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National Kapodistrian University of Athens

Address: Athens 157 72, Greece

Description National Kapodistrian University of Athens

  • Founded: 1837
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Number of students:
  • Rating in the country: 3
  • Language of instruction: Greek.

Athens National University is a state university; it is located in the northeast of the Acropolis and is considered one of the attractions of the city. This is the second largest educational institution in Greece.

The university offers training in the following faculties: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Medicine, etc.

Among the famous university graduates:

  • Yogros Seferis - Nobel laureate in literature in 1963, famous Greek writer and poet
  • Harilaos Trikupis - Greek politician, former head of the Kommatarchi party, was Greek Foreign Minister (1867-1875)
  • Theodoros Angelopoulos is a Greek filmmaker, winner of many film festivals.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in National Kapodistrian University of Athens

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  • Age: 17+
  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

Graduates of a bachelor's degree are sufficiently qualified and competitive.


  • Age: 20+
  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

After graduation, graduates have a large amount of relevant knowledge and are professionals in the selected field.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students can stay in separate apartments or rooms. You can eat at home or in a cafe in any part of the city. The approximate cost of food and housing is about 400 € per month.


  1. Strong level of the Faculty of Medicine (field of surgery, pharmaceuticals and pharmacology). For a long time, the University of Athens has been one of the most powerful educational institutions that train medical workers.
  2. Qualitative training at the Faculty of Engineering Technology (computer science and the study of information systems)
  3. Graduates of the Faculty of Humanities (history, sociology, languages) are professionals in the studied field
  4. The university often conducts research in which students can participate.

Equipment National Kapodistrian University of Athens

The university has its own library, research centers, recreation areas, cafes and shops, sports areas. All classrooms where classes are held have everything necessary for a comfortable learning process, all students have access to wireless Internet.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university begins in October and is divided into semesters.

Additional expenses for personal needs are approximately 200-300 € per month (travel and personal expenses).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university for undergraduate applicants must provide a certificate of secondary education and a document with an average score translated into the Greek grading system. All documents must be translated into Greek and certified by an apostille in the Ministry of Education.

For admission to the magistracy and graduate school, applicants must confirm their diploma of previous education in DOATAP. The cost of the fee is 150 €, legalization of the diploma can take from 2 months to a year.

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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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