Academic Information

Language Requirements
Lectures are in Greek, but professors usually propose incoming students bibliography in English, give them projects and have them take exams in English.
We make sure prior to the arrival of an incoming student, that there is such a possibility for every single course of the “Learning Agreement”.  We propose changes, prior to the student’s arrival, if needed.
All projects at all levels are done in English.
Incoming students must be fluent in English. The level of knowledge required is that of “First Certificate of English Language”, (Cambridge or Michigan).

  • Greek Language Courses

European Educational Programmes Office organizes Greek language courses for Erasmus incoming students. 
The levels proposed are those of Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level. 
Courses take place both at winter and spring semester at Patission and/or Zografou Campus twice a week, 5hrs x 13 weeks. 
A minimum number of five students are required in order to form a group.
Students are informed about the timetable of the courses during the Orientation Day.

  • Course Description

Incoming students are asked to consult the following links in order to find the course description for each School:

As far as the “Department of Hydraulics” in the School of Civil Engineering is concerned, students must contact Professor Anastasios STAMOU ( about the courses in English.


  • Structure of Studies

The educational Curriculum at NTUA is divided into independent academic semesters, each one equivalent to 30 credit units. The courses taught in the different Schools last ten (five fall and five spring) semesters. The tenth semester is devoted to the Diploma Thesis. Each semester covers in average 30 credit units and lasts 18 weeks: 13 weeks are devoted exclusively to teaching, 2 for the Christmas and Easter break, and the last 3 of each semester for final examinations in that semester’s courses. In September, the week after the retake session is given over to vacations or special educational purposes.

  • Registration

Within two weeks from the start of each semester students are required to register at the Secretary of their School in order to receive a matriculation number which is necessary for applying for the student’s card, the meals card, the library card and the wi-fi connection at Zografou campus.  
The European Educational Programmes Office in concert with the ESN team of NTUA ( helps incoming students with the procedure at the Orientation Day.

  • Examinations and Assessment

In the winter examination period (January-February) are examined the courses of        the winter semester. In the spring examination period (June-July) are examined the courses of the spring semester. 
In September students may retake exams in any courses they have either failed or have not previously been examined on, or in any courses they wish to improve their grade, for the courses that have been declared during the registration period.
Students are assessed in each course by the course instructor, who set written and/or oral examinations as he/she feels appropriate, based on intermediary educational procedures, such as reports, term papers, exercises.

  • Academic Calendar  2013-2014



Winter Semester

Spring  Semester

Classes begin



Classes end



Exam period(s)

14.01.2014 – 08.02.2014

27.05.2014 – 21.06.2014

Orientation date



Vacation period(s)?

23.12.13 – 03.01.14

14.04.14 – 25.04.14

Orientation mandatory?



Application deadline

Two months prior to the beginning of the semester

Two months prior to the beginning of the semester

Course registration




  • Marking Schemes

Marking in all courses is made on a scale from 00,00 (zero) to 10,00, with 05,00 being a passing mark.