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Information and Online Application



The program is aimed at Greek and non-Greek graduate students from Universities, Technological Educational Institutes and Polytechnics of the Health Sciences discipline (eg Medicine, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biotechnology, (Bio)informatics, Nursing and other relevant disciplines of Life Sciences). Candidates wishing to apply coming from a non-Biological graduate program, should have proven basic Molecular Biology knowledge, or will be expected to prove it if selected for an interview.

For non-Greek graduate students, before preparing your Application, please visit:

- the International Student Support Unit page (in English) of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) 
the page of
Study in Greece (in English)





You can also download from here a concise Guide for incoming Students issued by the NKUA: 






Application Materials

Applications must be completed and submitted ONLINE only through the Online Application Form button (see at the bottom of this page).
All the following application materials
* are generally required for the online submission:

  • Two Reference Letters (written in Greek or preferably in English) which will be sent directly by the referees to the following email address (and not before the deadline for submission of the applications.

  • Portrait photo: to be uploaded to the Online Application FormDo not upload any full ID/Passport: only a photo with the correct ID/Passport format.​

  • Short Video (optional): to be uploaded to the Online Application Form. 1.5 min and less than <200MB, in which the candidate will state the reasons for choosing this specific Postgraduate Program (in English).

  • One Document: in one single .pdf file to be uploaded to the Online Application Form, containing the following documents organized in the following correct order:

  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae which will include all information about the candidate's education, research of professional activity and interests (in English).

  2. Letter of Intent – Personal Statement (1 page) which will describe the applicant's reasons and motives to apply to the specific Postgraduate Program in relation to his interests (in English).

  3. Copy of Degree – Degree Certificate: if the Degree is not available during the application period, applications that are accompanied by a Statement According to Law 1599/86 will be also accepted. Candidates must state in that document that the successful completion of the undergraduate studies is still expected, and must report in detail the pending courses remaining for the examination period of September. In this case, and if the candidate is accepted in the MSc Program, she/he will have to present imperatively on the registration day (last week of September) the Certified copy of the Diploma & the Certificate of completion of Studies. Any delay might result in the cancellation of the application. (Statement According to Law 1599/86: access it in Greek here ( or download it in English here)

  4. Official/Analytical Transcript: Detailed record of the grades received during all the undergraduate studies, signed & stamped by the University, stating the date of award.

  5. Certificate of Proficiency in English language (if available) documented by a Diploma from an Educational Body of an English-speaking country, or by a Certificate of Proficiency in English level B2 or higher (Toefl, IELTS, University of Michigan, University of Cambridge, or a National Certificate of Language Proficiency, Learning Resource Network/LRN...etc.). Candidates will be expected to prove their thorough knowledge of the English language if selected for an interview.

  6. Other Information which the candidate believes would contribute towards a more positive, comprehensive and integrated view by the Evaluation Committee​


- All materials must be received by the applicable deadline to be considered.
- Successful candidates will be required to deposit
imperatively on the day of their registration (last week of September), hard copies of all the supporting materials submitted electronically, as well as a copy of their electronic application form. Any delay might result in the cancellation of the application.

Selection Criteria

Applications for the MSc program will be evaluated based on:


  • The grades acquired during the undergraduate studies, especially in the subjects related to the MSc courses

  • The performance during the undergraduate final year dissertation thesis

  • Any recent laboratory or other research related experience

  • Background knowledge on basic Molecular & Cellular Biology (proven either through related undergraduate studies, or during the interview)

  • The thorough knowledge of the English language

  • Other related scientific activities

  • Reference letters (can be written in Greek or in English) 

  • Personal panel interview (in English) during which potential candidates will be invited to deploy their interests and knowledge in the field of Molecular Biomedicine


- Applications' Deadline: Monday 1st July 2024 (before 17:00, Athens time). No prolongation will be offered.

- Candidates will be notified by email a few days after the closing of the application's portal if they have been selected or not for an interview with the MSc Selection Committee. 
- If selected for an interview: they are usually taki
ng place about
2-3 weeks after the closing of the application's portal.

- Interviews are taking place mandatorily in-person (physical presence required at Athens Medical School) for candidates coming from the Greater Athens Area (Attiki) or neighboring areas, and possibly online, under specific examination, for candidates located in remote locations of Greece or in foreign countries.

Call for Expression of Interest 

You can download the Call for Expression of Interest - Academic Year 2024-2025 here:

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(available in English)


(available in Greek)

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(available in English)

Apply here:

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