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Student Placement

The School of Journalism & Mass Communications takes an active interest in bridging the gap between higher education and industry, in order to enhance the employability of graduates. It supports the students in their future careers by giving them the opportunity to apply for a number of placements that Aristotle University sources. These occur at the end of the second year and constitute a 5 ECTS credit option towards the BA degree. Placements bring theory and practical experience together, help students develop industry contacts and enhance their CVs.

General information about the AUTh Student Placement Programme:

  • the programme provides students with training for a specific period of time, ranging from one (1) to four (4) months, in private and civil services that provide internship placements,
  • the programme provides for the payment of the wages of the interns, as well as for their monthly insurance contributions, covering health and accident compensation costs,
  • the students of the Faculties/Schools of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki who participate in the programme can do their internship locally, in the city of Thessaloniki, or in any other city in Greece. It needs to be noted that accommodation costs are not covered.

Student Placement – Selection criteria

‘Student placement’ is considered to be an elective course at the School of Journalism & Mass Communications which students may attend during their 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th semester of studies. Students should register for this course together with their other courses at the beginning of the relevant semester during the enrolment period.

Students may participate in student placements in their 5th-14th semester of their studies.

Selection criteria:

  1. Students must have successfully completed their first two years of their studies.
  2. Students are ranked according to the number of courses they have successfully completed.
  3. In case students have an equal number of courses, they are ranked according to their grade point average at the time of their application.
  4. In case students are equally ranked with reference to criterion 3 above, they are ranked according to the semester of their studies (in descending order).
  5. In case the number of student applications in a given period is not sufficient, applications which lack one or more of the above criteria may be approved.

Faculty member in charge of the programme:
Nikos Panagiotou, Assoc.Professor, e-mail:

Special personnel:
Vasiliki Banou, Senior teaching fellow, e-mail:

AUTh member in charge of the programme:
AntonisKoronaios, Associate Professor at the School of Geology, e-mail:

For more information contact the Employment and Career Structure Office:

Administration Building, basement (entrance through Egnatia street),
University Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 14.00pm.

Τ: +30 2310 997136 & +30 2310 998810,
F: +30 2310 997067