Does the University
have a campus where I could find accommodation? Or does it provide
accommodation plus food for a monthly fee?
The University of Rijeka has a campus, but most constituent faculties
are not located on the campus itself (15-30 minutes away by public
transport). There are two student
dormitories, one on the campus, and the other about 2 kilometres from the
Faculty premises. As far as meals go,
there is a cafeteria at the Faculty offering lunch (menu of the day) during
week days at about 3 EUR. Due to the limited number of accommodation at the
dormitories, a vast majority of students rents flats. The price ranges from 300
-500 EUR per month plus utilities, depending on the flat’s size and location.
I want to
teach at your undergraduate/graduate courses in order to get the ECTS for that
activity, but I do not speak/understand Croatian.
This does not pose a problem, Namely, the Faculty offers undergraduate
and graduate studies completely taught in English (International Business
Program) within which you could deliver lectures or hold seminar classes to
meet the above mentioned requirement.
Are the courses
within the PhD program organized on everyday basis and if not, how many
weekends do I need to spend at the Faculty?
We have decreased the number of courses within the PhD program from 10
to 6 i.e. there are now 3 courses at first and 3 at the second year. Half of
them (1 in the first year and 2 in the second) are electives. The number of
weekends (Friday afternoon and Saturday) you need to spend in Rijeka within the
first year are 5 to 10, depending on the track/module you take and your
dissertation topic). List of courses
available at https://www.efri.uniri.hr/en/phd_study_economics_and_business_economics__2018_2019__track_business_economics/1023/226 or https://www.efri.uniri.hr/en/phd_study_economics_and_business_economics__2018_2019__track_economics/1022/225
Within your studies, you are expected to participate in a set of
workshops, colloquia and resulting doctoral conference which requires you to
spend at least 5 more weekends during the entire program (3-4 in the first
year). See more at https://www.efri.uniri.hr/en/workshops_scientific_colloquia_and_doctoral_conferences/936/215
stay at a foreign university mandatory and how can the Faculty help me in arranging
It is mandatory for full time students, but welcomed for all others. The
Faculty offers its support and assistance in arranging your stay within the Erasmus
program or some similar scheme (CEEPUS, for instance). In such events, your
stay will be completely financed through the Erasmus/CEEPUS or some other
program. During your stay abroad, you are expected to take some courses and/or work
on your dissertation. In case your research at the foreign institution is done
under the guidance of a supervisor from that institution, he or she may be
appointed to the Defence Board. For more details see Articles 16 and 22 of the
Regulations at https://www.efri.uniri.hr/upload/PDS%202019/PRAVILNIK%20novi%20%20July%202019%20PDS%20ENG.pdf
immediately give me the information whether my diploma from outside Croatia is
acceptable for you PhD program?
Yes, we can. Send your diploma by e-mail and our University
administration will check the eligibility immediately (in a couple of days at
the maximum). This eligibility applies only for pursuing your doctoral studies
at our University, it is not an official recognition of your diploma. The
formalities regarding your diploma can be arranged later (after being enrolled
in the program).
us to have the supervisor from the very beginning. I do not know your professors.
Can you help me? Can I choose a supervisor I already know from outside the
Faculty or even from abroad?
Our Call for enrolment entails a list current projects/topics and
relevant supervisors. Depending on your research topic, we can help you get in
touch with the supervisor among our staff or outside the Faculty even prior to
your enrolment. Supervisors from foreign universities are highly welcomed,
however they should meet the requirements set for supervisors within our
program (Article 13 of the Regulations). In this case, the co-supervisor on
your thesis ought to be from our Faculty.
staying at another university you also require participation at international
conferences, workshops as well as publishing in international refereed journals.
Do you help students in covering these costs?
We have regular calls for co-funding conferences, workshops and
publication of papers for our PhD students. The candidates may also be granted
funds from scientific projects lead by their supervisors or projects in which
their supervisors participate as team members. For more details see https://www.efri.uniri.hr/en/additional_funding/932/213).
I want to
pursue the Scandinavian model? What happens if I do not publish the relevant papers
This does not pose a problem as you can switch to the classical type of
dissertation at any time.
like to have foreign professor(s) (e.g. from US/Canada/Australia/Russia and
other distant destinations) appointed as board members for my thesis defence. Is
this possible (because of the travel costs)?
We have already organized defences in this manner, so this is not a
problem. We will simply set up a video conference for your defence.