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Home to great philosophers and prominent thinkers such as Aristotle, Socrates, Homer and Plato, Greece is the birthplace of academia with a long tradition of excellence in education that extends until today.
Public education is free for all residents regardless of their country of origin and includes the cost of textbooks and transportation for children who reside far from school. Public schools make up more than 90% of schools in Greece and more than 90% of Greek students attend them.
Low-income families, whose monthly income is less than 3,000 euros, receive a government stipend of 3,000 euros per year to assist with their children’s schooling.
About 7% of primary and secondary schools in Greece are private schools. These are usually American or British schools with a yearly tuition fee ranging from 1,500 to 13,000 euros. Foreign nationals with Greek residency can attend both public and private schools.
The school year begins on the 11th of September and ends on June 15th for elementary schools and June 30th for middle and high school students. With a total of 175 days and four weeks of holidays in total, the school week in Greece is typically from Monday-Friday, 8am to 2pm.
Greece is home to some of the world’s highest-ranking universities. These include the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, National Technical University of Athens and University of Crete among others.