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ABOUT GREECE

Beautiful, historic, ancient, amazing and center of civilization, Greece is the base of lots of civilizations and languages. This ancient country is the witness of thousands of years. The land of Greece has seen ups and down of different eras and ages. It is the paradise for history lovers. There are hundreds of ancient monuments and historical buildings situated in Greece.  These historic buildings are telling the stories of human race from its beginning to development.  The visitor of Greece feels himself passenger of centuries. The ancient atmosphere of Greece takes him back in past, shows him the scenes of thousands of years. A visitor feels him the part of those ages and watches the changes of eras and ages with his mind.

This ancient country Greece is situated in south-eastern Europe. It also can be called the land of three oceans. The Ionian Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Aegean Sea are its kind neighbors. These oceans have lots of Greece’s islands on their chests. There are over six thousands islands situated in Greece. The oceans put a lot of influence in the life of Greece nation. Oceans put the major role in the economy of Greece as well. Greece used to a king of shipping industries and ruled over oceans for centuries. Now shipping industries of Greece face decline but it may be temporary.

study in greece for pakistani studentsGreece has very importance for its geographical position. It connects the three major civilizations of the world. It is the meeting point of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is also the door of Europe as well. Its neighboring countries are Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, and Albania.  Greece consists of 131,957 square km with 6000 islands. Its population is 10.82 million (2015) which is fine according to its area. The beautiful country Greece consists of natural landscapes, lakes, rivers, mountains, and forests. The mountain area of Greece is the biggest mountain area in Europe.

The ancient city Athens is its capital, it is said that life started in this ancient city about 3400 years ago. This ancient and historical city Athens is now one of the beautiful and modern cities in Europe. It is also said that European civilization and democracy started from this city. Thessaloniki is another important city of Greece. It is the center of economic, political, industrial and commercial activities in Greece. It is also called transportation hub of rest of south-eastern Europe.

The land of ancient culture and colorful traditions Greece has very beautiful and kind citizens. Greek people are very conscious about their traditions and language. They consider the Greek language is the mother of all languages. Especially they claim that there are thousands of words are taken from ancient Greek language in modern English language. And they prove that too with examples. Anyhow Greeks are very interesting and fun loving people. They welcome the foreigners with wide arms and open heart. They love music, dance, festivals and football. You will feel yourself in the home while living in Greece.

ECONOMY OF GREECE

Greece is financially a strong country. Its economy is 46th largest economy in the world. Its GDP is the US $ 194.851 billion with per capita income US $ 18,035. The minimum wage rate in Greece 683.76 Euro per month. Euro is used as currency in Greece. Greece is a member of different world organizations like United Nation (UN), The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) etc. Although, the economy of Greece disturbed in last few years due to changed economic situation in the world it is getting better day by day again.

EDUCATION SYSTEM OF GREECE

study in greece for pakistani studentsGreek is the birthplace of civilization and education in Europe. It is the land of prestigious universities. The higher education institutions of Greece believe in quality education. The standards of an education system in Greece are not less than any other education system in the world. Greece actually sets the modern standards in the field of education. There are lots of higher education institutions in Greece, which are serving the knowledge seekers of the world from centuries. Athens the capital city of Greece is the center of education, innovation, and research. The education system of Greece is totally based on modern trends and modern research. The majority of higher education institutions of Greece can be found in Athens and Thessaloniki. A lot of international students are taking education in these two big student cities of Greece. Apart from these two cities, there are lots of higher education institutions are serving in other cities of Greece too. You can find lots of higher study programs in various fields of education.

There are different kinds of higher education institutions are serving the students in Greece. Universities offer bachelor’s and master’s study program in academic style. At the same time Higher, Technological Educational Institutes (TEI) are offering vocational based study programs and State Non-University Tertiary Institutes offering the professionally oriented course to the students from all over the world. These professionally oriented courses consist of 2 to 3 years. Normally a master’s degree consists of 2 years but it depends on the course and studies field.  There are also some private higher education institutions offer foreign undergraduate and post graduate programs to students. This private higher education institutions are supervised by the ministry of education of Greece.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF GREECE UNIVERSITIES FOR PAKISTANI / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The higher education institutions of Greece offer lots of study programs to national and international students. Admission requirements of higher education institutions are varying from one institute to other institutes. PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you some general admission requirements for different study programs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN GREECE

Following are the general admission requirements for admission to bachelor’s degree program in Greece.

  • Senior secondary school certificate or equivalent (intermediate for Pakistani students) (original and attested photocopies)
  • Passed University entrance exam (if required by University)
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • Language proficiency certificate in the English language like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • A declaration that the candidate does not hold any degree issued by a Greek Higher Education Institution
  • Proof of student’s nationality and his parent’s nationality (passport, I D cards etc.)
  • Application Form (correctly filled by candidate)

These are general requirements, PakStudyAbroad.com advise you to go to official website of the university to check exact admission requirements and the deadline to submit an application for admission.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN GREECE

Following are the general admission requirements for admission to master’s degree program in Greece.

  • Bachelor’s degree with impressive CGPA
  • Passed University entrance exam (if required by University)
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • Language proficiency certificate in the English language like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • A declaration that the candidate does not hold any degree issued by a Greek Higher Education Institution
  • Proof of student’s nationality and his parent’s nationality (passport, I D cards etc.)
  • Application Form (correctly filled by candidate)

These are general requirements, PakStudyAbroad.com advise you to go to official website of a university to check exact admission requirements and the deadline to submit an application for admission.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAM (Ph.D.) IN GREECE

Following are the general admission requirements for admission to a doctoral degree program in Greece.

  • Master’s degree with impressive CGPA
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • Language proficiency certificate in the English language like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • A declaration that the candidate does not hold any degree issued by a Greek Higher Education Institution
  • Proof of student’s nationality and his parent’s nationality (passport, I D cards etc.)
  • Application Form (correctly filled by candidate)
  • Good research work in relevant field
  • An impressive thesis (should be defended at any public forum)

These are general requirements, PakStudyAbroad.com advise you to go to official website of the university to check exact admission requirements and the deadline to submit an application for admission.

FEES AND FUNDING IN GREECE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

study in greece for pakistani studentsEducation for local and EU students are free in Greece but Pakistani and non-EU students are charged tuitions fees for different study courses taught in a foreign language. There are lots of public universities in Greece. All the public and state higher education institutions set their own fee and it can be varying from university to university and course to course. Normally a public funded university charge from all study program almost 1500 Euro per year which is very low compared to other universities of Europe. It is estimated fees that can be charged from Pakistani and non-EU citizens. PakStudyAbroad.com suggests to students to visit the official website of university to know the exact fee of their desired study program and course.

UNIVERSITY STRUCTURE IN GREECE

The universities and higher education institutions of Greece have different faculties which are divided into departments. Normally a university courses consists of 2 to 4 years which is divided into 2 semesters per year. Every study program has some optional and compulsory subjects. Students have to pass all the subjects to take degree. Every semester has 13 academic weeks in which students are provided lectures and tuitions and three examination weeks. Students are offered hundreds of study programs in various fields in English and Greek language. Because there are many universities in Greece that teach in English.

LANGUAGES OF STUDY IN GREECE

The higher education institutions of Greece offer almost all the study programs in Greek and English language. So study in Greece for international students is way too easy. There is wide range of courses in almost all the study fields in English language for international students. Majority of Athens and Thessaloniki higher education institutions offer number of study programs in English to local and foreign students. International students need to provide the language proficiency certificate for their desired study language. For Greek language Proficiency University can take test of language before giving admission. For English language proficiency, Language proficiency certificate like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc. are accepted. English language is also known as second language in Greece. It is widely spoken in country after Greek language. Especially it is very popular among youth of Greece.

SOME UNIVERSITIES IN GREECE

Following are the private and public universities in Greece for international students.

  • Hellenic Open University Patras
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Athens University of Economics and Business
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • Panteion University Athens
  • University of Ioannina
  • University of Macedonia Thessaloniki
  • University of Patras
  • University of Piraeus
  • American College of Greece
  • University of Thessaly Volos
  • University of Crete
  • Democritus University of Thrace
  • Technological Educational Institute of Athens
  • Athens School of Fine Arts
  • University of the Aegean
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • School of Pedagogical and Technological Education Athens
  • Piraeus University of Applied Sciences
  • Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia Kozani
  • Technological Educational Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Kavala
  • Harokopio University Kallithea
  • Technological Educational Institute of Crete
  • University of Peloponnese
  • Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese
  • Technical University of Crete
  • Ionian University
  • Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia Serres
  • ALBA Graduate Business School Athens
  • Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece Lamia
  • International Hellenic University Thermi
  • CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield Thessaloniki
  • University of Western Macedonia Kozani
  • University of Central Greece Lamia
  • Technological Educational Institute of Patras
  • University of Western Greece Agrinio
  • TEI of Western Macedonia, Florina
  • Athens Graduate School of Management
  • University of Western Macedonia, Florina

STUDENT VISA AND RESIDENCE PERMIT IN GREECE

Pakistani and non-EU students are required visa to enter in Greece. All the students except EU / EEA countries are required a student visa (Type D) to study in Greece. Normally embassy of Greece doesn’t charge visa fees from students, students should check the embassy of Greece in their country about fees. The embassy of Greece may check strictly student’s documents and detail because Greece is a Schengen member country and visa issued by Greece will allow students to explore all 28 member countries of Schengen in Europe. So embassy of Greece may ask different documents from students according to their study program and duration of stay. Following are some general requirements which are gathered by PakStudyAbroad.com for you:

  • Application Form (correctly filled by candidate).
  • Valid Passport + photocopies.
  • 2 recent photographs.
  • Admission confirmation letter of university.
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • Language proficiency certificate in English language like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • Sponsorship proof.
  • Bank Statement (with sufficient fund to cover your tuition fees and cost of living).
  • Character Certificate by police department.
  • Health Insurance (Should be cover complete stay in Greece).

Embassy of Greece may have an interview with student. PakStudyAbroad.com advice the students to apply for student visa immediate after receiving the admission confirmation letter from university to avoid the delay in visa process. Embassy of Greece may take 45 to 90 days to issue visa.

COST OF LIVING IN GREECE

study in greece for pakistani studentsLiving in big cities of Europe is always expensive, so that in Greece. The living expenses are increasing day by day due to worse economic situation in the world. Almost every country has to face this problem. So living in Greece is not as high as other European countries but it is not much economical. The major portion of students bank balance spends in accommodation rent.  And rent of accommodation is rising day by day in big cities in world. Normally students have to pay 300 Euro to 400 Euro per month for flat or apartment in Greece. You can cut this expense half or even one third by sharing your accommodation with other fellow students. Other necessities of life are economical in Greece. You need to spend around 400 Euro to 500 Euro per month for food, travelling in the city, clothing, personal maintenance, books, stationery, phone and net etc. Students can spend much or less money on their living according to their financial condition. Anyhow, it is frequently said on the pages of PakStudyAbroad.com that cost of living depends on your living style. So estimate your living budget according to your living habits and bank balance.

STUDENTS ACCOMMODATION IN GREECE

You can find different residence options in Greece. It depends on you that which option you choose as residence. Every residence option has different price. Students choose the residence according to their living habits and financial condition. But as international student you should choose most reasonable option of living and should save your precious Euros for study and future. Here we discuss some of the residence option on the page of PakStudyAbroad.com.

HALL OF RESIDENCE / HOSTEL IN GREECE

Almost every higher education institution has its hall of residence near or around the campus. There is no on-campus hall in Greece. This is most economical residence option in Greece like other countries. There is some private operated hall or residence are facilitating to students also. They also take very less rent from students. Students are provided neat and clean furnished rooms with attach bathroom. However, kitchen, living room and dining hall are being used commonly. The food provided in mess is also having good quality and cheap price. Living in hall of residence can be good experience for students.

PRIVATE OR SHARED FLAT / APARTMENT IN GREECE

International students who can’t succeed to reserve place in hall of residence have another residence option. They can rent their private apartment or flat. Rent for a flat or apartment can be charged 350 Euro to 400 Euro per month in student cities. Living in private apartment is expensive in big cities, but it is good for those people who like to live alone. But PakStudyAbroad.com will suggest you that if you can’t find the place in hall of residence then you should rent a flat / apartment in sharing with other students. Living with sharing can save your precious money. You can save major portion of rent by this living style. And you can cook your own food at your flat’s kitchen by sharing with other students. This way of eating is way too economical than dinging out at restaurant, canteen, hotel or food points. The money you will save from rent and food can be used to explore beautiful Europe in holidays, or you can buy gifts for your family from Greece. Decision is yours.

LIVE WITH LOCAL FAMILY IN GREECE

Living with local family in Greece as paying guest is also a good and beneficial idea. If you are habitual to live in family system and missing your family very much then you definitely should choose this option. The Greeks are very kind, loving, caring and open hearted people. They do lots of care of their guests. Normally students are given furnished room with food and laundry by local families. Students don’t have to cook their food and do the laundry, so their precious time saves by this living option. Students can use their saved time in studying to make their grades better or they can do chit chat with their host family in evening. By this they can learn about the local traditions, colourful culture, living style and Greek language.

PakStudyAbroad REVIEWS ABOUT STUDY IN GREECE FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS

study in greece for pakistani studentsAncient traditions, historical buildings, colourful culture, unique way of living, thousand of islands, lakes, rivers, snowy mountains, sunny beaches, modern life style of cities, clean atmosphere, fresh breeze of three oceans, blend of different civilizations and most important high quality education. Being student you will have everything you need by studying in Greece. Like study in Greece in English language is also possible. Living in and studying in Europe is like a dream for every student. And living in ancient and historical country Greece is the wish of every history lover. Fees of higher education institutions of Greece are also pretty low as compare to other European universities. You may find cheapest university in Greece as compare to other part of the Europe. Cost of living in big cities of Greece is also affordable for students. What more you need to study abroad. PakStudyAbroad.com strongly suggests you to go Greece and study for you and your homeland.

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