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Study in Greece: Housing & Living Costs

Before choosing your study destination, make a plan and consider the range of your monthly and annual budget. This will help you stay organized during your studies abroad!

The cost of living in Greece, compared to many other European countries, is quite low. In terms of student accommodation, not every institution offers student accommodation dormitories. Those that do can have a lot of requirements that you’ll need to meet to get housing.

Most student dormitories are found in the largest Greek student cities, like Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra, Larisa, or Heraklion. Students who study elsewhere in Greece tend to find their own accommodation. This can be more challenging if you don’t speak the language, but nothing is impossible!

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

In the largest cities, monthly transportation cards for buses and the metro are available and are in fact quite cheap at around €30 per month. If you're a student, you can even pay less. with student discounts! So, don’t forget to show your student ID when you buy your travel card. If you want to get a better idea of what your monthly expenses might look like, click here to find out more.

Some average living costs in Greece:

Meal

10 €

Coffee

2-4 €

Beer

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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Programs

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

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Last update: 25 Apr 2022

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