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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)



The idea of establishing a University in Greece emerged alongside with 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.


Research at the University of Athens includes almost all research interests. Such research in the university is associated with that conducted by the hospitals and research institutes of the metropolitan area, including the National Research Center for Physical Sciences Demokritos, the National Research Foundation (EIE), the National Observatory of Athens, the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, the Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center, the Athens High Performance Computing Laboratory, the National Centre for Marine Research (NCMR) and the Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA).

University Ranking

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Student services

Student Counselling has been an internationally acknowledged institution for decades intrinsically  connected with the overall function of Universities. Student counselling is practised in special centres, the Counselling Centres for Students.

Library services

The Library Directorate was legislated in October, 1998, while in October 2005 a Unified Central Library was founded as an independent and decentralized Directorate Unit, under the name of "Library and Information Center (LIC)" of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). Its line of work comprises the functional coordination of the University's Libraries.

ICT services

The Computing Centre is the unit of the Institution that is equipped with computer systems  for covering computing needs of the Institution’s personnel.

It provides the appropriate material and software for the special computing needs of the users.

Student Life

Student clubs

The University Club aims at improving the living conditions of the students of the University of Athens, their entertainment, and the enhancement of their social and cultural education, through procedures and initiatives for participation, socialisation and self-management. Hence, the operation of the following sections:

  • Food supply
  • Health care
  • Gym
  • Cultural society
  • Students’ Relief Fund

Student Reviews

Studying in Greece
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been studying at NKUA for 5 years and I think it could really get better. It's a fine university, we just need to raise the standarts of our education levels. As an erasmus exchange student I had the opportunity to see for myself how the belgique universities are , opposed to the greek ones. The foreigh university was more about practice and experience, while my...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall great experience. The university could use more support from the government regarding facilities and other services. The study programme is interesting, wide and offers the possibility to select seminars according to your interests.

Pure Math > Applied Math
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I liked the high-level of academic knowledge but the courses were focused mainly for students who want to follow an academic career in pure mathematics or teaching mathematics. The applied mathematical courses were too theoretical and unfortunately for the students who want to follow a career in corporate environment, the skills which acquire after that bachelor are not...