Applying to Master programs
Master programs constitute the second level of qualifications, to which applicants are only admissible if they have obtained at least a Bachelor level qualification or equivalent (college degree), and the range of Bachelor level degrees accepted in a given Master program are also defined.
The higher education institution decides on the admission of applicants to Master degree programs within its competence, based on unified rankings by programs. The performance of applicants is assessed in a 100-point system in each case. Assessment is independent of the specific higher education institution where the applicant obtained his/her first degree.
Institutions may assess the performance of applicants to the educational fields of Arts, Mediation of Arts and Sports Science based exclusively on the practical examination.
In the case of applicants to Master programs, applicants enjoying priority are entitled to bonus points to the extent defined by the institution, but 10 points at most under this title.
The number of points granted for further achievements and based on priority within the maximum 100 points that can be obtained in the application procedure to a Master program, as well as the order in which these points are calculated, are defined by the institutions.
The most frequently used methods of ranking applicants and calculating points in Master degree programs are the following: the grade of the diploma, the average of grades at the end of each semester, oral entrance colloquy, oral entrance examination, written entrance examination, multiplication of the grade of the diploma (by a factor), performance by subjects and grade of the diploma, practical examination, examination of professional aptitude, motivational colloquy. Apart from the entitlement of priority, higher education institutions may generally grant extra points for langauge competence; the grade of the diploma; higher level or advanced level vocational qualification listed in the National List of Qualifications, place achieved in the (National) Scientific Students' Circle competition, professional activities, etc.