If you are an international student looking for qualitative education, Greece is a great place for you. Scholarship funding provided by the government is significant and can come in handy if you are looking for scholarships. Government also regulate the quality of education in public schools. Studying in Greece provides you an important leverage needed for a successful career but also gives you the qualifications that’ll allow you to pursue advance studies in relevant fields. Tuition fees are cheap for international students
Why Study in Greece
Greece has over 24 universities and 16 technical schools and offers international students an extensive range of excellent choices when it comes to educational institutions.Since tuition fee is subsidized, students from european countries are able to study on free tuition in Greece.
If you are not interested in an undergraduate or master’s degree, Greece has a number of specialized and trainee programs you can select from. Greece’s strategic location also makes it a home for multinational companies operating in commerce,tourism, medicine and engineering.
Greece has a warm and friendly environment that gives students a great feeling of studying abroad.There are several historical backgrounds, culture and a healthy natural site.
Greece has a good number of highly ranked universities. Specifically, universities like National and Kaposdistran university of Athens is ranked 279th in the world according to webometrics. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is ranked 291, number 2 in Greece.
The National Technical University of Athens is 395 and in 491-500 is the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
How to Apply
Universities in Greece offer both Master’s and Bachelor’s programs in different programs. And each university has a particular method of application but below are general methods of application that apply to most of these universities:
*Applicants must submit all application materials to the Hellenic ministry of national education and religious affairs(for undergraduate programs)
*The following documents will be required for application:
-Original graduate certificate
-Certificate from diplomatic authority in the home country of eligibility to higher studies.
-Certificate of origin(parents and applicants)
-Visa or stay permit.
-Applicants who are applying for postgraduate programs should submit their applications directly to the institution.
-The candidate should send proof of successful high school completion in their home country.
-Since most of the programs offered are in Greek language, the applicant must show proof of proficiency in greek.
For doctoral programs, applicants should hold a postgraduate degree in a relevant field.
Private institutions that offer courses in english, also require proof of proficiency in english and standardized tests such as TOEFL or IETLS.
For an international student from a non EU country, a type D visa is required from a greek consulate and this can be easier and cheaper if the visa is requested for the applicant by the institution. The documents requested for obtaining a visa are:passport, sponsorship affidavit, proof of funds, medical and police reports,clearance certificate, academic transcript,language certificate, and document from the institution of choice in Greece.
The enrolment period in Greek universities starts from early July to the third week in July.The online platform will be available at around this time. The duration of study in Greece is 4 years for most undergraduate programs and 6 for postgraduates.
Cost of Living in Greece
Greece offers programs at zero tuition for students from EU countries and some institutions offer free meals and housing options that are comparatively cheap and affordable.Also medical care is taken care of at some universities, and although international students are required to pay a fee for a program they are taking, it is still very affordable.
The cost of living in Greece is described below:
|One bedroom apartment||261 Euros|
|Two bedroom apartment||352 Euros|
|Furnished Studio||315 Euros|
|Utilities for the month||116 Euros|
|Basic lunchtime meal||15 Euros|
|1 pound of chicken breast(boneless)||4.4 Euros|
|1 litre of whole fat milk||1.24 Euros|
|I litre of local beer||1.27 Euros|
|Monthly pass||30 Euros|
|Gasoline (1 litre)||1.48 Euros|
|Toyota Corolla||18,660 Euros|
|1 pair of jeans||74 Euros|
|Summer dress||29 Euros|
|1 business leather shoe||95 Euros|
|2 tickets to the movies||15 Euros|
|Ipad Air 2, 64 gb||588 Euros|
|Fitness Club (monthly)||31 Euros|
You can see that Greece has fantastic choices when it comes to tertiary education.It is a stable and modern economy. It is also a civilization where history has been made in significant sections of education and has some of the greatest names in arts, philosophy, science, math, and astronomy.
The environment has some of the warmest and awesomest people you will ever meet. And in Europe,they have one of the lowest living cost.
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