Regulations

BASIC RULES

According to the provisions of Law 1268/82 Articles 24, 25, Law 2083/92 Article 9, Law 2188/94, Article 1, the following are in order:

  1. Each academic year begins on the 1st of September and ends on the 31st of August the following year.
  2. Each academic year is divided into two Semesters (Autumn and Spring).
  3. Each Semester includes at least 13 weeks of teaching as well as the prescribed number of weeks for examinations. The examination periods are three: (a) January-February: 2 weeks, (b) June: 2 weeks and (c) September3 weeks.
  4. Classes begin on the third week of September in the Autumn Semester and end on the third week of June in the Spring Semester. The exact dates are decided by the Senate. On special occasions, the Minister of National Education, after considering a proposition by the Senate, may regulate the beginning and ending of the two semesters, so as to ensure the completion of the required number of teaching hours.
  5. If, for whatever reason, by the end of a Semester, the number of a course’s classes that have taken place is smaller than the 4/5 of the number set by the Curriculum, the particular course is considered not taught.
  6. The General Assembly of the Department is authorized to implement the Curriculum design, which is revised every April.
  7. In the beginning of each Semester, the students submit a form of preference with the selected courses to the Registrar of the Department.
  8. Every course bears a number of credits, according to the Curriculum.
  9. Every course also corresponds to a number of ECTS credits, as shown in a relevant table in the Appendix.
  10.  If a student fails to pass a compulsory course, he or she has to repeat it in the next academic year.
  11. If a student fails to pass an elective, he or she will have to either repeat the course in one of the following Semesters or to replace it with another elective.
  12. In each examination period (Autumn-Spring), the students must take exams on the courses applied for in each of the semesters. Upon completion of the 8th semester (June) onwards, as well as during each of the September examinations period throughout their studies, commencing in the first year of studies, the students may sit for the first time or resit, in case of failing previous examination, any or all of the courses applied for. The marking of each course is the responsibility of the instructor, who has to base his/her final assessment on written and/or oral exams and student’s essays.
  13. Students complete their studies and obtain their degree when they succeed in the provided courses and collect the required number of credits. The marking process is directed by ministerial decree (Law 1674/86, Article 4. §3, and the Ministerial Decision Β3/2166/17/6/87, as complemented by the later Ministerial Decision Β3/ 245/7.11.88).
  14. The minimum duration of undergraduate studies in the Department is four (4) years. After a period of 6 years, the various provisions for students, such as medical care, scholarships, loans, free meals and housing, free textbooks, financial help for transportation, etc. are officially suspended.

REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING THE DEGREE

Attendance and successful examination of 34 compulsory courses (102 credits) and 4 compulsory electives (12 credits).

  1. Attendance and successful examination of 24 electives corresponding to 72 credits.
  2. Attendance of 2 seminars (6 credits). The way they are assessed is explained in the beginning of the semester.
  3. Attendance of 4 compulsory foreign language courses which correspond to 12 credits.

The total sum of the credits required for the awarding of the Degree is 204. Additionally, students have to have selected 240 ECTS credits. The number of ECTS credits corresponding to each module is indicated in a table in the Appendix.

Supplementary Document attached to the Degree

An explanatory document is attached to the Degree, providing information regarding the particular features, the content and the special demands of the studies that were completed successfully. The Supplementary document by no means replaces the Degree or the formal document presenting the student’s credits, since it does not contain any kind of evaluation. However, it offers transparency and facilitates the academic and professional understanding of the qualifications, as it lists all the additional activities the graduate undertook during his/her studies, such as the attendance of seminars, voluntary work, etc.