Greece
A country with charisma

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  • Population: 10,783,748 (2016)
  • Capital: Athens
  • Geographical size: 131,957 km2
  • GDP: €175.888 billion (2016)
  • Official EU language(s): Greek
  • Currency: Euro
  • Student visas and immigration
  • Scholarships and financial support
  • Number of higher education institutions: 38
  • Number of students in higher education: 663,700 (2012, Euromonitor International from national statistics/UNESCO)
  • Number of international students in higher education: 27,777 (2012, UNESCO)
  • Language of instruction: Most higher education programmes in Greece are taught in the Greek language but you will find many Master’s degree courses taught in English too
  • Typical tuition fees: There are no fees for undergraduate studies. Some Higher Education Institutions do not charge fees for Master's degrees – others charge between 1,000 and 8,000 Euro for the duration of the programme
  • Average length of a full-time higher education programme in Greece:
    • Bachelor’s degree programme: 4 years
    • Master’s degree programme: 2 years
    • Doctorate/PhD: 3 years

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.

The cost of living in Greece is relatively low. Moreover, students may be able to apply for certain Master's degree programmes with no tuition fees, such as those offered by the prestigious National Technical University of Athens, among others.

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.

The International University of Thessaloniki is the only Hellenic public Higher Education Institution (HEI) that offers all Master's degrees in English.

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) campuses are based on the island.

And of course, while you are here, you must explore Greece’s beautiful beaches, towns and cities!

For more information about studying in Greece visit the Study in Greece website.

For a full list of universities and other higher education institutions in Greece, visit the IKY website.

A few times per year, the Study in Europe Facebook page hosts a question and answer live session with the people behind the National Information portals.

Here are the question and answers for Greece, from the Greek National Agency, Study in Greece: 

I would love to study in Greece but the issue is money. Are there scholarships available and how can I apply?

 There are scholarships for Greece here across all levels of studies. Also in Greece, the pre-graduate studies are free, but you need to follow a specific procedure as described in the link.

Ηow can I gain admission onto MSc programmes and are there fully sponsored scholarships as well?

 Master programme’s admission procedures may differ in each university. Please find the most suitable masters study programmes on our site, and then contact the secretariat. Keep in mind that some universities provide scholarships.

Do I have the option to study in English? What about the option to stay in Greece after completion of the course?

Pre-graduate study programmes at the moment are taught only in Greek. On the other hand, a variety of masters study programmes are taught in English. Information about visas can be found here.

How can I apply for a visa?

Information about how to apply for a visa can be found here.

 How do I apply to study in Greece?


Information about applications can be found here on our website.

For more information on common questions from students about studying in Greece, please visit this site for the most relevant and up-to-date information.