Study in Greece

The history of Greece is one of the longest and most comprehensive in the world. It is, after all, the place where academia was born, home to Aristotle, Socrates, Homer, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Plato – people whose work continues to shape today’s world. Not only this, but Greece is in fact where the notion of democracy first developed, as well as being the first home of the Olympic Games.

Today Greece’s academic past lives on and the country maintains number of high-ranking public institutions, including the University of Crete, situated on the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean, and the University of Ioannina in the north of the country in an area renowned for its amazing cuisine. The country itself is made up of nine regions and includes 227 inhabited islands, which has resulted in Greece having one of the longest coastlines in the world and people flock to the country every year to enjoy the Mediterranean summer.  

The Greek capital Athens continues to balance extraordinary ancient history with a lively, cosmopolitan feel, and it also hosts some of the country’s most well-known universities, such as the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the National Technical University of Athens. The nation’s famous sons and daughters are not all Ancient Greeks, and notable Greeks from recent times include opera singer Maria Callas, businessman Aristotle Onassis and poet Constantine Cavafy.

If you want to study in Greece, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Greece has 6 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Greece is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Greece below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Greece’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Greece is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

Browse the top-ranked universities in Greece

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Top universities in Greece

Statistics about Greece

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure Data not available
  • Of which, on higher education Data not available
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 110.16%
  • Population 10,823,732
  • Unemployment 26.3%
  • Annual GDP -0.23%
Data source: The World Bank