Office of the Registrar

Academic Year

The semesters of study for each Academic Year are two; Fall and Spring. Each semester consist of thirteen (13) teaching weeks.

The Academic Calendar is published before the beginning of the new Academic Year.

Publication of Programme Handbook

The courses a student must attend are defined in the Programme Handbook, which is made public at the beginning of the academic year.

The Handbook records the semester breakdown and the number of courses a student must succeed in. In addition, the credit units (ECTS) of each course are recorded and the total number of credits units (ECTS) for completing the programme of study and obtaining the degree.

The Policy and Procedure “Publication of Programme of Study (NUP03.110)” applies.

Student Handbooks

Before the beginning of each Academic Year. The University Student Handbook and the Departments Handbooks are made public.

The Handbooks contain important information about the University, the Administrative Services, the Programmes of Study, Rules and Regulations of the University.

Duration of Studies


The duration of studies for students completing their first degree (BA, BSc) is the standard time, as defined in the Programme Study Guide with an extension of two (2) years.

Please note that courses that surpass 30 ECTS, workload per semester, cannot be taken, except where it appears that the extra workload is the result of re-take courses.


The duration of studies for students pursuing a postgraduate degree (MA, MSc) is the standard time, as specified in the Programme Study Guide with an extension of one (1) year.

Please note that courses that surpass 30 ECTS, workload per semester, may not be taken, except where it appears that the extra workload is the result of re-take courses.

Academic Personal Advisor

All first-year students are informed during their enrolment regarding their Academic Personal Advisor, who will guide / advise them throughout their studies. The Academic Personal Advisor is a reference point for the student and the person from whom the student can obtain reliable information. The Academic Personal Advisor provides counselling and guidance on any academic matter that may arise during the student’s studies.

The Policy and Procedure “Academic Personal Advisor (NUP 07.300)” is followed.

Study Procedures

Recognition of the course and ECTS

Students who hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree or would like to transfer from another University may have their courses recognised, as long as their previous studies have been taught and examined in related courses to those of the programme into which they are applying to be admitted.

The Policy and Procedure for Recognition of Courses and ECTS Transfer (03.590) applies.

Exams procedure

The Exams and Evaluation Procedure is referred to the stages before, during and after the examination period until the students’ evaluation.

In this Procedure document the exams regulations, the obligations of the Assessment Board, the obligations of the exams invigilators and the appeal procedure are written.

The Policy and Procedure “Exams Procedure & Students’ Evaluation (NUP 03.512)” applies.

Withdrawal / Suspension Procedure

Students wishing to withdraw from the University must declare it and send a relevant application form to the Secretariat before the start of the semester or within the first two (2) weeks of the semester.

In the case that a student doesn’t submit the relevant applications then it is considered to be registered at the University and he is obliged to fulfill any academic or financial pending issues.

Also, where specific circumstances apply the University has the right to terminate a student’s studies.

Exams period

The examination periods are three (3). The first is set at the end of the fall semester, the second at the end of the spring semester, and the third, the re-examination period, before the start of the new academic year.

The exam schedule is announced on the electronic platform in a timely manner, after the exam dates and times have been set by the Board of each Department.

Grading System

The courses’ grading system is numerical, from 0-100, with the lowest average score of 50 in the Fall and Spring Semester examinations and 65 in the Re-sit Examination.

Calculation of the Degree’s Grade

To calculate the grade, multiply the final grade of each course by its credit units (ECTS). Then, the sum of the multiplications is divided by the number of credit units required to complete the study programme.

Only the successfully completed courses are considered for calculating the Degree’s Grade.

Courses that receive a descriptive “grade” (Pass, Transfer course, Erasmus Course) are not considered.

Student with average degree grade:

  • 85-100 receives the grade «Άριστα» – First Class Honours,
  • 65-84 receives the grade «Λίαν Καλώς» – Second Class Honours,
  • 50-64 receives the grade «Καλώς» – Third Class Honours.

Degrees and official Graduate forms

The degrees are issued by the University in three periods; February, July and September.

The degrees show the average grade of all courses, accompanied by the rating “Excellent” – First Class Honours (85-100), “Very Good” – Second Class Honours (65-84), and “Good” – Third Class Honours (50-64).

Along with the degree, students receive their Official Course Transcript and Diploma Supplement.

Graduation Ceremony

At the end of the academic year, the University organises the Graduation Ceremony where anyone who has completed their studies can participate. Graduates are given a congratulatory letter.

All information about the Graduation Ceremony are announced on the website and the electronic platform (moodle) of the University

Excellent Students Awards

The University has established awards, funded by itself as well as individuals, organisations, endowments or companies, for students who achieve the best performance in a particular field among their peers at a given time. The selection is the responsibility of the Senate, which cooperates with the relevant Schools for this purpose.