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Location: Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program through the MAUI-Utrecht Network Exchange Consortium open to undergraduate and graduate students

Language of Instruction: English and/or Modern Greek

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year, Spring

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Academic Year:  October - May
Spring Semester: February - May

Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to this program to apply by the priority deadline - your chances of admission are increased by doing so.

  • Academic Year: February 16 (priority), March 16 (final)
  • Spring: September 23 (final)

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements

Subjects Available:

  • Crimonlogy & Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Languages - Modern Greek

The University:  The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is a state institution established in 1925.   The structure of the University today, its range of activities and its size make it the largest and most complex institution of higher education in the country. More than 95,000 students study at the university. 

Academics:  Courses at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are normally taught in Greek. However, there are courses in other languages too, especially at the Foreign Language Faculties, Faculty of Law (courses in English, French and German language), School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and School of Economics. In all the other cases, there are special arrangements for exchange students, such as assignment of essays in English with the use of English bibliography in small group of students.  

UMSL students may take courses in the following fields: Law, Economic Sciences, Journalism and Mass Media (only in spring semester), English, French, German, Italian Language and Literature

An intensive Modern Greek course is offered free of charge to all exchange students.

Housing: The univeristy has two student residences and assists students in identifying private accommodations. Once properly registered with a meal card, exchange students can take advantage of two free meals per day (lunch and supper) at the Student Restaurant, which is open during the academic year, including free meals twice daily, lunch and supper, every day from Monday to Sunday.

Activities and Programs:  The University Gymnasium (about 22 acres), including an indoor athletic center, is open to students and staff and operates from September to June. All students have the opportunity to exercise and take part in various sports such as Keep-fit, floor gymnastics for female students (modern, classical aerobic), gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, football, table tennis, weightlifting, ski, water sports (swimming, water polo) and Greek traditional dances.

The Sport Centre organizes annual internal championships for many different sports, and it also participates successfully in all inter-university national championships organized by the Sport Committee for Higher Education. A total of 150 students participate in A.U.Th. Sport teams. The Sport Centre has also a traditional Greek dancing group.

Location:  Thessaloniki is known as a “friendly” city with an active cultural life. Beyond the museums, there are numerous movie theaters, (foreign films are screened with subtitles), several theaters, a state and a city orchestra, cafes, restaurants and bars.

International Office Website: http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en

Course Offerings: http://www.auth.gr/en/faculties

Housing: http://new.eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list

Cost Estimates for 2013-14*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3789.60
Books and course materials $40.00
Mandatory HTH insurance $140.00
Accommodations $1600.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $1330.00
Airfare $1150.00
Local Transportation $275.00
Other $-
Total $8324.60*


Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2013/14 rate - 2014/15 tuition rate TBA April 2014. Non-resident fees may apply.
* Costs are based off a four month semester.
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.

Some text courtesy of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki