Education in Greece

Last updated: 2013

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The Education System in Greece

  • Greece has many high-quality State-owned &  Foreign (mainly British & American) Universities, Schools, and Colleges.
  • The Literacy level in Greece is  98 % of the population; one of the highest in the world
  • Public Education in Greece is provided free of tuition fees and textbooks are provided for free
  • The English Language is taught at all educational levels starting from primary school up to the University level
  • There are many English and other foreign language Private  Schools where children can attend supplementary English classes alongside the state education
  • The most top-ranking  Public Universities in Greece include:
    • The National Technical University of Athens
    • The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (One of the top ranking in the world)
    • The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    • The University of Crete
    • Athens University of Economy and Business
  • Top distance learning University: The Hellenic Open University
  • The American College of Greece is The oldest American College in Europe and the Largest in Greece
  • Many authorized Colleges, Institutions & Universities in  Greece offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the English language in collaboration with British and American Universities which can lead to  Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Titles; Most of the Academic titles offered are accredited by foreign Universities and the Greek Ministry of Education.
  • A residence permit in Greece gives access to Free Public Education.

International Schools in Athens

British

American

Other International Schools (English)

Chinese Schools / Institutes

Top Public Universities in Greece

INTERNATIONAL HELLENIC UNIVERSITY (Master Degrees, English language)

The first Greek public university where all programmes are taught exclusively in English
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
NATIONAL KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
UNIVERISITY OF CRETE
ATHENS UNIVERISTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY

Colleges in Greece

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE 

Located in Athens, and originally founded in 1875 Smyrna, DEREE – The American College of Greece is the oldest American accredited college in Europe and the largest private institution in Greece.

  • 21 undergraduate majors; 32 minors; 17 graduate degree programs
  • 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students
  • 350 international students from 50 countries
  • 40 partner universities in the US, Europe and Asia offering study abroad and individually tailored programs
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Undergraduate programs validated by the Open University ( UK)
BCA-BUSINESS COLLEGE OF ATHENS
London Metropolitan University (UK)
IST COLLEGE
University of Hertfordshire (UK), London South Bank University(UK), University of London Ιnternational Programmes(UK)
NEW YORK COLLEGE
State University of New York (US), Empire State College (US), University of Bolton, University of Greenwich (UK)
METROPOLITAN COLLEGE
University of East London (UK), Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
MEDITERRANEAN COLLEGE
University of Derby (UK)
ATHENS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
Carnegie Mellon University (US)
CITY UNITY COLLEGE
City University of Seattle (USA), Liverpool John Moores University (UK),
Staffordshire University (UK)   City University of Seattle (USA), Liverpool John Moores University
BRITISH HELLENIC COLLEGE
Glyndŵr University (UK), University of Wales (UK)