Greek Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Last Updated on April 23, 2015

Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y):

Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y) is offering Postgraduate scholarships (Master/PhD) to International students who want to pursue their Postgraduate and Doctoral studies in Greece in the start of 2013-2014.

Status: Expire.

Scholarship Name: Greek Government Scholarships

Scholarship Funded by: Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y)

Institution Name: Greece Universities

Offered Degree: Master/PhD

Application Deadline: 26 July 2013

Course Starts: 2014

No of Scholarships:

Greek State Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y) is offering 30 scholarships for nationals selected from different countries. In addition, from these 30 scholarships, I.K.Y is offering 15 scholarships to nationals of Balkan and Eastern European countries, (including non-member states of the European Union ) Asia, Africa, and Latin America. While the other 15 scholarships to nationals of the European Union Member States, Norway, Canada, USA, Switzerland, Japan, Iceland, and Oceania.

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Offered Study Fields:

1.Greek State Scholarships Foundation is offering Postgraduate studies in combination with Modern Greek Language courses at a state Greek University just during the first year of the scholarship. Moreover, these language courses are optional unless does not specify by the Regulations of University Department. The duration of Master’s Degree will be of 1-2 years .In addition, duration of Doctoral Degree (PhD) will be of 1-3 years.
2.The duration of postdoctoral research will be of 6 months- 1 year in combination with optional Modern Greek Language courses in a School of Modern Greek Language, at a state Greek University.
3.More education in the Greek Language, Literature, Philosophy, History, and Art aims for professors of Greek studies at Universities abroad will be of 6 months-1 year.
4.The duration of specialization in Fine Arts will of one year in combination with optional Modern Greek Language courses in a School of Modern Greek Language at a State Greek University.
5.The period for Collection of research data for students who are carrying out PhD studies in their country will be of one year.

Scholarship Financial Support:

Greek Government Scholarship Foundation includes:

  • Scholarship is offering all expenses of tuition fees to attend courses in a state School of Modern Greek Language at a Greek University, only during the first year of the scholarship when applicable.
  • It is offering € 60,000 net amount as a fixed payment for initial everyday expenditure.However, taxes exclude which pay by this Foundation.
  • The scholarship is offering € 60,000 net for Postgraduate, Doctoral Studies, Specialization in the Fine Arts, and Collection of Research Data as a monthly allowance. However, a monthly allowance of € 80,000 is offering for doctoral and further education studies (in the Greek Language, Literature, Philosophy, and Art).
  • Scholarship is offering free of cost emergency medical treatment under the National Health Service (NHS) in public hospitals. European citizens should have to get European Insurance, Illness Card from their home insurance agency.
  • No funds are available for travel expenses, attendance at conference, seminars,or research activities.
  • For doctoral studies, scholarship is offering up to € 300, 00 for binding and printing costs of the PhD thesis at the end of the scholarship as well as offering up to € 300,00 for research costs only when these expenses will require by the studies.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants should have foreign nationality.
  • Applicant must have only foreign citizenship except both the foreign and Greek.
  • Applicant must not exceed the age limit by the application deadline. For scholarship categories 1, 4, and 5: age should be 35 years after birth year 1878 and onwards. For scholarship category, 2 and medical students, age should be 40 years after birth year 1973 and onwards. For scholarship category 3, age should be 55 years after birth year 1958 onwards.
  • Applicant must have a graduate degree from a foreign recognized higher education institution.
  • Applicant must have a postgraduate degree (Master’s or equivalent) from a foreign or Greek.
  • University for apply PhD degree. This postgraduate degree is not a condition for the following categories: specialization in the Fine Arts (category 4), collection of research data (category 5), and those who are legally inhabitants in Greece while undertaking PhD studies.
  • Applicants must have a PhD degree accomplished at a foreign or a Greek University for postdoctoral research studies. However their graduate degree should from a foreign University.

Application Instructions:

Applicants who are fulfilling the above eligibility criteria have to contact with the Greek Diplomatic Authorities in their home countries before the application deadline for the application processing.


It is important, to visit the official website link given below to get the detailed information about Greek Government Scholarship program.

Official Greek Scholarship Website:


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