Students and Staff Mobility (Erasmus)

General Information on Incoming and Outgoing Students, Academic Staff, Administrative Staff

In relation to the European Program for members’ mobility (students, staff) of the academic community “Erasmus Plus”, the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly advocates the mobility of both the academic staff as well as the incoming and outgoing students.
When it comes to candidates’ selection, the Department takes into account specific criteria, such as their knowledge of English, French, German as well as the host country’s language.
The aim is to enhance participation and to increase the academic community members’ mobility (students, academic staff and administrative staff), while ensuring top-level studies and exchange of experiences and knowledge.
The Graduate Studies Program of the Department of Early Childhood Education, as regards both obligatory and optional courses, is planned in correspondence to the Departments of Early Childhood Education in the whole country as well as abroad, taking into consideration the international developments, the educational trends and the learning requirements as they emerge in Greece and abroad.

Outgoing Students
In order to select the candidates, the Department takes into consideration the candidates’ knowledge of English and the host country’s language, requesting an assessment certification. In addition, the total number of the courses successfully completed by the student and the grades (teaching credits) he/she has acquired, along with his/her total score up to the time of his/her assessment, are also considered. These criteria are available on the Department’s webpage.

Incoming Students
Given the central institutional organizational structure of the Erasmus Program, the Department follows and implements the practices and guidelines as defined by the International Relations Office of the University of Thessaly. The Department’s position, that is, to extend full cooperation with other institutions and to increase its internationalization over time, is realized year-by-year, by constantly enhancing its collaborations and forming partnerships with institutions abroad through Erasmus.
In recent years, the Department of Early Childhood Education has increased its partnerships with Institutions all over the EU, but also in other countries. It maintains strong ties with Denmark, Belgium, Portugal and Germany.

Further information can be found at the website of the International Relations Office (IRO) – Erasmus Office of the University of Thessaly at:

For the academic year 2023-24 - Spring semester, the course "Gender Studies and Literature" (teaching: E. Sifaki) is offered in English

For the incoming Erasmus+ students, more courses are offered in languages other than modern greek from the different departments of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (see table here).