In a new call for applications for scholarships from international students, the Greek education ministry is offering dozens of undergraduate and postgraduate places for the 2014-15 academic year, as well as language and culture courses for this Greek summer.

As the programme is offered under different bilateral cultural agreements, what’s on offer varies from country to country.

However, students from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, China, Cyprus, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine or the Czech Republic interested in studying for a year in Greece or spending some time in the summer learning the language, might be entitled to a scholarship.

Successful undergraduate applicants are entitled to a monthly allowance of €400 and postgraduates €450. In addition, students who secure a place at an Athens university will receive a once-off allowance of €500 to cover initial travel and accommodation costs. That figure is €550 for those who study outside of the capital. However, tuition fees will still apply for postgraduate courses.

Applications forms must be submitted through the foreign or education ministries of the applicant’s home country and need to reach the Greek education ministry by 30 April 2014.

It is noted that the students will have to obtain a Tax Identification Number which they will receive from the Financial Authorities of Greece, up to one (1) month after their arrival in the country.

All those interested will have to address themselves to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Education of their country of origin, which are the agencies for
the collection of the candidates’ applications for the Bilateral Educational Agreements, the selection of the proposed candidates and the promotion of these files to our service. The proposals of each country, with the files of the proposed candidates, should reach the Greek education ministry, the latest by April 30th, 2014.

* Further information available on the education ministry website

Source: minedu