Information on Incoming Student Mobility for studies

Application deadlines

Winter semester: 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


A complete application consists of:

Before arriving at the University of Patras you need to submit your application within the Erasmus+ platform.

The above documents must be uploaded within the Erasmus+ platform.

Online Housing Application (Not compulsory- only if you want to be accommodated at the Students' Hall of Residence of the University of Patras). The students have two choices:

  • The Hall of Residence for students of the University of Patras, residing about 4 Km away from the University Campus (with regular bus connection to the University). It is owned by the University and operated by the Directorate of Student Affairs. Monthly cost: Single room: 130 EUR - Double room: 90 EUR. The price includes electricity, water and heating expenses and internet. A deposit is also required equivalent to a monthly cost.  
  • Private Rooms to rent: Student should make his/her own arrangements. 
  1. Approval of online Applications will be sent with an automatic email.

  2. A “letter of acceptance” will be posted upon request.

Permission to enter Greece

Citizens from the EU/EEA countries do not need a student visa to enter or stay in Greece. A valid passport or an ID card stating your nationality is necessary.

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

Upon Arrival

Erasmus+ incoming students should register:

  • at the International Relations Office, situated on the first floor of the Administration Building and
  • their Departments in order to earn all students' rights.

Students are advised to carry all their documents and 4-5 passport size photos.

Residence permit

If you need a residence permit, you must go to the Directorate for Aliens and Immigration (55, n.e.o. Patron Athinon), after you have registered at the University of Patras.

Required Documents:

  • Certificate that you have been enrolled at the University of Patras, issued by the International Relations Office.
  • Copy of your health insurance booklet, issued by the Secretariat of your Department.
  • Copy of your passport or other travel document evidencing the student visa D.
  • Three (3) passport size colour photos.

Academic Issues

For Academic Counselling
1. students should contact the competent Erasmus Departmental Coordinator
2. and use the ECTS guides
Greek Language Course - 
Course on Greek Culture and Civilization
Erasmus+ incoming students are not required to take any test of proficiency in the Greek language. However, they are encouraged to attend: 
- Greek Language Course (free of charge, lasts one semester and awards 6 credits), and Greek Culture and Civilization (free of charge, lasts one semester and awards 3 credits). Students who wish to attend either or both courses must include them in their Learning Agreement.(Info:

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 them information, help them with accommodation, and organize orientation days, trips and various social activities throughout the year.
You may find them at Facebook, at or by the email:
Looking forward to meeting you in Patras!