ERASMUSPLUS

Incoming Student Information

KINDLY NOTE THAT, DUE TO ITS LONG- DISTANCE NATURE AND SUBSEQUENT ABSENCE OF REGULAR CLASSES, THE HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY CAN CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM MA OR PhD STUDENTS WHO WISH TO CONDUCT PART OF THEIR THESES RESEARCH UNDER THE CO- SUPERVISION OF ONE OF OUR ACADEMIC STAFF MEMBERS.

In preparation for each year's ERASMUS student selection, sending institutions forward their student application forms (accompanied by the proposed learning agreements and updated student transcripts) to the Hellenic Open University.

After consulting with the HOU School/ Department in question, the Institutional ERASMUS Coordinator evaluates the applications - in cooperation with the special ERASMUS Committee. The relative decisions are then forwarded to the sending institutions, accompanied by letters of acceptance for all selected exchange students.

Special provisions are made and additional help is offered in the case of students with special abilities. The Sending University must communicate such incoming students' needs to the ERASMUS+ of the HOU in advance.

Please note that all International Mobility incoming students need to make sure that their stay permits/ visas are in order, in accordance with national legislation. All relevant information can be accessed via the website of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, here.

International Mobility applicants with disabilities should make sure to fill in and forward (both by post and by e-mail) their Additional Funding Application to the ERASMUS+ Office of the HOU - at least 6 months in advance of their expected mobility date.

Upon arrival at the HOU, incoming students check (in cooperation with our institutional and departmental coordinators) and amend their learning agreements, as necessary. Modified agreements are re- forwarded to the students' home institutions, for additional approval.

When their exchange period ends, students are provided with a written record of all work successfully completed at the HOU - as well as the relevant ECTS credits gained. A Confirmation of Attendance certificate is also sent to both the student and his/ her home institution, within one month after the end of the exchange period.