Easy going with a lot going on!
Because of the geographical position of Greece in the South-Eastern part of Europe, the country has always been a crossroad of civilizations. This makes it a country with versatile historical background. While you study in Greece, you’ll be able to visit numerous monuments, archaeological and World Heritage sites from different eras and civilizations.
Greece is a profoundly popular country with its notoriously beautiful Greek sunshine and its traditional and world famous food and drink culture. Often projected as an easy way of life; if you decide to study in Greece you will have to learn not to rush into things, it’s a cultural virtue. People tend to pay quite the attention to being healthy, happy and enjoying life.
Travel within the country is safe and reasonably priced. With many options such as road network, railway, ferries and flights, there is frequent transportation to even the most remote corners of the country.
Greece provides a very good quality of knowledge in almost every field of study imaginable. When you study in Greece not only you acquire the foundations for a successful career but also qualifications needed for further studies.
In Greece the higher education includes three types of institutions: Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (Technological Educational Institutes) which are funded from the state and the private Colleges. Bachelor degrees in universities and universities of applied sciences are always for free, but mainly in Greek. However, they all offer special course programs, in English, designed for exchange students. Several universities are nowadays offering masters degrees also in English for a small fee. The colleges offer bachelor and master’s degrees in both English and Greek for a fee.
The winter semester lasts from the late September until mid-January and is followed by an exam period. The spring semester lasts from mid-February until the end of May and is followed by its exam period. Students have a second chance to take their exams in the beginning of September. Before and after exam periods in Greece, student tend to celebrate and have parties as a form of stress relief. It is almost expected of you!
Dive into Study Advisory’s university search and find the perfect university for you! We advise you read the reviews from former students to get inside information on the student life and practical matters in the university. In the university profiles, you will also find a link to the university’s own website, where you can find specified entry requirements and application procedures and dates for each of the study programs.
Student life in Greece is quite an exciting experience with intense social life. Life outside of studies in Greece is quite diverse, except for the various nightlife opportunities and the regular student parties. There are a surplus of exciting cultural and social events available to the public outside of school, and an even larger surplus of outdoor activities to take part in during the often-sunny days! The local student card grands you discounts on theaters, cinemas, transportation and various cultural events.
Greece is not always very well known for its international student population, but recently, some universities are notably increasing their number of international students quite a bit. Not to mention the fact that Greece famously hosts a wide variety of exchange students regularly for a semester or two every year.
Top 3 reasons to study in Greece:
- Living a modern lifestyle in an ancient place
- Generally low cost of living
- Highly developed academic fields
- It is customary to bring a small gift to the host when invited in a Greek home.
- Tipping is not essential. If you want to, rounding up the bill is sufficient.
- Nonverbal communication is common in Greece. E.g. slight forward inclination of the head means “yes” and a more vigorous backward nod means “no”.
- Don’t hold your hand up, palm out and fingers stretched, to someone. It is an offensive gesture.
- Don’t think everyone is arguing. Greeks speak out loud.