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Hellenic Open University

4.2 out of 5 (29 ratings / 28 reviews) Patras, Greece
The Hellenic Open University was founded under the Act Ν.2552/97, as a  self-administered State University with its premises located mainly in Patras Greece.  The University accepted its first students in 1998. It has four Schools (Social Sciences, Applied Arts, Science and Technology and Humanities). Currently, over 30.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students are registered in.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



The HOU was legally founded with article 27, par. 1, pas. a of Act 2083/1992 as an independent and wholly self–governed higher education institute. It operates as a Legal Person of Public Law under the supervision of the Hellenic State, as exercised by the Minister of Education. 


The HOU Educational material consists of books, readers, supplementary p/c material and/or CDs and DVDs.The printed material is especially adapted to meet the needs and standards of Distance Education. In the HOU textbooks each chapter clearly states its particular aims and objectives, and also contains lists of key concepts and expected outcomes as well as a synopsis, bibliography and in some cases a guide for further reading.


The HOU's mission is to provide distance education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. For that purpose, it develops and implements appropriate learning material and methods of teaching. The promotion of scientific research as well as the development of the relevant technology and methodology in the area of distance learning fall within the scope of the HOU's objectives.

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Student Reviews

General point of view
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In general, i am very satisfied with the postgraduate program that I am attending. Perhaps the only downside is the years it takes to complete it (2 years and 6months-thesis).

KONSTANTINA VERGADOU rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Hellenic Open University is one of the largest public universities in the country with a high academic level. It offers more than 50 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs in specialized subjects in Greek and not only language, while hosting more than 50,000 students who are part of all three higher education courses. In addition, it has a complete and integrated...

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The University should update the academic and educational processes by focusing on new educational materials, such as books and ondemand videos. The majority of Professors are doing excellent job, but the educational model being followed; does not harmonize with the radical changes in Computer Science. At the beginning of my studies I was really excited and everything...

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