Information and measures for the
University of Crete closely follows the coronavirus situation, the instructions
provided by the National Public Health Organization,
and the decisions of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education
affecting the functioning of the University.
Students & Staff Visitors
The University’s International Office provides information for exchange students and staff on current
coronavirus measures and contact information of IO staff.
of the Rector's Office
for the operation of the University according to the new Ministerial Directive
[69863/2020, Government Gazette Issue B '4829 / 02-11-2020]
As from 3 November 2020 until further notice the following measures will apply:
- Education will continue electronically through remote course teaching and
- Suspension of any educational process
with physical presence, except for the laboratory and clinical modules of final
year first cycle degree programmes (Bachelor and Medicine), during which all
the necessary protective measures will be taken.
- Suspension of examinations requiring physical presence.
-Suspended operation of the University of Crete libraries, common computer
rooms, reading rooms and sports facilities.
- Prohibition of workshops, conferences and events of all kinds within the
University of Crete.
- Internships will be conducted in accordance with the measures applicable to
host institutions as defined in the Ministerial Directive 69863/2020.
02-10-2020 Maximum number of students per
Following the Joint Ministerial Decision of 2-10-2020, we
inform you that the maximum number of students per classroom is fifty (50) in
both Rethymnon and Heraklion, with the strict condition of observing all
security measures (masks, distance 1.5 meters between students, etc.).
11-09-2020 University of Crete Senate: Announcement
During the previous semester, the University of Crete
managed to meet the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and successfully
complete the academic year. The aim of the University is to return fully to
teaching with physical presence, as soon as conditions allow. During the
current academic year 2020-21, the goal of the University is to remain open,
while protecting the health of the members of the University Community.
Course teaching will be done either remotely, or with
physical presence, according to the terms and conditions set out in the
Ministerial Decision published on 4-9-2020. Distance learning will take place
based on the Regulation No. 5496 / 04-06-2020 as well as the individual
relevant regulations of the Academic Departments. The Senate recommends that
teaching staff organize, in parallel with distance teaching, tutorial classes
with physical presence, observing all the necessary conditions as set out in
Ministerial rulings. Laboratory and clinical modules will be performed with
physical presence, observing the necessary conditions.
It is recommended to the Departments and the Schools to
take special care for the reception and information of the first year students
(through the organization of special events, etc.), observing the existing
The classes of those teachers who belong to vulnerable
groups, or have another legitimate reason that does not allow their physical
presence, will be conducted remotely throughout.
Department will present to the Senate a reasoned decision on the exact way it
plans to implement its educational programme.
Please note: the information on these pages
is subject to change anytime, depending on new measures announced by the
authorities and the development of the pandemic.
The full archive of SARS-Cov-2 Coronavirus measures and
information documents are available here (in Greek)