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University of Crete

Address: Heraklion 700 13, Greece

Description University of Crete

  • Year of foundation: 1973;
  • Location: Crete , Greece;
  • Students age: 17+;
  • Language of instruction: Greek, English;
  • University type : state;
  • Form of study: mixed;
  • Accommodation type: residence, apartments.

University of Crete - a public university in Crete, recognized as one of the best among young and developing universities according to the QS rating agency. The Greek University has established itself in the best way in the training of specialists in the field of medicine, technical sciences, economics, and the humanities. Today, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Greek.

Radiology, laboratory medicine and morphology, as well as astronomy, mathematics and physics are named as particularly strong programs of the University of Crete. Among the humanitarian areas, philology and philosophy are distinguished.

List of university faculties:

  • Medical;
  • Sociology and Philosophy;
  • Historical;
  • Philological;
  • History and archeology;
  • Institute of Psychology;
  • Mathematical;
  • Biological;
  • Pedagogical Institute;
  • Applied Mathematics;
  • Physical;
  • Chemical;
  • Economic Institute;
  • School of Political Science;
  • Institute of Computer Science;
  • Technological.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Crete

Program name

Quick overview:

  • Age: 17+;
  • Duration: 4-5 years;
  • Language of instruction: Greek.

Popular undergraduate programs:

  • Medicine;
  • Sociology;
  • Philosophy;
  • History;
  • Philology;
  • Archeology;
  • Psychology;
  • Mathematics;
  • Biology;
  • Pedagogy;
  • Applied math;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry.

Brief information:

  • Age: 21+;
  • Duration: 1-2 years;
  • Language of instruction: Greek.

List of popular programs:

  • Economics;
  • Political science;
  • Programming;
  • History;
  • Mathematics;
  • Biology;
  • Philology;
  • Archeology;
  • Psychology;
  • Pedagogy;
  • Applied math;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry.

Quick overview:

  • Age: 22+;
  • Duration: 1-2 years;
  • Language of instruction: Greek.

Doctoral programs are in high demand among foreign students. All training takes place in English, the duration is on average 3 years.

Accommodation, housing and food

First-year students can apply for a free place in the university dormitory, but the number of places in the residence is limited. For this reason, students often look for apartments close to campuses.

Equipment University of Crete

The university is located on the largest Greek island, with campuses in the coastal cities of Heraklion and Rethymno. The university has an established research and student infrastructure, which includes:

  • Scientific laboratories;
  • Observatory;
  • Historical Museum;
  • Central hospital;
  • Library center;
  • Audience;
  • Hostel;
  • Cafeterias.

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Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

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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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