Information Package

Fact Sheet 

This information is addressed to you who are preparing your study period at the University of Macedonia in the framework of the ERASMUS+/Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals program. The Erasmus team wishes you an interesting and successful time studying and an enjoyable stay!

We are pleased that you have decided to study at University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki within the framework of the ERASMUS program and welcome you most warmly. Adjusting to a new University, with a system which is probably very different from your own, is never easy and you should be ready to face a few problems and changes as you adapt.

Your main point of reference within the University is the so-called Departmental Administrative Coordinator for Erasmus. He/she will provide advice and practical assistance and is your most important contact person. You will receive all of the relevant information from him/her and he/she is responsible for issuing all certificates and transcripts. Remember, your can provide advice as to where to go and who to see, as well as general hints and help!

For information relating to academic issues, you should contact the Departmental Academic Coordinator who activated your exchange.

Moreover, detailed information on courses themselves can be obtained from Departmental syllabis that can be downloaded from the website of the UOM.





Full Legal Name of Institution




Institutional Erasmus Code


Erasmus Charter Number



Ref. Ares(2021)1526882 – 27/02/2021



Institution Website


Egnatia 156, 54636, Thessaloniki, Greece

Head of Institution

Professor Stelios D. Katranidis

ERASMUS Institutional


Associate Professor Theologos Dergiades,

Vice Rector of Student Welfare and Lifelong Learning


+30 2310 891 297


Department of International & Public Relations Office

Mariet Vaina

Erasmus Office

(Contact Person)

 Maria Chanioti, Aggeliki Koutsi, Christina Liarmakopoulou


Administration Building, Z 102 office, 1st floor


+30 2310 891 223, 307, 225


Departmental Administrative Personnel, responsible for Erasmus Program

(Bilateral Agreements, Incoming Students)

Department of Economics (contact Person)

Kargioti Maria


Department of Economics, 305 office, 3rd floor


+30 2310 891 798


Deparment of Business Administration (Contact Person)

Natasha Karagouni


Department of Business Administration, 411 office, 4th floor


+30 2310 891 598


Department of International and European Studies (Contact Person)

Dimitrios Vagianos


Department of International and European Studies, 435 office, 4th floor


+30 2310 891 489


Department of Accounting and Finance (Contact Person)

Karatzidis Efstratios


Department of Accounting and Finance, 422 office, 4th floor


+30 2310 891 615


Department of Applied Informatics (Contact Person)

Psatha Alcmini,

Dimarchopoulou Vassiliki (alternate member)


Department of Applied Informatics, 236 office, 2nd floor

Office 2/mezzanine


+30 2310 891 864

+30 2310891 218


Department of Educational and Social Policy (Contact Person)

Isavella Kotini


Department of Educational and Social Policy,




Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies (Contact Person)

Anna Moumtzoglou


Building Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, 2nd floor, 214 office


+30 2310 891 778


Department of Music Science and Art (Contact Person)

Triantafyllidis Savvas


Department of Music Science and Art, 9 office,mezzanine


+30 2310 891 281



Departmental Academic Erasmus Coordinators

Deparmtent of Economics (Departmental Coordinator)

Nikolaou Aggeliki, Professor


+30 2310 891 776


Deparmtent of Business Administration (Departmental Coordinator)

Vasiliadis Christos, Professor


+30 2310 891 581


Department of International and European Studies (Departmental Coordinator)

Konstantinos Zarras, Assistant Professor

Boutsiouki Sofia, Associate Professor


+30 2310 891 476

+30 2310 891 402


Department of Accounting and Finance(Departmental Coordinator)                   

Tahinakis Panagiotis, Professor

Protogeros Nikolaos, Professor


+30 2310 891 564

+30 2310 891 681


Department of Applied Informatics (Departmental Coordinator)

Georgiadis Christos, Professor


+30 2310 891 869


Deparmtent of Educational and Social Policy (Departmental Coordinator)

Varsamis Panagiotis, Assistant Professor


+30 2310 891 360


Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies

(Departmental Coordinator)

Sideri Eleni, Assistant Professor

Karakatsanis Leonidas, Assistant Professor


+30 2310 891 439

+30 2310 891 888


Department of Music Science and Art (Departmental Coordinator)

Papandreou Elena, Professor


+30 2310 891 401



Nomination and Application DEADLINE 

All the required application documents should reach the receiving Department at the following dates at the latest:

Fall semester and full academic year:

Nomination deadline: June 1st & Application deadline: June 20th

Spring semester: 

Nomination deadline: November 1st & Application deadline: November 20th


Required Application Documents

  • Fully completed application form with your signature
  • Transcript of Records. The transcript should clearly state the courses you have taken and the grades you have achieved. Please also attach an explanation of the grading system used if it is not clearly stated in the transcript
  •  Learning agreement (2 original copies)
  •  A clearly readable copy of your passport / ID-card
  • A copy of valid health insurance papers or European Health Card (for EU –members), covering your entire period of study at University of Macedonia
  • 3 passport photos with your name written on the back


At your arrival you must contact the Departmental Administrative Erasmus Coordinator, so that he/she will give you the information concerning the student’s life at UOM. You should bring your Health Card, a copy of your passport /ID-card and 4 passport photos with you. Filling in the Registration form (given by Departmental Administrative ERASMUS Coordinator of each Faculty), you get registered in your Department and earn all students' rights.


Although the official teaching language of our University is Greek, from the academic year 2008/2009 onwards, all our faculties -in order to facilitate the Erasmus mobility-, offer to incoming Erasmus students, courses taught in English. Also incoming Erasmus students usually carry out assignments in English. Adequate Library material is in English too and hence no student should have any problems in finding literature and any other material required. Language level required: B2.

Finally, before you complete your learning agreement, we advise that you contact the Departmental Academic Coordinator at UOM to discuss and conclude on the best study programme.



Students are evaluated at the end of the semester as well as continuously throughout the semester. Exams are mostly written, but are sometimes conducted orally, or even take-home assignments.

Grading System

The grading system is numerical, from zero to ten. The passing grades are from five to ten. Students who fail in an exam in February and in June can be re-examined in

September. The following table shows the grading system for the evaluation of foreign students studying at University of Macedonia on ERASMUS program:


 ECTS Grading Scale

Grades in UOM







 very good









Academic Calendar 2023-2024


Academic year 2023-2024 (d/m/y)

Autumn Semester

2/10/2023 - 12/01/2024

Spring Semester

43/2024 - 14/6/2024

1st examination session

5/02/2024 - 1/3/2024

2nd examination session

17/06/2024 - 12/7/2024

3rd examination session

(repetitive period)

September 2024

National Holidays

St. Demetrius’  Day (Religious Holiday)

26th of October

National Holiday

28th of October

Student’s Uprising

17th of November

Christmas Holidays

23rd of December until 6th of January

Religious School Day

30th of January

Clean Monday (Ash Monday)

18th of March

National holiday

25th of March

Easter holidays

From the Monday before to the Sunday after Easter (29/4/2024-10/5/2024)

Labour Day

1st of May

Holy Spirit Day

24th of June



According to the Legal Framework from the academic year, as far as Universities are concerned, each semester must last at least 13 full weeks of teaching activity. On the bases of Decisions made by the University Senate the duration of semesters can be extended up tot two weeks in order to complete the minimum number of teaching weeks in the teaching period. During the period of examinations, teaching activity does not take place, so that students can take sit for the examinations.

Health Insurance

Students for European Union are entitled to medical services on the bases of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) covering the entire period of studying. This card is available through the Health Board (Health Insurance Institutions) in your home country.

Please see the EHIC website for information on how to get the card in your country.

Students from non EU countries

The participants themselves are responsible for the insurance costs from the grant received for the realization of the mobility activity, if not covered by other means.

  • Health Insurance Coverage [Mandatory for studies and traineeships]

Basic health insurance coverage might be provided by the national health insurance of the student during his/her stay in another country. However, the coverage of the basic health Insurance or private insurance may not be sufficient, especially in case of repatriation and specific medical intervention. In that case, a complementary private insurance might be useful.

The University of Macedonia does not cover health insurance for International Students.

  • General Liability Insurance Coverage for Third Party [Optional for studies, mandatory for traineeships]

The Participant must have General Liability Insurance Coverage for Third Party concerning personal injury and / or damages caused by her / him as a person in the course of ordinary activities in the workplace/study place resulting from accidents at work place, during his/her stay abroad in an eligible country under the Erasmus+ Programme.

The General Liability Insurance for Third Party cannot be provided by the the University of Macedonia.

  • Personal Accident Insurance coverage [Optional for studies, mandatory for traineeships]

Personal Accident Insurance coverage is related to the student's tasks (covering at least damages caused to the student at the study place/ workplace):

Personal Accident Insurance coverage is not provided by the Host Institution (University of Macedonia), the Participant is covered by private insurance from his/ her own resources concerning personal injury and / or damages caused to her / him as a person in the course of ordinary activities at the study place/workplace resulting from accidents, during his/her stay abroad in an eligible country under the Erasmus+ Programme (this type of insurance is highly recommended).

The Participant should ask if the Sending Institution (Home Institution) covers any type of the above mentioned types of Insurance, otherwise the participants themselves are responsible for their insurance.


For students and citizens from the European Union is not necessary to have a student visa to enter Greece. However, a valid passport is, of course, necessary.

If you are a non EU citizen you must know that the maximum length of stay in Greece is 3 (three) months, 90 (ninety) days. Visitors wishing to prolong their stay are required to obtain a Resident's Permit from the One Stop Service of the Aliens and Immigration Department (Taki Oikonomidi Str. 1, 54008 Thessaloniki. (Email:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs -Visa and Residence Permit Guide for Students

EU Immigration Portal:

Cost of living

Estimated monthly budget: Rent (shared) ~250€, Transportation ~ 20€ (monthly pass), Other expenses ~400€, Monthly Budget ~700€

Food Services

The University of Macedonia has its own restaurant within the premisses, which serves 3 meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner (3,5€ per day, or 16€ per week). You need your student ID card in order to enter the restaurant.

The restaurant is open on weekdays as well as Saturdays and Sundays.

Documents for obtaining a Special Meal Card

Erasmus students interested in using the meals services at the University restaurant must submit their application form and required documents to the competent Student Welfare Department ( within the specified deadlines; the documents are as follows:

  1. Two photos
  2. Recent certificate of marital status
  3. Passport or ID copy, in case of EU countries, translated and validated by public authorities
  4. Certificate of permanent residence
  5. Copy of income tax statement for the financial year in which the application is made (in case of divorced parents, the tax statement of the parent having the custody is needed)
  6. Certificate issued by the medical committee
  7. Multi-child family certificate (in case of a family with more than three children)


Accommodation is an important consideration while you are living away from home.

University of Macedonia is not a campus University and due to the shortage of housing, a majority of the exchange students will be accommodated off campus. This can be a not so cheap option, so sharing with fellow students helps to spread the cost.

Documents for Student Accommodation and Housing at the Kalamaria Facilities

Students interested in using the housing services of the Student Accommodation at Kalamaria must submit their application form within the specified deadlines to the competent Student Welfare Department, together with the following documents:

  1. Certificate of Attendance issued by the Secretariat of the corresponding Department of the University of Macedonia which has been selected through the Erasmus + Program
  2. Passport or ID copy, in case of EU countries, translated and validated by public authorities
  3. Income tax statement copy of the fiscal year concomitant with the application (in case of divorced parents, the tax statement of the parent having the custody is needed)
  4. Those who quote specific family reasons (multi-child family, parent loss, parent unemployment, parents with disabilities, other extraordinary reasons that impose financial costs on the family, etc.) must provide the necessary official certifications.
  5. Candidates who appeal to health reasons either personal or of any one of their family members  must submit a certificate issued by the competent primary health committee documenting such reasons.


Private Housing

Students who are interested for a private housing you must look for a room in the private market. When you reach the University, you will find, as in most universities, boards plastered with notices for flat-shares and room lets. You can also consult local newspapers for adverts or refer to real estate agencies, which have lists of apartments of rent in Thessaloniki. Keep in mind that you also will be required to pay a deposit of one month’s rent when you start renting the apartment.

Hotels (for short term accommodation)

Hotel is a common type of accommodation for short-term requirements. It is a good choice when lodging has not been found yet or in case you arrive outside the office hours without having informed your Coordinator in advance (e.g. if you arrive in Thessaloniki very late, after 10 pm, you should also spend the night at a hotel, so that you don’t have to call your Coordinator in the middle of the night!). There is a wide variety of hotels to suit you.

Here are few handy tips to follow when you are looking for accommodation:

• Remember that finding lodgings in Thessaloniki can be difficult, especially if you are staying for less than a year, so start looking early.

• Considering the city’s size and traffic, always keep good bus connections in mind.

• It probably isn’t worth bringing too many household items with you. Most students

buy the necessary equipment once they come in Thessaloniki.

• Of course, you can place or search for an advertisement.

• Prices for a private room in an apartment, shared with other students, range from a minimum of ~200,00 € to a maximum ~250,00 € per month.

• Finally, remember that for any information you can always refer to the Departmental Administrative Responsible for the ERASMUS Program.

Important note: You should inform us about the exact date and time at least 3 days before your arrival at


The University of Macedonia is located in Thessaloniki, 156 Egnatia Street. It is housed in a group of buildings of approximately 35.000 square meters. It can easily reached by city’s buses, taxi or car:


Bus services that lead to the University of Macedonia are: 2,7,8,10,12,14,27,31.


Taxis are omnipresent and you can hire one either by rendezvous, call to a radio-taxi

company, hail them at any point in the street or pick one at a taxi rank. The basic fare for all taxi companies is 3.20 Euro.


In case you choose to get to the University by car you must take into consideration that our parking is restricted to permit holders (permanent staff of the University).

We hope you enjoy reading this prospectus and find it useful!

If you would like more information, please e-mail your Departmental Administrative Erasmus Coordinator.

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