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Hellenic Open University

Address: Aristotelous 18, Patra 263 35, Greece

Description Hellenic Open University

  • Established: 1992
  • Location: Greece, Patras
  • Language of instruction: Greek, English
  • Number of students: 40,000
  • Type: state.

Hellenic Open University is a state higher education institution that carries out educational activities according to the model of the British University. It was created in 1992. All undergraduate and graduate programs are taught only remotely.

The mission of Hellenic Open University is to provide high-quality higher education through distance learning both at the undergraduate level and at the level of graduate school. To this end, management and the methodological department develops and implements innovative teaching materials and teaching methods.

Among the partners of the Hellenic University:

  • Brussels Free University
  • Open University of Cyprus
  • University of Nicosia
  • European University of Cyprus
  • University of Western Macedonia
  • Aracopio University of Athens
  • University of Thessaly.

In addition to the main programs, the university offers education in short-term courses:

  • Theory and practice of exhibition decoration
  • Student Conflict Resolution
  • Agriculture
  • Introduction to waste sorting
  • Catastrophic changes in nature as a result of global warming
  • Embedded Development
  • Entertainment Development
  • Spatial design
  • Further training in intercultural mediation.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Hellenic Open University

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  • Duration of the program: 6-7 semesters
  • Language of instruction: English, Greek
  • Age: 18+
  • Form of study: remotely.


  • European culture
  • Greek culture
  • Spanish language and literature
  • Graphic design
  • Arts and crafts
  • Light design
  • Acoustic design
  • Natural Sciences
  • Computer science
  • Business and Organization Management
  • Public administration
  • Tourism management.
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  • Program Duration: 12 months
  • Language of instruction: English, Greek
  • Age: 20+
  • Form of study: distance learning.


  • Business administration.
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  • Program Duration: 4 years
  • Language of instruction: English, Greek
  • Age: 22+
  • Form of study: distance learning.


  • Becomes the first and only up to a certain point educational institution in Greece providing training in PhD programs
  • Despite the fact that all programs are taught only remotely, students, together with teachers, conduct active research
  • The average age of students is 35 years
  • Qualified teaching staff
  • Graduate programs in partnership with partner universities
  • High score Hellenic Open University has been given by the Agency for the Control and Greek quality accreditation
  • Possibility of receiving scholarships with confirmation of high learning outcomes
  • The institution was awarded the E-Xcellence Associate of the European Association of Distance Learning Universities.

Equipment Hellenic Open University

Since all programs are taught remotely, accommodation and stay of students is not provided. For the work of teachers, a modern building has been built, in which classrooms are equipped for remote lectures, a dining room, rest rooms, halls for conferences and meetings.

Since the organization of distance learning involves good technical equipment, the school regularly updates computers and demonstration materials, monitors the quality of high-speed Internet.

On the basis of Hellenic Open University work :

  • Department of Internal Assessment of Academic Achievements
  • Quality Assurance Department
  • Counseling and Psychological Support Center
  • National Teacher Training Center.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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