|Who requires a visa?
Nationals of Australia, Canada, all EU countries, Israel, Japan, New
Zealand, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the USA can stay and study
in Greece for up to three months without a visa (90 days).
All other nationals will require a visa.
* Note: Greece is a member of the Schengen Agreement
Spouses and children of EU nationals (providing spouse's passport
and the original marriage certificate is produced), and nationals of
some other countries, receive their visas free of charge (enquire at
Embassy for details).
restrictions: (a) Greece refuses admission and transit to
holders of passports issued by Bophutatswana, Ciskei, Transkei and
Venda; holders of travel documents issued by Macedonia (Former
Yugolslav Republic), unless accompanied by a special visa form;
holders of Somalian passports issued after 23 January 1991;
Norwegian Fremmedpass or Reisbevis; Ethiopian emergency passports;
holders of travel documents issued by the area of Cyprus not
controlled by the government of Cyprus; holders of UN
laissez-passers; and holders of Turkish travel documents with visas
or stamps indicating previous or planned visits to Cyprus. (b) Some
nationals may have to register with the Aliens Department of the
nearest police station within 48 hours of arrival. It is advised to
contact the nearest Embassy/Consulate to determine whether this is
necessary prior to travel.
What documents will be required?
Applications in person only:
A valid passport
In order for a student to enter Greece with a student visa, he/she
needs to present a letter from the University (certified by the
Greek Government) to the nearest Greek Embassy/ Consulate.
- A “health certificate”. This should be an official
certificate from a health institution declaring that the student
does not carry any transmitted (contagious) diseases.
- An official certificate that the applicant has no criminal
- 4 color passport size pictures
- Passport photocopy
- The attached declaration form signed by the student.
- The attached parental/tutor declaration form signed by the
A completed application form.
With these documents, the University will be able to obtain Greek
government certification of your acceptance letter to the
University. In continuation the letter will be mailed to you.
With the certified student letter you can apply to the nearest Greek
Consulate for a student visa stamped in your passport.
Once you’re in Greece it is extremely important for you to declare
your money at your place of entry by filling out a financial
declaration form. Please keep the original copy of this form as it
will be requested for the process of obtaining a student residence
permit in Greece. Also, check with the Admissions Office for further
information as how to go about filing for a residence permit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The University cannot accept legal
responsibility for your residency as a student in Greece.
Time required to issue visa:
Average: 4-10 days
What is the cost of a visa?
Varies, according to nationality (US$20-45).
How long is the visa valid for?
Various depending on type.
Nationals from the following countries should allow several weeks
from the date of appointment for the processing of their
application: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus,
Burundi, China (PR), Colombia, Egypt, Georgia, Guinea, Indonesia,
Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Dem Rep), Kuwait, Lebanon,
Libya, Moldova, Oman, Palestinian Authority passport holders,
Pakistan, The Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi
Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan
(China), Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Working in Greece requires a separate visa.
Travelers visiting just one Schengen country should apply to the
Consulate of that country; travelers visiting more than one Schengen
country should apply to the Consulate of the country chosen as the
main destination or the country they will enter first (if they have
no main destination).
Important note: Persons arriving in and departing from Greece on a
charter flight risk having the return portion of their ticket
invalidated by the authorities if, at any time during their stay,
they leave Greece and remain overnight or longer in another country.
Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Greek embassy for information on what
documentation you may require to enter Greece.