National and Kapodistrian University of Athens or Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών (UOA) - public higher education institution in Greece. The history of UOA can be traced back to1837 . The main building of the university proudly stands in Athens inside an urban campus.

University ranking. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities of Greece taking its rightful place among the top 5 educational institutions of the country. The university is in the top 5% according to international ratings. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has garnered a reputation in international circles for its programs in «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Physics». According to surveys the university has a high standing among employers.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The applicant must pass examinations as a part of the admission process. The university attracts students with its low tuition costs. For example a year of bachelor studies will cost you as little as 1000 USD. The university has affordable master’s programs for as low as 1000 USD per year. On the official website (http://www.uoa.gr) of the university you can find a more accurate information regarding the tuition fees of different programs.

The composition of the university. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is considered to be a large university, teaching more than 126,000 students. Foreign citizens can submit their applications along with the local students. UOA has around 5% of foreign students. The education is provided by more than 2200 teachers and professors. The university participates in a variety of international exchange programs between students and academic staff. The university is present on social media: Linkedin, so if you want to know more about its daily happenings and events this is the place to go.

Infrastructure of UOA. There is a library on the campus.
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Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Country Greece
City Athens
Bachelor (foreigners) 807 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Master (foreigners) 807 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Bachelor (citizens) 1,000 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Living expenses $456 -834 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1837
Abbreviation UOA
Teachers 2,164
Students 126,118
Foreigners 5%
Religion None
Academic calendar Continuous
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Accreditation
• Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Greece
Affiliations
• European University Association (EUA)
Rankings
World ranking 485
Country ranking 3
Employer Reputation 336
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 343
Engineering and Technology 237
Life Sciences and Medicine 191
Natural Science 300
Social Sciences and Management 284
Ranking in world by discipline
Physics 101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 485
QS World University Rankings 617
ARWU Academic Ranking 301
Cost of living in Athens
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 148 134
Food 168 335
Transportation 26 89
Communications and utilities 72 103
Clothing 24 89
Sports and leisure 19 84
Total 456 834
Accommodation in Athens USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 149
Shared room in city centre 135
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 244
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 234
Alternative title
Russian Афинский национальный университет имени Каподистрии
Arabic جامعة أثينا الوطنية
German Nationale und Kapodistrias Universität Athen
Spanish Universidad Nacional y Kapodistríaca de Atenas
French Université nationale capodistrienne d'Athènes
Japanese アテネ大学
Korean 아테네국립대학
Portuguese Universidade Nacional e Capodistriana de Atenas
Chinese 雅典大学
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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Official Description

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was founded on 3rd May 1837. As it was the first university in the newly established modern Greek state, as well as in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean region, its socio-historically significant role has been decisive for the production of knowledge and culture in the country. Today the University of Athens is the largest public institution of higher education in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. It is a legal entity of public law with 32 Faculties and 111 Postgraduate programmes of all disciplines, 158 Laboratories, 69 Clinics (included in 4 University Hospitals), 6 Central Libraries, a Modern Greek Language Teaching Center, a Center of Foreign Languages etc. The University of Athens is a member of International Associations (EUA, IAU, EAIE) and University networks (UNICA, UNEECC etc.) and is also a member of the International Network “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie”. During the last 20 years, under the framework of the LLP/ERASMUS programme the University of Athens has sent about 8000 students to partner Universities and has received more than 3800 incoming students. For the current academic year the University has established 576 Erasmus bilateral agreements with 310 Institutions from...

Description of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Being the oldest University in Greece, founded in 1837, a few years after Hellas became an independent state, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens supports Education and promotes Research. At present, the National and and Kapodistrian University of Athens constitutes a modern Institution of Higher Education comprising 2400 members of teaching staff, 1500 members of administrative staff, around 125,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 32 Faculties, 110 Postgraduate programmes, 158 Laboratories, 69 Clinics (included in 4 University Hospitals), 6 Central Libraries, the Modern Greek Language Teaching Center , the Center of Foreign Languages, many modern reading halls and more than 35 new multi-media centers accessible to students and teaching staff. All the above indicate that the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is a large and dynamic University where sciences and arts are fostered according to the international standards of contemporary knowledge

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