It is with great pleasure that we welcome all our foreign newcomers, students, teaching and research collaborators, and professional friends of the National Technical University of Athens [NTUA]. It’s generally acknowledged that NTUA is the leading educational institution for engineering and applied sciences and has a great role in the development in Greece. We are confident that the scientific, technological and socio – political information you will receive in this webpage will be proved useful. It contains all essential details about the NTUA – its history, its structure and organization, the schools and sections covering the various courses of study and research activities, as well as the application procedure for incoming Erasmus+ students and staff.
Brief note on NTUA History
NTUA was founded in 1837, at about the same time as the Modern Greek State, just after the War of Greece for Independence of 1821 – 1828. It consists of nine Academic Schools. Eight of them deal with pure Engineering Sciences including Architecture, and one with Applied Mathematics and Physics. In each School a five-year studies program, with 300 credit units, leads to a Diploma equivalent to a Master in Engineering or Science.
The role that NTUA plays during the last 160 years in the development and progress of the country has undoubtedly been one of utmost importance and has been widely recognized. Graduates of NTUA with a strong background in Science and Technology and a Diploma equivalent to the Masters of the best Anglo-Saxon Universities have been prominent members of the society, both in the academic field as well as the civil service and private business. An important number of our graduates are well known and honored “ambassadors” of Greece in many distinguished Universities and engineering companies all over the world.
Our first priority is to keep abreast of modern developments in Science and Technology, within the context of a modern democratic society. Important research achievements and new methods of approaching problems and teaching are constantly being followed by our 3.000 permanent members (academic and administrative staff) and 20.000 students. In addition to the provision of more knowledge, due importance is given to the skills of communication and management, which are so essential in the highly competitive nature of all leading activities, everywhere.
Above all, the aim of this historical University of Sciences and Technology is to contribute to a successful development of the collective and the individual infrastructure, by improving the quality of life in every aspect – cultural, social and professional.
Choosing “Prometheus bringing the fire from the Gods to the mankind”, as its symbol, NTUA never loses sight of the real human needs and dimensions.
You are welcome to our NTUA family!
Nine Schools of Science and Technology
NTUA consists of Schools. Each School is further divided into Sections. Today, there exists 9 Schools with a total of 42 Departments, dealing with specific scientific fields in each School and fostering teaching and research. The names of the Schools and Departments were decided by the Senate in February 2002:
- School of Civil Engineering – http://www.civil.ntua.gr/
- School of Mechanical Engineering – http://www.mech.ntua.gr/en
- School of Electrical & Computer Engineering – http://www.ece.ntua.gr/en
- School of Architecture – http://oldwww.arch.ntua.gr/en
- School of Chemical Engineering – http://www.chemeng.ntua.gr/_en
- School of Rural & Surveying Engineering – http://www.survey.ntua.gr/en
- School of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering – http://eng.metal.ntua.gr/
- School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering – http://www.naval.ntua.gr/
- School of Applied Mathematical & Physical Sciences – http://semfe.ntua.gr/en/
Erasmus+ – Knowledge without Frontiers
The Erasmus programme first began in 1987, and became the leader in student’s participation. Under Erasmus, students can complete a course of studies in technical universities inside and outside the EU with which NTUA has the appropriate agreement. Periods abroad range from three months to one academic year, with guaranteed recognition of studies.
European Educational Programmes Office
European Educational Programmes Office is located at the Administration Building, Department of studies, on the 1st floor, room 106.
It provides incoming students with full administrative support before, during and at the end of their stay at NTUA. In its effort to manage the students’ mobility throughout their study period, it is assisted by the Erasmus+ Committees of the 9 Schools, the Erasmus+ Incoming Student Coordinator at the Secretaries and our ESN team.
European Educational Programmes Office coordinates and communicates the information related to the obligations deriving from the Erasmus+ scholarship (e.g. paperwork, deadlines and other) and the obligations deriving from the internal regulations of the various Schools of N.T.U.A. (registration, selecting courses and so on) to all parties involved. The flow of information is spread from bottom to top.
Applying for the student card (which gives them 50% reduction at all public means of transportation for the monthly card and separate tickets), the meals card (3 free meals per day at the campus restaurant), Greek language course, finding accommodation, buddy service during their studies at N.T.U.A. are amongst the procedures incomers are assisted with .
We invite our incoming students to check out our web site about the application procedure, academic information and life at NTUA. All contacts are available
Useful Addresses & Telephone Numbers
|Full legal name of the Institution
Postal code & Town
|National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.)
European Educational Programmes Office
9, Iroon Polytechniou Str.
15772 Zografou Campus
|Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-27
Internet Address/ European Educational Programmes Office
|Head of Institution
Ioannis K. Chatjigeorgiou
|Institutional Erasmus+ Coordinator
|Assoc. Prof. Athanasios Zisis
|Administrative contact person for Erasmus+
|Mrs Aristea KAPETANAKI
Head of the European Educational Programmes Office
(+)30 210 772 1017
|Contact person for Erasmus+ Financial Support and Staff Mobility
|Mrs Vassiliki THOMA
(+)30 210 772 1199
|Contact person for Erasmus+ Outgoing Students
|Mr. Spyros PITSIKALIS
(+)30 210 772 4056
|Contact person for Erasmus+ Incoming Students
|Mrs K. BAKOU
(+)30 210 772 4052
|Contact person for International Credit Mobility / Εrasmus+ IIAs
|Mrs Eleftheria SKORDALAKI
(+)30 210 772 4172
|Contact person for Erasmus+ / School of Architecture
|Mrs Eleftheria VAROUCHAKI
(+)30 210 772 3834
|The telephone numbers of all Schools, Departments, Laboratories, Secretariats and other services at NTUA, including those of School Members and other university employees, are listed in a special “NTUA Telephone Directory” available from the following link: https://www.ntua.gr/en/contact/directory-service.