Welcome Office of the University of Crete

Our office serves as a central hub for all incoming foreign students and researchers, providing them with comprehensive support and guidance throughout their academic journey.  

At the Welcome Office, we are dedicated to helping our international community thrive by offering a wide range of services, including language courses, cultural events, accommodation assistance, and visa support. Our goal is to ensure that every international student and researcher feels welcome and at home at the University of Crete and has the resources they need to achieve their academic and personal goals.  

Explore our webpage to learn more about what we offer and how we can help you make the most of your time at the University of Crete. 

support student-visa-applicants

with information through communication with the Greek Consular Authorities, as well as towards their application for a Greek residence permit within 90 days of their arrival in Greece and for communication with the relevant public bodies

support the process of concluding contracts

 the process  that facilitate the granting of residence permits for study purposes

inform about the Modern Greek Language Classes

devoted to the teaching of Modern Greek as a foreign language ​​in cooperation with the competent units of our Institution

OUR MISSION

support the international students during their settlement in the country

for topics such as choosing among  accommodation options, information regarding medical insurance, application for tax identification number, opening of a bank account  and other procedures related to public services.

cooperation with the competent services of the UOC

to serve the needs of international students and assisting them with any other issues that could emerge during their studies

exercise any other competence

that facilitates and contributes social integration of third-country nationals on the Greek territory and into the academic community

Welcome Office of the University of Crete

Our office serves as a central hub for all incoming foreign students and researchers, providing them with comprehensive support and guidance throughout their academic journey.  

At the Welcome Office, we are dedicated to helping our international community thrive by offering a wide range of services, including language courses, cultural events, accommodation assistance, and visa support. Our goal is to ensure that every international student and researcher feels welcome and at home at the University of Crete and has the resources they need to achieve their academic and personal goals.  

Explore our webpage to learn more about what we offer and how we can help you make the most of your time at the University of Crete. 

OUR MISSION

support student-visa-applicants

with information through communication with the Greek Consular Authorities, as well as towards their application for a Greek residence permit within 90 days of their arrival in Greece and for communication with the relevant public bodies

support the process of concluding contracts

 the process of concluding contracts that facilitate the granting of residence permits for study purposes

support the international students during their settlement in the country

for topics such as choosing among  accommodation options, information regarding medical insurance, application for tax identification number, opening of a bank account  and other procedures related to public services.

cooperation with the competent services of the UOC

to serve the needs of international students and assisting them with any other issues that could emerge during their studies

inform about the Modern Greek Language Classes

devoted to the teaching of Modern Greek as a foreign language ​​in cooperation with the competent units of our Institution

exercise any other competence

that facilitates and contributes social integration of third-country nationals on the Greek territory and into the academic community

welcome to our community!

discover the stories…

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Etini Aniekan Otumo

Postgraduate Student, Nigeria

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Carina Mkrtchyan

Postgraduate Student, USA

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Saloni Rawat

Bachelor Student, U.K

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Moghny Rustum

Bachelor Student, Syria

welcome to our community!

discover the stories…

It is been really fun, I have made a lot of friends. Even though it can get stressful at times, knowing that I have really good professors who are always here to help me no matter what…they are just an email away, so that has been really helpful.

Saloni Rawat

Bachelor Student, U.K

Since I applied, the administration committee was so helpful, so cooperative.’,’They gave me everything I needed, all the information I needed, and they made the way much easier for me as a foreigner coming here for the first time.

Moghny Rustum

Bachelor Student, Syria

I was searching where I could get a comprehensive and holistic knowledge about clinical research. I decided to settle here at UOC. In two words…I would say…amazing and awesome!

Etini Aniekan Otumo

Postgraduate Student, Nigeria

I think the academic program here at the University of Crete, is very strong and very personal to each person. I feel like they are really helping promote my academic career and overall creating a good sense of well-being.  I have always really loved this island.  It is extremely beautiful.

Carina Mkrtchyan

Postgraduate Student, USA

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English Programs

Explore Our English Programs: A World of Academic Opportunities at the University of Crete

Visiting Guide

A comprehensive guide for your journey through all steps ,before ,after arrival and accommodation

University at a Glance

Quick insights into our university's history, achievements, education and campus culture

Living in Crete

Explore the local culture, lifestyle, and community as you make this beautiful island your home

Explore and Connect:

Discover Our University Departments and Educational Resources

University of Crete

official site

Summer Schools

organized by the University of Crete

Exchange and Mobility Programs

managed by The International Relations Dept. of the University of Crete

Visit UOC

University of Crete’s website for useful info about the campuses with wonderful virtual tours

Postgraduate Studies Programs

find in this UOC's site the programs that will help you to make the right decision

International Program in Medicine

an english-taught program in medicine for international students

Student services 

Student's Counseling Center of UOC

personal and group counseling for undergraduate and post graduate students that go through personal or educational issues

Student Affairs

supporting UOC student life, development, and welfare

Student Ombudsman

aka student advocate

Career and Liaison Office

supports the University’s academic mission through comprehensive services that aim to empower, guide, and prepare students for the next step in their professional development

Gender Equality Commitee of UOC

an advisory body to the UoC Senate and to the Schools and Departments authorities for the promotion of equality and inclusiveness in all aspects of the academic life

Modern Greek Language Courses

The University of Crete offers Modern Greek language courses throughout the year

UOC’s Research Centres & Observatories

UOC Recearch Center (UCRC)

The Center for Research and Studies of the University of Crete for the Humanities, Social and Educational Sciences (KEME-PK)

Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics

A University Research independent unit focused in the areas of Nuclear and Plasma Physics but since 2008 it targets primarily research in Theoretical and Computational Physics.

Skinakas Observatory

A joint research facility of the University of Crete and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) in Astrophysics

Finokalia Atmospheric Observatory

FKL, a monitoring station of the Eastern Mediterranean atmosphere, operated by the Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory (ECPL) of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete

Knowledge Transfer Office

With sustainable development and social welfare as guide,Knowledge Transfer Office's goal is to help researchers turn their original ideas into innovations.

Research Directory

Find the resources available for research and research training throughout the University.

UOC News and Events

Create your tomorrow with us, today!

get started below

English Programs

Explore Our English Programs: A World of Academic Opportunities at the University of Crete

Visiting Guide

A comprehensive guide for your journey through all steps ,before ,after arrival and accommodation

University at a Glance

Quick insights into our university's history, achievements, education and campus culture

Living in Crete

Explore the local culture, lifestyle, and community as you make this beautiful island your home

Explore and Connect:

Discover Our University Departments and Educational Resources

University of Crete

official site

Summer Schools

organized by the University of Crete

Exchange and Mobility Programs

managed by The International Relations Dept. of the University of Crete

Visit UOC

University of Crete’s website for useful info about the campuses with wonderful virtual tours

Postgraduate Studies Programs

find in this UOC's site the programs that will help you to make the right decision

International Program in Medicine

an english-taught program in medicine for international students

Student services 

Student's Counseling Center of UOC

personal and group counseling for undergraduate and post graduate students that go through personal or educational issues

Student Affairs

supporting UOC student life, development, and welfare

Student Ombudsman

aka student advocate

Career and Liaison Office

supports the University’s academic mission through comprehensive services that aim to empower, guide, and prepare students for the next step in their professional development

Gender Equality Commitee of UOC

an advisory body to the UoC Senate and to the Schools and Departments authorities for the promotion of equality and inclusiveness in all aspects of the academic life

Modern Greek Language Courses

The University of Crete offers Modern Greek language courses throughout the year

UOC’s Research Centres & Observatories

UOC Recearch Center (UCRC)

The Center for Research and Studies of the University of Crete for the Humanities, Social and Educational Sciences (KEME-PK)

Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics

A University Research independent unit focused in the areas of Nuclear and Plasma Physics but since 2008 it targets primarily research in Theoretical and Computational Physics.

Skinakas Observatory

A joint research facility of the University of Crete and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) in Astrophysics

Finokalia Atmospheric Observatory

FKL, a monitoring station of the Eastern Mediterranean atmosphere, operated by the Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory (ECPL) of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete

Knowledge Transfer Office

With sustainable development and social welfare as guide,Knowledge Transfer Office's goal is to help researchers turn their original ideas into innovations.

Research Directory

Find the resources available for research and research training throughout the University.

UOC News and Events

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Humans and Digitalization: a challenge for transboarder citizenship education
Humans and Digitalization: a challenge for transboarder citizenship education

Humans and Digitalization: a challenge for transboarder citizenship education

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Conference | Greek HEIs and European Alliances: Opportunities and Challenges
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The University of Crete announces the awarding of the “Professor Zoe Dimitriadis Excellence Awards” for the academic year 2022-2023
The University of Crete announces the awarding of the “Professor Zoe Dimitriadis Excellence Awards” for the academic year 2022-2023

The University of Crete announces the awarding of the “Professor Zoe Dimitriadis Excellence Awards” for the academic year 2022-2023

The award is funded by the donation of Professor Zoe Dimitriadis and is granted to postgraduate students, doctoral candidates, and/or postdoctoral researchers of the University of Crete for publications as first co-authors in top-tier international scientific journals during the previous...

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Professor Panagiota Fatourou was elected Chair of the Steering Committee of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)
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Professor Panagiota Fatourou was elected Chair of the Steering Committee of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)

Professor Panagiota Fatourou, a faculty member of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Crete, has been elected Chair of the Steering Committee of the prestigious conference ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC). The ACM Symposium on Principles of...

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Successful Completion of the “hATTR Amyloidosis: from Bench to Bedside” Summer School
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The University of Crete proudly announces the successful conclusion of the "hATTR Amyloidosis: from Bench to Bedside" summer school, held from June 10-14, organized by the Assoc. Prof. Ioannis Zaganas, the Scientific Academic Coordinator. The program brought together 6 distinguished physicians...

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Press Release: The University of Crete proudly participated in the 2024 EC Eastern Mediterranean Security Studies Program
Press Release: The University of Crete proudly participated in the 2024 EC Eastern Mediterranean Security Studies Program

Press Release: The University of Crete proudly participated in the 2024 EC Eastern Mediterranean Security Studies Program

Professors Dimitrios Xenakis and Konstantinos Manasakis from the Department of Political Science, along with Postdoc Georgia Dimari, contributed their expertise on June 11th and 12th. The sessions were held at the Gallos campus in Rethymnon, offering valuable insights into Mediterranean...

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University of Crete’s Participation in EURAXESS Biennial Conference 2024
University of Crete’s Participation in EURAXESS Biennial Conference 2024

University of Crete’s Participation in EURAXESS Biennial Conference 2024

The University of Crete proudly participated in the EURAXESS BiennialConference 2024, held from June 10th to 13th. This prestigious eventgathered leading researchers and innovation experts from across Europe todiscuss advancements in career development, research mobility, andcollaborative...

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Workshop: “Modern Trends in Gravity and Black Holes”
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SynCRETism 2024 | Particle physicists dining with Astrophysicists
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Exploring the Human Brain: Neuroanatomy from Research to Clinical Practice
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