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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


A four-year BA program taught in English, devoted to the study of Greek Antiquity. The program is offered by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (based in its School of Philosophy). Aimed at international students, it offers a unique opportunity to study the culture of ancient Greece while acquiring first-hand knowledge of some of Greece's most important archaeological monuments and sites, such as the Athenian Acropolis and the Parthenon, Delphi, and Olympia. The program includes courses in Greek archaeology, ancient Greek history and literature, and modern Greek. With an academic tradition of more than 180 years, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens guarantees a high-quality undergraduate program, based on experiential learning and offers both systematic disciplinary knowledge and critical and creative thinking skills.

The idea of establishing a University in Greece emerged alongside the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, officially founded on April 14th, 1837, is the first University not only of Greece but both the Balkan peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region.


More than 68,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students have been selected to study in one of our 43 Departments distributed to nine Schools.

More than 200 Master's programs are offered covering a variety of scientific fields and arts. Four of these postgraduate programs are offered in cooperation with major research institutes like the Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Of Alexander Fleming", the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos”, the Greek Atomic Energy Commission, etc. Cooperation Agreements have been established with 28 European Universities for the co-supervision of PhD dissertations covering all academic fields of our University.

2,100 faculty members as well as well as research and technical staff will help you with your studies and research and approximately 1,000 administrative staff members will support you.
Faculty, researchers, and students of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens are dedicated to research activities throughout the year. A total number of 224 University Laboratories as well as 11 Libraries and 13 thematic Museumsare distributed in all relevant Schools serving educational as well as fundamental and applied research purposes. Clinical research and education are also carried out at the 71 clinics of the School of Health Science. They operate in Athens hospitals (Attikon, Evangelismos, Hippokrateion, Laikon, etc.) or at the premises of the related Academic Departments.

7.600 international students are registered in the 9 Schools of the University. We encourage all incoming students to get involved in as many studying and leisure facilities as possible.


The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is a top research-intensive university where faculty, Ph.D. candidates, and researchers continuously challenge the boundaries of knowledge and publish their work in high-caliber research journals. This intensive effort resulted in the ranking of the NKUA as the 1st among Greek Universities and 41st in the world's Top Universities by Google Scholar Citations by Webometrics.

Research & development - individual and collective, funded and non-funded - is a priority for the Academic community aiming at:

  • Improving our internal mechanisms for collaboration promoting and sharing good practices,
  • Contributing to the implementation of research projects at doctoral and postdoctoral levels by scientific groups and individual researchers of the University in collaboration with researchers of other institutions in Greece and abroad,
  • Participating as coordinator or partner in European and International research projects,
  • Developing research skills by undergraduate and postgraduate students, who - as part of their studies - should also practice in laboratories and/or university clinical departments, participate in conferences with paper presentations, discussions, seminars, excavations, final written assignments, etc, depending on their area of study, etc.,
  • Increasing engagement with business and industry and the identification, mapping, promotion, and economic exploitation of research results, the safeguarding of intellectual property through the acquisition of patents, and the establishment of spinoff companies.


  • Athens

    University Campus, Zografou, Athens, Greece, 157 72, Athens