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National Technical University of Athens

4.1 out of 5 (73 ratings / 68 reviews) Athens, Greece
The National Technical University of Athens is structured according to the continental European system for training engineers, with an emphasis on solid background. The duration of courses leading, after the acquisition of 300 credit units to a Diploma, of Master’s level, is five years.



NTUA was established by Royal Decree in 1837, a few years after Greece gained its independence. It was then named the "Royal School of Arts", a part-time vocational school (Sundays and Holidays only) with the purpose of training craftsmen, builders and master craftsmen.


The educational curriculum at NTUA is divided into independent academic semesters, each one equivalent to 30 credit units. The courses taught in the different Schools last one semester. Studies in all Schools last ten (five fall and five spring) semesters. The tenth semester is devoted to the Diploma Thesis. Each semester covers in average 30 credit units and lasts 18 weeks; 13 weeks are devoted exclusively to teaching, 2 for the Christmas or Easter break, and the last 3 of each semester for final examinations in that semester’s courses. In the fall semester, the week after the final exams is given over to vacations or special educational purposes.


NTUA’s equal and interrelated priorities are education and scientific research. The research programmes that are undertaken at the Institution are subject to established academic standards and are funded by NTUA’s own resources, by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and other public bodies, by the European Union or by private sector companies in Greece and other countries.

In exchange for the services and facilities provided (which include premises, equipment and infrastructure), NTUA withholds approximately 15% of the research programmes budget and By decision of the Senate, these amounts.


NTUA holds a prominent place in the international academic community as a distinguished state university which promotes science and technology. This place is also due to the postgraduate degrees which it awards. They are of a high standard and enjoy international prestige.The main aims of the NTUA’s postgraduate studies are to maintain and strengthen quality, to enhance international recognition of the degrees granted and to pursue cohesion between education, research advancement and scientific depth.

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Student services

  • Libraries
  • NTUA Press
  • Network Management Center
  • Computer Center
  • Lavrio Technological Cultural Park
  • IT Services

Library services

NTUA is currently estimated to have a total number of 200.000 volumes of books coming from purchases, donations and research projects, and over 80.000 volumes of scientific reviews. Books and reviews are available either from the Central Library of the Institution or from the Libraries of the Faculties, the Departments and the Labs

ICT services

Since 1995, the Network Operations Center provides an advanced communication, computer and digital telephony networking centre that operates at the NTUA, which constitutes a model for academic networks internationally. It is runned by a high-level scientific and technical unit. 

Medical services

All students are entitled to free healthcare. It can be obtained with a student health book issued at the Zografou Health Centre on presentation of an identity card, student ID card, photographs and a sworn statement.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus features:

  • Libraries
  • NTUA Press
  • Restaurants
  • Canteens
  • Physical education and sports centers
  • Bycicle paths
  • Health Centers

Sports facilities

The Sports Centre has two gyms: one on Patission Street (on the 5th floor of the Bouboulina Building) and one on the Zografou Campus (near the student flats). Students who belong to sporting associations may join the university teams and take part in inter-university matches. Other students may use the sports facilities of NTUA and other facilities such as the Municipality of Athens swimming pool, the tennis courts in the same area, yacht clubs etc.

Student Reviews

Studying at NTUA, Searching for the future
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Things that worked at NTUA are the management of lessons, communication with the professors and their colleagues, and the fact that there is a big amount of available lessons to attend and learn more than the basics for Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. Things that didn't work very well at NTUA are the facilities that students could use to perform experiments for...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience at this university was very impressive, as I come from a small town. I felt I was shown into every architectural suspect, of fine arts, construction, urbanism, and design theoretically and practically. I am not happy with the safety and organization they provide us.

A great tool
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In the hardcore courses of this institution, one learns how to learn, keep a tight schedule, meet deadlines and has access to many academic privileges.


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