Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is with over 70.000 students the largest university in Greece.


The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was founded in 1925 and is one of the most famous universities in Greece. It is also a member of numerous international university networks.

In 2015, the university was evaluated by an external committee of international experts and received the highest score "Worthy of Merit".

The faculty of Law and Economics was one of the first of the University, established in 1926. The curriculum of the Law School, provides a thorough insight on all areas of law, through its taught semester courses (winter semester begins in late September and is concluded in early January with the exams taking place from late January until middle Febuary, spring semester begins in late February and is concluded in early June with the exams taking place from middle June to early July), which aim to provide to the students all the knowledge they need in order to acquire a law degree that is to today's needs. The Faculty’s postgraduate studies program is one of the first of its kind in Greece and the faculty has continuously offered such programmes every year since 1962.

  • Language of study: English
  • Fees: none


Thessaloniki is located to the southern part of the Balkan peninsula and to the northern part of the Greek boarders. It is the second largest and most important city of Greece and is easily accessible by all means of transportation from all over the world.

Despite the fact that Thessaloniki has always had a Greek profile, it was also a major center of multicultural empires (such as the Roman, the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empire), an aspect of the city that is easily witnessed in the cultural layers and landmarks that are still surviving around and across it. A deep insight to the cultural background of the city is easily accumulated by a simple visit to the various major Museums of the city: the Archaeological for the Greek and Roman past of the city, the museum of the Byzantine and Medieval culture for the byzantine and Ottoman side of the city, the War Museum for the contemporary history of the city  and the Jewish Museum for the history of the lively and strong Jewish community of the city and for an overall overview the White Tower of Thessaloniki, one of the most renowned landmarks of the city.

Nowadays a large, thriving administrative and financial centre of northern Greece, the city is developing rapidly and aims to continue to play a leading role in the Balkans. The welcoming people of Thessaloniki are proud of their city and, with their efforts, are contributing to its development and prosperity. The modern dynamic of the city as well as the hospitality of the inhabitants is easily displayed on the rich social, cultural and night life of the city. The best way to explore and enjoy the city and it’s atmosphere all day long and all year round, is either a walk from the old acropolis down to the city centre and the harbor or a guided tour of the city in one of the open city buses which revolve around the most beautiful and important parts of it.