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)
Geographical size: 131 957 km²
GDP: € 182.054 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Greek
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.