacts among students, teaching for one study year and study group will take place during one day for double major studies and during two days for single major studies. By that way, the same students will stay at the Faculty, as a rule, for only two days per week. A new teaching schedule was created accordingly.
International studentswho have chosen courses from different study levels, years and/or study fields will have onsite courses only for the total number of the courses from the SAME study level, year and/or study field (i.e. all courses from the 1st year of undergraduate study of Psychology). Other courses will be held asynchronously online. This is to reduce contact among students and to prevent mixing of the different study groups. Please understand that this measure is to protect you and your colleagues and it is the best available solution for now.

4. Due to space limitations, classes at the Faculty will take place from 8.00 h to 20.00 h, and lessons will last for 40 minutes.

5. Within the schedule, breaks will be provided (at different times) for ventilation of classrooms and for student breaks.

6. Teachers, students and other employees of the Faculty and all other persons are obliged to measure their body temperature before visiting the Faculty. If the measured body temperature is 37.2 °C or higher, they should refrain from coming to the Faculty and contact University Erasmus Office, their family doctor or CNIPH regional officer.

7. Wear of the protective face masks is mandatory for all students, teachers and other employees in all faculty premises (hallways, classrooms, restrooms, offices, laboratories etc.) and all the time.

8. Each teacher will receive a signature list of students that will be used for keeping records related to COVID-19 and for noting the participation in onsite classes. Each student will sign the list using his own pencil.

9. Students who hold a medical certificate will be excused for absences from classes in accordance with the recommendations.

10. Teachers and students with health conditions that may increase the risk for more severe forms of COVID-19 (holding a medical certificate) will teach / follow the classes exclusively online in accordance with the instructions of the CNIPH.

11. In the case of self-isolation of teachers or students, the transition to online teaching is in accordance with the Recommendations of the CNIPH for teaching at Higher Education Institutions in the period of COVID-19 pandemic with the application of anti-epidemic measures.

12. If during classes or working hours teachers or students notice higher body temperature than normal (37.2 °C and higher) and / or the appearance of respiratory and / or other symptoms, they must immediately leave the Faculty and inform the secretary of the Department by phone.

13. Online classes should be held via the Merlin (Moodle) system or Microsoft Teams.

14. International students will have online consultations.

If the selected course is unavailable for a certain reason, student will be given an opportunity to replace it with available one. Please refrain from unnecessary changes in your Learning Agreement because we cannot guarantee courses availability due to the current situation.

All inquiries about studies, courses and other study related stuff should be made exclusively by phone calls and emails! Please send your inquiries to Head of the Project’s Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

International students coming from the EU states have no obligations of self-isolation or PCR test.

International students coming from non-EU states have obligatory measure of 14 days self-isolation or they need to present PCR test no older than 48 hours prior entering the Republic of Croatia.

International students will be enrolled and registered via the online form. The invitation to fill the form will be sent to each Erasmus+ student via email.

Instructions on date, time and venue of on-site lectures will be sent to each student via email.




3.3. OIB (Personal Identification number)






Welcome to the Erasmus+ pages of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka (FHSS Rijeka)!

Here you will find all the relevant information on how to apply for mobility, different guides and useful documents. Please read all information carefully - in case you have further questions do not hesitate to contact us! 

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.

University of Rijeka joined the Erasmus programme in 2009 and since then more than 160 bilateral agreements have been signed with leading European Universities.

Students from the European Universities with whom the University of Rijeka has signed a bilateral agreement can spend their mobility at FHSS Rijeka either a semester (winter/summer) or the whole year.

Applications of nominated students for mobility at FHSS Rijeka are opened until:
  • 10th June for winter semester or the whole academic year;
  • 10th November for summer semester


To apply for mobility at FHSS Rijeka, student should be nominated by his/her University. The FHSS Rijeka Office for Projects and International Cooperation will receive student applications for review and approval.

Students can choose courses from the List of available courses for incoming Erasmus+ students held in English or other foreign languages. If a student has language competencies in Croatian at a minimum level of B2 he/she can choose the courses from regular study programmes.

FHSS Rijeka is organized through 10 Departments and each of them has its own prerequisites regarding the choice of courses. If the course from the list is marked as C (closed) it is intended only for students of a specific field of study and previous knowledge (e.g. Psychology students; Art History students; German Language students etc.). If the course is marked as O (open) it has no prerequisites and is open to all students, regardless of their field of study/major. Erasmus+ students can choose courses from one or more different Departments at FHSS Rijeka.

International students can take both undergraduate and graduate courses, regardless of their level of study. FHSS has no restrictions on enrollment in courses and undergraduate students may take courses in the graduate programmes and vice versa.

Please note that availability of some courses may differ because of different reasons. Certain courses will be offered only if a sufficient number of students register for the course. This information is available at the beginning of the semester.
The Department of Croatian Language and Literature offers a free Intensive Croatian language course (Inojezični Hrvatski).

The course is worth 4 ECTS credits (with a 60 hours student workload) and is intended for international students. Classes are adapted to different levels of knowledge of the Croatian language. If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Dr. Željka Macan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
at the Rijeka School of Croatian Studies.

Courses are generally offered to international students in the form of individual tutorials/consultations which are held in English (or other foreign language). Students work one-on-one with the course instructors and exams are also held in English (or other foreign language). When a sufficient number of international students register for a course it may be held as a full class in English. If student posses sufficient competencies in language in which the course is held, he/she may attend it as a regular class with other students.

Minimum level of language proficiency in all courses for all of the Departments at FHSS Rijeka is B2 unless otherwise stated or specific to a particular course. Please note that some of the Departments (i.e. English language and Literature, German language and Literture, Italian language and literature etc.) may have higher minimum requirements regarding the language competencies. All requirements are listed in the downloadable document bellow in the sheet of General info or in the sheet of the specific Department.

Before the approval of your documentation and your acceptance to mobility at FHSS Rijeka, Office for Projects and International Cooperation will examine your documentation and if needed will contact you about its possible changes (i.e. if the course you have selected is not active, if you have selected a course from the different semester etc.). We do this to prevent any possible delays in your studies once you arrive.






This is a short guide for incoming Erasmus+ students to assist you while staying and studying at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka.

Please read them carefully! For any questions, ask our staff.



You have already received an Acceptance letter from our University’s Mobility Office with all the relevant information about the University of Rijeka (UNIRI) and you have already submitted your Learning agreement (with possible changes). Please note that some courses are subject to change due to their inactivity or absence of professors thus you will need to change your Learning agreement accordingly before or after your arrival. We hope it won’t be too stressful for you and we’ll try to help and guide you through the process!


First thing when you arrive at our Faculty, you have to visit the Office for Projects and International Cooperation located on the 1st floor, room F-114. The Office for Projects and International Cooperation is in charge for Erasmus+ student mobility procedures.

3.3. OIB (Personal Identification number)

You need to obtain an OIB number at the Croatian Tax Department located in the Rijeka city center (Riva 2, 51000 Rijeka). This is your Personal Identification Number in the Republic of Croatia.

For OIB issuing you will need to:
  • Bring the original and a one photocopy of your passport or valid ID;
  • Fill the form issued by the Tax department.
Personal Identification Number (OIB) will be issued the same day and no charges apply.

OIB (Personal Identification number) registration location:
Republic of Croatia
Tax Department
Riva 10, HR-51000 Rijeka
Tel: 00385 51 354 172
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Working hours: Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 14:00 h


To register and enroll for studies you should visit the Student’s Office located on the 2nd floor of FHSS Rijeka, where you will apply for “Indeks” (student book) and student ID card (X-card).

You will need 3 passport sized photos, OIB number certificate and 150,00 HRK for the cost of Indeks and X-Card.

You will be issued a temporary X-Card and permanent one will be done in approximately one week.

iksicaStudent identity card (X-card)
  • Faculty provides students with identity cards (X-cards);
  • You are entitled to hold a student identity card (X-card) during your stay at the University of Rijeka;
  • X-card is a proof of your student status and also enables you to eat in student’s cafeterias and restaurants at a reduced price;
  • X-card may also be used to get a discount for some event tickets and other services.

Erasmus students can also get subsidized public transport monthly pass – please ask for a certificate at Student’s Office!



Address registration

If you are staying at the hotel, hostel or at the Student dormitory, they will automatically register you as a foreign guest with the Primorsko-Goranska County Police Administration.

If you plan to rent a room or an apartment, then you will have to register your address and apply for a temporary stay permit.

Temporary stay permit

If you are citizen of an EU member country or Island, Lichtenstein, Norway or Switzerland you apply for the FIRST TEMPORARY STAY PERMIT in person at the local police administration or a police station in Croatia (Rijeka Police Station, address listed above), within three (3) months upon arrival to the Republic of Croatia. If you are staying shorter than three (3) months you have no obligation of registering for a temporary stay permit.

Foreign citizens who are obligated to possess a visa should register their address or change of address within 48 (forty eight) hours upon arrival (weekends excluded)!

Documents needed for the temporary stay permit:

  • An application for the issuance of your first temporary stay permit (Form 1a);
  • 2 (two) color photographs, dimensions: 35 x 45 mm;
  • Valid travel document (Passport/ID, original and copy);
  • Official confirmation of residence (Lease contract or Statement of apartment/house owner authorized and verified residence by a Public notary and Proof of ownership of an apartment or Sales contract or a Gift contract);
  • Official confirmation of insurance (original and copy of health insurance policy);
  • Official confirmation of subsistence means (this document is issued by our Faculty upon your arrival – ask for it!);
  • Proof of the reasons for temporary stay (Erasmus students shall receive a written confirmation from the University of Rijeka proving their status of Erasmus+ exchange students);
  • 240.00 HRK (two hundred and forty Croatian Kuna) for the issuance of residence permit.

The documents that are being enclosed with the application must be in original or certified copies, not dated not more than 6 months prior to their delivery and if written in the foreign language they must be filed together with the certified Croatian translation.

The approval for the first temporary stay shall be valid for the period of up to 1 (one) year.
For the address registration, you will need the following documents:

  • Passport (original and a copy of passport);
  • Form issued at the Primorsko-Goranska County Police Administration and filled with your personal data;
  • Valid Croatian ID card of the landlord/landlady who legally owns the apartment (if you are renting an apartment);
  • 4 (four) copies of the Tenancy contract and 4 (four) copies of the Proprietor’s certificate for the rented apartment (notarized by a Public notary).

Address registration location:

Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Interior
Primorsko-Goranska County Police Administration
Department for foreign citizens
Rijeka Police Station
Trg žrtava fašizma 3
HR-51000 Rijeka

The Academic Year at FHSS Rijeka:
Winter semester:


  • Begins in October for freshmen – a week later for sophomores, juniors and seniors;
  • Lectures finish in the January;
  • The examination period is in February.

Summer semester:


  • Begins in March and ends in June;
  • The examination period is from mid-June to mid-July;
  • The autumn examination period is in September.

Teaching system:
For most study programmes, students can expect a more or less equal mix of theoretical lectures and practical work, often in the form of seminars held for a restricted number of students.
Final assessments for most programmes take place at the end of the semester by written and oral examinations for each of the courses attended. Usually, the final assessment is based on student’s performance recorded during the semester.
The grading system in Croatia ranges from 1 to 5 - 1 being lowest and 5 being the highest grade. In addition to the traditional grading system, an ECTS compatible grading system (A to F) is also in place.

Grading system
The Croatian grading system consists of five grades with numerical equivalents:

Excellent (Izvrstan): 5 (highest grade)
Very good (Vrlo dobar): 4
Good (Dobar): 3
Sufficient (Dovoljan): 2 (minimum pass grade)
Fail (Nedovoljan): 1 (requires student to retake the exam/resubmit work)


ECTS Grade Croatian grade Percentage Definition
A 5 90-100 % Excellent
B 4 80-89 % Very good
C 3 70-79 % Good
D 2 60-69 % Sufficient
E 1 0-59 % Fail

In addition to the grades, higher education institutions in Croatia award ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) as a part of the Bologna System. Although there is no national regulation on this issue, it is common for 1 ECTS credit to be equivalent to approx. 30 student working hours. Credits are awarded when a course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken. 60 ECTS credits represent the workload of one year of study and 30 ECTS credits represent workload of one semester.

Changes to Learning Agreement:
In specific situations you may be required to change your original Learning Agreement (i.e. you previously signed for an inactive course etc.). Please consult your professor or Departmental Erasmus Coordinator on course availability before making any changes. Changes to the original Learning Agreement have to be approved both by responsible persons at your home University/Faculty and at the host University/Faculty. All changes to Learning agreement must have valid and legitimate reason.

Changes to Learning Agreement have to be made within 30 days upon your arrival! Later changes will not be accepted and/or approved.
Attending courses – student duties and obligations
You are required to fulfill additional obligations (lecture attendances, exam registrations, etc.) which will be defined by your teaching and administrative staff depending on the courses you have been assigned to. In case you are uncertain about some obligations/procedures, please ask our staff!
Timetables for the courses you have selected are available in each department so consult each professor or the Departmental coordinators.
Students are required to take exams (oral and written). Please note that your assessed work should conform to the standards of academic honesty. Academically inappropriate behavior includes incorporating other people’s ideas or information in essays without acknowledging the source, having your assignment done by somebody else, or doing somebody else’s assignment. These are considered serious academic offenses, and any suspected examples of these infringements may result in penalties ranging from loss of credit to refer to the faculty disciplinary board.
In case of cheating in an exam and/or any other assignment, the course instructor and invigilator will write the official report and start the disciplinary process. Cheating on exams is strictly prohibited and will have consequences on your mobility! There is also a system of text authentication system in place – “TURNITIN” which is an academic plagiarism checker technology for teachers and students.
Language proficiency: to be able to fulfill your student obligations during the mobility you are required to have sufficient minimum language proficiency in line with Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) which is also determined by the bilateral agreement with your home University. If needed, FHSS may require additional proof of your language skills!


At the end of your mobility, you will have to prepare and collect all of your documents as a proof of completed mobility.
You will have to collect your original Learning Agreement, along with possible Changes to Learning Agreement and Statement of Host Institution if in original. The 
Office for Projects and International Cooperation will also issue you a Statement of Host Institution stating the date of your departure. You may keep your “Indeks” (student’s book) but you’re required to return your X-card to the Student’s office prior to departure.

Once you successfully pass all the exams you will be issued a Transcript of Records. You can collect it in person at Student’s Office or it can be sent to your home address or to your University via registered mail.
Please plan your departure from FHSS Rijeka to allow sufficient time for documents to be produced and issued!



The Croatian grading system consists of five grades with numerical equivalents:
Excellent (Izvrstan): 5 (highest grade)
Very good (Vrlo dobar): 4
Good (Dobar): 3
Sufficient (Dovoljan): 2 (minimum pass grade)
Fail (Nedovoljan): 1 (requires student to retake the exam/resubmit work)
In addition to the grades, higher education institutions in Croatia award ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) as a part of the Bologna System. Although there is no national regulation on this issue, it is common for 1 ECTS credit to be equivalent to approx. 30 student working hours. Credits are awarded when a course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken. 60 ECTS credits represent the workload of one year of study and 30 ECTS credits represent workload of one semester.