- How do I send the required documents?
You only apply online at https://portal.smg.auth.gr/portals/student/#/auth/login.
- When do I send the documents?
All required documents must be sent online until the application deadline for each course.
- Where and how do I verify my certificate of studies (high-school certificate, bachelor, master etc..)?
The certificate of studies is verified for its authenticity by a Greek Diplomatic authority of the foreigner’s country in Greece or stamped with the APOSTILLE seal according to the Hague Convention (www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=text.display&tid=37) and is officially translated into Greek or English.
- When and how do I pay the registration and tuition fees?
The registration fee and the tuition fee are paid during the application procedure at the following bank account and until the application deadline.
ΙΒΑΝ: GR 04 0172 2020 0052 0200 2079 976
Project number: 81546
- When do I get an answer to my application?
You will receive an answer in about 10-15 days after receiving all the required documents.
Where do lessons take place?
Lessons take place at the School of Modern Greek Language behind the Old building of Philosophy School https://auth.gr/en/access and in the building of the School next to the French Institute of Thessaloniki (Leoforos Stratou 2A & Nap. Zerva Street.).
- When do classes occur?
In the 20hrs/week courses classes take place every day (Monday-Friday) for 4 academic hrs/day. In the 10hrs/week courses classes take place 3 days/week.
- How many absences can I have?
Yes, but you will need to attend at least the 80% of the total hours of a course in order to get a certificate of attendance with a grade. Only in the yearly courses there is a limit of absences shown in the table below:
|Yearly 20 hrs||Yearly 10 hrs|
|Absences during a month||10||5|
- Do I get a reduction in the registration and tuition fees?
There is no reduction in the registration fees except for students applying for 2 or more courses during an academic year for which they will only pay the registration fee once.
There is a reduction of 35% of tuition fee in one of the members of the same family attending the same program.
How do I test my Greek language level before the beginning of classes?
If you are not a total beginner in Greek, you will need to take an online placement test. You receive relevant information and a password for entering the online platform for the placement test by email.
- Where do I find the syllabus of classes?
On the following link https://smg.web.auth.gr/may2019b/?page_id=596&lang=en you find the syllabus for beginner to advanced level.
- What kind of certificate do I get upon completion of a course?
Upon the completion of a course the student may get a certificate of attendance with a grade on it provided he/she attended the 80% of the total hours of the course and take the test in the class.
A certificate of attainment of B2 level is issued only if the student succeeds in the exams held twice/year https://smg.web.auth.gr/may2019b/?page_id=560 for entering a University in Greece or after succeeding in the exams for the certificate of Attainment in Greek in all levels (A1- C2) https://www.greek-language.gr/certification/.
- Is accommodation provided?
The School does not provide accommodation. On the following link https://smg.web.auth.gr/may2019b/?page_id=467&lang=en you find the contacts of some people who informed us that they rent rooms/apartments to students and you will need to contact them personally for being relatively informed.
- Can I get a scholarship for a course?
Scholarships are granted for the attendance of some courses by the Department of Studies of Aristotle University https://dps.auth.gr/en, the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs https://www.studyingreece.edu.gr/ and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://www.mfa.gr/en/.
- Useful links
Official portal of the ministry of Education https://www.studyingreece.edu.gr/
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki https://auth.gr/en
Municipality of Thessaloniki https://thessaloniki.gr/?lang=en
Ευφυές Σύστημα Διαχείρισης Αστικής Κινητικότητας https://www.mobithess.gr/