Universities offer foreign-language courses

Universities in Greece are set to open their doors to even more students with the introduction of foreign language programmes, reports Neoskosmos.

According to Kathimerini, legislation that is being prepared by the Ministry of Education will give universities greater freedom when it comes to introducing courses in other languages without the need for ministerial approval. By offering courses in languages other than Greek, the aim is to attract more non-European Union students and to increase revenue through tuition fees.

Universities will be required to put together a proposal for approval from the university’s senate, and beyond that will only require permission from the National Accreditation Council. To begin with, the new legislation will only apply to the study areas of medicine and engineering. There are plans to expand it to other faculties.
Full report on the Neoskosmos site