In Greece undergraduate
students in all Universities are admitted on the basis of their performance at
national level entrance examinations (‘Pan-Hellenic’ exams). These examinations are administered by the Ministry
of Education and currently held once a year.
Successful admission to a
higher education institution is determined through the combination of a) the
candidate’s exam scores b) the candidate’s choices (by order of preference) of desired
degree courses and academic institutions, and c) the number of places available
in each academic department.
The application and
selection procedures for candidates to all undergraduate University programs in
Greece are made centrally, through the Ministry of Education, and the number of
students for each University and Department is also determined each year by the
Ministry of Education.
wishing to study for an undergraduate degree in Greece should start by choosing
a course and an institution. Applications are then made in July of each year
through the Ministry of Education
Applications and admissions
procedures differ for (a) candidates of Greek descent and (b) for EU and non-EU
students where neither they nor their parents are of Greek nationality or
Candidates of Greek Descent
The Ministry of Education website
provides detailed information about the special admission procedures which
apply for candidates
of Greek descent (in Greek). Check
this site for relevant announcements, guidelines, and application forms (Μηχανογραφικό).
Nationals of EU- and non-EU
The Ministry of Education website provides
detailed information about the application requirements for nationals
of EU- and non-EU countries. Check
this site for the latest announcements, guidelines, and application forms.
Note: The language of instruction
for undergraduate courses is Greek.
International candidates who have
not graduated from a Greek or Cypriot high school (Lykeio) must have a
certificate of proficiency in the Greek language before enrolling in the
selected School or Department.
Certification of Greek Language
Examinations for the Greek
language certificate are held twice a year around May and September in ATHENS,
at the Modern Greek Language Centre
of the University of Athens, and also in June and October in THESSALONIKI, at the School of Modern Greek
Language of the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki. Alternatively,
the candidate should hold a 3rd level or higher-level certificate
issued by the Greek