Visa Requirements/Residence Permit

Visa Requirements

All incoming students from non-EU countries must apply for Visa at the Greek Embassy/Consulate in their country, before their arrival for studies in Greece. Students should submit the Letter of Acceptance issued by IHU following the completion of their application’s evaluation procedure to the Embassy/Consulate.

The Letter of Acceptance will be sent to students by e-mail.

Students are kindly advised to contact the Greek Embassy/Consulate in their country as soon as possible and receive detailed information about the full list of documents required for their Visa application submission. Students need to go in person to the Greek Embassy/Consulate in their home country and submit the required documents with the Letter of Acceptance included.

More information about the Greek Missions around the world can be found here.

Students are encouraged to contact us promptly for any further certificate/document (issued by IHU) needed to be submitted to the Embassy/Consulate for the Visa issuing procedure.

Residence Permit

Once the student arrives in Thessaloniki, he/she must apply for a Residence Permit at the Immigration Office of Thessaloniki (1 Taki Oikonomidi Str., 54008 Thessaloniki, Τel: +30 2313 309202, +30 2313 309390 Fax: +30 2313 309205, +30 2313 309139, +30 2313 309423, Email:

The Permit must be issued for those who will stay more than 3 months in Greece. Students are advised to visit the Immigration Office of Thessaloniki in person and receive information on the procedure which they must follow in detail.