Incoming Erasmus+ students

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The University of Ioannina takes measures against the spread of Covid-19 and actions
on how to handle suspected or confirmed cases of the virus.


Information about the start of the academic year at the University of Ioannina

Please read carefully the latest guidelines regarding the situation and safety measures against the spread of Covid-19:

  • Wearing a mask everywhere indoors is mandatory. This means that the minute you step out of your homedoor you must wear your mask when you go to the library, to class, to study rooms, to amphitheatres, to common used places inside the dormintories, to the student restaurant, to the canteens, to the administration buildings. 


  • Wearing a mask outdoors is also mandatory when it is crowded (watching a game, an open concert, an athletic/cultural event etc)


  • The Student Restaurant is open and operates regularly serving three meals per day  takeaway at specific pick up points so as to avoid long lines and overcrowding


  • The Canteens are also open serving coffees and snacks takeaway or delivery


  • Keeping the 1.5m distance is also essential in everyday transactions


  • You are highly encouraged to keep social distancing, it  keeps you safe and healthy. You are also encouraged to use online services and email for your communication and requests.


  • A covid-19 test and precautionary quarantine after incoming students' arrival is under consideration and an official announcement will be issued in due time.

#wear_a_mask #keep_social_distance #stay_safe

Erasmus+ KA1 Office


Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020

Erasmus+ Policy Statement


Incoming Erasmus+ students are welcome at the University of Ioannina, under the framework of Erasmus+ signed inter-institutional agreements.

Incoming Erasmus+ students are advised to contact the International Relations Office (E., T. +30-26510-07107) for extended information regarding their study period, stay and accommodation at the University of Ioannina.


Students studying at the Departments of
- Music Studies
- Informatics and Telecommunications
- Agriculture
- Accounting and Finance
are requested to contact the Mobility Office of the former Technological Educational Institute of Epirus at or their Departmental Coordinator for more information pertaining to their study period and accommodation.



Teaching activity

1st semester (including exam period): 04/10/2021 - 11/02/2022

2nd semester (including exam period): 14/02/2022 - 24/06/2022

Please be aware that the Departments may follow a slightly differentiated calendar.

Re-sit: September (not for Erasmus+ incoming students, unless otherwise agreed upon with the home University).

Academic Calendar

Organisation of the academic year in Europe_Eurydice



1st semester: 15th June
2nd semester: 30th November
Partner universities (Erasmus or International Relations Offices) formally nominate their students to UoI by e-mail:, using the attached excel form (at the end of the page).

UoI shall acknowledge receipt of the nominations, through e-mail. Only the acknowledgment of this official nomination constitutes acceptance of the students. The students will only be accepted once the required condition (English B1 level) is met.



The Erasmus+ or International Relations Office of the student’s home University should e-mail all appropriate documents (duly completed and signed scanned copies of the Learning Agreement and Transcript of Records) to our International Relations Office (at within one month following the acknowledgement/acceptance e-mail:

1. Learning Agreement with the proposed study programme at the University of Ioannina  or Training Agreement with the proposed traineeship (internship/placement) programme;

2. Transcript of Records (only for 1st cycle students), issued by the home University. The Transcript consists basically of a list of the course units taken, the exams passed and the credits gained by the student so far. For 2nd cycle students, a scanned copy of BA or BSc degree along with a Transcript of Recrods recording master level courses passed and credits gained so far (if possible), should be provided. For 3rd cycle students, a scanned copy of the MA or MSc degree, should be provided.

3. Proof of sufficient language skills in the English (or Greek) language (please refer to the language requirements section).

In case the above documents do not reach our International Office within one month (following the acknowledgement/acceptance e-mail), the student’s nomination will no longer be valid.


The student may cancel or withdraw his/her application. Should this be the case, an official notice by email is kindly requested.

Visa & Residence Permit
On 1st October 2018 the University of Ioannina merged with the Educational Technological Institute of Epirus, under the Erasmus code G IOANNIN01.
The main campus of the University of Ioannina is the University campus of Ioannina (map).
A second campus is located again in the city of Ioannina (for the Departments of Nursing, Speech and Language Therapy and Pre-School Education belonging to the former Technological Educational Institute of Epirus).
A third campus is located in the city of Arta (for the Departments of Music Studies, Informatics and Telecommunications and Agriculture belonging to the former Technological Educational Institute of Epirus)
A fourth campus is located in the city of Preveza (for the Department of Accounting and Finance belonging to the former Technological Educational Institute of Epirus)
A fifth campus is located in the city of Igoumenitsa (for the Department of Translation and Interpreting belonging to the former Technological Educational Institute of Epirus)
Nominated students for these Departments are requested to contact their Departmental Coordinators or the Events and Mobility Department located in Arta for more information pertaining to the studies.
One orientation day is scheduled at the beginning of each semester. Nominated students are informed about the exact date directly by the IRO of the UoI.
Nominated students are advised to contact ESN Ioannina ( for an "ESNer friend" during their stay in Ioannina.
A Greek Language certificate (min. B1) is required only for Greek language and classic studies (at the Department of Philology).
This request is related to the fact that Erasmus students without any knowledge of Modern Greek can hardly attend any classes throughout their stay and benefit in full from their Erasmus period of study here.
Nonetheless, the Department of Philology would also like to emphasize that nominations of students with no knoledge of Modern Greek
will continue to be considered, even though with relatively lower priority.
For all other fields of study an English Language certificate (min. B1, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required.
Level B2 in English, is strongly recommended, particularly for those taking Master level courses (2nd study cycle). Every student’s nomination should be supported by a recognized English certificate. Alternatively, proof of sufficient level of competence in the English language should be submitted.
A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the grades of each component in the Hellenic Higher Education System. The grading scale is a follows:

Αριστα (Arista) - Excellent: 8.50-10.00
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) - Very Good: 6.50-8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) - Good: 5.00-6.49

Minimum passing grade: 5

DEPARTMENTS (Fields of study)
Students are required to choose a major field of study according to the Inter-institutional agreement signed between the home and host Universities. Usually, students may be free to follow courses in other fields.
However, students can enroll in any extra subject from other subject areas provided that: 1) they do not represent the majority of the Learning Agreement, 2) the academic advisor is in agreement with the Learning Agreement prior to the arrival of the student.

In any case, before filing their Learning Agreement, students are strongly advised to contact the respective Departmental Coordinator.

Formally nominated (by the home University) students, for a study/learning mobility period, may contact the Housing Office ( to file an application (see at the end of this page for the doc form) for a room in the halls.
Deadlines to apply:
1st semester: 15th June
2nd semester: 30th November

The Accommodation Office will make every effort to accommodate Erasmus Students in Student Residence Halls (rooms with en suite bathroom facilities).
Due to capacity constraints, applications are accepted and processed on a first-come first-served basis (according the official nomination date by the home institution),
until a maximum number of approx. 40 rooms per academic year is reached.
It is important for students to understand that being admitted to the University of Ioannina does not automatically mean receiving a dorm room.

For more information please feel free to contact Mrs Ioanna Fotou (mail to:, Tel: +30 26510 09132).

The cost of a single room is 65 euro/month

The cost of a double room is 50 euro/month/person

Upon arrival, a deposit (guarantee) which equals the monthly rate of the room is requested by the student.

All rooms are usually available for Erasmus students

  • from 1st October to the first week of February for the 1st semester (or the full academic year depending on the chosen mobility duration)
  • from 15th February to the end of June for the 2nd semester

In case of prolongation requests, these will have to be submitted to the accommodation office no later than 1st November, but it is highly unlikely that a room at the Halls of Residence will be offered for prolongation periods, since students nominated for the 2nd semester will have priority.

Private temporary (furnished) accommodation in Ioannina is very scarce, yet assistance may be offered by our International Relations Office, however with no guarantees that prospective Erasmus students may find appropriate housing solutions outside the campus at a reasonable price.

Formally nominated (by the home University) students for a internship/placement/traineeship mobility period, may file an application for accommodation at the University Guest House. Students may contact the Housing Office ( to discuss this option, request more information or file an application.
Important Note: Incoming students for the Departments of the prior Technological Educational Institute of Epirus (located in Ioannina, Arta, Preveza or Igoumenitsa)
- Speech and Language Therapy,
- Nursing
- Early Years Learning and Care
- Agriculture
- Music Studies
- Informatics and Telecommunications
- Translation and Interpreting
- Accounting and Finance
should contact their Departmental Coordinators to discuss housing options.
Incoming Erasmus+ students can enjoy free meals (3 per day) at the Student Restaurant, presenting their Student card (passo).
Working hours (daily):
Breakfast served from 07.30 - 09.30
Lunch served from 11.30 - 15.00
Dinner served from 18.00 - 21.00
The Student Restaurant is closed during Christmas & Easter Holidays as well as from mid July till the end of August.

Students and staff with disabilities: UoI welcomes students with disabilities. The necessary individual arrangements need to be discussed well in advance (10 months prior to arrival).

All Erasmus students may follow courses in Greek language at the Center for the Study of the Hellenic Language and Culture (free of charge). The cost of the educational material is 50 euros per student.
The participation and all the courses in Greek Language are free of charge. Applications are submitted upon arrival. More information about the Center for the Study of Hellenic Language and Culture in the webpage: or you can contact  to (Mrs Ioanna Fotou, or Mrs Ioanna Ntouvli,

ESN Ioannina: ESN Ioannina is a very active student body and provides help and assistance to all incoming students both prior and during their stay in Ioannina. Nominated students are advised to contact ESN Ioannina the soonest possible at

Other important student services: Students are provided with three meals per day at our Students' Restaurant.



Settle in. The student must make sure he/she has updated contact with the Housing Office. Once he/she arrives on campus,
he/she will have to pick up the room key and then visit the room at the Hall of Residence.

Important note: Before or upon arrival the student has to contact the International Relations - Erasmus+ KA1 Office to set an appointment as soon as possible
(e-mail:,, in order to arrange bureaucratic, formal issues and receive further guidance regarding their studies and presence at the University of Ioannina
during their study/placement period. 

Register at the International Relations Office and the Secretariat of the student's home Department.
The International Relations Office is located on campus, at 'Metavatiko' Building (where all administration services are located), at the 2nd floor.
The Secretariats of the Departments are also located at the 'Metavatiko' Building.
Only the Secretariats of the Departments of Nursing, Speech and Language Therapy and Pre-School Education are located in the building of the prior Technological Educational Institute of Epirus (please contact your Departmental Coordinator for more information).
Please note that the Department of Economics has a decentralised Mobility Office (, which students should also be in contact with.
For a more efficient and personalized attention, before visiting the International Relations Office, students should kindly contact us to make an appointment (

The students should either submit a certificate of arrival for signature or ask for a certificate of arrival from the International Relations Office.

When enrolling at the Secretariat of the home Department the students will get instructions on how to apply on‐line for the Academic ID Card (“passo”), which gives access to university libraries,
sports facilities and entitles students to discount rates on public transportation.

Meet the Professors responsible for your exchange agreement
The student should schedule an appointment both with the Departmental Coordinator and the agreement initiator.

Learning Agreement and possible modifications
The students' Learning Agreement has to be signed by all parties.
Please note that students are only allowed to make changes to their Learning Agreement, within the first month of their stay in Ioannina.
According to the guidelines of the Erasmus programme, students should follow a study programme of 30 ECTS credits (for a semester) and 60 ECTS credits (for an academic year).
If the students have significantly less or more credits on their Learning Agreement, they should discuss this with their Departmental Coordinator.



1. Five days before the end of their stay, students must apply for the End-of-stay Certificate (Certificate of Departure/Confirmation of Departure) at the Office of International Relations.
We encourage students to bring a copy of the Certificate/Confirmation of Arrival or at least the official date of arrival, as well as proof (i.e. copy of ticket) of their official date of departure.
End-of-stay Certificates shall not be signed earlier than one week prior to the student's departure.
The end date of the study period shall be the last day the student was present at the UoI (and under no circumstances shall they mention a date of departure any later than the end of the examination/evaluation period).
2. Students should keep in mind that the International Relations Office will not issue any confirmations, in the case that:
- they owe books to the Central Library and Information Center,
- they have pending financial issues with their Housing Office.
3. Students should submit a form (provided by the International Relations) indicating the courses for which the he/she is expecting grades, so that the Transcript of Records is issued properly. 
Don’t forget to provide the Secretariat of the School with a copy (and/or the Mobility Office of the Department of Economics, for the students of Economics).


Student's grades may take some weeks to be announced to the student's host Department Secretariat and the IRO of the UoI.

The IRO does not hand in ToRs to incoming students directly. In accordance with our agreements, the IRO of the UoI sends the ToRs to the home University, via e-mail (duly signed and stamped scanned copies) within 5 weeks after the end of the examination/evaluation period
(with CC to the student). Should neither the student nor the home University IRO receive the ToRs past this waiting period, we encourage either of them to contact the IRO of the UoI.
The ToRs are only sent once the students' study period is over.
Full year students will not receive a 1st semester ToR, under any circumstance.



Situated centrally in north-western Greece, with the coastline to west and the mountains to the east, Ioannina stands as one of the best and easily accessible offbeat escapes in Europe.

Ioannina International Airport is growing into one of Greece’s well-connected airports, serving daily flights to Athens and connecting an increasingly large number of cities abroad. The city is built on Egnatia Highway that spans two milennia connecting mainland Greece and Europe to Asia.

Read about Studying and Living in Greece and learn about the Greek Culture through the Study in Greece official portal, supported by the Hellenic Republic.


Life on campus is complemented by a great number of student associations and clubs that allow students to take up extracurricular pastimes and hobbies.

These groups cover a wide range of interests, including music, social work, fine arts, photography and voluntary blood donation.

UoI Student Clubs

All students may enroll in their Department’s Student Club. Student representatives participate in the University’s collegiate bodies pursuant to applicable provisions.

The University of Ioannina currently features the following Student Groups:

  • Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Ioannina
  • Theatre Group
  • Photography Club (FOSPI)
  • UoI Film Club
  • Voluntary blood donation student group
  • Animal Rescue Group
  • UoI Folklore Dancing Group
  • Department of Primary Education Choir


Contact information:



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The University of Ioannina
International & Public Relations Directorate
(Metavatiko Building, 2nd floor)
GR45110 Ioannina, Greece
Tel. +30-26510-7107, +30-26510-07443
Fax. +30-26510-07024



Εντυπωσεις φοιτητων


Erasmus! Μία λέξη, αμέτρητες γνωριμίες, εμπειρίες, συναισθήματα!


Η δική μου εμπειρία Erasmus ξεκινά στις 30 Αυγούστου του 2014.


Φλέρταρα με την ιδέα του Erasmus από το πρώτο έτος των σπουδών.


Ονομάζομαι Δημήτριος-Γεώργιος Ακεστορίδης και είμαι μεταπτυχιακός απόφοιτος του τμήματος Μηχανικών Η/Υ και Πληροφορικής του Πανεπιστημίου Ιωαννίνων. Το πρόγραμμα Erasmus+ μου έδωσε την ευκαιρία να πραγματοποιήσω πρακτική άσκηση στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και ειδικότερα στο Πανεπιστήμιο του St Andrews. Από τον Ιούνιο έως και τον Αύγουστο του 2016 εργάστηκα ως Επισκέπτης Ερευνητής στο CRAWDAD, το μεγαλύτερο αρχείο δεδομένων ασύρματων δικτύων, που αριθμεί περισσότερους από 9000 χρήστες από 116 χώρες.

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