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.

Top universities in Greece

UniversityRank*
University of Crete351–400th
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki501–600th
Athens University of Economics and Business501–600th
University of Ioannina501–600th
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens501–600th
*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

View the World University Rankings 2018

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 113.87%
  • Population 10,746,740
  • Unemployment 23.91%
  • Annual GDP 0.01%
Data source: The World Bank