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Higher education landscape in Greece

Greece has a long tradition in academic excellence boasting world-renowned universities and academics. The country has 24 state universities, including 4 polytechnic schools at the cutting-edge of research across many fields. 

Aimed at boosting internationalization and extroversion of Greek universities and establishing Greece on the global education map, the Greek state created in 2019 a modern and innovative legal framework focusing on internationalization of Higher Education. The new law facilitates student and faculty mobility, promotes the development of international study programs, fosters collaborations and partnerships between Greek and international HEIs, and supports the creation of international degrees, joint & dual study programs, short-term courses including summer/winter schools, internships, etc., through simple and fast procedures.

In Greece, you can find 3 English-taught undergraduate programs, including 2 international medical degrees offered by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the National Kapodistrian University of Athens respectively, and 1 BA Program in the Archaeology, History and Literature of Ancient Greece, provided by the School of Philosophy of NKUA. Much more Bachelors in various disciplines will be launched in 2023.

Moreover, Greek universities offer more than 130 international Master’s Programs, a number that contstantly increases. These programs provide international students with the opportunity to choose from a broad range of disciplines – from theoretical fields such as Archaeology, History and Classics to scientific fields such as Medicine, Biology, Physics and Ecology, as well as technology disciplines like IT, Computer Science, Engineering and Telecommunications, among others.

Greek universities also offer short-term courses – summer/winter schools and study abroad programs, inter-university joint programs, internships and other educational and research opportunities for international students. All these initiatives and study options, reflecting a spirit of modernization and internationalization, signal the transition of the Greek academia to a new era of innovation, extroversion, and openness.