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Study in Greece: Tuition Fees & Scholarships

One of the top reasons to consider Greece as your next study destination, is that tuition fees in Greece are quite budget-friendly. Did you know that European students don’t pay any tuition fee for Bachelor’s studies in Greek public universities?

Mar 17, 2021

One of the top reasons to study abroad in Greece is that tuition fees in Greece are quite low. Students from the EU, the EEA and Switzerland don’t pay any tuition fees for bachelor’s studies in Greek public universities, and many master's programs are cost-free to this group as well.

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All non-European international students are expected to pay fees of around €1500 per year for undergraduate studies, which includes the cost of course books. For master’s studies in public universities, the fees are around €1500-€2000 per academic year/semester. Private schools in Greece are a slightly different story.

For both European and non-Europeans, the cost of studying in private institutions or colleges is higher and can reach up to €10,000 or more annually. Have a look at the websites of the schools you're interested in to find out more.

You can find tuition fees for specific programs in Greek universities in the Study in Greece program catalog

Greece Scholarship Opportunities 

Looking for scholarships to study in Greece? IKY, the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, provides multiple opportunities across all levels of study. IKY offers a variety of scholarships in multiple disciplines and cooperates with international organizations like the European Union, Siemens, the National Bank of Greece, CERN and many more. They also offer Greek language and culture study courses for you to study in Greece. There are even some scholarships, like the one on offer from the Onassis Foundation, that also offer help with relocation costs!

Specific schools in Greece also offer their own scholarships. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, for example, offer up to €10,000 to undergraduate students. Have a look at the sites of any schools you want to apply to - they might also offer scholarships for international students.

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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.

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!

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. 


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

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