Lifelong Learning Programme/ Erasmus
We welcome students from all over Europe - 27 member-states of the European Union, states which are members of the European Economic Arena (Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway), as well as Turkey, Croatia and Switcherland - to spend 3 to 12 months studying at the Agricultural University of Athens.
During their stay, students are given the opportunity to carry out a part of their studies, including courses, their graduate thesis and practical training.
To study at the Agricultural University of Athens under Erasmus, you must:
- Be studying at a University that has established an Erasmus Bilateral Agreement with the Agricultural University of Athens - check our Erasmus partnerships’ list. Please note you can only study the subject given in the list (e.g. 01.1 Agriculture).
- Be in the second year of their studies (if undergraduate) and have passed most classes you have taken at your home university in the first year.
Departments of the Agricultural University of Athens and Courses for Incoming Erasmus Students
The Agricultural University of Athens has 7 Departments.
For more information please check the Departments’ Websites through http://www.aua.gr/
Each department offers a number of courses taught in English for Incoming Erasmus students.
Please choose your courses following the links listed below.
There you can find information on the course content, ECTS credits, semester etc.
Note that “Greek as a Foreign Language” (3 ECTS credits) and “English for Academic Purposes in Agriculturally Related Topics” (2 ECTS credits) are offered for free from the Foreign Language Centre of the University and you are welcome to attend them.
European Credit Transfer System
An Erasmus Learning Agreement (including the chosen courses and their ECTS credits) must be in advance concluded with and approved by your Home University.
A Transcript of Records showing all your courses, credits and grades will be produced after your departure and will be sent to your Home University.
A minimum of 20 ECTS credits is absolutely necessary for a 3-month period of studies. A total of 30 ECTS credits and 60 ECTS credits must be achieved for a semester and a year of studies respectively.
Application Procedure and Deadlines
To apply for Erasmus Student Mobility, you must submit to the European Programmes Office the following documents:
- Application Form plus 3 passport-size photos
- Learning Agreement– note that any necessary changes as regards the courses included in it can be done within 30 days after your registration date
- Transcript of Records (officially translated in English)
- Erasmus Nomination Letter by the Home University
- Proof of Health Insurance (European Health Insurance Card or other private scheme)
- Official proof of knowledge of the English language
Please send the above documents by regular post to the following address:
Agricultural University of Athens
European Programmes Office
75, Iera Odos str.,
118 55 Athens
Deadlines for application submission are:
- the 15th of June (for Autumn Semester)
- the 15th of November (for Spring Semester)
For detailed information about University facilities, transportation, accommodation, medical services and generally student life in Athens, please read the Erasmus Student Welcome Guide
Residence Permit for non-E.U. Erasmus students
Erasmus students from non-E.U. countries are advised to contact the Greek Embassy or Consulate in their country for entrance regulations prior to their departure and then apply for a three-month student visa to Greece.
Those who will be staying in Greece for more than 3 months, according to Greek national law, must present themselves to the Municipal Office of their residence area and apply for a Residence Permit.
Erasmus students will need to have in hand the following documents:
- Residence Permit Application (provided by the relevant Municipal Office) along with 3 passport-size photos
- Erasmus Certification by the Sending University (proving your Erasmus status and stating the amount of your monthly scholarship)
- Erasmus Nomination Letter (issued by the European Programmes Office of the Agricultural University of Athens)
- One copy of Health Insurance Contract (translated in Greek), covering costs of hospital treatment and medical care
- One copy of a valid passport or other kind of travel document, officially stamped by the responsible authority
- One copy of your Visa
- A special fee paid to the relevant Municipal Office
- A Health Certificate issued by a Greek national hospital (“Agia Eleni” Hospital, 21 Soutsou street, Ampelokipi Metro station)
Erasmus Student Mobility for Placements
The Agricultural University of Athens holds an Extended Erasmus University Charter. This means, among others, that even if you are a student of a University not included in the Erasmus partnerships’ list you can be placed and work at one of the Departmental Laboratories for a period of 3 to 12 months. Before the Placement a Training Agreement and Quality Commitment must be concluded in cooperation with your Supervisor.
For more information on Erasmus Student Mobility for Placements please e-mail us at email@example.com (European Cooperation Coordinators Mrs ANASTOPOULOU Thania for outgoing students & Mrs MATSOUKI Angeliki for incoming students).
ESN AUA Athens
ESN AUA Athens is a non-profit, non-political student organization that was created by former outgoing Erasmus students of the Agricultural University of Athens working voluntarily. Everything is done under the principle of “Students Helping Students” which is the main principle of the International Erasmus Student Network.
The mission of this newly founded society is to build an Erasmus friendly environment in order to improve and foster student mobility in the Agricultural University of Athens.
Its actions include:
- Welcoming and picking up incoming students from the airport
- Helping them arrange all the details of living and studying in Athens
- Organizing an orientation day in A.U.A
- Providing guidance and help to incoming students, concerning academic matters in AUA
- Working together with the European Programmes Office, in order to facilitate the transition of foreign student to our University
- Organising events for the social integration of international Students
- Promoting the Erasmus Student Exchange Programme to prospective incoming and outgoing students
For more information about ESN AUA Athens please visit the website at http://www.esngreece.gr/content/esn-aua-english-version or send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Incoming Erasmus students have said…
My Erasmus experience at the Agricultura lUniversity of Athens has stretched my mind in new directions. I was pleasantly surprised by the academic level.
Filip K. (Czech Republic)
The Agricultural University of Athens offered me various types of courses, professors were very helpful and reliableand they impressed me with their way of thinking about life.
Deja M. (Slovenia)
Through Erasmus, I changed some ways of my thinking and I started feeling as a European citizen. Europe is not so huge anymore because I have colleagues in Spain, Italy, Germany, Finland…These countries are now very close to myPoland.
Mateusz C. (Poland)
I will advise people from my University to participate in the Erasmus programme, especially to go to acountry which is different to ours, like Greece, so that they learn about aculture which is worth finding out about.
Ewelina R. (Poland)
Students and professors are friendly and more open to each other than in my country. The courses were interesting and I enjoyed learning here.
Magdalena B. (Germany)
The academic level in the Agricultural University of Athens is very good because lecturers seem to be experts in their field of knowledge. I am very happy I had the opportunity to see how organisation of studies works in another University.
Martyna S. (Poland)
My laboratory work has been very productive and I have got the most out of it!
Carmen Priscila C.R. (Spain)