Scholarships – Awards

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

In addition, apart from national grant sources in your country of origin, 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. 

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.