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Study in Greece - a country with charisma

Greece is the place to be for history and mythology lovers, but there is so much more to discover here! Studying in Greece gives you the opportunity to gain a valuable qualification and prepare for your future career - while enjoying Greece’s vibrant culture and the Mediterranean way of life.

 

Why study in Greece?

1. High quality institutions

According to international rankings, the top universities of Greece are the National Technical University of Athens, the Athens University of Economics and Business, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Crete, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Patras.

 

2. Low cost of living

The cost of living in Greece is relatively low comparing to other EU countries. Moreover, students may be able to apply for certain Master’s degrees with no tuition fees, such as the ones offered by the prestigious National Technical University of Athens, among others.

 

3. Programmes offered in English

Many Master’s degree programmes are taught in English and the International University of Greece in Thessaloniki even offers all its Master degrees in English.

 

4. A choice of lively cities or scenic islands

Athens and Thessaloniki are the main student cities, but Crete island also offers great opportunities to study, as three HEIs (University of Crete, Technical University of Crete and TEI of Crete) are based in the island.

 

5. An opportunity to explore beautiful Greece and its beaches, towns and cities!

 

Quick facts about Greece

Population: 10 992 589 (2014)

Capital: Athens

Geographical size: 131 957 km²

GDP: € 182.054 billion (2013)

Official EU language(s): Greek

Currency: Euro

 

Higher education in Greece

Number of higher education institutions: 36. There are also a number of Military Academies as well as National Drama Schools

Number of students in higher education: 663,700 (2012, UNESCO)

Number of international students in higher education: 27,777 (2012, UNESCO)

Language of instruction: Most higher education courses in Greece are taught in the Greek language but you will find many Master’s degree courses taught in English too.

Typical course tuition fees: There are no fees for undergraduate studies. Some HEIs do not charge fees for Master’s degrees – others charge between 1.000 and 9.000 euro.

Average length of a full-time higher education programme in Greece:

a.    Bachelor’s degree programme: 4 years

b.    Master’s degree programme: 2 years

c.    Doctorate/PhD: 3 years

Find out more and apply: For a full list of universities in Greece, visit the Eurydice website.

 

Useful links

State Scholarships Foundation (IKY)

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General information about Greece

Overview of Greek education system

Student visa information

 

 

 

 

 

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