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Credits: Alkistis Athanasopoulou
Capital: Athens
Population: 10,718,565
Language(s): Greek
Currency: Euro (€/EUR)
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Learn how to participate in national and European Parliament elections while studying abroad as a citizen from Greece. Check out the table below for document requirements, registration procedures, and useful links.

  • Voting is mandatory
  • Minimum age required to vote: 17

How can I vote from abroad?

by proxy

This voting mode is not available.


This voting mode is not available.

by post

This voting mode is not available.

from the embassy

This voting mode is available.

  • Upfront registration required
  • Required documents:
    • Greek identity card or passport
    • Confirmation document on registration in a special electoral roll
  • Digital request allowed

European Parliament elections

Greek citizens living abroad must apply to be registered in a special electoral roll in order to vote and can only vote in person in special polling stations in Greek diplomatic missions or in other suitable premises. While voting is compulsory in Greece, it is not mandatory for Greek citizens abroad.

  • Upfront registration required
  • Minimum age required to vote in the EU elections: 17

Cost of living

a room in a 3 bedrooms shared flat in the city centre 195€/month
a meal 10€
a cappuccino 2.86€

These are average costs of living for Greece. Costs can differ accross cities and locations. For more details, you can check numbeo website.


Rank Value
Rainbow Index 18 47.2

Rainbow Europe, 2021.

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Rainbow Europe

Rainbow Europe by ILGA-Europe illustrates the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in Europe. It ranks all 49 European countries on a scale between 0% (gross violations of human rights, discrimination) and 100% (respect of human rights, full equality), on the basis of laws and policies that have a direct impact on the LGBTI people’s human rights in under 6 categories: equality and non-discrimination; family; hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space; and asylum.


The is the European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies, and ministries for education to international students. In its current version, the platform aims to provide to students with disabilities all the information they need to study abroad.

Quality of life

Rank Value
Human Development Index 32 0.888
World Press Freedom Index 70 29.01

HDI, 2019.
WPFI, 2021.

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores a higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the gross national income GNI (PPP) per capita is higher.

World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states, published every year by Reporters Without Borders. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country.

ESN sections supporting international students

  • ESN AUA Athens
  • ESN Athens AUEB
  • ESN Hellenic Mediterranean University
  • ESN Ioannina
  • ESN KAPA Athens
  • ESN NTUA Athens
  • ESN Panteion
  • ESN UOM Thessaloniki
  • ESN UniPi
  • ESN West Attica
  • ESN Western Macedonia

Higher education institutions

  • Ethniko Kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon (Athína | Athens)
  • Ethnicon Metsovion Polytechnion (Athína | Athens)
  • Geoponiko Panepistimion Athinon (Athína | Athens)
  • Athens University of Economics and Business - Research Center (Athína | Athens)
  • Anotati Scholi Kalon Technon (Athína | Athens)
  • Anotati Scholi Pedagogikis & Technologikis Ekpedefsis (Athína | Athens)
  • Stratiotiki Sxoli Evelpidon (Athína | Athens)
  • Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens (Athína | Athens)
  • Charokopeio Panepistimio (Athína | Athens)
  • Panepistimio Aigaiou (Mytilini)
  • Ionian University (Kérkyra | Corfu)
  • Hellenic Fire Academy (Kifissia Attiki)
  • Hellenic Police Officers School (Axarnai)
  • Panepistimio Dytikis Attikis (Aigaleo)
  • Panepistimio Ioanninon (Ioannina)
  • Panteio Panepistimio Koinonikon Kaipolitikon Epistimon (Kallithea Athina)
  • Dimokritio Panepistimio Thrakis (Komotini)
  • Panepistimio Dytikis Makedonias (Kozani)
  • Panepistimio Kritis (Rethimno)
  • Elliniko Mesogeiako Panepistimio (Irákleio | Heraklion)
  • Polytechneio Kritis (Chania)
  • Panepistimio Patron (Rio Patras)
  • Hellenic Open University (Pátra | Patras)
  • University of Piraeus Research Center (Peiraiás | Piraeus)
  • Scholi Naftikon Dokimon (Peiraiás | Piraeus)
  • Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis (Thessaloniki)
  • University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki)
  • Anotati Ecclesiastiki Akademia Thessalonikis (Thessaloniki)
  • Diethnes Panepistimio Ellados (Thermi Thessaloniki)
  • University of Peloponnese (Tripolis)
  • Panepistimio Thessalias (Volos)
  • Hellenic Air Force Academy (Acharnai/Attica)

Mobility opportunities

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