BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece



Scholarships for 2021 will be announced in May


Scholarship results 2020


Undergraduate Merit Scholarships 2020

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens offers six (6) Merit Scholarships to students who wish to pursue the “BA program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece”, starting in fall 2020.

More specifically, each of the following educational units (departments) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens:

  • The Modern Greek Language Teaching Center
  • The Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning 
  • The Foreign Language Teaching Center

is offering two (2) Scholarships to fund exceptional applicants.

We are looking for students who are highly motivated and committed, and will benefit from our support to fully develop their potential. These Excellence Awards are offered for the first year of this program, in order to assist high caliber individuals who have a strong motivation to develop their studies in the Ancient Greek History and Culture. A single payment of the amount of Eur 10000 will be made to the students who will be selected, but there will be no exemption from their financial obligations towards the program, including tuition fees, accommodation expenses in Athens, bank account commitments for a residence permit, etc.

The application starting date is the 19th of May 2020, however the closing date is getting an extension as we are aware of delays applicants face in their effort to certify their documents due to lockdown restrictions in most countries. Thus, the new deadline is the 7th of July 2020, at midnight (Greece local time: UTC/GMT +3 hours), and results will be announced by the 15th of July 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarships are available for new high-achieving students who meet the eligibility criteria. To apply, you must:

  • Hold a non-Greek passport.
  • Have completed secondary education (at least the last two years) in your country and can prove it.
  • Be under 27 years old.
  • Have applied (or will apply) for the “BA program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece” for the academic year 2020-2021.
  • Hold (or be expected to obtain) a High School Graduation Certificate with an average grade close to 90%. (For scholarship purposes, all applicants will be considered if they are below this average grade, but with good class rank. They may support their application by providing further evidence, e.g., prove that they are ranked at the top of their class, with high score in relevant subjects etc.). Priority will be given to students who have not studied at undergraduate level before.
  • Fill in the relevant form and upload all certified documentation required.

Selection criteria

This is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful. A Scholarship Committee of senior members of academic/administrative staff will select the strongest applications based on the following:

  • A strong academic profile as attested by a graduation diploma/certificate, the two final years’ transcript and the class rank.
  • A clear statement for applying for the BA program together with a current CV.
  • Knowledge of foreign languages.
  • Extracurricular activities, awards, publications etc.
  • Letter of recommendation.

Award Criteria

  • You must commence your studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in September 2020.
  • The Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2020 is limited to one award per person.
  • The Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2020 cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other scholarship provided by any funding from an external sponsor, excluding a loan. Hence, a statutory declaration of acceptance will be made by the winner.
  • If you are selected for a merit scholarship, subject to the eligibility and award criteria you will be guaranteed the award in your first year of study. The scholarship may also be available in each of the following academic years of your course on the condition that you obtain an average score of 85%, or above, attend all classes, achieve a minimum of 60 credits in the previous academic year and have excellent classroom behavior.
  • If you are selected for a merit scholarship and you fail to meet the conditions of your course offer you will no longer be eligible to receive the award.
  • The merit scholarship can be provided for a maximum number of 4 academic years. This does not include any intercalating years of study or years abroad.
  • The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final. No scholarship applications or decision appeals will be considered.
  • All decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are made in good faith. If a scholarship is awarded on the basis of predicted grades and you do not achieve your predicted grades, you are still permitted to join the BA programme. Nevertheless, the Committee reserves the right to remove the scholarship.
  • This merit scholarship cannot be deferred to a future year of entry. If you decide to defer entry to another year you forfeit this award.
  • The applicants consent to the disclosure of their names if they are the scholarship winners.
  • If you are offered the scholarship, you will be asked to confirm acceptance of your scholarship and firm your offer within ten days.
  • The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens reserves the right to review and change scholarship provision.