National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

4.0 out of 5 (323 ratings / 301 reviews) Athens, Greece
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , usually referred to simply as the University of Athens, is the oldest university in Southeast Europe.



The idea of establishing a University in Greece emerged alongside with the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, officially founded in April 14th, 1837, is the first University not only of Greece but both the Balkan peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region.



  • All Master Programs
  • Master Programs in English
  • Summer Schools
  • Modern Greek Language Teaching Center


The Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells Research team of Prof. Evi Lianidou, based in the Department of Chemistry, in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), is working on this area during the last 15 years and is widely recognized based on publications, research grants and the organization of three International meetings on liquid biopsy up to now. It is our pleasure to announce that based on recent data, the ACTC research group, led by Prof. Evi Lianidou in the Department of Chemistry in NKUA is recognized as one of the top research groups worldwide in the area of liquid biopsy. 

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University Ranking

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Student services


  • Webmail
  • eLearning Platform (eClass)
  • openDelos
  • Pergamos

Library services

The Library Directorate was legislated in October, 1998, while in October 2005 a Unified Central Library was founded as an independent and decentralized Directorate Unit, under the name of "Library and Information Center (LIC)" of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). Its line of work comprises the functional coordination of the University's Libraries.

ICT services

The Computing Centre is the unit of the Institution that is equipped with computer systems  for covering computing needs of the Institution’s personnel.

It provides the appropriate material and software for the special computing needs of the users.

It offers technical support to its users and to systems of the laboratories of the Departments. 

Student Life

Student clubs

The University Club aims at improving the living conditions of the students of the University of Athens, their entertainment, and the enhancement of their social and cultural education, through procedures and initiatives for participation, socialisation and self-management. Hence, the operation of the following sections:

  • Food supply
  • Health care
  • Gym
  • Cultural society
  • Students’ Relief Fund

Student Reviews

An opinion for future Psychologists in Greece (Athens)
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The biggest advantage of a Bachelors degree in Psychology in the University of Athens is that there is a great variety of courses regarding the level and the difficulty of each subject. Each course provides the students with a lot of useful information, goes deeply into the field of interest and offers a high level of theoretical knowledge. However, the weakest part of UoA...

Physics, awesome, Athens awesome, the two combined a disaster
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

the overall experience was positive, with a high level of academic personnel and some very aspects well organised eg labs, seminars. however the student throughout the studies receives very little notice and guidance and will find himself lost if they do not socialize with co students and seek some guidance from the proffesors in the university. i harsh way to put it is...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good experience, it needs some changes/improvements

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