University of Crete

Average cost of a list of goods and services one needs while in Crete in Euro 


Rent per Month 

One way ticket


Monthly Bus card


1-bedroom apt. in city center


1-bedroom apt. outside center


3-bedroom apt. in city center


3-bedroom apt. outside city center





Loaf of Bread


Local Cheese (1kg)


Oranges (1kg)


Potatoes (1kg)


Water (1.5 liter bottle)


Eating out

Meal, inexpensive restaurant


3 course Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant 35


Local beer


Imported beer




International Program in Medicine

School of Medicine UoC

Design of the Undergraduate Studies Programme 

The beginning

 The Medical School of the University of Crete was established in 1983 and admitted its first students in 1984. One of the biggest medical and research complexes in Greece located about 7 km from Heraklion, the campus includes a spacious and functional 24,000 square meter, ten-wing building and a modern, well-equipped University Hospital. 


Current Status and Future 

The Medical School of the University of Crete has always aspired to become a modern teaching and research centre committed to excellence in education and training of students, physicians and biomedical scholars. Since its inception, it has established a great number of activities and interventions in education, research, and health care and has collaborated with scientific and social sectors in Greece and abroad.

The School has achieved international recognition, as evidenced by the participation of several of its faculty members in the executive boards, administrative committees, and councils of European or World scientific associations and professional organizations. Faculty members are active members of Editorial Boards of scientific journals as well as decision-making bodies of funding institutions. Several Divisions of the School and individual faculty members have longstanding collaborations with the World Health Organization and the Commission of the European Union.
In the years ahead the Medical School of the University of Crete aspires to maintain its position in the centers of excellence in Biomedical Sciences.

The University Hospital The University Hospital of Heraklion is closely connected to the School of Medicine. Its main functions are: 

  • to provide outstanding secondary and – mainly – tertiary specialized health care to the people of Crete and the southern Aegean islands 
  • to provide the highest level of clinical training and education to 
  • the medical students of the University of Crete, 
  • the nursing students of the Technological Educational Institute of Heraklion, 
  • medical residents (full clinical and laboratory training residency programs in all medical specialties plus a great number of sub-specialties). 
  • to provide Continuing Medical Education programs to medical specialists and health professionals. 


Erasmus+ Meeting at the University of Crete School of Medicine
A four day ERASMUS staff week focusing on "Closing the Gap for English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI); development courses for instructors" was held at the University of Crete with participation of Faculty from numerous Universities throughout Europe (Professors who...
Students attended Neuroanatomy course at the Neurosurgery Department of the University Hospital
First year students have completed a clinical lesson at the Neurosurgery Department of the University Hospital of Heraklion. The Neuroanatomy Curriculum includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, as well as clinical training in small groups, giving them the opportunity...
The International Newsletter of the University of Crete issue 1/2024 is now available
The first issue for 2024, aiming to promote activities and distinctions of the UOC academic community, is published. It includes activities of international students, distinctions of student teams and distinctions of the UOC faculty. Discover the issue at:...
University of Crete is ranked 1st among Greek universities
For the second consecutive year, the University of Crete is ranked first among the Greek universities that participated in the global ranking of the university rating agency THE World University Ranking 2024. Despite the increasing number of universities evaluated...

International Program in Medicine