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This page contains information which may interest prospective visiting students, visiting researchers and visiting scholars, but not foreign nationals wishing to be admitted as full-time students. Information pertinent to the latter category is available through the Ministry of Education at www.minedu.gov.gr in Greek only, since foreign nationals wishing to study at the UOA are required to be proficient in Greek.

Students with official status as visitors may be from:

  • a European university with which our Faculty has signed a contract agreeing to exchange students and perhaps also staff
  • a non-European university with which the University of Athens has a special bilateral agreement to exchange students and staff.

For further information on Erasmus-Socrates European mobility programmes click here.

Responsibilities and rights of visiting students

Visiting students, especially those at undergraduate level, are required to take a course in basic Greek. Greek language courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners are offered by the Greek Language Centre of the University. For information click here.

All visiting students have the same responsibilities and privileges as Greek students with regard to:

  • class-attendance (which is compulsory for postgraduate students but not for undergraduates), class assignments, presentations, papers and projects
  • sitting for final undergraduate exams during the formal examination periods –late January to mid-February and throughout June
  • health coverage (provided they check first on procedures with the European and International Relations Office of the UOA, at 30 Panepistimiou Street, 10679 Athens, Tel. 30210 3689772, 30210 3689713-16 & fax: 30210 3689720, or visit their website: www.interel.uoa.gr)
  • extra-curricular academic activities of the Faculty and the cultural activities of the UOA, particularly those organized by the University Student Centre at 15 Ippokratous Street, 10679 Athens, Tel.: 30210 3688223-24.

 Positions of visiting researchers and scholars

  • It is possible for postgraduate students or postdoctoral scholars who wish to spend up to one academic year at the UOA for research purposes to do so.

 Admission requirements

  • Proficiency in English
  • An undergraduate degree in one of the following (or related) areas: Anglophone Literature and Culture, Drama and Theatre, Gender Studies, Comparative Studies, English Language Studies and Linguistics (theoretical and applied), TEFL, Testing and Assessment, Translation, Lexicography and (Critical) Discourse Analysis
  • Formal attachment to a university or equivalent institution of higher education in their home country
  • Research experience

N.B.: Working knowledge of Greek and teaching experience are desirable but not required.

Visiting researchers and scholars

It is possible for postgraduate students or postdoctoral scholars who wish to spend up to one academic year at the UOA for research purposes to do so. To apply for such a position, interested parties should submit their application form and accompanying documents electronically by the end of May each year to either:

  • Pelagia Kabouraki, Secretary, Literature and Culture Dept., or
  • Victoria Chryssafi, Secretary, Language and Linguistics Dept.

Accompanying documents include:

  • For visiting researchers and scholars only: CV with list of projects and publications
  • At least one reference letter from a research supervisor.

Each visiting research student is assigned to a member of the staff who acts as a facilitator and, if required, as an in-situ supervisor to the visitor’s research project. In addition, there are the following benefits:

  • use of library facilities and access to HEAL-link (UOA e-journals),
  • use of the common room office space,
  • use of a computer and access to the Internet through the UoA network,
  • permission to audit courses currently offered by the Faculty
  • tuition-free classes of Greek as a foreign language.

The above benefits are offered entirely free of charge; however, visitors may be asked to contribute to Faculty projects, either by offering a few seminar lectures,  participating in on-going education or research projects, or simply invigilating exams during the September, Fall or Spring examination periods.