First cycle studies (bachelor's)
Although Greece is not a signatory country of the Lisbon Convention, if you have successfully completed upper secondary studies, are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher education studies in Greece. However, you are requested to prove your level of knowledge of Greek and have studied another foreign language, such as English, Spanish, French or German. In some cases, you must also satisfy course specific requirements. For example, if you are applying for mathematical studies, you must have studied mathematics.
Second cycle studies (master's)
If you are applying for a master's program at university in Greece, you are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor's or equivalent degree diploma.
Third cycle studies (PhD)
In the event you are applying for doctoral studies at university in Greece, you are required to be in possession of a relevant diploma or master's degree program.
Language requirements for studies at universities in Greece
The language of instruction at higher education institutions is Greek. Therefore, you should be ready to prove your level of command of Greek with the results you receive after taking the exams in Greek language from any of the institutions below:
- Modern Greek Language Center of the University of Athens
- Modern Greek Language Centre of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
If English is not your first language and you might be taking courses in English while at university in Greece, you are required to prove your level of command of the English language through the results you received from your studies at upper secondary school or through the results you received at the TOEFL or IELTS tests. The minimum accepted score for the TOEFL test is usually 570 (paper-based) or 90 (Internet-based), and 6.5 for the IELTS test.
Minimum grade point requirement to access first cycle studies (bachelor's) in Greece
Admission to the majority of first cycle studies in Greece is subject to the fulfillment of a minimum grade point requirement. This is the grade point you receive after passing your upper secondary school studies in combination with the grades you receive at the university entrance examinations in your home country. Therefore, always check with your Greek university about the minimum grade point you need to obtain.
You can use the European grades comparison chart to learn how you would score in Europe.
Minimum grade point requirement to access second and third cycle studies in Greece
In general, the minimum grade point to access second and third cycle studies is approximately 7,5 out of a maximum of 10. [Learn more about the Greek grading system at higher education level]