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Admission Requirements


Eligible are International students (non-Greek citizens) who have graduated secondary education outside Greece. They should have attended the last two years of secondary education in a school outside Greece and provide a graduation certificate which allows them to attend higher education in the country that issues the certificate. Eligibility is described in the National law on education (Ν.4957_2022ΦΕΚ141 τ.Α΄, Άρθρο 101).

Academic Requirements:

  • Secondary Education Graduation Certificate  
  • Motivation Letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One of the following:

a) International Baccalaureate (IB), including three higher level subjects (two of them should be selected from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics), and three standard level subjects;

b) A- Level subject-based qualification. Subjects requested are Chemistry, Biology and one more science subject (i.e., Physics, Mathematics);

c) National secondary education degree (or Academic Transcript if still in the final year of secondary education) that confirms a score of at least 80% that includes Biology plus two more courses (Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics), in High School last year exams, with an average grade for each subject > 80%;

d) BioMedical Admission Test (BMAT);

e) Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT);

f) University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT);

g) BSc relevant to medical sciences from an accredited institution;

h) Pre-med program;

i) any standardized test (i.e. SAT)

  • Good knowledge of English language  at least at the B2 level or TOEFL (score at least 79/120) or IELTS (score at least 6.5).
  • Selected candidates will be invited for Interview

Required documents

  • Copy of government ID or Passport 
  • Secondary education graduation certificate or certificate of enrolment in the final year of high school at the time of submission (in original language and translated into English) 
  • Grade report that includes grades on all courses attended in the last year of secondary education (in original language and translated into English) 
  • Certificate of English language proficiency at the B2 level or TOEFL (score at least 79/120) or IELTS (score at least 6.5) 
  • Motivation letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae

Application Periods

An Early Application period with deadline within November and a Regular Application period with deadline within March are available.

A limited number of spots are available for Early Admission, which are intended for outstanding candidates who have completed their secondary education or have completed a higher education degree (BSc or PreMed). Candidates who are attending secondary education but have completed standardized educational assessment such as A-levels, BMAT, MCAT etc, are also encouraged to apply. 

If a candidate fulfils the criteria but is not offered a spot for Early Admission, will be deferred to the Regular Admission round. There is no need to re-apply but the candidate can provide additional achivements that may strengthen the application.

Application Process

Step 1

Complete and submit all necessary information on the online application

Step 2

Confirmation email will be sent. Application material will be reviewed

Step 3

Selected applicants will be invited to an online interview

Step 4

Decision will be made and admission offer will be sent by email

Tuition distribution

15,000€ per Academic Year

distributed as follows

First Year

On acceptance

For the first year, a downpayment of three (3) thousand euros upon acceptance of position offered. 

Before each Semester

Six (6) thousand euros are paid before the commencement of each semester.  

For the years to follow

Before each Semester

For the years to follow, half fee is paid before the commencement of each semester. 


Financial Aid – Scholarships

The International Program in Medicine will offer merit-based financial support to students as part of the ‘Teaching Assistanship’ program. Outstanding students will be providing teaching assistantship to earlier year students in laboratories and tutorials. Need-based scholarships can also be awarded, on a case-dependent basis for students in the last years of their studies.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions, please use the contact form.

When will the application process start?

Two application periods are available: Early Application, in November and Regular Application in March

Are all candidates eligible for Early Admission?

Candidates who have completed their secondary education or have a BSc degree on another subject are encouraged to apply for Early Admission. Also, candidates who are in the final year of their secondary education and have completed assessement tests (i.e. A-levels, BMAT, MCAT etc) are also encouraged to apply.

How many spots are available for the Early Admissions round?

A limited number of spots are available for the Early Admissions round. Candidates who fulfil the criteria but may not be offered a spot in the program will be deferred to the Regular Admissions period. They will not have to apply again but any additional achievements can be included in their application.

Will all applicants be invited for interview?

No, only selected applicants, usually about four times the number of positions offered, will be invited to an online interview

Will there be one or more interviews?

There is a possibility to invite students to a second interview, to facilitate a thorough and impartial selection

When will admission decisions be made?

Very shortly following the interviews the final decision will be made and applicants will be informed. 

How do I secure my spot in the program?

A non-refundable downpayment should be made until the date specified in the acceptance letter, in order to secure your spot in the program.

When does the academic year start?

The academic year starts in the last week of September

When do courses start?

Courses start in the end of September-beginning of October. A detailed academic calendar that includes all dates for lectures and exam periods is published before the end of July every year.

Is there a late application period?

In some cases the program organising committee may reserve some spots for late applications. A late application period is then announced. Please stay tuned on our website

Is there housing available for students?

The University of Crete Welocme Office will assist you in finding accommodation in Heraklion. There is a list of temporary and long term accommodation options and a person from the welcome office will assist you in contacting the landlords. The Universty of Crete does not have dormitories.

International Program in Medicine