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Studying for a degree at NYC can be a fantastic experience, which will give you a high-quality education in a diverse environment in the heart of one of the most cultural cities in the world! 

International Students

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The International Scene

NYC provides a supportive environment for international students. Life on campus is enriched through the diversity of cultures. The Director of the International Office has a vast international expertise in Student Services and is always available to offer advice to any applicant from overseas.
It is highly recommended that international students stay in close contact with the International Office throughout their studies, in order to remain updated on issues concerning them

Entry Requirements

Overseas students are required to meet the entry requirements for the program they apply for.
 
If you are applying for a bachelor-level program, you are required to submit with your application:
 

Undergraduate Programs:

  • Satisfactory completion of a recognized secondary school.  If you hold an IB, you must have at least a grade of 5.
  • TOEFL score of 213, or any other equivalent qualification.
     
  • Certified secondary school records in native language with an English translation
  • Certified external examination results for secondary graduation, if applicable
  • SAT scores required for those applicants who have attended a US high school.
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably by a teacher.

 

Graduate Programs and MBAs:

  • Satisfactory completion of a first degree at a recognized university. 
  • Submission of official university transcript, in native language with English translation
  • TOEFL score of 213 computer based or other equivalent qualification
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Motivation
     
English Language
International students are required to have a good standard of English before starting any program. For students whose native language is not English, NYC requires a minimum of TOEFL score of 213 (computer based test), IELTS 6.0, or a recognized equivalent.

Students do not need to have taken the test before applying, but will need to have gained the minimum test scores before they begin classes. The English Language Department offers classes and workshops to improve language skills for students whose English level is less than the required standard.


NYC may require students from some nations to submit High School Diplomas or other academic qualifications to World Educational Services (WES) for an official evaluation.
 
Students whose level of English is lower than the required they may still apply and register onto intensive English Language classes in the first semester of their studies with NYC.

Application Procedure

 
Please fill in the contact form and check the box "I am an Overseas Student" in your personal details area.
 
Your application may be sent via email, to Admissions (nycath@nyc.gr), with scanned documents of the supporting qualifications. These might include your transcripts, passport copies, recommendation letters, and English Language certification. Alternatively, you can fill in the electronic form HERE. Check Entry Requirements for a complete list of documents required in your application to NYC.
 
As soon as your Application is received, it will be forwarded to the appropriate Department for evaluation.  You will receive a response within two working days. 
 
If your Application is successful, click on VISA PROCEDURES for further information about how to obtain a VISA for Studies at New York College.

 

VISA and Residence Permit

We are pleased that you have chosen New York College for your university education and wish to welcome you to our academic family and assure you that we, at the International Office, will do our utmost to make your transition from your homeland to the academic environment and multicultural reality of New York College as pleasant and problem-free as possible.

Preparation, Papers, Procedures

In order to enter and study in Greece, you must obtain a student visa from the Greek Consulate nearest you in your country. This student visa must state on the passport that it is type “D” for studies at New York College (not type “C” for tourists).  The Greek Consulates around the world may issue visas for students who are accepted by New York College, thus, you must, first, go through the admissions process.  (Click on the Application Procedure) 
Part of the admissions requirements for international students is to submit the necessary documents to the International Office at New York College,  (international@nyc.gr), in order for us to start the process of contacting the Greek Consulate in you country for the issuance of your student visa.  The issuing of VISA rests solely on the Greek embassies or consulates in your country.  In case of rejection of your VISA application, a refund of your fees is forwarded to your bank account. Please note that your "international student fee" of 650Euro is non-refundable.
 

Student VISA documents include:

  • Copy of Passport
  • International Health Certificate (from your country)
  • Four current color "passport size" photographs
  • Letter of Good Conduct from you local Police (Criminal Record Certificate)
  • Student Declaration of responsibility for the accuracy of information provided, acceptance of New York College rules and regulations (Student Declaration Form)
  • Parent Declaration of acceptance of responsibility for the student’s financial (Parent Declaration Form)
  • International Health Insurance (This is arranged by New York College)
  • Your home address, phone & fax numbers, and person to be contacted in case of emergency
  • Payment of full tuition and housing for 1 year minimum (if you are not staying in NYC housing, please provide proof of your local address)
* All documents can be e-mailed
 
After you are admitted to New York College and have submitted the above listed documentation, we fill out the Certificate for your student visa and, with the above documents, we take it to the Prefecture of Athens (or Thessaloniki, if you are applying to our Thessaloniki campus) for notarization. 
 
This process takes approximately two weeks. 
 
When we receive the notarized Certificate, we send it to the Greek Consulate in your country in order for them to process and issue you a student visa type “D” for studies at New York College in Greece.  Every Consulate in each country has its own requirements for the issuance of student visas. Thus, a Consulate may or may not require an interview with you.  Other Consulates may require more detailed documentation pertaining to your financial status and, some others, may have additional requirements with respect to parental guarantees, police clearance, and “special” notarization, certification, or “apostil” of documents by the authorities in your country.   You need to check with the Greek Consulate nearest you and find out what exactly they require from you, besides the Certificate from New York College.
 
The student visa issued to you will be valid up to 90 days and is activated immediately upon its issuance. It is very important, therefore, for you to arrange to travel to Greece as soon as possible after receiving your visa.
 
After coming to Greece with your student visa, please be informed that it is necessary for you to apply immediately for the Residence Permit for Studies due to the fact that the documents required for the submission of an application for a residence permit take a considerable length of time in order to be prepared.  

 

 

Residence Permit requirements

The following steps must be taken and documents be collected, with the assistance of our International Office, after you arrive in Greece in order to be reviewed by our office so that we may proceed with your Residence Permit application:
 
1.   Three (4) color pictures
2.   Copy of passport
3.   Copy of Student Visa
4.   Copy of the “Districts decision” of residence permit
5.   Certificate of enrollment in Greek from New York College (Records Office) stating:
  • that you are a full time student
  • years of studying
6.   Transcript from New York College (Records Office)
7.   Declaration stating your address in Greece (International Office)
8.   Pay a Tax Fee of 150 euro at the Tax Office which belongs to the Town Hall that you will submit your documents. The tax office will give you a blue receipt (International Office will guide you)
9.   Proof of Health Insurance stating coverage of the following (issued by our International Office):
  • Medical treatment
  • Hospitalization
10. Bank statement in your name (in Greek) from a Greek Bank account in your name with the minimum balance of 6000 Euros.
 
The Letter of Good Health from a Greek Public Hospital requires the making of several appointments, the necessity of several visits, and the undergoing of a variety of tests, all of which may take up to one-to- two months to complete.

TRAVEL TO-AND-FROM HOME COUNTRY

 
Only students who have a valid Student Residence Permit may travel outside Greece and re-enter.
 
Students who are not in possession of a valid residence permit (an expired residence permit is not considered valid), (and who may be in possession of the waiting paper), generally, are not allowed to leave Greece and return. 
 
While this law places great stress upon students who wish to visit home for Christmas and/or Easter holidays, and/or summer recess, the recent practice of the Greek Ministry of Public Order has been to issue “special directives” shortly before holiday and recess periods which allow students with a waiting paper to visit home for a specific number of days during these periods and return and re-enter to continue their studies. However, there is no guarantee that such directives will continue to be issued every year and for every holiday. Therefore, International Students planning to visit home for holidays must contact the International Office prior to making any holiday travel plans in order to be informed as to whether such “directive” is in effect.
 
 
PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY:
 
THESE “SPECIAL DIRECTIVES” APPLY ONLY TO THOSE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO ARE ASSURED OF “A DIRECT RETURN FLIGHT” FROM THEIR HOME COUNTRY TO GREECE.
 
IT DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY STUDENTS FOR WHOM IT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE A TRANSIT STOP IN A THIRD COUNTRY ON THEIR RETURN TRIP.
 
DO NOT IGNORE THESE DIRECTIONS/WARNINGS!
 
STUDENTS RETURNING FROM HOME (HAVING MADE A HOLIDAY TRIP UNDER THESE “DIRECTIVES”), AND WHO ARE OBLIGED TO MAKE A TRANSIT STOP IN A THIRD COUNTRY (BECAUSE THERE IS NO DIRECT FLIGHT FROM THEIR HOME COUNTRY TO GREECE), AFTER AN EXAMINATION OF THEIR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS BY THE THIRD COUNTRY AIRPORT AUTHORITIES, MAY HAVE THEIR PRESENCE DETERMINED AS BEING ILLEGAL; MAY BE ASSIGNED THE STATUS OF A “DEPORTEE”; AND, IN FACT, MAY BE DEPORTED TO THEIR HOME COUNTRY (WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF OBTAINING A NEW VISA AND RETURNING TO GREECE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES).
 

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

 
Students interested in travelling to and/or visiting other countries may do so if they are in possession of a valid residence permit. Such students, prior to making any plans, should first contact the embassy of the chosen country in order to be informed with respect to the documents and procedures required to enter, travel-in, and leave the specific country.  

Accomodation

New York College guarantees personal support in choosing your accommodation that will best serve your needs and your budget, while we will advice you on lease contracts and your rights. 

New York College provides International Students with the necessary support in order to select accommodation from a wide variety of privately-owned places in Athens and Thessaloniki, that suit different needs and budgets.
 
As soon as your application procedure is complete and you have been offered a place to study at your chosen program, the International Office will send you a list of the available accommodation options.
 
These include furnished studios, one-bedroom flats or two-bedroom flats in case you wish to share, in quite and secure residential districts of the city which are close by our campus, and are well-served by the city transportation services. 
 
Upon your arrival to Greece, you will be accompanied by a staff member to visit the places you have indicated, and sign the tenancy contract.  Contracts are made for at least a year, and owners normally require two rents in advance.  Electricity, heating and phone services are billed separately, and are not included in the rent price.

Living and Studying in Greece

Whether you choose Athens or Thessaloniki, you will benefit from living and studying in a city of long and rich history, and enjoy the bustling nightlife, as well as a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

ten described as one of the most interesting cities in Europe, Athens is the capital city of Greece, a modern country, member of the European Union since 1981, with a glorious but sometimes turbulent past.  Renowned all over the world as the birth place of democracy, and for having laid the foundations of western civilization, today, Athens following the successful Olympic Games of 2004, has developed into a beautiful, dynamic and friendly city with a multicultural milieu, which offers its people  a vast range of cultural and entertainement choices.
 
Similarly, Thessaloniki, the capital of the Balkans for many centuries, and the crossroad of cultures and civilizations, has constituted the window to the Mediterranean for all the peoples of the North. It was in the general vicinity - in Pella- where Philip II and Alexander the Great established their dynasty and spread Hellenic civilization to the world.  You may take just a brief tour of the city to experience the unique blending of past and present, traditional and modern, east and west, and just cycle by the seafront to feel the breeze of a cosmopolitan city.
 

Climate

Greece is renowned as one of the sunniest and warmest countries of Europe. Both Athens and Thessaloniki are situated near the sea, where you can enjoy crystal-clear beaches for the most part of the year, while you can take short trips to the nearby breathtaking islands. 
During the winter, the temperature is mild, while during the summer it may get much higher.  For those ones of you who like water sports, this is the best place to learn or practice a variety of activities, not far from our campus.
 

The Cultural Scene

If you are interested in music, theater, opera, or fine arts, both Athens and Thessaloniki host major events throughout the year, ranging from ancient theater performances, to pop and rock festivals.  Alongside the many museums, you may visit small art galleries of contemporary Greek and foreign famous artists.
 

Shopping and Entertainement

Athens and Thessaloniki are known as cities that never sleep. Shops, entertainement venues, clubs, pubs and restaurants are scattered all over the city, and are available for all sort of needs and budgets.  Recently, major malls have been built in both cities offering a cosmopolitan environment for shoppers and clubbers open until very late at night.
 

Outside the City

If you choose New York College for your studies do not miss the opportunity to travel around the country, and visit not only the tourist hotspots, but also  the country's many hidden beauties. Start from the Greek islands, Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Corfu and Lefkada, and continue in the mainland, with Meteora, Delphi, Chalkidiki, Ancient Olympia, and Lake of Plastira.  Travelling in Greece is fairly cheap for students.
  

Induction Program

New international students are invited to join a special orientation event held at the beginning of each term. This orientation is an opportunity for students to settle in prior to the start of studies. In addition to receiving general advice about living and studying in Greece, students will have the chance to meet faculty and staff, other international students, and be acquainted with the various clubs and societies at NYC.

Financial Matters

Investing in education is perhaps the best option for a secure return both financially and intellectually. 

In addition to your tuition fees, which depend on the program of study, international students will need approximately between 6,000 and 8,000 Euro for accommodation and living expenses in Greece for a 12-month period.
 
Undergraduate programs tuition fees are in the range of 8,000 Euro and postgraduate programs (master of MBA) of 10,000 to 12,000 Euros.  In addition to this, international students must pay insurance fees of 400Euro, annually.
 
For an updated list of tuition, contact our International Office (international@nyc.gr), by indicating the program of your interest.
 
Tuition and accommodation fees are paid in full in the beginning of each academic year, as dictated by the Greek national authorities.
 

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students who are placed on the Dean's List. Placement on the Dean's List in any academic year is reserved for full time students who complete 24 or more credits with a semester G.P.A. of 3.50 (American degree programs) or 2.1 (british degree programs).  A student placed on the Dean's List qualifies for the Academic Excellence scholarship worth up to 50% reduction in fees the following year.