Studies in AUTH

Undergraduate Studies

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki offers 41 Undergraduate study programmes that respectively lead to 1st cycle degrees.

The minimum duration of studies is eight to ten semesters, and twelve semesters for the Medical School.

General Admission Requirements
Admission to these study programmes (apart from graduate admission examination) is defined by the Ministry of Education, which accepts and processes all entry applications.

General registration Procedures
Student enrollments are carried out in the beginning of each semester on set dates during which students are to register for the courses they choose to attend. If a student does not register for any courses for two consecutive semesters, they are automatically removed from the Faculty/School.

Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate studies today constitute an essential extension to Tertiary Education and play a decisive role in the achievement of educational, cultural, social and economic goals of many universities. Aiming at broadening and underpinning the knowledge offered to university graduates in specific disciplines of the arts and sciences, the Postgraduate Studies Programmes have been structured and are offered in most of the Faculties/Schools of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, that award either a Postgraduate Diploma (Master’s Degree) or a Doctorate Diploma (PhD).
Currently, there are 66 Postgraduate Study Programmes operating in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, among which there are some Inter-departmental and Inter-institutional ones, and also some in collaboration with other universities in Greece and abroad. There is an appropriate body for recognition of a foreign University degree and that is the Inter-University Center for Recognition of Foreign Academic Titles.

General Admission requirements
Admission to the Postgraduate Studies Programmes is regulated today by Article 4 of the Gov.Law 3685/2008.
The 1st cycle of Postgraduate Study Programmes accepts graduates of Greek Higher Education Institutions or recognized foreign institutions of equivalent status. The admission process is described in the relevant Internal Regulation for the Postgraduate Study Programmes of each Faculty/School.
Applicants that wish to be admitted to PhD Study Programmes (3rd cycle) must hold a MSc degree (or other equivalent) and they must satisfy all the requirements defined in the respective Internal Regulation for each Postgraduate Study Programme.
In exceptional cases it is possible for a student to become admitted to a PhD programme without holding an MA, mentioned in the relevant Internal Regulation, after a legitimate and documented decision of the Faculty/School. In this case, the PhD student will have to successfully attend and complete a courses cycle as mandated by the Faculty/School.

For further information, the Postgraduate candidates should contact directly the Faculty or School of their choice.
Due to the increasing emphasis that has been placed in informing the students and pre diploma undergraduates of the Postgraduate Studies Programmes at Aristotle University, the Studies Department has made available information pertaining to studies in Greece and abroad. The students who are interested in further information on Postgraduate Studies at Aristotle University can download the Postgraduate Guidebook, visit the Studies Department that is located in the Karatheodoridi’s building or on the website at

For more information visit the Department of Studies