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Study in Greece: Housing & Living Costs

Before choosing your desirable study destination, make a plan and consider the range of your monthly and annual budget. It will help you stay organized and keep track of which options truly meet your criteria.

In Greece, the cost of living, compared to other European countries, is quite reasonable. In terms of student accommodation, not every institution offers student accommodation dormitories and if so, there are a lot of requirements to be met in order to get granted one. Most of the student dormitories are found in the largest Greek student cities, such as Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra, Larisa or Heraklion. 

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As a result, and thanks to the affordable cost of living in Greece, a lot of students tend to find their own accommodation. This can sometimes be a challenge if you don’t speak the language, but nothing is impossible!

You might also want to consider the living in a hostel or hotel for the first month (there are multiple affordable options), until you get to know the environment and establish some connections that will enable you to find a student apartment more easily. Trustworthy websites for finding student accommodation are Spitogatos , To Spiti Mou and Spiti 24.

Take into account that in the largest cities, a one bedroom apartment in the city center will cost you around 250-450 Euros and outside of the city center around 200-350 Euros. In smaller cities, the cost of living is even cheaper, including renting a student apartment. Utilities can vary between 50-100 Euros per month for gas, electricity and heating, while an internet connection for students can cost around 25 Euros per month.  

In the largest cities, monthly transportation cards for buses and the metro are available and are in fact, quite affordable, at around 30 Euros per month. If you are a student, you can even pay less, so don’t forget to show your student ID in order to be able to benefit from the discount. Overall, your monthly expenses would be approximately between 600-750 euros including rent, making Greece’s budget-friendly cost of living an excellent choice for studies.  

Some average living costs in Greece:


10 €


2-4 €


3-4 €

Cinema Ticket

8 €

Monthly rent

200-450 €

Monthly Transport

15-30 €

Study in Greece - Overview

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to gain acceptance into a university. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in Greece, and what you need to apply, depending on your citizenship.

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Last update: 30 Jun 2021

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