International Relations (Diplomacy)

Why study?

  • Cooperation vs. Conflict

    Although everyone expresses their wish to live in a world of peace and well-being where all people have the opportunity to develop their own potential to the fullest extent, we witness conflict and intolerance among people every day. Can this be changed? With the right skills and knowledge, it can. Come and find out how!

  • Economic and social development

    Tolerance among peoples and nations is a direct path to creating successful communities, advancing in economic and social way. Is this at all possible and how can it be achieved? These are the questions we seek answers to. If they are your questions too, come and become part of our team!

  • Become part of the success – today!

    Seek answers to these and other questions in the company of those who strive to succeed, just like you do! Use the opportunities we offer or create your own, which will make you happy and independent. We make it easier!

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    University study programme

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    Full time: September

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    Part time: September

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    Where? Zagreb, Dubrovnik!

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    6 semesters / 3 years

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    180 ECTS

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    7.000 €

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Contemporary world is characterized by both globalization and integration processes which affect almost all areas of human life. The issues foreign policy makers deal with today influence more and more lives of ordinary people. The governments are no more able to solve some problems individually, such as international terrorism or climate change. This new situation has lead to increased importance of international relations, and at the same time created the need for experts who will not only be able to understand those issues, but also find solutions and answers to contemporary challenges. The aim of the school is to provide students from Croatia and abroad with education in various academic disciplines of international relations and diplomacy. Being aware of the importance of an academic exchange, Libertas has established cooperation with some of the world’s most prestigious universities teaching those disciplines.

The program has been designed in accordance with similar academic programs at other international universities. Students will earn 180 ECTS points and will be able to continue their studies at university degree programs at Libertas International University or other institutions of higher education in Croatia, Europe or the rest of the world. Our alumni study diplomacy at the graduate level in China, Russia, America, Austria, and Croatia. Students can adapt their study program to their personal interests in the field of international relations. This provides them with the opportunity to work more intensely on some specific areas of the field of diplomacy and international relations.

Where: Dubrovnik campus – classes taught in English, Zagreb campus – classes taught in Croatian


  • 1st year
    1st semester (winter)
    Writing Skills30306
    Writing Skills30306
    Political Concepts and Ideologies30306
    Comparative Religions30306
    Principles of Economics30306
    TOTAL IN 1st SEMESTER15015030
    2nd semester (summer)
    Communication Skills30306
    History of Diplomacy30306
    Introduction to Methods of Social Research30306
    Introduction to International Relations30306
    Introduction to History of Civilization30306
    TOTAL IN 2nd SEMESTER15015030
    TOTAL IN 1st YEAR30030060
  • 2nd year
    3rd semester
    World Political History30306
    Theories of International Relations30306
    Introduction to Theory of Law30306
    Elective course – specialist30306
    Elective course – general30306
    TOTAL IN 3rd SEMESTER15015030
    4th semester
    Comparative Political Systems30306
    Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Social Research30306
    International Organizations30306
    Elective course – specialist30306
    Elective course – general30306
    TOTAL IN 4th SEMESTER15015030
    TOTAL IN 2nd YEAR30030060
    3rd year
    5th semester
    European Union30306
    Elective course – specialist30306
    Elective course – general30306
    Thesis 130306
    TOTAL IN 5th SEMESTER15015030
    6th semester
    Ethics and International Relations30306
    Elective course – specialist30306
    Elective course – general30306
    Bachelor’s thesis606
    TOTAL IN 6th SEMESTER12018030
    TOTAL IN 3rd YEAR27033060


Admission to undergraduate study programmes

Full time study – Academic year 2016/2017

Apply to International Relations and Diplomacy study program – Dubrovnik – Study program entirely in English
Apply to International Business study program – Dubrovnik – Study program entirely in English

All applicants who have completed secondary education are eligible to apply for our undergraduate programs. In addition, the following categories are entitled to enrolment:

  • Applicants from Croatia over the age of 24 (who did not complete state graduation exam)
  • Applicants enrolled (or who were enrolled in the past) in some other institution of higher education

Required application materials:
High school transcripts
State graduation exam certificate for Croatian students (original or a certified copy – if taken )
Certificate of nationality or other relevant document proving nationality (original or a certified copy)
Birth certificate (original or a certified copy)
Photo for a student transcript book (4×6 cm)
Photo for the Register of Students (4×3 cm)
Certification of payment of a non-refundable enrolment fee
*Note: Upon submitting application materials, applicants may be invited for an interview.


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94% of our graduates are employed!

94% studenata zaposleno

According to data from the Croatian Employment Service by the end of December, 2015 out of 2,185 persons who graduated from Libertas only 122 were seeking employment through the Service.

  • Start your career:

    • Ministries of the foreign affairs
    • International departments of various ministries
    • International organizations such as UN, EU bodies, OSCE…
    • International NGOs
    • Multinational organizations
    • International media
    • Diplomacy (economic, cultural, political)
    • Export companies