Compulsory education in Greece starts are the age of 4, with children being admitted into Kindergarten, primary school and secondary schools up until the age of 15. This education is free in state run schools. Beyond this students have a choice of continuing their education in upper secondary school or technical/vocational secondary schools.
Most degrees (bachelor, maters, doctoral) in Greek universities are only taught in the greek language. A few universities and programs are often in a mixture of both Greek and English but there are only a handful of programs that are only taught in English in Greek Universities. That is why all Greek universities often require students to have a communicable knowledge of the Greek language and often another language to be admitted into the university.
To apply for universities in Greece students are required to send their personal information to the Hellenic Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, after which the ministry will grant the student with a application form to apply to the university.
Greek universities do not charge tuition fees to students from the European Union who wish to complete an undergraduate degree in the university. However students from the EU who wish to pursue masters or doctoral degrees may have to pay tuition fees depending on the university and programs.
Non EU students who wish to complete a bachelor degree pay approximately 1500 Euros per academic year, but this varies between universities and programs.