Studying for a UK degree in Greece


In Greece, you’ll find many great opportunities to study for a UK degree. So if you have caring, job or family commitments that prevent you from travelling to the United Kingdom, you can still gain your dream qualification.

These Transnational Education (or TNE) courses are designed, delivered, and quality-assured to the UK’s own rigorous standards and each leads to a UK degree.

They can provide a pathway to the United Kingdom at a later date, either to continue your studies or to work, and you’re sure to benefit from their strong links with both UK and international business (just one of the reasons that graduates with UK degrees are among the most employable in the world). You may also find that studying for a UK TNE degree in Greece is more affordable than studying in the UK itself.


You can apply to study for a UK-awarded TNE programme in Greece if you have completed one of following qualifications:

  • Greek lykeio Apolyterion
  • GCE A-Levels
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (or equivalent qualification)

In addition, you must have evidence of English language proficiency, such as:

  • FCE
  • CAE
  • CPE

There may also be additional requirements depending on the course you choose. So we always advise you to check with the UK university that will be awarding your degree, and with the partner institution in Greece where you will be studying.

Students from non EU countries

If you live in a non EU country, you may need a student visa to enter Greece. These can be issued by a Greek Embassy or High Commission in your home country. In addition, your local Greek Consulate or Embassy can confirm the documentation you need, as well as give you information about the interview process.

To find out where a Greek Consulate or Embassy is located in your region, as well as full contact information, visit Greece's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Which degree should I choose?

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

With such a variety of UK degrees on offer, you’re certain to find a course that’s right for you.

Every year, graduates in Greece complete their studies in subjects ranging from Masters degrees in Law or Business Administration to Bachelors degrees in Graphic Design and Fashion. And each is awarded their prestigious degree from a UK university.

For a comprehensive list of UK degrees that you can study for while in Greece, visit the British Council Greece website.

Studying online

Depending on your work and home commitments, you may choose to study for your degree online.

There are a number of these programs available in Greece which offer the same high standards of UK teaching and the same prestigious qualifications while allowing for a greater amount of flexibility and schedules that better suit your needs.

For more information, we advise contacting your preferred UK University as well as the partnering institution in Greece. For a full list of programmes and universities, please visit the British Council Greece website.

Other relevant websites

British Council Greece

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