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Study in Greece: Application Process

The application process for Greek universities includes a few steps. This list can help you as an initial guide, but as in every country, each school in Greece will likely have additional elements that they'll want you to include!

Mar 17, 2021

The application process for Greek universities includes a few steps. This list can help you as an initial guide, but as in every country, each school in Greece will likely have additional elements that they'll want you to include!

1. Choose a program that interests you 

Once you decide to study in Greece, begin by choosing the degree that suits you. What's your passion? What are your strengths and what kind of professional path do you want to follow? Schools in Greece have different areas of expertise, so choose your future experience wisely depending on your interests! 

You can use search portals for Bachelor's and Master's programs in Greece to help you make a decision. Alternatively, you can look up various programs and universities in the Study in Greece program catalog.

Need more information about the application process?

This short guide will lead you through each step.

2. Check the admission requirements 

Depending on the university and academic level of the degree, schools in Greece will have some requirements. There may also be English tests needed for English-language programs. Dedicate some time to read about the courses and curriculum within potential study programs and consult the official website for specific information about admissions. For questions and clarifications, don’t hesitate to contact schools in Greece.

3. Prepare all the necessary documents 

After making a list of the programs you wish to apply for, pay attention to the particular documentation requirements. Make sure your passport is valid, take language tests if necessary, carefully prepare document translations into Greek if needed, and start writing your letter of motivation. You may also need to get legal recognition for official documents from your country.

4. Submit your application 

Make sure to contact the schools in Greece that you're applying to before you submit your application. Some universities only accept online applications while others prefer the more traditional way of applying through post, which is great to know beforehand!

Don’t forget that all Greek universities start their academic year in September, so submit your application on time. If you submit your application electronically through the Ministry of Education, remember that the deadline is around the middle of July every year. The results for admission are announced in August. 

5. Apply for a Greek study visa or residence permit

If you are accepted into a Greek university, the acceptance letter will have all the necessary information you'll need to know before arrival. Now is the time to prepare the first deposit of your tuition fees. Start the visa and residence permit paperwork as soon as possible, and contact the Greek embassy in your home country for guidance. If you're a European citizen, you won't need a visa or residence permit.

6. Arrive in Greece 

After your visa and residence permit is approved, it’s finally time to book your tickets and start looking for accommodation! Pack your bags and be open to a life-changing experience in sunny and welcoming Greece.

Study in Greece - Overview

More and more international students choose Greece as their study abroad destination every year. Click here to learn why.

Education System 

Want to learn more about how the higher education system works in Greece? Greece is becoming a popular destination for international students, given its unique programs, free education, culture and ancient history. Find out more about the Greek education system below!

Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Greece for studies? Learn more about the student visa process, and all the information you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to the passport control at the airport, which we cover as well.

Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to make a plan and create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Greece.

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees in Greece for European and non European students may vary, depending on the level of education. Both international and European students are expected to pay tuition fees in Greece. To cover the rest of the costs, there’s plenty of scholarship opportunities available from IKY, the Greek State Scholarship Foundation.

Language & Culture

Greece is known for its rich history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and many more!


Ready to look at education in Greece? Use our search engine to find and compare top programs in Greece today!

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