Welcome at IST College!
You study in Greece,
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Study in Greece
For 32 years we enrich higher education in Greece!
IST College (Independent Studies of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 in collaboration with a team of university professors. The vision of the founders was to provide high-quality academic education directly linked with the needs of the job market. IST is part of an Educational Organisation, consisting of two individual institutions: IST and SBIE, the first school for Health Professions. Both institutions have been successfully involved in education for almost sixty years now.
Today, IST College has an academic structure and organisation that rivals that of renowned Universities abroad. It operates in state-of-the-art premises of European standards in down town Athens. The institution maintains close links and has collaboration agreements with businesses and other organisations, in order to provide the best possible education and career opportunities for its students.
”Gorgeous country, vibrant night life, history at your feet.”
Greece is just waiting to welcome you, with vibrant towns, friendly, hospitable people, stunning landscapes, Mediterranean climate, brilliant nights out and 3.000 years of unparallel history and culture, all within a day’s reach.
Trace the footprints of Greek history & culture
The birthplace of democracy, western philosophy and the Olympic Games is waiting for you to explore.
Visit some of the world’s best-known historical monuments, walk the path Socrates once walked and experience the glory of Ancient Greece.
Explore endless kilometers of coasts, breathtaking landscapes
Discover the richness & splendor of Greek food
Taste a rich and diverse array of food.
Someone must have told you about the famous nightlife in Greece. Whatever you have heard is nothing compared to what you will experience during your stay in Greece. So, dance till you drop, make great new friends, live every moment. Take the opportunity of a lifetime and have great fun in Greece.
Study in Greece and get an internationally recognized Degree awarded directly by the leading European Universities.
IST has been designing and implementing its academic activities in collaboration with renowned foreign Universities offering undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes in Athens. The students study in Greece without travelling abroad and their Degrees are awarded directly by the collaborating Universities.
The structure, the substance and the delivery of the programmes are the same as that offered at the home campus of the collaborating Universities. The only difference is the place of delivery for the programmes.
In addition, IST collaborated with international universities on the joint design and implementation of curricula, exchange of students and conducting scientific research.
Recognition and Accreditation
IST has been awarded a licence to operate as a College by the Ministry of Education in compliance to the Law 3696/2008 as modified by Law 3848/2010. IST’s Lisence of Operation was last renewed on 5th of August 2013 (108250/IA, National Gazette 1986 B’). According to the law, Colleges are allowed to enter into collaborations with foreign Universities with a view to implementing their programmes of study and awarding their qualifications. The degrees awarded by foreign Universities are recognised in Greece through the Ministerial Decree 38/2010.
IST graduates are provided with the specific certificate along with their degrees which clearly states that ‘holders of British degrees who have studied at Colleges members of the Hellenic Colleges Association are conferred academic and professional rights which apply to the entire European Union’.
NARIC is the British DOATAP which has signed a collaboration agreement with the Hellenic Colleges Association in 2006 providing the NARIC certificate to its graduates wishing to acquire the specific certificate along with their degrees.
We are beside you and support you in your academic step!
We all need a little help from time to time and IST College is here to give you the support you need. The International Relations Office at IST College can assist international students in the application and admission procedure (i.e documents required for student visa, residence permit) as well as in locating suitable accommodation at low cost.
IST is a multifunctional and multidynamic educational institution, recognized by the Greek Ministry of Education.
Through partnerships with prestigious foreign Universities IST offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, flexible supported distance learning programmes in collaboration with prestigious foreign Universities.
IST educates a substantial number of students on both an undergraduate as well as a postgraduate level. Our academic staff consists of Professors and lecturers the majority of whom are PhD holders, with a background in research, recognised professional status in their field of expertise, as well as teaching experience in Universities throughout Greece and abroad. The delivery of the programmes, the academic staff and our students are constantly supported by a dynamic team of administrative and technical staff.
Accommodation in Athens
”There is more to life than just studying.”
Athens is the capital city of Greece and one of the largest cities in Europe. It combines the infrastructure of a modern European city with local tradition and customs. It offers an ultra-modern metro system linking the city center with major suburbs. Accommodation and food are less expensive when compared to other European cities. This ancient city, rich in culture with post-Olympic state-of-the-art facilities and ideal year-round weather, is the ideal place to study. IST can offer international students good solutions in accommodation near its premises.
The International Relations Office at IST can assist international students in the application and admission procedure (including visa procedures) as well as in locating suitable accommodation at a low cost.
For further help on accommodation in Athens click on the following link.
Going to University is so much more than just studying! It is about meeting interesting people from different cultures, making long-life friends, experiencing new things and last but not least having lots of fun.
The ideal way to get to know Greece and to discover the true spirit of the Greek people is by combining studies with pleasure.
The philosophy of IST College is to place their students in the heart of everything we do. So, other than offering a welcoming environment in which you can learn and develop your skills, we also offer you the opportunity to have a great time during your stay.
We encourage students to become part of a bigger community. As such, we run a series of conferences, lectures, seminars, competitions, events, trips, and parties. Upon enrolment at IST College, you may participate in different activities according to your interests.
Get competitive or do something different
Do you have the golden legs of Lionel Messi or the extraordinary leaping ability of Michael ‘Air’ Jordan? Even if you don’t, you are welcome to join our football and basketball teams and participate in the inter-collegiate tournaments organized every year.
Do you want to get in touch with nature and discover the beauties of Greece? Would you see yourself trying out something different such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, rafting, horse back riding, mountain climbing? At IST College, we not only organize such activities, but also encourage them!
IST has as its main concern the connection of education with the labor market through a series of undergradute and postgraduate programs,which combine theory with internatinal methodology and practice while at the same time responding and adapting to the demands of the Greek reality and the international labor market
IST on site Training Visits
Counseling for Continuing Studies
"Business Voice" Lecture and Presentation Series
Promotion of Curriculum
Tuition Fees & Scholarships
To enroll and attend a programme at IST, you need to pay annual tuition fees as well as an annual registration fee to the collaborating Universities.
You may contact the International Relations Office so that you may receive information regarding the exact amount of annual tuition fees ([email protected]).
Fees are determined in accordance with the decisions of the Academic Board and/or of the relevant state authorities.
The annual tuition fees include, in addition to attendance of courses:
IST often offers scholarships within the academic year which are usually related to public or private companies that support this kind of activities. These scholarships are usually announced during the year.
You may contact the International Relations Office so that you may receive information regarding the scholarships ([email protected]).
How to Apply
Admissions Requirements for International Students
Academic requirements for admission of international students to undergraduate or postgraduate programmes are the same as those for home or EU students. Non-EU students may have to make special immigration arrangements for entry (student visa) and residence permit in Greece. IST International Relations Office will assist international students in these procedures. Applications for registration can be submitted any time during the year. Early application is strongly advised, as the number of places is limited according to the collaborating Universities’ regulations.
All documents must be officially translated into English.
Candidates must send the above documents to:
IST 68, Syggrou Ave. 11742 Athens Greece
Att: International Relations and European Programmes Office ([email protected]).
Crazy Business Ideas
IST since 2011 in the context of promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation instituted the Crazy Business Ideas competition, which is repeated at regular intervals. The competition is under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religions, the General Secretariat for Youth, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and many other organizations. Successful Start Ups, such as: Pheemade, SourceLair, Organery, emerged through the IST College competition.
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