Apply now: More college scholarships for refugees in Greece

The U.S. Embassy in Greece has announced it will once again provide refugees with scholarships to take college courses.

In July, we shared information about the first round of these scholarships. Since then, the autumn semester has started, and 78 refugees in Athens and Thessaloniki are studying through the program.

If you are accepted for spring, your scholarship will cover:

  • Tuition
  • Daily lunch
  • Transport to your university (within Athens or Thessaloniki)

Interested in taking part? Now's your chance to apply! The deadline for applications is November 24, and the selection process has already started.

(Photo: U.S. Embassy.)

Who can apply

To apply for a scholarship you should:

  • Be 18 to 30 years old
  • Have completed high school
  • Have a working proficiency in the English language (at a minimum level of B2, also known as "upper intermediate")

Students attending the autumn semester can also apply for spring.

What you can study

In the spring semester, the scholarship program is expanding to serve more refugees and offer more vocational training and university courses.

If you are admitted for the spring semester, you can take 2 courses.

Courses include:
  • English
  • Literature
  • Academic writing
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Agriculture
  • Chemistry
  • Information technology
  • Other subjects

U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt meets refugee students at Deree College in Athens. (Photo: U.S. Embassy.)

Where you can study

In Athens

At the American College of Greece—Deree

To learn more about the program and how to apply here. (The information at this link was written for the autumn semester, but it also applies to the spring semester.)

At Webster University

Learn more about Webster in Greece here. (The information at this link is general and doesn't refer to the scholarship program.)

To apply, contact:

Peggy Manouka, Director of Admissions
Phone: +302119905300

U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt and Deree President Horner with refugee students. (Photo: U.S. Embassy.)

In Thessaloniki

At Perrotis College—American Farm School

Learn more about the program and how to apply here.

At the American College of Thessaloniki—Anatolia College

Learn more here.

To apply, contact:

Ms. Mona Siksek, Coordinator
Phone: +302310398239


After you complete your studies, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Colleges and universities both in Europe and in the United States generally recognize the certificate as an academic qualification.

However, Greek universities do not recognize the certificate.

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