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Aspira University College

The mission of University College Aspira is to create a transformative educational experience through the application of the best global practices and collaboration with industry leaders. By learning from top Croatian and international experts students get the necessary knowledge, build skills and prepare in the best way for the business market of the 21st century.  

Top reasons to study here

  • Internship from the first year of study as an integral part of each study program.
  • Individual and friendly approach to students.
  • Guest lecturers from the industry and focus on practical knowledge.

Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



Aspira University College was established in Split in 2008 by the Contemporary Education Institution in Split. Given that the Contemporary Education Institution is the founder of the Maritime Education and Training Centre Atlantis, these three institutions form one of the largest private educational groups in Croatia. 


  • Aspira University College is a private college which organizes and conducts professional studies of International Management in Hospitality and Tourism, Gastronomy Management, Sport Management, on both undergraduate and graduate level. Aspira cooperates with numerous organizations, and values their recommendations related to the needs of the labour market. 
  • Each study program is developed only with regard to recommendations and opinions of these organizations. Along with studies, Aspira has been conducting certified programs by the Ministry of Science and Education for years and numerous trainings in the field of management, entrepreneurship, communication, gastronomy and tourism. 


Academic staff has published nearly 300 scientific papers, professional papers and books since 2008, when Aspira was established. Each academic year more and more emphasis is being put on publishing and research work. 


Aspira Career Centre organizes Career Fair every February to connect students and employers and allow students to find suitable internship and career opportunities.Career Day is a prime networking opportunity:

  • For students to introduce themselves to employers, make contacts, understand labor market needs
  • For our partners to crystallize new ideas, to direct students to their specific requirements

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Student services

  • Career and Student Support Centre 
  • Hospitality and Tourism Department
  • Gastronomy Department
  • Sports Management Department 
  • International Relations Office 
  • Quality assurance and quality improvement office 
  • Student office 

Housing services

  • Student dorm „SPINUT” located near the sea, at the foothills of forrest Marjan & walking distance from the old tow // Cost ~ 1000 HRK (around 130 EUR) per month
  • Student dorm / Hostel „DUJAM” located walking distance from Aspira University College // Cost ~ from 800 HRK (around 105 EUR) per month
  • Private accomodation / plenty options through airbnb, or local real estate agencies & websites

Library services

The library is equipped with 10 computers and is open to all students and staff members.Total number of available books is nearly 3200 amongst which both professional and entertaining literature can be found.It is also very well equipped with professional journals.The library stores physical copies of graduate and final theses of students, which are also digitally stored in the internal database 

ICT services

Internet access is provided throughout the college premises. Computers at the library as well as those at the cafe “Aspira” are all available to the students during the working hours of the college. 

Medical services

Facilities for healthcare are located near the college.  

Student Life

Campus life

University College Aspira is located short bus ride from the old town. As Split is not too big almost everything is within walking distance. 

Sports facilities

There are no sports facilities within the college but there are many in Split generally. 

Student clubs


  • Informal gathering of students and alumni of Aspira
  • Gathering, socializing and entertainment opportunities for students
  • Promotion of healthy way of life & physical activity as a regular daily activity
  • Bringing together students who want to acquire knowledge and skills in PR as a contemporary challenge to public relations
  • Directly participate in increasing the quality of the tourist offer 
  • Field research & direct contact with tourists
  • Work on developing new projects, products and services or improving existing on


  • Lectures & workshops in topics that follow trends in nutrition, wine industry and many other 


Aspira University College has been certified in accordance with the Higher Education Act of the Republic of Croatia, who is a member of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education). We are recognized at home and internationally as a high-end institution and are the recipients of academic certificate of excellence, ISO 9001 BUREAU VERITAS Certification.

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