The Educational system in the Republic of Croatia consists of the following:

    • Preschool education
    • Elementary education
    • Secondary education
    • Higher education

Preschool education in the Republic of Croatia encompasses education and care of the children of preschool age, realized though educational, health care, nourishment and social care programs for children from six months of age until school age.

Eight-year elementary education in the Republic of Croatia is compulsory and free for all children between the ages of six and fifteen.

Following elementary education, secondary education enables everyone, under equal terms and according to one’s capabilities, to acquire knowledge and skills required for work or continuation of education.

Quality higher education is a precondition for a successful society. Therefore, one of the main tasks of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports is care for the creation of an intellectual nucleus which would implement this important task with the assistance of Croatian universities, two-year and four-year colleges.

On October 22 and 23, 2015, at Hotel International in Zagreb, the "Croatian Qualifications Framework: Knowledge and Creativity" conference was held, organized by the National Council for the Development of Human Potential.
Ministry of Science, Education and Sports invite you to participate in the 10th ecoMEDIAeurope Conference that will be held in Zagreb, November 9th - 13th 2015, organised by the European ecoMEDIAeurope Comenius Network in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia and Vladimir Prelog Science School in Zagreb, Croatia. Conference topic: Education and ICT - where do teachers go?

17th international children's and youth art competition "Always green, always blue" develops the creativity, sensitivity and artistic imagination of the competition participants.

More information on web site or e-mail adress: