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Fees, Funding & Finance


In Greek public universities there are no tuition fees for Greek and EU nationals enrolled in undergraduate programs. However, most Universities now charge fees for some of their taught graduate programmes.

At the University of Crete there are currently NO tuition or bench fees for any registered undergraduate student.

To date, 11 of the 52 Postgraduate Study Programmes  organized &/or coordinated by the University leading to Master Degrees have tuition and/or bench fees.  Check the sites of Master programmes for fee status in the current year.

There are no tuition fees for PhD students.


Cost of Living


It is estimated that, on average, a Greek student spends a minimum of between 600-725 Euros per month for private accommodation, utilities, food, transport and other expenses.

As a rough guide, a breakdown of estimated costs is given in the official Study in Greece portal

In terms of accommodation in Crete, planning is underway for the construction of student halls of residence at both the Gallos Campus in Rethymnon and the Voutes Campus in Heraklion.   Currently, however, there are only a limited number of University student residence places in the Gallos Campus (

As the University cannot guarantee accommodation, it is advised that students accepted to study here arrive before the start of the academic year to find a suitable apartment in the private sector.

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Grants and Scholarships

Apart from national and international grant sources, there are various sources of grants and scholarships for students wishing to study in Greece. These include:

The Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) is currently the principle funding institution for scholarships and grants for PhD candidates and for post-doctoral researchers, with regular annual calls applying to all subject areas. 

The State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) also offers scholarships for postgraduate and post-doctoral research.  There are also scholarships offered for Greek Language courses. 

The Ministry of Education  site lists (in Greek) scholarships and bequests with specific eligibility criteria  for selected undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Greek Universities or research in a Greek research institute, as well as for summer seminars in Greek Language and Civilization. 

The University of Crete also offers a limited number of scholarships and bequests for selected undergraduate and postgraduate subject areas.

There are also a number of Foundations which offer scholarships to foreign nationals for study in Greece. Significant among these are the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (Foreigners Fellowship Programme) and the A.G. Leventis Foundation [Educational Grants Scheme].

The official Study in Greece portal has some guidelines on how to go about finding the right scholarship for you, and the documents you will need. 

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