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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 1,829 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Greece.

Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/break: Mid-December – early January, two weeks in April for Greek Orthodox Easter

Major exam period(s): High School: May - June; University: January, February and September

Three years of English language classes are required for all Greek high school students, as well as an additional two years for university students.

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 - 5 years

Language of instruction in universities: Greek

Degrees offered: Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate