Student Support    Student Support

We give a warm welcome to all our international students who are coming to Metropolitan College. We are here to help them with a wide range of different issues that they might face during their time here.

Throughout their studies, our students benefit from Metropolitan College’s infrastructure and support services, in order to improve their academic performance and get the most out of their studies. Our highly-experienced staff is there to share their passion for their subject, to give them the best possible learning experience and to make their time as a student memorable.

  • International Student Support Office Open or Close

    Building on Metropolitan College’s tradition of valuing diversity and global outlook, Metropolitan College has established an International Student Support Office. The Office provides advice, counselling and advocacy regarding application, immigration, housing, cross-cultural and personal matters. Advice is offered on a one-to-one basis, in a confidential setting. Metropolitan College also runs group information workshops about various options available to international applicants such as how to stay and work in Greece after their studies and how to extend their student visa. The office also organises orientation activities and on-campus marketing and events throughout the academic year, to promote the accessibility and inclusivity of international student experience.

  • Academic Calendar Open or Close

    The academic year officially begins the first week of October. Students are expected to arrive at least 1 week in advance, since they must attend the Orientation Week. Click on the Academic Calendar at the bottom of the page and see how term dates apply during an academic year.

  • Student Orientation Open or Close

    Each year the Student Affairs Office runs an orientation event for all the international students arriving at Metropolitan College. International students should arrive during the Orientation Week (held early October and mid February each year). The orientation week includes series of sessions and events which provide an excellent introduction to Metropolitan College and is a key part for a successful study experience. The Orientation Team will meet and greet all new students when they arrive on campus and provide them with all the information they need in order to settle in during their first few days. International students will receive important practical information and guidance relating to:

    • studying and learning at Metropolitan College
    • college services (including computing, library, student support)
    • life as a Metropolitan College student
    • living in Greece and cultural differences
    • practical issues such as immigration and visas, health and safety
  • English Language Centre Open or Close

    Metropolitan College’s English Language Centre is highly experienced in teaching     English   language at an academic level to ensure appropriate student support. Applicants missing the language standard entry requirement (i.e. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component or TOEFL iBT 88) can contact the English Language Centre to enroll in summer classes and crash-courses that enable a timely preparation for the IELTS exams. Support to students is further provided throughout their studies through lectures, seminars / workshops and one-to-one tutorials.

  • Greek Language Centre Open or Close

    Metropolitan College has established a Greek Language Support Centre to offer support in academic and general Greek as well as study, career and widely transferrable skills specifically aimed at and designed for international students.  International students are also continuously encouraged to require individual tutorials for language advice.

  • Moodle / Learning Resources Open or Close

    International students are enabled to access all essential learning resources for their programme of study, as well as most additional resources for further learning, in parity to the learning resources available to non-international students. Virtual learning environments/platforms are regularly used and updated with extensive learning material and guidance to support international students’ learning. All module/student handbooks are made available in English. Students receive a CD with this documentation, in English, at the beginning of each academic year.

  • Library Open or Close

    Metropolitan College has contemporary academic Libraries in all its campuses. Thousands of books, scientific journals, congress proceedings and abstracts books are available for all fields of study. The Libraries are constantly updated and enriched with all the latest publications, while students can also access the online libraries of the collaborating UK Universities. In the Libraries students have access to PCs with the necessary supporting software, as well as photocopying machines, in order to ensure that they receive the best possible service.

  • Computer Labs Open or Close

    Metropolitan College's Computer Labs are similar to those found in the best European institutions. Modern computer systems and free access Internet labs are in place to support the educational procedure and the academic research. Accredited technicians are always at the students' disposal. Our state- of- the- art labs include a large number of computers and peripherals of the latest technology. All labs are available to students throughout the day, after booking with the Secretariat.

  • Personal Academic Tutor Open or Close

    The Personal Academic Tutor is one of the most fundamental factors to support the learning process. Metropolitan College students have direct contact time with their Personal Academic Tutor, who will generally review with them their progress, identify goals for development and will signpost them to opportunities that may help them in their personal and professional development. The Personal Academic Tutor contributes to the resolution of any problem that might possibly arise during the period of study.

  • Academic Learning Centre Open or Close
    • How do I take notes?
    • Which is the right way to study?
    • How do I prepare a presentation?
    • How do I write an essay?
    • What is plagiarism and how can I avoid it?
    • How do I handle paraphrasing and citation?
    • Which is the best way to prepare for my exams?

    The Academic Learning Center is a unique, friendly, student-centered service that provides an intellectually stimulating approach to developmental instruction and general academic assistance to students who need extra help with their studies. The Academic Learning Centre offers assistance to students in many and multifaceted learning tasks, including improving their academic writing and study skills, understanding research projects and research procedures, one-on-one paper consultation, exam preparation, academic honesty, avoiding plagiarism and handling paraphrasing and citation.

  • Statistics Clinic Open or Close

    The Statistics Clinic is a new service which supports students during all the stages of their thesis projects, from designing and selecting the most appropriate research tools, to statistical analysis of data. More specifically, it helps students:

    • prepare their thesis projects
    • design of research tools
    • measure the reliability and validity of data
    • use quantitative methods of analysis through SPSS
    • use descriptive and inferential statistics
    • comprehend correlations when building a predictive model.
  • Computer Skills Support Centre Open or Close

    The Computer Skills Support Centre is a service which enhances students’ use of the Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and provides assistance for:

    • papers and reports
    • easier writing of scientific papers, using automated tools in Word
    • using tools for statistical analysis in Excel
    • calculations and charts design in Excel
    • academic-level presentations design in PowerPoint.
  • Research Open or Close

    The academic staff of Metropolitan College strongly encourages and supports students’ participation in research projects. The participation in national and international research projects is a unique opportunity for our students to actively contribute to and work on a research project, with the guidance of their lecturers.

    Some of the most recent research projects materialized with the participation of our students and / or academics are:

    Pilgrimage – from Knowledge Transfer to Autonomous Learning, under Leonardo programme.

    FILES Future Oriented Implementation of Local Employment Strategies, under article 6 of the National Documentation Centre.

    Creative Little Scientists: an international project that aims at bringing together creativity, science and mathematics in preschool and first years of primary education (up to the age of eight).

  • Conferences-Seminars-Workshops Open or Close

    Metropolitan College organizes various training seminars, scientific conferences and career-development workshops for our students for each subject of study throughout the academic year, while it strongly encourages them to actively participate in such events. Metropolitan College infrastructures [lecture theatres and audiovisual equipment] offer the ideal environment for such events and many famous and well-known scientists and distinguished professionals have participated as lecturers and guest speakers. Our main aim is to keep your skills up-to-date and help you in your forthcoming professional journey.

  • Placements Open or Close

    Metropolitan College has secured sufficient placement openings, supervision staff and cultural-awareness training arrangements prior to recruiting. There is an extensive network of health facilities, community structures and professional support groups where the English language serves as the primary medium of communication.

  • Health & Safety Open or Close

    Metropolitan College has entered into collaboration with Athens Medical Group, one of the most renowned hospitals in Greece and the Balkans with a number of branches all over Athens as well as with the Interbalkan Medical Centre in Thessaloniki which is considered one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe. Metropolitan College students have full access to both Centres 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    For more information, visit their website:

  • Staying Safe Open or Close

    Greece is a safe country with a low crime rate, but it is still important that students pay attention to their personal safety.

    Emergency services - call 999
    If students need to call the emergency services, including police, fire brigade and ambulance, they must call 112.
    Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Non-emergency services
    Police - call 100, anywhere in Greece
    Fire - 199
    NHS (ESY) - call 166, anywhere in Greece

  • Equality and Diversity Open or Close

    Metropolitan College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, colour, religion, national and ethnic origin, age, sex, disability or any other legally protected basis in admission to, access to, employment in and treatment in its programmes and activities made available to students on campus.

  • Passports and Visas Open or Close

    Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has ratified the Schengen Agreement. Citizens travelling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

    Visas are not required by citizens of Member-States of the Schengen Agreement. Greece follows the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months (90 days) within a period of six (6) months. However, airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or police I.D. Card or other form of official identification means.

    Citizens of the majority of the countries that are not Member-States of the Schengen Agreement require a visa to enter Greece and the E.U. Visitors from these countries should visit the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for a detailed list of documents required for a student visa:

    For questions regarding the student visa and residence application process, please contact the Metropolitan College International Programmes Office

    Tel: +30 210 6199891, ext 4509


    Note: During their stay in Greece, visitors with a visa must also have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.