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Education Tourism: Greece an up and coming international student destinationMore public universities are designing their own undergraduate study programs in the English language

Greece may soon become an attractive destination for international students in higher education, as acclaimed Greek public universities are launching new competitive undergraduate programs taught entirely in English, according to greekreporter.com.

Even though a few of them have already been successfully operating postgraduate study programs in English and French in recent years, the first entire programs for undergraduate foreigners were only introduced in late 2020.

Complete undergraduate programs for foreign students in Greece
Naturally, the first undergraduate study degree program offered in English by a public university in Greece was the BA in Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece by Athens University’s School of Philosophy, which welcomed its first students in autumn 2020 and is open solely to non-EU residents.

A year later, the prestigious School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki -the biggest academic institution in SE Europe — launched its own undergraduate study program in English.

A total of 950 applications were submitted from twenty countries — although half of them were from Cyprus — to claim one of mere 60 seats in the debut year of the 6-year course taught in the land of the founder of medicine, the great Hippocrates.

In the meantime, more public universities are designing their own undergraduate study programs in the English language.

Among them is the University of Western Attica (UNIWA), whose premises are adjacent to Plato’s Academy and the historic Athens Olive Grove, where ancient Athenian philosophers gave their lectures.

UNIWA plans to announce undergraduate study programs taught in English by the Summer of 2022.

The opportunity would be open to both international and domestic students who might desire to obtain a degree in English.

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