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University of Thessaly

4.0 out of 5 (36 ratings / 35 reviews) Volos, Greece
The University of Thessaly is a university in Thessaly, Greece, founded in 1984. The university is based in Volos, but operates campuses in Larissa, Trikala and Karditsa. The university comprises four schools—Humanities, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Health Sciences—and has three independent departments focusing on Physical Education and Sports Science, Veterinary Medicine and Economics.

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The University of Thessaly was founded in 1984 and has elected the first Rectorate Board in 1998. Its administrative and academic centre is in the city of Volos. In order to serve the needs of the region of Thessaly, its first Departments were based on agricultural, educational and technological sciences.


Some of the faculties that University of Thessaly is offering are:

  • School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Agricultural Science
  • School of Medicine


The Interconnection Office of the University of Thessaly in its new operational framework, as formulated with the Operational Program  "Education and Lifelong Learning: 2007-2013" , aims at providing a series of integrated services with significant emerging benefits, such as:

  • to enhance the degree of extroversion of the University of Thessaly in the modern work and social environment, by providing integrated services to the Foundation's graduates and graduates;
  • the successful linking of graduates / graduates to the labor market.

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Student services

The Student Counseling Service of the Laboratory of Psychology and Applications in Education enables students and students of all departments of the University of Thessaly, if they wish, to receive psychological support and help for their personal difficulties and concerns, but also to be trained in acquiring management and problem-solving skills that they may encounter.

Housing services

Accommodation with a very small charge is provided to eligible ( according to financial criteria) students in the city of Volos, where there is a Student Residence Hall.

There is also an accommodation grant of 100 € per month for the undergraduate foreign students of countries outside EU. For the Greek students and also the students of countries members of EU there is an accommodation grant of 1000 € per year depending on academic and financial criteria.

Library services

The statement of mission and the objectives of the Library is the basic guide for its daily practice, as well as for the short and long term planning of the actions of development and upgrading of its information services and internal functions, using new tools of work every time.

Medical services

The Laboratory of Psychology and Educational Applications of the Department of Special Education offers psychological support and help to all students who need it, in order to deal with their personal difficulties and concerns, and it also helps in developing skills on how to manage potential problems.

Student Life

Campus life

The “Pedion Areos” Campus (Athinon & Sekeri Str.) used by the Departments of the School of Engineering. The Campus includes the renovated buildings of the former Water Pump Manufacturing Paparrigas Factory (where the Departments of Architecture, Civil and Mechanical Engineering operate) and the new building of the Department of Planning and Regional Development, which is a modern construction with an impressive roof.

Sports facilities

The PEO aims at encouraging the students of the University of Thessaly to participate in Sport activities, to keep fit and strengthen body and soul through physical training and rivalry. It also aims at organizing several championships among the different Departments of the University and finally at participating in interuniversity sports events.

  • Athletics( track and field)
  • Team Games ( Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Futsal)
  • Swimming
  • Judo
  • Aerobic/Yoga

Student clubs

Student life in the University of Thessaly is also rather intense. The students have established well-organised associations which are highly active in the fields of sports and culture.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Professors insist on theoretical and do not give us any projects to gain the opportunity to research

Good time ahead
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University is superb

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Quite good theoretical background courses but with extremely lack of practical part in real business implementations.