Erasmus in Athens University of Economics & Business
The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) joined the Erasmus/Socrates program in 1989. Today AUEB receives more than 200 Erasmus exchange students every year from universities all over Europe.
The person responsible for the international relations of the university as well as for the Erasmus program is Mrs. Katerina Galanaki.
Departments and Academic calendar
Erasmus students can come to AUEB in order to study in one of its 8 departments:
- International and European Economic Studies
- Business Administration
- Marketing and Communication
- Accounting and Finance
- Management and Technology
The exchange period may last for one semester (Fall / Spring) or for a full academic year. The academic calendar in AUEB is the following:
Duration: October 1st - February 15th
Classes: October 1st - January 14th
Exams: January 15th - February 15th
Duration: February 15th - June 30th
Classes: February 15th - May 30th
Exams: June 1st - June 30th
September Re-seat examination period
Exams: September 1st - September 30th
(In case you did not pass an exam in your semester, you have second chance to pass it in the upcoming September Re-seat examination period)
The exact dates of the academic program may change from year to year. For more detailed information on the current Academic calendar of AUEB you can click here.
Courses / Grade System
Although the official teaching language of AUEB is Greek, our University offers each semester a number of courses taught in English, in order to facilitate the Erasmus mobility. For a full list of the courses offered in English please click here.
All courses in AUEB are valued 6 ECTS credits. The incoming Erasmus students can select the courses they wish, totaling 30 ECTS credits per semester and be examined according to AUEB's internal regulations.
AUEB's grading system is the following:
0 - 4: Fail
5 - 6: Good (5 is the lowest passing grade)
7 - 8: Very Good
9 - 10: Excellent
For those of you interested in learning Modern Greek during your exchange period, we are very pleased to inform you that there is such a possibility. The university offers free of charge courses of the "Modern Greek Language" to interested Erasmus students. As soon as the incoming Erasmus students finalize their study program, they can apply for the language course at the Erasmus office.
University Facilities / Services
All Erasmus students can get the Restaurant Card -which costs 20€- and they can have breakfast, lunch and dinnert every day at the University's restaurant for free for their whole study period!!!
The restaurant is situated at the basement of the main building.
The University provides a computer laboratory to all Erasmus students. You can use the laboratory's computers in order to access the Internet or write assignments for your courses.
Wi-Fi Internet Connection:
You can also access the Internet through a Wireless Internet Connection with your Lap-Top. Since the Computer Lab is often crowded, using your Lap-Top for accessing the Internet can save you a lot of waiting time. Therefore, we recommend that you bring your own Lap-Top with you (of course, at your own responsibility).
Information about how to connect through AUEB's Wi-Fi here!
AUEB is also part of the eduroam system, so, if you have an account in your home university, you can connect without any single configuration!!!
The University's library is available to all Erasmus students in order to help you with your studies.
The University provides you with your Student ID Card (called 'paso' in Greek) which you can also use to get discounts for public transportation (Bus, Trolley, Metro, Train, Tram, Boat tickets) and also reduced prices for certain museums, cinemas, concerts and festivals. So, for example, the student ticket for public transport (Bus, Trolleys,Metro) costs 0,70 €, while the normal fare is 1,40 €. Make use of your student discount card and enjoy the unique privileges it offers you!
The University provides a variety of sport activities such as football (5x5), basketball, volleyball, swimming, track and field sports, tennis and table tennis. AUEB cooperates with the "Panellinios Sports Club" (at Mavromateon str., right behind the university), where you can find the majority of the activities provided.
Location / Transportation:
AUEB is located in the center of Athens and is easily accessible by public transportation (Metro, Bus, Trolley). The University is located on 76 "Patission Street" (also known as "28 Octovriou Avenue"), really close to "Victoria" Metro station.