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ADMISSIONS

The MSc Study Programme Information Security and Digital Forensics takes four (IV) semesters. Upon finishing the Study, a student obtains 120 ECTS credit points and receives a degree of Master in Information Security and Digital Forensics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To enrol, the applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree (180ECTS) in computer science, or have equivalent work experience if coming from a different background. Familiarity with the basics of programming and basics of computer networks is a must. Applicants from other areas would prove their knowledge with work experience in the field of information or computer security, application development, systems engineering or similar.

If the applicant has not completed an adequate bachelor’s degree and has no relevant work experience in programming and computer networking, they may still apply by enrolling in additional elective courses in the fields of basics of programming and computer network fundamentals in the first semester.

TUITION AND SCOLARSHIP

The international MSc Study Programme Information Security and Digital Forensics is funded by the Ministry of Science and Education through European Social Fund (ESF) grants. It provides a one-time two-semester scholarship for a maximum of 12 students. The scholarship covers full tuition expenses for the first and second semester of the academic year 2020/2021. The following semesters (III, IV) will be charged per ECTS.

DOCUMENTS

Information about the ordinance on studying at the Zagreb University of Applied Sciences can be found here.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The academic year usually starts early October and ends in July the following year. Academic calendar for the academic year 2020/2021 you can here.

HOW TO APPLY

To enrol at the Zagreb University of Applied Sciences MSc Study Programme Information Security and Digital Forensics, students must first get accepted into the programme.

The Call for Applications can be found here. Students are required to submit all necessary documents defined in the application procedure.

The steps are as follows:

  • 1. Download and fill out the Application Form.
  • 2. Make sure to collect all the necessary supporting documents. You can find the complete list on the form.
  • 3. Please send the form and the required documents to the following e-mail address: forenzika@tvz.hr. In the subject line please make sure to include the title “Admissions for MSc Study Programme and your last name”.

The admissions open on 27 July 2020. The deadline for submitting a completed application form, including all required documents, is 17 September 2020.

Admissions decisions will be announced after the completion of the applicants’ interview process, organised on-line in the period between 21 to 25 September.

The enrolment quota is 12 places. In the academic year 2020/2021, all 12 places will have full tuition expenses covered for the first and second semester. These scholarships are funded by the Ministry of Science and Education through European Social Fund (ESF) grants.

If you will still have doubts about the programme, we tried to cover the most common questions in our Frequently Asked Questions section below. For any additional questions about the application process or requirements, feel free to send an e-mail here.

FAQ

I don’t hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science. How do I prove work or other experience in this field?2020-04-08T23:50:16+00:00

We would require a confirmation or recommendation from the company where you have acquired relevant experience. If found necessary, you would have to enrol in additional elective courses in the fields of basics of programming and computer network fundamentals in the first semester.

I don’t hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science and have no relevant work experience. How do I prove familiarity with basics of programming and networks?2020-09-14T09:09:11+00:00

If you have not completed an adequate bachelor’s degree and have no relevant work experience in programming and computer networking, you may still apply and enrol in additional elective courses in the fields of basics of programming and computer network fundamentals in the first semester.

I am still finishing my studies and have over 180 ECTS, but do not hold a bachelor’s degree yet. Am I eligible?2020-09-14T09:08:53+00:00

Unfortunately, no. The programme is designed for people who already hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

What are the requirements for receiving the scholarship for 2020/2021?2020-09-14T09:09:45+00:00

Our call for applicants will outline the most important steps and criteria late June or early July. We do know, however, that there will be a list of eligible applicants, and the first twelve will be awarded the scholarship.

How much is tuition for the third and fourth semester?2020-09-14T09:10:08+00:00

The third and fourth semester will be charged per ECTS. The price of ECTS points will be defined in the call for applicants in late June or early July.

When is tuition for the third and fourth semester due?2020-09-14T09:11:17+00:00

Fees for TVZ programmes are subject to change, and can be found online at http://www.tvz.hr/. These annual fees can usually be paid either at the start of the academic year, or alternatively in two payments at the start of each semester (October, February).

When can I expect the results of admissions?2020-09-14T09:11:40+00:00

The results will be announced mid-September.

I did not study in Croatia. How do I provide proof of my degree valid in Croatia?2020-09-14T09:12:04+00:00

Applicants with schooling that has been completed outside of Croatia must enclose an official transcript for evaluation by an accredited credential evaluation agency. Please ask for a course-by-course evaluation with grades.

Do I need to send the documents by mail or can I just scan them and send via e-mail?2020-09-14T09:12:34+00:00

All necessary documentation can be scanned and sent via e-mail, but we would still require the original documents or their transcripts once the academic year starts. Those documents are to stay in TVZ archives.