In Greece post-graduate studies lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma of Specialization (Masters degree). The general goal of post-graduate studies is to allow students to specialize in certain fields. The post-graduate courses are open to Greek or foreign graduates of Greek university and TEI or accredited equivalent institutes from abroad. The admission requirements, the criteria of selection taken into account and the procedure of admission are determined by the internal regulation of the postgraduate program in question. Usually, the candidates are chosen on the basis of a selection process or their (oral and/or written) examination results.
Though, the educational programs are mainly offered in the Greek language, some specialized study programs at post-graduate level are offered in the English language. In parallel, knowledge of one or more foreign languages is an essential prerequisite for participation in the post-graduate programs. Courses last at least one calendar year.