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Algebra University College

Algebra University College was established in 2008 as a private not-for-profit higher education institution and soon after became recognized as a part of the official Croatian higher education system through the process of initial accreditation. The founder of Algebra University College is Algebra Group, the largest national provider of adult and lifelong learning. Algebra is ranked 1st in the Republic of Croatia with respect to the overall quality of our professional study programs according to the National Agency for Science and Higher Education. Our University College was chosen as the world’s best organization in the field of education among 3200 organizations evaluated by Microsoft in 2014 and we have reconfirmed this status in 2020. Algebra is a cofounder of the Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA) recognized as the winner of the 2020 Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year.  We are also proud of being the only institution in the Republic of Croatia that has met the quality requirements of the Dutch-Flemish accreditation agency NVAO.

Time spent in higher education should not be just an intermezzo, as education is always an opportunity, a step forward, and it should be taken seriously. Algebra University College is here to help students along this road. We want our students to discover the best version of themselves during their time with us, regardless of whether they are attending a Bachelor or Master program, or just a short summer or winter course. We want our students to find a field that they are passionate about and help them excel. Our mission is to give students useful, cutting-edge and applicable knowledge to help forge real expert with bright career prospects.  

Our students can choose between 13 undergraduate and graduate professional study programs/specializations that are equivalent to Bachelor and Master’s degree programs.
All our graduate level programs are held exclusively in English, so that our exchange and international students have a choice of all courses or programs.

In addition to our University College study program, we have established a strong network of international partners through our student exchange programs, as well as our annual International Winter and Summer School programs for students from around the globe who are keen to join innovative, applicable and creative courses while enjoying the best of Croatia.

We strive to become a leader in providing high-quality education in the field of computer science and digital technologies.

Join us and let's create a digital future together!

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Programs Location
Artificial Intelligence Multiple (2)
Bachelor in Software Engineering Zagreb
Bachelor in System Engineering Zagreb
Master in Software Engineering Zagreb
Master in System Engineering Zagreb

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships for Senior Students

10 scholarships covering 10% to 30% of tuition fees for second and third year undergraduate students and second year graduate students who achieve outstanding results.

Visit our official website to find out how to apply!


STUDY AT ALGEBRA UC! Acquire excellent skills and knowledge and build a globally competitive careers in digital technologies.



International Summer School 2021 - Scholarship Applications open

Make your summer international! Here is your chance to win a scholarship for various summer school programs in IT, data science, digital marketing and digital design. At Algebra, we believe in quality and efficiency of teaching and great programs in Croatia – your favorite European summer destination. Apply for the scholarship now! Applications close on March 31.

Event dates:

Date:   3/31/2021      Learn more

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Why study at Algebra University College

Would you describe yourself as creative, curious and open-minded?

If your answer is yes to any of the above, then Algebra University College is the right choice for you!

Digital technologies represent the fastest growing area of the IT industry, one that records a strong growth in revenue and number of employees in Croatia and the world. In other words, by choosing a career in the propulsive and growing digital industry, you are guaranteed to have a head start.

Our study programs are focused on the acquisition of practical and applicable knowledge required by the IT industry. The acquired knowledge is additionally confirmed by international IT certification programs provided by our University College, ensuring maximum visibility and employability for each alumni.

We continually improve our educational programs and teaching approach in line with the labor market requirements, technological trends and the needs of the future. The inexhaustible pace that we have set for ourselves has made Algebra University College a top professional higher education institution unsurpassed in the Croatian educational system. At the end of the day, it does make a difference which career you choose and where you forge it.

Therefore, allow us to take you towards the digital future.

Awards & Accreditations

learning partner of the year

Microsoft (2020)

learning partner of the year

Microsoft (2014)


NVAO Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance Certificate

Agency for Science and Higher Education

Entrepreneur of the Year

EY (2020)


FER Certificate

Student services & facilities

  • International Office
  • Library and Reading Room
  • Career Center
  • Digital Student Service
  • Medical Care


Algebra University College campus is located at the heart of Zagreb. The campus is situated in a newly refurbished historical building equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. The inescapable contrast between cutting-edge technologies and the building dating from the Austro-Hungarian Empire creates a stimulating and dynamic environment. With more than 4000 square meters available to students in form of lecture rooms, classrooms, laboratories, library, teaching cabinets and lounges, we seek to raise the standards of resources, equipment and design of higher education institutions in Croatia.

Student lifestyle

Algebra Buddy Program

Algebra Buddy Program is a project that aims to assign incoming international students with their buddies – local students willing to help them settle into their new home for a semester. Buddies can help international students explore Zagreb, reveal tips and tricks about studying at Algebra, and above all, have fun while hanging together!

Freshmen parties

The beginning of every new adventure must be celebrated in style. As a welcome present for our freshmen students, we organize epic parties each year. Do not forget to put on your dancing shoes and prepare to bust some seriously wicked moves.

BBQ Party

Cool crowd. Cool atmosphere. A friendly chat and alluring smell of sizzling meat and veggies. That is a common theme at each academic year’s end. Our chef has prudently protected his marinade recipe with a triple DES encryption. Our experts are trying their best to decode it, but let’s be honest, it might take a while.

Geek Day – Open days of Algebra University College

This event is a boon for high schoolers, students and all tech lovers out there. On Open days we mingle with expert lecturers and steal their secrets about topics such as programming, robotics, multimedia, 3D graphics and video games.

Sports and Recreation

Fancy a game of Futsal?

Do you consider yourself the king of the small pitch? No one can out dribble you?

Perhaps you find being in your element in the swimming pool. We will certainly give you the opportunity to showcase your diving skills!

Gaming studio

If you have ever dabbled in the occasional computer game such as League of Legends, Counter Strike – GO and Overwatch, or you simply think that PewDiePie needs a successor, then you are in the right place! The first professional gaming and streaming studio in the region awaits your entrance.

International study excursions

Each year, our students get the opportunity to spend some time abroad and visit the best universities, development centers and companies. You get to travel to a cool destination, see and talk to the experts, meet the locals, get to know a new culture and have lots of fun in the process.

Every trip to Zagreb, whose University tradition is three and a half centuries long, means encountering rich cultural heritage but also its modern varieties, such as open-air festivals of contemporary music and lively entertainment as well as urban visual art.

The best Croatian and international artist perform on numerous stages in the city and pop-up exhibitions are set up all over the Old Town. Innovative museums located in Zagreb have become a model and the first link in the chain spreading outside of Croatian, even European borders.

Streets and beautiful open-air venues of the city with a special atmosphere have always been and still are the best scenery for the international film industry that travels to Zagreb on a regular basis.

Zagreb’s treasure chest is open, and special, personal encounters with a rich, dynamic and varied cultural scene are guaranteed.


The International team at Algebra University College is happy to assist students in finding accommodation. If the students wish to stay in a hostel, we could recommend modern & urban designed hostels, located in the heart of Zagreb which would cost them around EUR 350-600/month, depending on the season.


Average rating 5

Based on 70 reviews.

Federica Fioretto, Italy
The Croatian Language and Culture course was really instructive with regards to learning the language and getting to know more about the culture… Croatian music is truly intriguing, by the way! Also, it was fun to share this experience with other students from around the world. Who would have thought that I would exchange (basic) Croatian phras...
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Federica Fioretto, Italy
In these strange times, I think it is important to constantly learn about new technologies and Algebra’s International Winter School is the right place to find guidance in the digital world. I enrolled in the Digital Marketing course and it exceeded my expectations! I learned not only about what is behind the digital advertising world, Google A...
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Lovro Fabijanić, Croatia
I was skeptical at first to enroll in online classes. But as soon as we started, I realized it was going to be a great journey, although a virtual one. Professor Vanja Šebek, along with the other international students, made this 3-week Digital Marketing course an unforgettable experience. I learned a lot from both the lecturers and my fellow st...
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Algebra University College

Ilica 242
10000 Zagreb

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