N.T.U.A. provides the following benefits and services
to Greek and foreignstudents
of the ERASMUS programme:
Reduced Students' Fare (Pass Card)
All students without exception are liable to a Pass
Card, which is valid for one year and is renewed annually.
Fairs and tickets for buses, trains, ships, museums, theaters,
concerts and several festivities are reduced by about 35%
with use of the pass. All foreign students under ERASMUS-Socrates
programme are entitled to a Pass Card The Pass Card is issued
by the Registrar's Office each Faculty (2 passport-sized
Greek students with low family income are entitled to
free accommodation in the Students Residence in Zographou
campus, located approximately 200 meters from the Building
of Rural & Surveying Engineering, and operating under the
responsibility and attention of the National Youth Institution.
ERASMUS students may, in some cases, make use of the N.T.U.A.
Student Residence provided there is a vacancy. Otherwise,
the ERASMUS office will provide a short list of hotels and
shared accommodation in apartments, and will help the students
find a suitable and reasonably priced accommodation.
The University provides full catering facilities. Three
restaurants operating in the Institution provide meals at
low prices. These are located:
- One near the Building of Chemical Engineering in
Zographou Campus (tel. 210 772 3068).
- One in the building of Surveying Engineering (Lambadario)
- One in 26 Michael Voda St., downtown Athens,
not far from the Patission complex.
The restaurants are open in the morning, noon and evening
except for Christmas, Easter and summer holidays. They have
reduced prices and mainly serve the Institution's students
and staff. Greek students with low family income and all
ERASMUS students are entitled to the meal card (see Section
B.3.5 of this booklet), which provides two free meals a
day in the restaurants of N.T.U.A. The cost is covered by
the Ministry of Education and the number of students having
free meals is about 1000.
Snacks, lunches and evening meals are available from Monday
to Saturday throughout the Academic year, except Christmas,
Easter and Summer holidays. Lunch is served from 12:00 am
to 15:00 pm and dinner from 18:30 pm to 20:00 pm. In addition,
sandwiches and snacks are served at several other venues
on the campus.
The meal card provides two free meals a day in the restaurants
of N.T.U.A. for Greek and Cypriot students whose annual
family income is lower than a certain amount. All foreign
students under SOCRATES programme are also entitled to a
free Meal Card. They should apply to the Department of Student
Services located in Zographou Campus (Administration Building
1st floor) handing..
- two passport size photographs,
- a letter by the Academic Advisor of their home University
(preferably in English or in French) stating that they
were chosen to be ERASMUS students and..
- a letter by their Academic Advisor in N.T.U.A confirming
that he or she accepts them as an ERASMUS student either
in English or in Greek).
N.T.U.A. provides full medical and hospital care to
Students from non - EU countries must have medical insurance
covering before coming to Greece or must draw a contract
with a private Greek insurance company when arriving, in
order to cover any liabilities during their period of stay.
Medicare includes the following:
- Immediate medical help
- Pharmaceutical care
- Dental care (on emergencies only)
- Treatment in a clinic
- In-patient and out-patient hospital care
- Lab tests and special treatment
- Treatment for chronic diseases and conditions.
Medical help is provided by the Clinic located in the Institution,
which functions as a diagnostic center, as a center providing
referrals and also as a First Aids Center. The Pharmaceutical
care provides free medicines to students from pharmacies
contracted with N.T.U.A. for this purpose. Hospital care
is provided to every sick student after a relevant medical
diagnosis and the consent of the Medical Services.
University Clinic: 210 772 1568
Social Care: 020 772 21912
N.T.U.A. offers a wide variety of sporting activities to
its students. They take place in the well equipped N.T.U.A
facilities, as well as in the swimming pools of the Students
Boarding house at Saint Cosmas and the public one in Zographou,
at the Panhellenic Playground, the Shooting Gallery in Kessariani,
the Rowing club at Saint Kosmas, the Sailing club in Pireaus
The sports a student can participate in include:
Fitness training, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Handball,
Tennis, Table tennis, Swimming, Water polo, Sailing, Surfing,
Diving, Rowing, Riding, Mountain climbing, Skiing, Shooting,
Gliding, Aikido, Judo, Karatekas, as well as Chess and Bridge.
Each year several inter-departmental championships are
organized among the teams of the University Faculties. N.T.U.A.
student's teams have been distinguished and received many
awards in Panhellenic University Games, as well as in University
Games abroad. The participation is free except for Riding,
Sailing, Surfing, Gliding, Mountain Climbing and Skiing,
where the students need to pay a part of the cost for the
courses and the diploma.
Physical Education Department,
New Buildings of Mechanical Engineering (Patission Complex)
tel. 210 772 2134/ 3597/ 3743/ 2137
The foreign languages' course is obligatory for all
non-exchange students who can choose among the four languages
taught in the N.T.U.A, namely English, French, German and
Italian. Each language course comprises of one 2-hour session
per week. The examination periods for the language courses
are in June and September.
Although the English language is widely spoken in Greece,
all courses at the University are given in Greek. The
N.T.U.A. Linguistic Service offers foreign students the
option of attending Greek courses during the entire academic
year, free of charge. The courses are intended to provide
students with the basic linguistic tools, so that they can
understand and communicate efficiently with people in Greece.
Contact the ERASMUS office for detailed information.
210 7721922-5 (11:00 am-13:00 pm)