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GREECE: ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Thessaloniki, Greece

GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece 

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

2

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Konstantina Tolia
Department of European Educational Programmes
University Campus, Administration Building, 1st Floor
54124-Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 99 1391
toliak@auth.gr or erasmus-incoming@auth.gr

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Konstantina Tolia
Department of European Educational Programmes
University Campus, Administration Building, 1st Floor
54124-Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 99 1391
toliak@auth.gr or erasmus-incoming@auth.gr

APPLICATION WEBSITE

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

There is no difference.

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

Yes

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

None

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

None; all areas of study are open to exchange students.

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

20 ECTS per triemester

30 ECTS per semester

60 ECTS per year 

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Upon arrival.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Course registration takes place after arrival in Greece during welcome weeks. 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

B2 English generally. 

LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

No

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

The University offers Greek Language courses free of charge. https://smg.web.auth.gr/may2019b/en/ 

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?

The students receive full support from the Department of European Educational Programmes during the whole period of their studies.  The Secretariat of each School accommodates their needs regarding course registration and transcripts of records.  The Responsible ECTS coordinator of each School assists students with the course selection and with general academic support during the whole period of their studies.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Semester 1/Fall: 
Application Deadline: June 30 
 

Semester 2/Spring
Application deadline: November 30

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Full dates can be found here

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Every semester has two exam periods:

  • Fall semester courses are examined during the exam period January-February

  • Spring semester courses are examined during the exam period of June

The exam period usually last for three weeks. 

IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?

Yes

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

Mandatory orientation sessions are held at the beginning of each semester

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

EUR 700-800

HOUSING

EUR 250-400

MEALS

EUR 300

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

Depends on courses taken

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

EUR 50

HEALTH INSURANCE

EUR 60. Mandatory for students staying 2 semesters.

OTHER

EUR 20/semester (student union fee)

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

FULL YEAR STAY: All exchange students nominated for 2 semesters are required by law to register for Austrian health insurance upon arrival (assistance and more information available during the mandatory WELCOME WEEK). Austrian health insurance is offered for currently also includes basic dental and eye examinations. This insurance will NOT cover the student’s journey to and from Graz or medical evacuation and repatriation – the student must purchase travel insurance accordingly.

SEMESTER STAY: All exchange students nominated for 1 semester are free to choose their insurance as long as this insurance is in accordance with the requirements for an Austrian visa application. For details students have to contact the Austrian embassy in their country of residence. The insurance must also cover their journey to Graz including medical evacuation and repatriation.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

Students make their own housing arrangements directly with the dorms (links provided on our incomings website). Students can apply for housing either via the housing office of the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD) or at the different dorms directly. For deadlines of housing applications at the individual dorms, please check the respective websites. Information on living expenses can be found in the welcome guide.

HOUSING OPTIONS

Shared flats in student dorms with cooking facilities, single/double occupancy available. Note that all dorms in Graz are co-ed.

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

Housing application is separate and is taken care of by the students themselves (links for dorms in Graz provided on our incoming student website).

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

The university does not have a medical facility on campus. However, there are two university clinics in Graz as well as general practitioners and specialists in all fields.

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

No

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

No

ADDITIONAL NOTES

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT:

Semester Stay: Non-EU/EEA students must apply for a Visa D through the Austrian Embassy in their country of residence BEFORE arrival in Austria. 
Costs: approx. EUR 150 (info 2018).  Additional fees may apply.

Exception: students holding a  US or Canadian passport and studying at US or Canadian universities coming to University of Graz for their mobility semester, can apply for the visa after arrival at the Austrian embassy in Ljubljana (Slovenia). The process must be completed within the first 90 day of entry into the Schengen Area. These students must make sure that they fly directly to Austriawithout layover in any other Schengen country when commencing their exchange!

Full Year Stay: Depending on their nationality students either need to apply for a residence permit via the Austrian embassy in their country of residence or can apply in Graz after arrival > details: https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-residence-and-employment/nationals-of-third-countries/exemption-from-visa-requirements-visumfreiheit/  

Students who are eligible to apply after arrival in Graz must bring along all necessary documents incl. legalization/Apostille and translations where necessary (check with Austrian embassy for details).

Students who must apply for the residence permit before travelling to Graz have to send their Uni Graz application documents timely enough to receive the Acceptance & Residence Permit letters by regular mail.

Costs: approx. € 160 (info 2018). Additional fees may apply. Further information: https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-residence-and-employment/ 

BUDDY PROGRAM:

Buddies are Austrian students interested in supporting international exchange students as unpaid volunteers during their time in Graz (pick-up service, support in practical matters, etc.). More information at 
http://unigraz.esnaustria.org/buddy-program-karl-franzens-uni-graz-0.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:

The Disability Resource Center is the central information and contact point: https://www.uni-graz.at/en/university/interdisciplinary-affairs/barrier-free-university/

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY

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