Incoming students

Sports Centre


The University Gym of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki provides the students and personnel of the university with a wide range of sports programmes and activities.

All programmes aim to improve the quality of life of the members of the academic community through sports, games and physical activity.


All Erasmus students have the opportunity to exercise and take part in the various sports offered.


Cost of Living

Thessaloniki is known as a “friendly” city with an active cultural and social life. Beyond the museums, there are numerous movie theaters, (foreign films are screened with subtitles), several theaters, a state and a city orchestra, cafes, restaurants and bars.

It is estimated that, on the average, a Greek student spends at least 600 Euro per month for private accommodation, utilities, food and transportation. The following list includes the prices of some basic goods that determines the cost of living (speculatively):


Getting to Thessaloniki


The city of Thessaloniki may be reached by plane, train or bus.

By plane:

The easiest way to get to Thessaloniki is by a direct fly to the city’s airport called “Makedonia International Airport” ( serving both international and domestic flights. Most major airline companies have direct flights to Thessaloniki or frights via Athens. The Thessaloniki airport (SKG) is the second biggest airport in Greece and it is located 14km east of the city center.

Visa Requirements / Residence Permit



All incoming students from non-EU countries need to apply for visa, prior to their arrival in Greece.

A Letter of Acceptance is required for visa, issues by the Department of European Educational Programmes and sent both by e-mail and regular post.


You should contact the nearest authorized Greek Embassy or Consulate and receive information regarding all the necessary documents, as well as the formal application procedure.

Greek Missions around the world can be found at:

Institutional Account / Academic ID


Note: Once you arrive at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki you need to Register within the Erasmus Office (Department of European Educational Programmes) where you will obtain your ‘Erasmus ID’ Card. With this card you will have to Register within the Secretariat of the School where you will study for your Erasmus+ Period.


All students will need to apply for an Institutional Account:


Academic Calendar


The academic year starts on September 1st every year and ends on August 31st of the following year. For further information, please consult the table below.
The educational work of every academic year is organized in two semesters, the fall semester and the spring semester, each of which comprises of 13 weeks of teaching and two or three weeks of exams.