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  • Locations: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Program Category: Study abroad
Language of Instruction: English, Greek Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (shared) Areas of Study: English, French Studies, German Studies, History, Italian Studies, Psychology
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

UMass Boston   Thessaloniki, Greece - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) was founded in 1925 and is now the largest university in Greece, with a student population of over 74,000. AUTh consists of 41 schools, organized in 11 faculties, including Theology, Philosophy, Sciences, Law, Economic and Political Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, Fine Arts, Education, Physical Education and Sports Sciences, and Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Environment. The main campus is located in the center of the city of Thessaloniki, which is the second largest city in Greece. Thessaloniki is located about 300 miles north of Athens in the province of Macedonia and on the Aegean Sea. It is also famous for its ancient history and architecture, pristine beaches, and traditional Greek homes. Thessaloniki is a vibrant city with a large population of students and young people. Thessaloniki is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was named by National Geographic as one of the top 20 destinations in the world.

To apply for the Exchange Program:
  1. Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact so you know what you can expect in aid for the program. 
  2. Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom). 
  3. Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to Aristotle. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through Aristotle directly:

For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf

There are many courses for exchange students taught in English. Students can also study Greek language and culture in the School of Modern Greek Language, as well as take classes in French, German, and Italian language.

To find courses, click here. Select the Faculty, School, Level of Study, Program of Study, and Academic Year. Then, click on the course title for a detailed description (including language of instruction).

Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer towards your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.

Fall semester: Last week of September – February
Spring semester: Mid-February - June

University of Massachusetts Boston students only. Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems.

See budget sheet. Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details. 

Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here

The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, prior to applying it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website:

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki does not offer residence hall options for exchange students. The AUTh International Office does aid students with finding living arrangements for their time in Thessaloniki.



You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. ?

United States citizens are required to obtain a visa for entry into Greece. For information about student visas visit the Greek consulate website. Some visas can take several weeks to obtain. Make sure you understand the requirements for your specific visa.  

Download: Greece Country Information and Visas.pdf


Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions. 
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.