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What is it Like To Study in Greece?

Greece is known as the land of gods and is home to 18 of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. And Greece is not just loved by travellers but also by students. Greece is home to more than 30,000 international students.

If you are an international student thinking of studying in Athens, this article is just right for you. Read on to find out information about Greece as a place to study. 

 

Study in Greece

Studying in Greece as an international student is an affordable choice for most students when compared to other big European cities. The Greek Ministry of Educational and Religious Affairs makes an active effort to make Greece a global educational destination by making its public and private schools international in approach and standard. All 24 public universities are accredited by the state. The private universities in Greece, known as schools, do not function as all independent universities and are often required to collaborate with other foreign universities and offer a variety of programs, undergraduate and postgraduate in English. 

In the last few years through multiple collaborations between Greek and several institutions worldwide have made Greek a favourable spot for international students. The Greek higher educational institutes are entirely self-administered.

There are several multilingual courses and joint bachelors and masters degrees offered by several institutions. You will have 24 public universities in Greece with over 140 Master’s courses. 

 

Life in Greece

The first thing that comes to consideration for studying abroad is affordability. In public universities in Greece, students can enjoy zero tuition fees except for some master’s degree programs. All other international students pay a tuition fee that is less than €10,000 a year. 

Greece is one of the cheapest countries in Europe for international travellers and students alike. On average, one can live reasonably very well between €450-€700 which is much less when compared to other European destinations.

The first thing that comes to Consideration for studying abroad is affordability. In public universities in Greece, students can enjoy zero tuition fee except for some masters degree programmes. All other international students pay a tuition fee that is less than €10,000 a year

Greece is one of the cheapest countries in Europe for international travellers and students alike. On average, one can live reasonably very well between €450-€700 which is much less when compared to other European destinations.

 

Greece Cost of Living

The cost of living is much affordable in Greece which is why many students find their own accommodation. There are lots of other affordable options like hostels and hotels available for your initial stay. But overall, a 1BHK apartment in Athens or any big city costs around two €50-€400. The big cities also have transportation cards for the metro and buses which cost around €30 a month. Students can also avail of discounts from the student ID.

 

Student Visas

E U, EEA, EFTA nationals do not require a student visa to study in Greece. If your stay exceeds three months, you will need a residence permit. For non-EU EEA, EFTA, national’s a student visa will be required for your studies. To obtain our student visa visit the nearest embassy in your home country and seek. Their assistance, or look up the Greek Ministry of foreign affairs website to learn more. Remember to apply for a student visa and a residence permit at the same time as both of them can take some time to process.

 

Great weather year-round

Owing to the geographical location of Greece, a warm climate stays all year. The summer months see rains for 2-3 months mostly in the Southern parts. In winter, there is hardly any snowfall with the temperature usually above 0 degrees. Great clear and warm weather of Greece complements students as you can study and travel on time. Students can complement study hours with social activities during the day and night, both. 

 

Looking for good programs in Greece? Check out some excellent programmes BSBI). These programmes are personalised and industry-oriented to help students learn valuable skills to assist them in making great careers. 

There are dedicated student service departments that provide personalised recruitment sessions to students. Grab the opportunity of accessing an extensive network of companies partnered with these institutes to gain first-hand training from experts in different industries.

 

Scholarship Assistance

For scholarships, look up IKY or the Greek State Scholarship Foundation. It is committed to providing students with great scholarship options for Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD programs. IKY runs a long history of providing scholarships throughout disciplines. The number of scholars is less and there are criteria to fulfil for scholarships depending on the subject of study and country of origin of the student. Navigate IKY’s official website to know more. 

Greece also offers language and culture study courses to attract an international crowd and assist them in living decently. Enrol on a program today to learn more. 

 

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Written by Sudipta Jana