Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city and one of the biggest financial and educational Centers of Southeastern Europe. With more than a million population and many important Universities and research institutions, the city offers many interesting options for pre-graduate and post-graduate studies.
The biggest and most important universities of Thessaloniki are the Aristotle University and the University of Macedonia. They are located in the center of the city while having more than 150 thousand college students.
Furthermore, several other educational institutions like the International University of Thessaloniki and the ATEI technological institute have their base in Thessaloniki or suburban areas around the city.
Thessaloniki like many other European cities is offering the opportunity to many college students from all over Europe to travel in Greece and study in one of the many collaborating faculties Erasmus exchange program is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to meet people from other countries, learn new languages and understand different civilizations!
Those who will decide to devote some time of their studies in the city of Thessaloniki will have the chance to actively take part in one of the biggest and most active college communities of the world!
Discovering the local customs, cuisine and food culture along with the everyday life and the intense nightlife for which the city is famous, will be a truly unique experience at any level! Additional information concerning the student exchange programs can be found on the following links:
Erasmus Student Network
From the first moment you’ll visit Thessaloniki you will soon understand why this city is considered one of the best places in Europe from the majority of the college students both local and foreign. The city’s center is full of life following the rhythm of the vibrant college communities! There are literally hundreds of places to discover whether you’d like to have a coffee, drink or dinner, while inside the campus many concerts and events take place almost on a weekly basis!
The distances are relatively small considering that the majority of the most important and popular destinations lie within a small walkable range to each other. Most importantly, although Thessaloniki is not the ideal bike friendly destination, there are some certain bicycle paths that will help you a lot if you use a bicycle. Thessaloniki’s waterfront can be considered a really good solution for going into the center within a few minutes!
In addition, low cost flights to and from many European destinations are available, while the prices for renting a good house have been greatly reduced during the last few years! Finding the right apartment nowadays is much easier than ever before even to the center of the city or next to the campus!