Croatian Studies Centre

Macquarie University




The Croatian Studies Centre (CSC) was established within the School of Modern Languages at Sydney’s Macquarie University in 1994. The Centre offers learning programs of the Croatian language, culture, and history at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Centre also has a comprehensive library of Croatian publications and books and provides an archive facility for the Croatian Studies Foundation (CSF).

The Centre is engaged in academic research and publication activities and supports and organises conferences and symposia. It publishes the Croatian Studies Review, which is published in English making the Centre’s research to available to both Croatian and non-Croatian speaking readers.

Over the past five years, the average number of student enrollments per year has exceeded 100, which demonstrates the growing level of interest in learning the Croatian language.


Students, teachers and visiting lecturer Dr Marica Čilas Mikulić

Recent Activities

The Centre has independently and in conjunction with institutions in Croatia, published over 20 books, as part of university project with the cooperation of the Croatian community in Australia.

The Centre has organised six international conferences in 1988, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2009 and in February 2014 as part of the 30th Anniversary of Croatian Studies at Macquarie University.

The employees of the Centre have participated in a number of projects together with the Foundation and the wider Croatian community. As a highlight, the presentation of Croatian Studies at the Language Expo in Melbourne (1992), Brisbane (1994) and Sydney (1996) together with the participation in a number of conferences, summer schools and other seminars in Croatia.


Christmas workshop with Dr Sanda Lucija Udier, visiting lecturer

Study Programs
There are several options available to students who wish to learn/study Croatian language at Macquarie University. The Centre offers award programs Certificate in Croatian and Diploma in Croatian, which are HECS funded and available directly through Macquarie University.

Students can select the following options and programs:

1. A Single Unit

This is a non-award program that is open to everyone. The cost of the program is approximately $1,200 per language unit.

2. A Diploma in Croatian.

This is a program open to everyone and there are no prerequisites. The program is part-time and takes up to three years to complete. you need to have a Bachelor’s Degree or be enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree at an Australian university. This program can take up to three years to complete. Once you achieve 18 credit points in the Diploma with GPA of 2.0 you are eligible to transfer to BA.

3. Part of a Macquarie University BA Degree  majoring in Croatian


Just a regular Saturday session (held once every term for all external students)

4. Part of a Degree at any tertiary institution in Australia for cross-institution students.

For further information please phone Jennifer Heward, Administrative Officer, Department of International Studies, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, on: (02) 9850 7005.

.Applications and Admissions

Applications for undergraduate Macquarie University courses are processed through UAC (apply online at in September). You should also consult the “Applying and Enrolling” section of the Future Students website at for application procedures. Please note that this website also contains information on alternative pathways to Macquarie outside of the standard UAC entry point.


Dr Jasna Šego, visiting lecturer, during her lecture

  • For information on application procedures and dates for Cross-institution students see “Application for Admission.” Further information on applying, enrolling or withdrawing from cross-institutional enrollment can be found at
  • Further information on applying, enrolling or withdrawing from non-award enrollment can be found at the Centre for Open Education at If you have any questions, please ring the COE on (02) 9850 7470.
  • For information on applications for Diploma in Croatian contact the Department of International Studies on (02) 9850 7005 or Croatian Studies Centre on (02) 9850 7040.

Start your journey into the heart of Croatia’s culture and language by applying now. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


8 comments on “Croatian Studies Centre”

  1. Michelle Reply

    2. A Diploma in Croatian.

    This is a program open to everyone and there are no prerequisites. The program is part-time and takes up to three zears to complete.

    Three zears?

    I’ve spotted a few errors on this page :)

  2. Michael Reply


    I would love to start studying Croatian but am having trouble finding a tutor thats available once a week! What is my best option?


  3. Jeremy Reply

    Hi, I’d like to study the Diploma of languages if possible.
    Can I do it fully on line?
    Is it hecs supported?
    What are the texts used?

    • admin Reply

      Hi Jeremy,
      sorry for such a late reply.
      Yes, you can study Croatian fully online. There is one on-campus session per term for external students but it is not mandatory. The textbooks used are written by colleagues at Croaticum, University of Zagreb.
      As for the administrative details, could you please contact Jennifer Heward, Administrative Officer, Department of International Studies, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, on: (02) 9850 7005.
      Thank you for your enquiry!

  4. Alexia Millett Reply

    Hi there,
    Just wanted to clarify if i could do the diploma course online or if it has to be face to face because the website for the diploma of languages states its all internal? Thanks!
    Would love to do it in Croatian.

    • admin Reply

      Hi Alexia, yes, it can be done online, externally. Once a term there is an on-campus session (one Saturday usually in April/May or September/October but even that is optional. Hope you’ll join us next term! Best of luck!

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