Study in Greece at

NAFSA 2024

Annual Conference & Expo

Study in Greece brings together a significant delegation of 9 Greek universities at NAFSA 2024.

Meet us at Booth #529, discover the Greek higher education landscape and engage with Greek universities.

With the generous support of:


Athens University of Economics & Business

Athens University of Economics and Business will be present at NAFSA 2024! AUEB is the premier business and economics University in Greece, boasting the highest admission requirements and deep connections to the job market both in Greece and abroad. Meet our Rector and Vice Rector for International Cooperation and Growth to discuss possibilities ranging from joint summer schools, immersive visits to Athens, joint online courses, hosting your students in Greece for a semester of study and more.

University of Thessaly

The University of Thessaly is located in Central Greece, with campuses in five cities: Volos, Larissa, Karditsa, Trikala and Lamia. It is one of the largest Greek universities with 45,000 students and ranks in the top 960 universities internationally, according to acclaimed university rankings. Its 8 Schools include 35 Academic Departments. It is a “comprehensive” university, covering a wide range of academic disciplines at undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD level.

It offers 101 postgraduate programs, and all its Departments support innovative research towards the PhD degree. The University has accomplished top performances in research, education and collaboration with society and entrepreneurship. In 2023, more than 40 Faculty members of the University are included in the 2% Most-Cited List of Scientists by Stanford University Rankings. It also promotes equity, diversity and inclusiveness in all its campuses.

Internationalization constitutes a key priority and a strategic target of the University. We seek cooperation with foreign Universities to establish research cooperation, as well as student exchange, and we offer a person-to-person collaboration of students with our teaching staff, in a pleasant and safe academic environment.

Technical University of Crete

Master of Science in Machine Learning and Data Science

The Machine Learning and Data Science (MLDS) Master’s program in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete accepts students with a strong background in computer science, physics, software engineering, statistics, econometrics, or applied mathematics, or a similar field. Applicants are expected to have at least some knowledge of programming fundamentals. All program activities take place in English.

We offer a well-focused, state-of-the-art curriculum that involves hands-on learning. Our faculty hold doctoral degrees from esteemed European and American universities. Most of us have held academic or research positions in North America and Europe. We spend time with students outside the classroom as they work on their capstone projects. Seminar talks given by researchers from universities, research institutes, and industry provide students with networking opportunities. The tuition fees are very competitive: the entire program costs 500 euros for residents of the European Economic Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and 1,000 euros for non-residents.

Located on the island of Crete, Chania is one of the most beautiful places in Greece. It offers gorgeous beaches, nightlife, natural beauty, historic sites, ancient ruins, cultural programs, and visitors from all over the world.

“This project is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund- ESF) through the Operational Programme «Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning 2014-2020» in the context of the project “Support for the Internationalization of Higher Education, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete” (MIS 5150766)”

University of Crete

The University of Crete (UoC) is a hub of academic excellence, committed to high-quality research, education, sustainable development, and societal impact. Founded in 1973, UoC merges vibrant academic life with the rich cultural and natural beauty of Crete, providing a lifelong enriching experience for its students.

The University of Crete operates from two main campuses: Gallos Campus in Rethymno, focusing on Humanities and Social Sciences, and Voutes Campus in Heraklion, dedicated to STEM and Medicine.

Supported by world-class facilities like the University General Hospital, the Museum of Eleutherna, the Natural History Museum of Crete, the Museum of Medicine, and many others, UoC offers a unique research and innovation environment.

Consistently ranked first among Greek universities and highly positioned worldwide, UoC offers numerous international programs, including a 6-year BA in Medicine, 18 postgraduate programs (MA or MSc.), and several summer schools.

Studying at UoC is more than education; it’s an immersive experience into Cretan life, blending historical richness with modern academic pursuits, ideal for impactful academic and personal growth.

Why Study at UoC?
-Excellence in research and teaching
-UoC offers cutting-edge international programs in various disciplines within a vibrant social and intellectual environment for research and education.
-UoC promotes novel pedagogical methods and encourages innovation. Its contemporary approach is reflected in both the outward-looking perspective and the wide network of collaborations.

University of Patras

The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 and started to operate in academic year 1966-1967. In June 2013 the University of Western Greece was integrated into the University of Patras. In 2019 the majority of the departments of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece were also integrated into the University of Patras.

It is situated in Patras, Agrinion and Messolonghi. The main campus is located 7 km North East of the city of Patras, in the suburb of Rion. The campus lies on the foothills of Mount Panachaico with a view over the Corinthian Gulf and to the mountains of Central Greece across the sea.

It is the 3 rd largest University in Greece in terms of students, faculty members, administrative personnel, number of departments and degrees awarded. The University has acquired a reputation for producing quality and innovative research and for taking part in a plethora of research projects, scientific organizations and research groups.

The General University Hospital of Patras is located next to the University. Rio has become a very important transport junction for Western Greece, especially since the construction of the Rio-Antirrio Bridge, which connects the suburb of Rio with the town of Antirrio, linking the Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece and thus giving residents and visitors quick and easy access to mainland Greece.

Hellenic Mediterranean University

Join Hellenic Mediterranean University at NASFA 2024! Discover exciting collaboration opportunities in education, research, and outreach programs. We can’t wait to welcome you to the vibrant and multicultural island of Crete. Visit HMU for more details.

Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) in Greece, formed in 2019 from the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, has campuses in Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos, and Sitia. It offers diverse programs in Engineering, Health Sciences, Management, Agriculture, and Music.

HMU emphasizes research and innovation, with modern facilities and a vibrant student life. It actively participates in international programs like Erasmus+ for global exchanges, with 153 bilateral agreements within Europe and 72 beyond (e.g., USA, China, Israel). HMU is a member of European Joint MSc degrees (Mundus) and the European University Alliances (ATHENA). It offers numerous COILs and Blended Intensive Programs and is part of the European Research Facilities (Printed Electronics, Chips, and Lasers). Committed to high standards and continuous improvement, HMU equips students for the modern workforce, making it a prime destination for education and research on Crete.

Harokopio University of Athens

Harokopio University of Athens proudly announces participation in NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo! Immerse yourself in a dynamic and high-quality research environment at our exemplary studying infrastructures, conveniently located in the heart of Greece, in the vicinity of the Acropolis. We look forward to meeting you and showcasing the many reasons why Harokopio University of Athens is an exceptional choice for international students and scholars!

The Harokopio University of Athens is a state University, founded by the national benefactor Panagis Harokopos in 1919 while operating in its current legal form since 1990. The main campus is located on two hectares of an estate in the Municipality of Kallithea near Athens city center. Its history is unique, as it has evolved and been distinguished in a very short time, featuring curricula based on modern scientific trends and international standards. It caters interdisciplinary studies targeting health science, technology, the environment and the economy to promote sustainable development and improve quality of life.

The University and all its programs are fully accredited according to EU standards, while it has chartered a Green University Policy since 2016. The relatively small number of students, combined with the high level of commitment of the well-esteemed teaching staff, ensure the high quality of a personalized educational experience. It offers four undergraduate programs and nine postgraduate programs, three of which are international. More than one-third of the student population are postgraduate and Ph.D. students.

High-quality research is carried out at Harokopio University of Athens. Research cooperation with national and international organizations aims to the development of innovative methods, services, and products, which may have a direct impact on improving the Quality of Life. It follows an excellent path of progress, achieving milestone distinctions in annual rankings such as THE World University Rankings, remaining among the top institutions at a national level and in a prominent position worldwide. The Institution holds a steady upward trend in research activity, consolidating the high impact index of its published work and the presence of its professors in lists of top scientists worldwide.

It continues to take significant steps to improve and consolidate its multi-level academic activity, reflecting the quality of its work in areas such as teaching, research, knowledge, and internationalization. 

International Hellenic University

Meet the @Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο της Ελλάδος/International Hellenic University at NAFSA 2024!

The multi-campus and multi-cultural Greek University

The International Hellenic University (IHU) was initially established by Law (No 3391/2005) as the first and only Greek public University where all postgraduate programmes were taught exclusively in English. It was re-established by Law (No 4610/2019 & Νο 5094/2024), is based in Thessaloniki, located in several campuses (Thessaloniki, Serres, Katerini, Kilkis) and comprises 8 Schools and 25 Departments, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

The IHU operates the University Center of International Programmes of Studies (UCIPS) which is situated in Thermi, Thessaloniki and offers twenty-six (26) specialist postgraduate programmes in cutting edge disciplines, taught exclusively in English. All degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

The IHU aims to develop as one of Europe’s foremost research institutions attracting already a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from countries as diverse as Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Libya, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, the USA and more.

The IHU is a multicultural university with an emphasis on attracting talent from the local community as well as the international environment.

Democritus University of Thrace

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

MEDICAL DEGREE English program

Embark on a journey of excellence and innovation with the English Language Medical Degree Program at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece’s oldest and most prestigious university. Founded in 1837, NKUA has a rich history of academic excellence and a strong reputation for groundbreaking research. Our Medical Degree program, designed exclusively for foreign nationals, opens the doors to a world-class education in one of Europe’s most historic cities.

Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum delivered in English, spanning 6 years (12 semesters) and culminating in a Medical Degree. With a meticulous structure, our course ensures a thorough grounding in medical knowledge, from pre-clinical foundations in the first 5 semesters, through clinical courses in the next 4, to intensive all-day clinical training in major specialties during the final 3 semesters. Graduation requires successful completion of 48 compulsory and 12 elective courses, alongside the accumulation of 360 ECTS credits, ensuring our graduates are exceptionally well-prepared.

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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece

The Program offers a wide-ranging degree devoted to Classical Greek culture. Students have the opportunity to study the archaeological monuments and the history of Greece. They familiarize themselves with the ancient Greek and Latin languages through the systematic examination of important ancient texts. The curriculum includes a number of classes in Modern Greek, offered free of charge to all students during the first year of their studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the Program allows students to think both critically and imaginatively, write well-structured essays, as well as interpret complex sets of data.

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Agricultural University of Athens

International Programs

Agricultural University of Athens is the third Oldest University in Greece, which holds a dominant position upon the area of Geotechnical and Agri-food Higher Education and Research, at both national and international level. AUA is a prodigious Green University, as it is a key partner of the European University EU CONEXUS about Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability. It plays a principal role in significant participating Hubs, such as the Smart –AGROHUB, inasmuch the Network and Community Partners of the EIT Food Initiative, which is a Pan-European Consortium, focused upon entrepreneurship and innovation development in the food sector, by different partners across Europe. An International Joint Master’s Degree Program – Erasmus Mundus in Marine Biotechnology, besides the FL Master of Science (MSc) Program, entitled Digital Technologies and Smart Infrastructure in Agriculture, have been functioning since September 2022.

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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Master of Science Scholarships in Business Economics and Management

The two-year full-time M.Sc. program in Business Economics and Management (120ECTS) is an intensive postgraduate program designed for students who are committed to becoming innovators in the academic/entrepreneurial world. It is dedicated to offering education and research training to endow students with knowledge and skills for the competitive regional, national and global marketplace. During the first year, students receive theoretical and practical training in Business Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing. They then have the opportunity to develop a research-based thesis in their second year. The BEM program instills an international mindset in talented and highly qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, and fosters an attitude of autonomous, critical and informed reflection. The program’s hallmarks are: the teaching staff, who are all faculty members of renowned universities, constituting a thriving academic community that works to advance students’ knowledge and expertise, and the assistance and coaching provided to the BEM graduates to pursue Ph.D. studies with full scholarships at well-known universities all over the world.

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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Master of Science Scholarships in Geoinformation in Environmental Management

The Geoinformation in Environmental Management programme focuses on the ever-growing demand for highly specialized and effectively educated scientists to tackle significant environmental issues in today’s natural environment with geoinformation and relevant tools, leading to the MSc degree (120 ECTS).

In the first year, graduates, professionals and specialists from the Mediterranean and Balkan regions major in a compatible discipline with background knowledge on environmental issues. They have the opportunity to specialize in (a) the management of Mediterranean ecosystems, (b) Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing, and their application to environmental management, and (c) the use of decision support tools for strategic and environmental impact assessment within the environmental policy and legislative framework of the European Union. They then have the opportunity to develop a research-based thesis in their second year. The attainment of the M.Sc. degree certifies in-depth academic knowledge and practical skills in Environmental Management and the use of Geoinformation, enabling the pursuit of doctorate studies and/or a career in both the public and private sectors.

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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Master of Science Scholarships in Food Quality and Chemistry of Natural Products

Consumers’ increasing awareness of issues related to food and bioactive ingredients has formed the basis for the MSc (120 ECTS) in Food Quality and Chemistry of Natural Products. Following an interdisciplinary approach, the the programme aims to connect the bidirectional relationship of Food Science and Natural Products. Current challenges in sustainable food systems require the application of circular economy principles that focus on the reduction of waste and the efficient re-use of food by-products. Recovery of biomolecules with non-toxic “Green” solvents and valorization of food industry wastes is included in the Department’s research activities.

In the first year of the chemistry-oriented programme, students acquire theoretical knowledge in Food Science, Food Authenticity, Analytical/Laboratory Techniques and various aspects of the Chemistry of Natural Products. They then have the opportunity to develop a research-based thesis in their second year. The attainment of the M.Sc. degree qualifies them to successfully continue their doctorate studies and/or pursue an expert’s career in both the public and private sector.

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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Master of Science Scholarships in Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology

The major aim of the Horticultural Genetics & Biotechnology MSc programme (120 ECTS) is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the mechanisms, capabilities, uses and limitations of plant biotechnological methods in order to apply them to problems related to horticultural production and product quality. MSc graduates can pursue an academic career in biotechnology, genetics and/or molecular biology, work in agribusiness or in agricultural governmental bodies.

In the first year, students acquire technical skills in plant biotechnology and genetics; develop conceptual knowledge and critical thinking skills and learn to design and test hypotheses related to horticultural research on plant biology and physiology; learn to communicate research outputs; demonstrate an understanding of the advantages and limitations of –omics technological platforms (genomics, metabolomics) and how they are used to solve problems; learn how to find/cite sources, and use knowledge acquired from model plants such as Arabidopsis to formulate research approaches for horticultural crops of their interest. They then have the opportunity to develop a research-based thesis in their second year.

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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Master of Science Scholarships in Sustainable Agriculture

The two-year postgraduate Sustainable Agriculture programme is aimed at graduates in Agriculture or other related sciences leading to a MSc degree (120 ECTS).

In the first year participants are introduced to agroecology, environmental indicators of integrated crop management and organic farming systems; familiarize themselves with the certification systems of environmentally friendly and sustainable agricultural production; present the latest advances in the management of soil, water and genetic resources in agriculture; are exposed to a thorough background of crop protection; get acquainted with automation and modern recycled soilless greenhouse production methods; and understand innovation and communication for sustainable farming. Students pursue their research in an environment fully equipped with the most updated facilities. They then have the opportunity to develop a research-based thesis in their second year.

The scientific results of graduate studies are usually announced in International Conferences and/or published in world-renowned journals.

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Panteion University of Social and Political Science

MA in Digital Transformation: e-Diplomacy, e-Campaigning and Digital Law

Master your Digital Wisdom with the MA in Digital Transformation: e-Diplomacy, e-Campaigning & Digital Law (MA Digi-DCL) at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. 

Join a forward-looking and interdisciplinary postgraduate program offered jointly by the Departments of “Communication, Media and Culture” and “International, European and Area Studies”.

Choose from three exciting specializations and develop the digital, creative, and critical thinking skills you need to be a leader in the ever-evolving digital economy.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Hands-on projects and real-world challenges: Collaborate on interactive projects that address current digital issues and hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Dynamic blended learning: Our program uses a flexible mix of online modules, interactive onsite events (bootcamp & hackathon), and hybrid sessions with guest lectures and workshops at partner organizations.
  • Co-creation is in our DNA:  Learn alongside an international and diverse team of academics, researchers, and industry experts, and benefit from a powerful knowledge-sharing network.
  • Apply by June 30, 2024


Make your #MADigiDCL #digiwise Application by June 30, 2024

Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences is a public university that conducts research and offers courses and degrees in a wide range of scientific fields in the areas of social and political theory, such as international and European studies, science and media, sociology, social anthropology, psychology, political science, history, social policy, public administration, economic and regional development and in the field of digital transformation in diplomacy, campaigning and law.

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Information about student mobility programs between the U.S. and Greece

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Scholarships for U.S. citizens who wish  to study, conduct research or lecture in Greek educational institutions:

Fulbright Scholar Program
For scholars who wish to lecture and/or conduct research in Greece. Applicants must possess a doctoral or terminal degree in their field and secure an institutional affiliation in Greece. Grants are awarded for a period of three to four months in a variety of academic and professional fields.

Fulbright Student Program
For students who wish to conduct independent research. The program is open to holders of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and for Ph.D. candidates for dissertation research purposes. Applicants must secure an institutional affiliation in Greece. Grants are awarded for a period of nine months (academic program). Six-month grants will be considered for art projects and Ph.D. candidates. Grants are offered in all disciplines.

Fulbright-IKY Ph.D. Research Award
The Greek State Scholarship Foundation – IKY in collaboration with Fulbright Greece will fund up to four awards to Ph.D. candidates for dissertation research purposes. These grants cover a six-month period and Ph.D. candidates from all disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicants are required to secure affiliation(s) in Greece and submit letters of invitation/affiliation indicating name/position of host and details on the collaboration with one or more Greek State Universities and/or research organizations/institutions. 

Graduate Studies at Greek State Universities Award
This award supports enrollment at Master’s programs offered in English by Greek State Universities. The choice of program and discipline lies with the applicant. All fields are eligible. Students must be officially admitted to the Greek graduate program of their choice in order to be granted Fulbright status and benefits.

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