Foreign students can fall into the special categories of candidates that can be admitted to Higher Education in Greece, on condition that neither the candidates themselves nor their parents have the Greek nationality or citizenship. Those candidates submit their documents to the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs and fill in the candidate’s application entry form, choosing the Faculties and Departments of their preference.
Please consider that:
For the school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, graduate certificates are being exceptionally accepted even though attendance was partly registered by distance learning due to the pandemic covid 19.
Please take a look at the official instructions of the Ministry of Education Research and Religious Affairs and make sure that you meet the requirements needed. Use the links below:
Gather all documents needed, as described in the above document. Get an Apostille Convention stamp for all the documents from the competent authorities of your country. Please make sure that your country is a member of the Hague Convention. Degrees, certifications and certificates that are issued in countries that have been contracted to the Hague Convention but Greece has objected to their contraction such as Albania, Mongolia, Peru and Kyrgyzstan must be validated for the signature authenticity of the undersigned person by a Greek diplomatic authority abroad. The validation should be on the original document.
Get an official approval of these documents from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Greek embassy of your country.
Get your documents translated in Greek using the Translation Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a lawyer certified for translations.
Certify your documents in the embassy of your Country in Greece.
After the gathering of all the documents you can visit the website of Ministry of education to submit your registration electronically.
The application procedure for admission to higher education in Greece of foreigners of non-Greek origin is supported electronically by an information system, which becomes available during the specified dates.
The URL for the information system is https://exams–foreigner.it.minedu.gov.gr
Period of electronic submission of the application – entry form, for the academic year 2021-2022: Τhursday July 8th, 2021 – Wednesday July 14th 2021 .
AFTER THE DEADLINE, THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM IS LOCKED AND NO APPLICATIONAS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Choose the departments of your interest:
a. Max. 20 departments of one scientific field if your school follows the curriculum of a non-European country
b. Max. 40 departments of two scientific fields if your school follows the curriculum of a European country.
Send all the documents to the address specified at the ministry of education website after the application.
Wait for the results. Usually the date of announcement is around late August.
Results are announced at the website of the Ministry of Education. Applicants can see their results by entering their Candidate Code and their initials (Surname, Name, Father’s name and Mother’s name).
Please keep visiting the website and register to our newsletter and our Facebook group to update your information for the forthcoming academic year (2020 – 2021).
Once you have been accepted you need to contact the equivalent secretary of the department of your University which will provide you with more information about your Bachelor and with the documents required for the obtention of your student VISA.
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