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Department of Communication & Media Studies


The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) founded in 1837 is one of the largest and the oldest state institution of higher education in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. It is also referred to as University of Athens (UoA). As all other Greek universities, it is a self-governed legal entity of public law and all major policy issues are determined by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.

With a student body of about 44,658 undergraduate students, 13,257 graduate students at Master level, 8,015 Ph.D. candidates from Greece, Professors (all ranks), 1,703, Research associates and other teaching, laboratory and technical staff: 486, Administrative staff: 1,095, NKUA aims at excellence in both teaching and research in a significantly varied range of disciplines.

International students are welcomed in the NKUA and, in recent years, the number of non-Greek nationals studying at the various departments has increased. There are currently 5,795 undergraduate, 211 Graduate Students at Master level and 121 Ph.D. Candidates internationals students. Some of them are enrolled as full-time students in undergraduate or postgraduate programs, while others are exchange students under the Erasmus+ umbrella, studying at NKUA for one or two semesters and participating in its academic and extra-curricular activities. NKUA has also 354 Incoming and 755 Outgoing Erasmus Students.

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