Application Process

Applications for entry in October 2022 are open. The deadline to apply for a place in a pathway is September 16, 2022.

Please be aware; the deadline above is applicable to both students who require a student visa, as well as those who don’t.

This webpage will be updated with any changes to application deadlines.

Entry Requirements

Academic title 

Hold a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from a Greek or a foreign university or advanced technological educational institution, at a 2.1 level or equivalent grade (eg. B, very good, etc) in one of the following disciplines Journalism, Communication, Advertising Marketing, Political, Social and Cultural Studies, Economics, Comparative, European and International Studies, History, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Archeology, History of Arts and Foreign Languages.

Academic References 

Provide two reference letters to prove academic ability and suitability for the program. However, one of the references can be from an employer, if the professional experience is related to the selected pathway.

English Language

Provide evidence of sufficient command of both spoken and written English, which correspond at least to the level C1 of the Common European Framework (CEF) proficiency levels. Acceptable language certificates are the British Council IELTS level 7, the TOEFL iBT 110-120, the TOEIC score 880, the Cambridge English Advanced (CAE), the PTE Academic (ESOL) level 2, and other similar accreditations.

 

Supporting Documentation

To move to the admission stage, applicants are required to send electronically to the program coordinator the following supporting documentation:

  1. title/transcript of grades
  2. diploma supplement
  3. two reference letters
  4. a full CV
  5. a motivation letter up to five hundred (500) words
  6. samples of writings, if any
  7. copy of verified English language certificate

If the language of transcripts is other than English, or Greek, an official translation in Greek is required.  In the event any of the files uploaded are found illegible, a notification will be sent to the applicant, for the next step.

Selection Criteria

The consortium aims to admit highly qualified graduates from different countries around the world. Decisions on admissions are made on the basis of academic merit and the availability of places, 45 in maximum per academic year.

Academic background  60%

This criteria evaluates the applicant’s academic ability, previous academic record and academic reference, based on transcript of records (40%), two academic reference letters (10%), academic awards, additional graduate, and other post-graduate degrees (10%).

Research activity 15%

This criteria evaluates the applicant’s participation in international student mobility programs, such as Erasmus+, or internships before or after graduation (5%), as well as the applicant’s research experience based on any published academic/research writings (5%), and a BA Thesis (5%).

English language skills 15%

This criteria evaluates the applicant’s command of both spoken and written English, which correspond at least to the level C1 of the Common European Framework (CEF) proficiency levels. Acceptable evidence includes: the British Council IELTS level 7, the TOEFL iBT 110-120, the TOEIC score 880, the Cambridge English Advanced (CAE), the PTE Academic (ESOL) level 2, and other similar accreditations.

Relevant professional experience 10%

This criteria evaluates the applicant’s professional experience, if any, which must be relevant to the selected pathway. Professional experience is evaluated based on the years of experience and the quality of the work in journalism, communication and the media.

Decisions

Once an application is complete, an applicant is notified in approximately 15 days of the decision. The decision sent will be one of the following:

An unconditional offer: You satisfy all of the academic conditions required before entry and we are offering you a place.

A conditional offer: You are offered a place if you failed to satisfy certain conditions, such as English language certificates or degree results.

You are on a waiting list: More time will be needed before we make a final decision, usually in order to compare your application with a wider field of others received later on. You will be notified of our final decision by the end of August.

You are on a reserve list: A limited number of applicants will be made a late offer, should a place become available. The reserve list is not ranked. We will send final decisions to reserve listed applicants by the end of August.

We are unable to offer you a place: You do not satisfy some essential academic or language condition, or that the program is already full. In the latter case, you will be given the opportunity to be considered for a place for the following year. The decision is final and is not open to appeal.

Complete Admission

To complete admission and secure the place offered, applicants need to send a statement of acceptance and a copy of ID, or Passport, to the program coordinator before the end of the admissions period.

Unconditionally accepted candidates, who need permission to study in Greece, are strongly advised to get in contact with the Greek embassy closest to their residence and apply for a student visa. The time needed to be issued a student-visa is usually two to three months.