Education in Greece


Greece has always been a hub of tourists, who are attracted by its ancient heritage. The museums of the Byzantine and ancient eras as well as several archaeological sites and old cities draw tourist in hordes. Greece is an ideal place for those who wish to pursue their higher educatio
Greece is a very stable and developed democracy and has a modern economy. It is located near the crossroads of Asia and Europe and acts almost like a Gate to the European Union. Greece was once the cradle of the entire European civilization. Ancient scholars from Greece were the ones who were responsible for gigantic leaps in medicine, philosophy, astronomy and mathematics. Modern day Greece is still a place where young minds are nurtured and grown and study and research in Greece is very important. Greece universities are known for providing the best education and most of them are affiliated to top American and European universities. Greece offers the foundation of a successful and bright professional career to all its graduates who study in Greece.
Life in Greece is calm and full of the wonders of the Ancient World. The people here are warm and hospitable and several of them speak English as a second language. Greece, is the ideal country for tourism, work or higher studies.

Greece is a beautiful country that has always been famous for its scholars, mathematicians and philosophers. The education system in Greece still reflects this as it is one of the best in the World. There are two sectors in Greek Higher Education – the University sector and the Technological sector. There are 24 Universities and sixteen TEIs - Technological Education Institutes, which are accredited by Greece.
Students from the EU/EEA do not have to pay tuition fee at Greek universities and they can also request free textbooks. For non EU students, a small fee has to be paid for the place at a University in Greece. This fee includes the textbooks and varies from Institution to Intuition.
Engineering Study in Greece is excellent and Greece produces some of the best technocrats of the world. The duration of the course is five years. Medicine is the only course with a six year duration others last for four years. Information about study in Greece can easily be found online or from official Greek web sites.
Living costs in Greece are considerably less and rooms as well as apartments can be rented anywhere in the country. Universities also accommodate students and help them find the right place for them to stay. Students can also choose to live off campus and for this they can rent rooms or live with a host family. Living with a host family will allow students to experience the rich Greek culture first hand.
Greece is the ultimate place to live in. You will be surrounded by the wonders of the world and will have a rich history to witness. Greek people are warm and welcoming and you won’t have much problems adjusting. A vast majority of the Greek speak fluent English. Studying in Greek will be a great decision professionally for nay student.

1. Two Visa Application Forms (please make sure that both forms are duly filled out and signed indicating especially the address of your future residence in Germany-(question 15) as well as your complete address including telephone No. and E-Mail-address in India).

2. Signed Declaration on True and Complete Information

3. Three passport pictures according to biometric specifications

4. Visa fee to be paid through Demand Draft made out to the “Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany” in New Delhi

5. Valid passport with a validity of at least 12 months along with two copies of all printed pages

6. Cover letter from applicant, explaining the exact purpose and duration of your stay in Germany

7. Letter of admission from the German University

8. Proof that study fees have been paid, if applicable. In case the fees are not paid or due yet, proof has to be provided that the necessary amount will be at the applicant’s disposal in due course of time

9. School Leaving Certificate of Secondary School

10. University Certificates (Degree Certificates and Mark Sheets)

11. Proof of Language Proficiency (TOEFL / IELTS, original and A 4 sized copy). Exemptions do apply in case of a written confirmation from the University that this requirement may be waived, for applicants for PhD / Doctorate studies and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Holders.

12. Proof of accommodation is required in order to fill the same in visa form & to attach in the file.

13. Proof of financial means to cover the costs for the time of your studies by any of the following means:

  • 1. Confirmation of scholarship/Stipend
  • 2. Formal sponsorship letter from a sponsor living in Germany (“Verpflichtungserklärung” according to Article 68 German Residence Act)
  • 3. Blocked account (“Sperrkonto”) in Germany in the name of the applicant showing a minimum balance of Euro 7905, & the remark that the account holder can dispose of a monthly amount of Euro 659.
  • 4. For information with regard to the procedure of opening a blocked account in Germany please contact a bank in Germany or an international bank of your choice.
  • 5. Confirmation of an annually renewable bank guarantee from a bank in Germany in the amount of Euro 7905
  • 6. It is highly recommended that that the money transfer is made by international bank transfer. Do not send bank demand drafts, money orders or cheque to open the block account.

From the moment of entering the Federal Republic of Germany you are upon request required to provide proof of a valid Health Insurance. This may be done through a regular Travel Health Insurance bought in India.However, as soon as you formally register & enroll with the German University & begin your studies a regular Travel Health Insurance loses its validity. You are required to get a valid Health insurance from a German Insurance provider. equired to provide proof of a valid Health Insurance. This may be done through a regular Travel Health Insurance bought in India.