The ERASMUS+ Programme

The Erasmus+ programme (which now covers the Erasmus+ Studies, the Erasmus+ Placement and the Erasmus+ International segments) offers the opportunity to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as to doctoral students to fulfill an integral part of their studies or complete a period of traineeship in other countries of the European Union and the Erasmus+ associated countries (and, for the Erasmus international, in partner universities all over the world). Furthermore, members of academic staff also have the opportunity to carry out mobility for teaching or training, while administrative personnel can also realize training mobility through the same programme.

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki accepts students and staff from a wide variety of partner universities (within the European Union and worldwide). Students can obtain information regarding bilateral agreements with the Aristotle University by contacting the Erasmus or International Relations Office of their host universities. At any rate, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has developed a variety of cooperation programmes with a notable number of European Institutions of Higher Education. In particular, the School of Political Sciences currently has bilateral agreements with a growing number of universities, including Frankfurt, Strasbourg, Maastricht, Wroclaw, Cyprus, ISCTE‐Lisbon University Institute, Bogazici, Tallinn University of Technology, Metropolitan University of Prague, Hacettepe, Technische Universitat Chemnitz.

Detailed information can be provided by the Department of European Educational Programmes of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:
http://www.eurep.auth.gr/

ERASMUS advisors at the School of Political Sciences: Papageorgiou Ioannis, Eftichia Teperoglou

 

General language requirements

In preparing for studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki within the framework of an Erasmus+ bilateral agreement, students should keep in mind the following: Courses at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are normally taught in Greek. However, there are courses in other languages too (usually English) and there are also special arrangements for Erasmus students allowing them to enroll in most courses and seminars through the organization of tutorials with small groups of students conducted in English. Erasmus students are also given the opportunity to submit essays written in English with the use of international bibliography.

Detailed information can be provided by the Department of European Educational Programmes of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

http://www.eurep.auth.gr/

Incoming students who wish to take Modern Greek language courses may find information in the following web address of the School of Modern Greek Language of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

http://smg.web.auth.gr/wordpress/?lang=en

 

Important dates

 The academic year at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is divided into two semesters:

 - Winter semester runs from the first week of October to the end of February.
- Spring semester runs from the first week of March to the end of June.

Exams periods: February (for the winter semester) and June (for the spring semester).

There is a two-week break for Christmas holidays (starting generally around 23 December and ending on 7 January) and also a two-week holiday around Orthodox Easter (the latter is a moveable holiday that usually does not coincide with the Catholic Easter).

Official holidays: 26/10, 28/10, 17/11, 30/1, 25/3, 1/5 and Ash Monday (which also varies in conjunction with Easter date).

 Summer holidays: July and August.