Information on Incoming Student Mobility for studies

Application deadlines

Winter semester / Whole academic year: June 20
Spring semester: October 31

Winter semester usually runs from the last week of September to the beginning of February. Spring semester begins within the first two weeks of February and ends in late June.

Before Arrival


Incoming students must complete their Erasmus student application on Erasmus+ Platform within the respective deadline.
A complete application consists of the following:

  • Student Application Form (signed by the student and the sending Institution)
  • Learning Agreement (signed by the student and the sending Institution)
  • CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Passport or ID
  • Transcript of Records (provided by the sending Institution)

The above documents must be uploaded to Erasmus+ Platform. There is no need to send documents by email or post.

Online Housing Application: must be completed by students who wish to stay at the Student Residence Hall of the University of Patras (Hostel UPatras), within the respective deadline.

Incoming students have two choices:

  • Accommodation in Hostel UPatras which is located at 4 Km from the University Campus (there is regular bus service to the University and to the center of Patras). The Hostel is owned by the University and operated by the Directorate of Student Affairs. Monthly rent is set at 130 EUR for a single room and 90 EUR per person for a double room. The price includes electricity/water/heating expenses and internet. A security deposit equal to one month’s rent is also required.

    Important note: In order to ensure room availability for both semesters, students are expected to check out four days after the official end date of winter semester, at the latest, and check in five days before the start date of spring semester, at the earliest, unless otherwise informed by the responsible person at Hostel UPatras.

  • Private accommodation: Students should make their own arrangements.

After the deadline, students will receive an automatic email informing them that their online application has been approved and will then be able to find their Learning Agreement (duly signed by the receiving Institution) on Erasmus+ Platform.

Letters of Acceptance will be sent to the students by email.

Permission to enter Greece (visa)

EU/EEA citizens do not need student visa to enter or stay in Greece. However, a valid passport or an ID card stating their nationality is necessary.

Non-EU/EEA citizens should consult the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries about the relevant visa requirements.

Upon Arrival

Erasmus+ incoming students should register:

  • at the International Relations Office (located on the ground floor of the Administration Building)
  • at the receiving academic Department

Students are advised to carry a copy of their Learning Agreement and ID/passport as well as 4 passport-size photos.

Academic Issues
Academic Counselling
For information about the courses they may choose and any other issue related to the educational aspects of their mobility incoming students should contact the relevant Erasmus Departmental Coordinator and use the ECTS guides.
Greek Language Course - 
Course on Greek Culture and Civilization
The Greek Language and Culture Lab offers two types of courses to the Erasmus+ Incoming Students of the University of Patras:

a) Language courses that cover basic knowledge of Greek (levels A1 and A2), for communicative purposes. No prior knowledge of Greek is required.
b) Greek culture and civilization courses that introduce the students to some landmarks of the Greek civilization in ancient and modern times, and in relation to the history of Patras.

Students who wish to attend either or both courses must include them in their Learning Agreement. They are offered in the winter and spring semesters during the academic year.
Both courses are free of charge.
Buddy Program!

Erasmus Student Network of the University of Patras (ESN UoPa) is an 

  • enthusiastic
  • full-time
  • working voluntarily 
student organization, responsible for taking care of all Erasmus+ incoming students and making all incomings feel at home. ESN UoPa members contact incoming students before arrival, answer their questions, provide information, help them find private accommodation, and organize orientation days, trips and various social activities throughout the year.
You may find them on Facebook, on the website or at:
We look forward to meeting you in Patras!