The birthplace of democracy, the Iliad, the Parthenon – but also great beaches, island hopping, and delicious food. Not to mention an unparalleled academic heritage and direct access to ancient history. These are just some of the things Greece is associated with! But it’s not only a country for tourists: with a low cost of living and growing numbers of English-taught degrees, Greece should be on any international student’s map.
Cost of Living and Studying in Greece
Greece uses the Euro (€) as its currency.
Your tuition fees will depend on where you are from and where you choose to study. If you choose to study at a public university, you will pay less than at a private university. If you are from an EU country then you will not pay tuition fees at all public universities and colleges. The same applies for students who are from EEA countries. If you are from any other country then you will be required to pay tuition fees. The fees will vary depending on where you choose to study and at what level. On average, you should expect to pay between €3,000 and €15,000 per year.
Living costs in Greece are also affordable. How much you pay will depend on where you choose to live, as bigger cities will cost more than smaller cities and towns. On average, you should budget for between €500 and €1,000 per month. Another cost that international students need to consider is health insurance. If you are an EHIC card holder, you will be able to access the same healthcare as Greek citizens for the same price, which is usually free. If you are not an EHIC card holder, you will need to have a health insurance policy that is valid for the duration of your studies in Greece. Health insurance will cost between €200 and €600 per year.
Greek Student Visas
Depending on where you are from, you may need a visa to study in Greece. Students from an EU country will not need to obtain a visa. If you are from any other country, you will need a visa in order to study in Greece. This can be done at the Greek embassy or consulate in your home country. There are certain documents that you will need to provide when processing the application. Most institutions will help you with the visa application and requirements.