Often dubbed the cradle of Western civilization, Greece is arguably the country with the most influential civilization of ancient times. Contemporary meets antique in a country both drenched in world history and brimming with modernity. Simplicity, beauty and harmony depict themselves everywhere within this luminous Mediterranean environment composed of mythical ruins of marble, sapphire waters and white houses.

In Greece, you can experience an ever-social culture and you can taste a cuisine internationally recognized for its deliciousness. You have the opportunity to visit the sites where the Western civilization was born and you can walk in the footsteps of ancient Greek philosophers and mathematicians. Nevertheless, what Greece has to offer, especially to foreign students, extends beyond this classical as well as romantic image.

Average length of a full-time higher education programme:

  • Bachelor’s degree programme: 4 years
  • Master’s degree programme: 2 years
  • Doctorate/PhD: 4 years

Tuition fee for non EU-students:

  • At Greek universities, tuition fees range from €1500 - €10000 per year.
  • Tuition fees at private universities differ at each institution but are generally more expensive compared to public universities.
  • Population: 10,72 million (2021)
  • Capital: Athens
  • Geographical size: 131,957 km2
  • GDP: €163.83 billion (2021)
  • Official EU language(s): Greek
  • Currency: Euro

Studying in Greece gives you the opportunity to gain a valuable qualification and prepare for your future career - while enjoying Greece’s vibrant culture and the Mediterranean way of life.

The cost of living in Greece is relatively low. Moreover, students may be able to apply for certain Master's degree programmes with no tuition fees, such as those offered by the prestigious National Technical University of Athens, among others.

According to international rankings, the top universities of Greece are the National Technical University of Athens, the Athens University of Economics and Business, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Crete, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Patras.

Number of higher education institutions: 38

Number of students in higher education: 663,700

Number of international students in higher education: 27800

Accommodation approx. 250 euros

There are several options for arranging accommodation and these differ from one university to another as some universities provide student dormitories/hostels and some do not. Housing costs depend on the location, quality of the accommodation and on the season but the prices per month usually range from €200–400 in the dormitories to €250–500 in private flats.

Food approx. 150 euros

Studies and personal requirements (books, culture, recreation): approx. 100 euros

The ISIC (International Student Identity Card) card is the most advantageous card for all students. It allows cardholders to get student discounts for transport, restaurants, cinemas, museums, exhibitions and concerts.

Total per month approx. 500 Euros

The average monthly living expenses for a student in Greece are approximately 450-500 euros. 

You may apply for the student visa at the competent representative authority at the earliest six months before your planned travel date. You should not apply later than 15 calendar days before your planned stay.

  • Valid travel document
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Admission letter of the Higher education institution
  • Proof of sufficient financial means to cover the living costs.
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of appropriate travel health insurance
  • Flight reservation
  • Other documents

Contact your EUCAS advisor for more details.

All international students, even from non-EU countries, can work part-time while studying. The only conditions are that they must be enrolled with a higher education institution and must have a valid residence permit.

Depending on the period you intend to work, the following options are open to you:

  • During school holidays, the student can work with no limit to the number of hours.
  • During the school year: the student can work no more than 20 hours per week and the work must be compatible with study.

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