Studying abroad in Greece will give you access to more than 26 public universities and 11 Technological Education Institutions with around 140 master’s programs, most of the courses being taught in Greek or English, at all levels of study: bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate.

With a cultural heritage such as its own, Greece attracts many foreign students. The cradle of Western civilization offers an education system characterized by a simple organization: academic, or technological. Studying in Greece means having the opportunity to learn in a creative environment, marked by thousands of years of learning history, starting with the first philosophers of the West.

In Greece, two cities host more than 60% of Greek students: Athens and Thessaloniki. The State has a monopoly on higher education, which is placed under the authority of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.

Higher education in Greece comprises two distinct systems:

– University education is provided in Universities (Anotera Ekpedeftika Idrymata A.E.I.), Polytechnics (Polytechnia), Higher School of Fine Arts and Greek Distance Learning University (EAP).

There are 20 universities in Greece whose mission is to provide high-level theoretical and comprehensive training. The academic year is divided into two semesters and begins in September and ends at the end of July.

Scientific and technological research is advanced in Greece, it is recognized in the academic field: in information and communication technologies, energy, materials and industrial technologies, life sciences and biotechnology, in particular.

– Technological education is provided in the 14 Institutes of Technological Education (Technologika Ekpedeftika Idymata – TEI -) that the country has.

Their mission is to provide training that is more practice-oriented than at the University.

All these institutes include at least a faculty of economics and management and a faculty of technological applications.

There is also in that of Athens, a faculty of graphic arts and artistic studies. Almost half of the students are enrolled in TEI.

Courses and Diplomas:

The university curriculum delivers the following study titles:

The Ptychion: This is the title of the first university degree obtained in a given discipline.

It is awarded after 4 years in Letters, Human, Exact and Natural Sciences, Law, Political Sciences and Economics and after 5 years in the following disciplines: Architecture, Engineering Sciences, Veterinary, Agricultural and Agronomic Studies. As far as Medicine is concerned, the Ptychion is issued after six years of study.

Metaptychiakon: intermediate diploma between the Ptychion and the Didaktorikon, it constitutes the first step towards doctoral studies, compulsory in certain specialties.

Diplomatouchos Michanikos: title of engineer issued after 5 years of study.

Didaktorikon: university degree obtained after 6, 7 or more years of study.

As for technical higher education (TEI), it is sanctioned by the “TEI Diploma” which is obtained after 6 semesters of study and 6 months of internship.