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National Technical University of Athens

Address: Athina 106 82

Description National Technical University of Athens

  • Established: 1836
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Rating: 457
  • Language of instruction: Greek.

The Athens Polytechnic University (NTUA) was founded in 1836 and is considered the oldest university in Greece. The leading specialties at the university are civil engineering, electronics, IT-technologies, natural sciences. NTUA is one of the three best universities in the country and is a member of the international associations of technical universities TIME and CESAER.

For foreigners, studying at a university is free, since the country's state universities are sponsored by the state.

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

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 5 years.

NTUA plans and organizes its educational program in accordance with the following principles:

  • Maintaining and enriching the basic five-year structure of the diploma course, which is equivalent to a master's degree, with a solid theoretical foundation in the field of applied sciences and technologies, an appropriate range and number of courses
  • Opening new horizons in scientific and technical education
  • Strengthening research aimed at gaining practical experience in the learning process, academic depth, methodological adaptation to the process of active learning and responding to current and future development needs.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

The main objectives of the NTUA Graduate School are to maintain and strengthen quality, increase international recognition of awarded degrees and ensure coherence between education and research development.

Postgraduate study allows you to get a doctorate in each school of the university.

Interdisciplinary programs organized at several NTUA institutions or in conjunction with other universities lead to the award of the Postgraduate Degree of Specialization, equivalent to a master's degree. Students receive this degree after one or two academic years, during which they take specific courses, divided into semesters or four-month periods, and prepare a dissertation. Students who wish to continue their research work in doctoral studies in related subjects may be eligible to participate in one of the collaborating schools.

Events National Technical University of Athens

In their free time, a cinema club and music club are open for students.


  • NTUA is among the top 400 best educational institutions in the world and is the leading educational institution in Greece (QS World Universities Ranking 2016 rating)
  • School of Civil Engineering of the University is on the 33rd place among the best world schools by specialty
  • Among the technological universities of the world, the Athens Polytechnic University takes 67th place
  • In 2015, 194 NTUA laboratories (140 of which are internationally certified) carried out 1,423 national and European research projects
  • The faculty of the university annually publishes more than 3,000 scientific papers.

Equipment National Technical University of Athens

The material and technical base of the university includes:

  • Central computing center
  • Research Center
  • Meteorological Center
  • Laboratories
  • Computer classes
  • The library
  • Sports complex.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university begins in October and consists of two semesters: the autumn lasts from October 1 to February 8, and the spring from February 16 to July 5.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee = up to 700 €
  • Paid language courses = 500 € / year
  • Recognition of previous education (certificate of equivalence issued by DOATAP) = 150 €
  • Cost of living = 413 € -756 € / month.

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

The selection of applicants is carried out according to the average score. To enter the university, you must provide a certificate of secondary education, a certificate of the average score, translated into a 20-point Greek scale, and pass a language exam (level of proficiency - B2).

For postgraduate programs, you must provide:

  • Application
  • Official copies of educational documents with transcripts. If necessary, provide an equivalence certificate issued by DOATAP
  • Full resume with information about studies and research or professional activities
  • A brief statement of intent in which the candidate must disclose his special scientific interest and the reasons why he / she wishes to participate in the program
  • Proof of knowledge of at least one foreign language (for foreign students, knowledge of the Greek language is required)
  • Two letters of recommendation.

If the applicant does not know Greek, then the university gives him the opportunity to take paid annual language courses.

All documents for admission must be translated into Greek and apostilled by the Ministry of Education of the applicant's country.

For postgraduate programs, translation of documents into French / English is possible.

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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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