Application Process for the Academic Year 2017 - 2018 is now Open
Θεματική Ενότητα: Master's Degree in International Public Administration
Κατηγορίες: Νέα Τμήματος


The Department of International and European Studies invites applications for the 2017-2018 period of studies leading to a Master's Degree in International Public Administration. The aim of this course is to provide students, employees in the public and private sector as well as people considering a career change with an education that will prepare them for employment in International Organizations, the Diplomatic Service or in positions where knowledge of the International System and its functions is important.

It will prove very useful to Greek civil servants and military personnel who wish to apply for secondment or long term positions abroad requiring a good knowledge of English on a variety of subjects.

The course consists of three semesters, two of which require class attendance, while the third is dedicated to the writing of a dissertation. During the third semester students are not required to reside in Thessaloniki.

The language of instruction is English.

Subjects taught are as follows:

First Semester

  • International Relations Theory
  • Diplomacy and Global Governance
  • Principles of Public Administration
  • International Law
  • The International Economic System and its Institutions

Second Semester
  • Decision Making and Mediation
  • International History and the International System
  • European Union Government and Politics
  • International Human Resources Development
  • Armed Conflict: Theory and Law

Third Semester
  • Dissertation

All subjects are mandatory.

Faculty members include Dr Ilias Kouskouvelis, Dr Theodosios Karvounarakis, Dr Christos Nikas, Dr Dimitrios Skiadas, Dr Spyridon Litsas, Dr Foteini Bellou, Dr Kalliopi Hainoglou, Dr. Ioannis Papadopoulos, Dr Maria Rammata

Tuition fees: € 3600 payable in two installments. Additionally, a processing fee of € 50 will be charged after admission to the program. A € 30 fee to cover graduation expenses will be charged upon completion of the program.

Accommodation is not provided but students can access the program’s website for recommendations.

Meals can be purchased at moderate prices in the school cafeteria.

Applicants must be University graduates and have a good knowledge of the English language certified by Cambridge or Michigan Proficiency or English speaking university degree or by a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (Computer based) or 213 (Internet based) or by a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Please send

  • a completed application form found at

  • certified academic transcripts of university degree translated into English or Greek where appropriate

  • proof of proficiency in English

  • two letters of reference

to: The Postgraduate Secretary

Department of International and European Studies

University of Macedonia

4th floor, building KZ

Egnatia 156

54636 Thessaloniki, Greece

Additional qualifications, such as job experience or additional languages and degrees, although not required, will be taken into consideration.

Following an initial selection, interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype (Please include in your application your phone number and/ or Skype account). Once admitted, candidates with undergraduate degrees NOT awarded by Greek Universities will also need to have their degrees recognized by the Greek authorities (Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center: DOATAP). Detailed information on this issue can be obtained αfrom the Secretary. Please consult the following link for a list of universities whose degrees are recognized by the Greek State

For applicants outside the European Union, studying in Greece requires a student visa. For more information please contact the Embassy or Consulate of the Hellenic Republic in your country of origin.

Thessaloniki is a lively seaside city with more than 100,000 students. It is full of history and local color with many recreational opportunities.

Application deadline is the 25th of September 2017.

However, non-EU students must send their applications by June 15th, since complying with student visa regulations and other issues requires extra time.

Applications will be processed as soon as they are received and places in the program will be offered within a short period of time. Applicants are advised to apply early to ensure a place in the program.

Course begins on Monday, October 3rd 2017.

For further information, please contact the Postgraduate Secretary at or 0030 2310 891507.

The Program Director

Dr Theodosios Karvounarakis