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+ Why Choose University of Crete?
  • The University of Crete (UoC) is ranked as the top university in Greece and a Times Higher Education World University Rankings top university for Clinical and Health studies.
  • The Medical School of the University of Crete is highly regarded for its history of teaching and medical excellence with thousands of graduates and PhD awardees.
  • UoC’s personalised learning environment and culture of modern healthcare and medical education informs the medical school and connected University Hospital.
  • The permanent and visiting faculty deliver enriching international education and research standards upheld through local and global learning partnerships taught on the sprawling modern campus on the Greek island of Crete.
  • The medical school offers ten divisions of medical study including Radiology, Basic Medical Sciences, Laboratory Medicine, Social Medicine, Mother and Child Health, Morphology, Neurology and Sensory Organs, Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences.
  • The clinical training at UoC maintains a global training standard through the local University Hospital, collaborating hospitals in Heraklion, and in primary, secondary and tertiary medical health centres.
  • Students benefit from the international outlook with participation in Erasmus+, UoC’s recognition in European and World scientific associations and organisations, and collaborations with the World Health Organization and Commission of the European Union.
+ The 6-Year Medicine Programme
  • The University of Crete (UoC) 6-Year Medicine Programme is open to student applicants from all global regions and countries.
  • UoC graduates hold a Doctor of Medicine (MD) qualification and programme intakes commence in September with lectures, seminars and tutorials, and laboratory work and clinical clerkships taught in English.
  • Students complete three study cycles over 12 semesters of study: for the first four years, Years 1-4, each semester is 14 weeks and for the final two years, Year 5 and Year 6, each semester is 16 weeks. The 12 semesters consist of: the Basic Cycle (Semesters 1-4); the Pre-clinical Cycle (Semesters 5-8); the Clinical Cycle (Semesters 9-12).
  • For the Basic Cycle, students study learning pillar courses in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, etc. that establish foundational knowledge for the next 8 semesters. For the Pre-clinical Cycle, students study bridging courses that link their basic cycle courses and the forthcoming clinical cycle courses.
  • For the Clinical Cycle, students complete two core clinical clerkships in Internal Medicine and Surgery for Semesters 9-10, then clinical clerkships in other medical specialities for Semesters 11-12.
  • Students undertake the majority of clinical modules on-campus at the University Hospital of Heraklion as well as clinical rotations in local health care centers and hospitals in Crete.
  • Clinical training is taught with the experienced faculty of UoC and working clinical professors in health centers, affiliated hospitals, and research institutes adjacent to the university campus.
  • The UoC undergraduate medicine programme is in accordance with European Medical School directives and international medical license.
+ Life in Crete
  • Crete is one of the most beautiful and prominent islands in Greece’s east.
  • The capital of Heraklion is a fascinating embodiment of modern living and historic preservation with a compelling blend of metropolitan, natural, and cultural attractions.
  • Island life maintains the appealing mix of a stunning landscape, cutting-edge technology, and geographic and manmade beauty.
  • Students can easily navigate the facilities of the university through reliable city infrastructure while enjoying the coastal, mountainous, and extra-curricular activities available to them.
  • Crete is a main port for ferries from Athens and it has an international airport making it a gateway for Greece and the three continents intersecting in the Mediterranean Sea.
+How much does the programme cost?
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees ($)
Medicine September €15,000/year
Living Costs Monthly ($) Annually ($)
Rent 300500 3,600 9,600
Food 150200 18003000
Utility Bills (Electricity, Gas &Water) 100 1200
Transportation 34 324
Total 580830 69609960
+ Admission to University of Crete

Applicants must provide the following information:

  1. An application which includes the following details: bio, education history and course for which you are applying.
  2. A copy of your secondary education results with subjects studied.
  3. Personal statement or results of Cambridge Personal Style Questionnaire (CPSQ) Interview
  4. Documents from your home country confirming that you are authorised to study in Greece.
  5. Two small photos of 4-5cm.
  6. All documents need to be translated into Greek to satisfy state directives.
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