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Dear Incoming Students,

The beginning of the new academic year at the Polytechnic of Rijeka is planned to be as normal – meaning the lectures will be held in person. The beginning of the new academic year is planned for the beginning of October. A welcome day for all incoming students is planned to be organised in term 05. - 08. 10. 2020.

Lectures will be organised in the form of consultancies with the selected teachers, according to your personal agreement with them. Information on professors (their names, e-mail contacts, and office numbers) and other useful information students will receive in materials on the info day.

Our Buddies will help you with the arrival procedures, formalities and paperwork. Through the Buddy project, incoming students get in touch with other students from Polytechnic of Rijeka. They will help international students adapt to the new context and find your way in the Polytechnic of Rijeka's community.

When arriving in Rijeka, incoming students will be informed on the current legislation in force and on the code of conduct to reduce the risk of contagion (avoid large gatherings, wearing masks, social distancing).

In case the situation with Covid-19 gets worse, and safety conditions do not allow face-to-face academic, teaching and training activities, direct instructions will be replaced with remote instructions (e.g. email, video conferences, online meetings, telephones). That is, lessons will be held virtually. In this case, students can continue their mobility program even at home by attending lectures online (blended mobility).

Important note! Classes containing practical part that can not be carried out by distance learning will be held live when the circumstances allow it (e.g. distillation, recognition of dry herbal drugs or seeds in the test tubes and other laboratory exercises). Such courses require a physical presence so students should return to Polytechnic of Rijeka to adopt learning outcomes as envisaged and complete their practical obligations in these courses.

If there are no such courses that cannot be carried out online in the Learning Agreement, participants can complete their mobility programme online should restrictions continue due to COVID-19.

Incoming students must verify with their home institution whether academic recognition of the educational activities is granted for blended mobility.


The content of this page is updated as the situation with COVID-19 changes, so visit the page frequently.

Information on the health situation in Croatia relating to COVID-19 is available via the following links:

We kindly ask you to behave responsibly by following the instructions of the Ministry of Health.


Please, read this carefully:  Guidance Self-Isolation.

Staying at home if suspected that you have coronavirus helps to protect your friends, colleagues and the wider community. It will also help to protect the spread of the virus.

Foreign citizens must contact the designated epidemiologist, depending on their location in the country.

Telephone numbers of designated epidemiologist (Institute of Public Health):

  • Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (for those who are located in City of Rijeka): +385 91 125 71 10
  • Istria County (for those who are located in Poreč): +385 98 441 821
  • Croatian Institute of Public Health: +385 98 22 77 53