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 Incoming student mobility

Dear students,

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Osijek, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology (FERIT) where you can realize your mobility programme!

As an internationally oriented Faculty, FERIT is pleased to welcome foreign exchange students for one or more semesters.
FERIT Office for International Cooperation and Projects staff will assist you in answering all questions that you may have regarding your studying at FERIT.

Here are some useful information to prepare your mobility at FERIT.
 

1. WHAT CAN I STUDY

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2. APPLICATION

ERASMUS+ students / UNIOS BILATERAL exchange students

Step 1.  Your home university has to nominate you to participate in Erasmus + mobility at UNIOS

Step 2. Once you are nominated, you should complete the application, which consists of the following OBLIGATORY DOCUMENTS:

  • Application Form
  • Preliminary Learning Agreement for Studies or Learning Agreement for Traineeships
  • 1 personal photo
  • Copy of the ID card or passport page with personal data
  • Transcript of Records from your home University
  • Certificate of the Erasmus+ student status (signed by your Erasmus coordinator and stamped by official institutional stamp)
  • non-criminal record (it is a document required only for non-EU students and it is issued by a home town court or local police station stating that a student / an applicant did not commit crime or have not been charged and convicted of a felony offense)

Step 3. Completed application forms and enclosed documents are to be sent to the address:

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
International Relations Office, Trg Svetog Trojstva 3. HR-31000 Osijek, Croatia
or in a scanned version in one .pdf to: erasmus@unios.hr

Step 4 . Application deadlines:

 -  15 May (for exchange in the winter semester)
 -  15 November (for exchange in the summer semester)
NOTE: Applications for training (Erasmus+ placement) are accepted without any specific deadlines, at least one month before the placement starts.

 

INTERNSHIP (PLACEMENT) at FERIT UNIOS

Students interested in doing the internship in one of FERIT laboratories, centres or offices, can do it in two ways: within Erasmus + Program or IAESTE.

Procedure for Erasmus is explained in the previous bullet and is the same for studying and internship mobility.

In addition to the Erasmus programme, students can also choose an IAESTE internship.

IAESTE provides international professional opportunities for students in the technical fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Architecture). 
Participants can do internships at host institutions ranging from large multinational corporations to university research centres to start-ups. 
All IAESTE participants receive a grant that covers at least the cost of living – housing, transportation and food – in their host city. 
Housing accommodations and other administrative services, such as assistance with the visa process, are provided by the IAESTE organization in Osijek.
 

General process to apply for an IAESTE internship

To apply for an internship, you need to register on the IAESTE Exchange Platform and contact your national or local committee.

Each country has its own processes and eligibility requirements that you will need to follow in order to be considered for an internship. If you are a student from a country that is not an IAESTE member, please follow the steps as outlined here. 

Step 1 - Find an internship

To apply for an IAESTE internship, you need to register on the IAESTE Exchange Platform to see available internships and apply!

Step 2 - Get in contact with your IAESTE committee

Once registered and approved, your national committee with guide you through the application process.

Step 3 - Be accepted by the employer

Once selected by your committee, prepare your documents to be forwarded to the employer.

Step 4 - Go on your internship

Upon being accepted by the employer/FERIT, you will receive all the necessary information needed to start your internship! 

For more informationm, check  https://iaeste.org/countries

3. BEFORE ARRIVAL

Visa requirements and residence permit

Upon processing your application, you will be issued an official letter of acceptance.
Letter of acceptance and a confirmation of accommodation will be needed for regulation of your visa or residence permit.

Visa is not required for EU/EEA and non-visa regime countries.
Visa is required for visa-regime countries. Application should be submitted via the Croatian embassy in the home country before departing for Croatia.

 

Health Insurance

All exchange students must have health insurance during their stay in Croatia. There are several options for regulating your health insurance:

  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC): students may use health care services in Croatia if having a valid EHIC;
  • If you are coming from a country that has signed an international agreement on health security with the Republic of Croatia, you are entitled to use the health care services during your temporary stay in Croatia. Before coming to Croatia, you should check with your health insurance provider at home under which conditions you can use your home health insurance in Croatia. If possible, your health insurance provider will issue a relevant document, which you should bring with you to Osijek. Upon arrival, you will be assisted in contacting the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance in order to replace the certificate attesting your right to use the health care with a paper-based health insurance record card (Croatian: bolesnički list).
  • You should possess an international travel and health insurance policy issued by an insurance company in your home country and valid in Croatia. This insurance must include repatriation insurance (medical expenses are paid by the student and later reimbursed by the insurance company).
  • You can take out your health insurance at the Croatian Health Insurance Fund (hzzo.hr/en) when you arrive. Such insurance costs 400 HRK per month (approx. 54 EUR) and entitles you to all medical services available to Croatian citizens.

Accommodation

The University of Osijek offers Erasmus incoming students accommodation in the dormitory located at the University Campus. Students are accommodated in double rooms. The approximate monthly cost of accommodation is HRK 875.00 (approx. EUR 115.00).

Another option for student accommodation in Osijek is private apartments and rooms offered for rent. The monthly cost of private accommodation varies from 200 EUR for a single room to 350 EUR for a furnished apartment.

4. UPON ARRIVAL

Arrival within ERASMUS+ students / UNIOS BILATERAL exchange students

1st
contact point: UNIOS International Relations Office

When you arrive in Osijek, you should contact the UNIOS International Relations Office, which is located at Trg Svetog Trojstva 3 (Old Town - Tvrđa). 

Registration takes place on the first working day after your arrival in Osijek. The IR office has regular working hours from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 3 pm
During your registration at the IR office, you will receive further instructions on the enrolment procedure carried out in the Office of Student Affairs at your host faculty. The UNIOS office staff and ESN buddies will assist you with the application for a residence permit, obtaining the Croatian citizen identification number (in Croatian: OIB-osobni identifikacijski broj) and other steps regarding other formalities.
You will be assigned a FERIT home student as an Erasmus buddy who will help you settle in Osijek and adapt to the new living and studying environment more quickly.

2nd contact point: FERIT Office for International Cooperation

After your residence permit has been issued and you have received your Croatian Citizen Identification Number (OIB), it is time to meet with your host faculty- FERIT!
Your “one stop shop” at FERIT is the Office for International Cooperation, which can be found at Kneza Trpimira 2B, office 0-10. The regular working hours of the office are
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 3 pm
The staff of FERIT's Office for International Cooperation will guide you through the faculty registration process, introduce you to eligible professors/mentors and issue you with your student ID card, called the X card, which is issued directly by our student office.
When you arrive at FERIT, you will be asked to fill in the M2 form and provide a copy of your personal identification number certificate.
If the purpose of your mobility is to study:

  • Please note that you will need to pick up the exam application form from the Office before attending any examinations.
  • The FERIT Office for International Cooperation is in charge of preparing a transcript of records at the end of the mobility period.
  • Please submit your request for a transcript at least 7 days before the end of the mobility period.
  • If the purpose of your mobility is to prepare your final paper, after you have completed your final paper and fulfilled all your obligations during the mobility period, your mentor will prepare and sign a report and submit it to the FERIT Office for International Cooperation (feel free to contact your host/mentor if you need professional support!).

Please also note that the incoming student is required to notify/announce his/her departure to the FERIT Office for International Cooperation 5 working days in advance.
Please do not hesitate to contact us and/or visit our office if you need further information and support during your mobility.

 

Arrival for INTERNSHIP (PLACEMENT) – IAESTE and other internships
 

If you are doing your internship with the IAESTE organisation, you will receive detailed information about what to do when you arrive in Osijek, including a contact person who will meet you at the train station or airport. 
On the first day of your internship, you will be accompanied by an IAESTE member to the city hall to register, to a bank to open your bank account, and then to your workplace to meet with your supervisor.

Once you have completed the above steps, it is time to meet your host faculty - FERIT!
Your “one stop shop” at FERIT is the Office for International Cooperation, located at Kneza Trpimira 2B, office 0-10. The regular working hours of the office are Monday - Friday, 8 am – 3 pm

The staff of the Office for International Cooperation will guide you through the process of registering with the faculty, introduce you with an eligible mentor and arrange other formalities necessary for your stay.
Your supervisor/mentor will accompany you throughout the internship. The working hours will be determined by FERIT as your employer.

Please note that you will be added to the local IAESTE Trainee WhatsApp group and will be able to communicate with all members and trainees currently in the city. IAESTE will also organise events during the week and/or on weekends and will inform you about any reception events during your stay in Osijek.

5. IMPORTANT!!

Make sure that your contact details, such as your phone number and email, is always up to date and correct throughout your studies/internship.

6. Student Identity Card – The X Card

Exchange students at the University of Osijek are entitled to have a student identity card, the so-called X card. It is a kind of prepaid card used in student cafeterias and restaurants. It is not only a "licence to eat", but also a card that proves your student status, so you can get some tickets and services at a reduced price.

The card is subsidised by the Croatian Ministry of Education, but this only applies to students who are in Osijek to study.

Students doing an internship at FERIT are not eligible for a subsidised X card, so they will be issued a regular student card.

The staff of the Office for International Cooperation at FERIT will introduce you to the procedure for obtaining the student identity card.

7. USEFUL WEBSITES

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek: http://www.unios.hr/en/

Erasmus Student Network – ESN Osijek: https://www.facebook.com/ESNOsijek

Website for general information about the organization of students’ stays in Croatia: STUDY IN CROATIA

Tourist Board of the City of Osijek: https://www.tzosijek.hr/

 

 

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