Overview of Graduate Admissions

As a university with a mission of educating global citizens, we are committed to recruiting a talented and diverse student body. Our graduate students represent a broad array of backgrounds, accomplishments and experience, both academic and professional. Some of our students are recent university graduates; others are working professionals. We welcome applications from all parts of the globe. While the majority of the University's graduate students come from Greece, roughly 16% are international students.

You may submit an application for a Hellenic American University graduate degree program at any time during the year. The Admissions Committee processes applications as they are received. Most students in the Master’s degree programs begin their studies in the Fall term but you may decide to apply for admission for the Spring term that begins in February.

Admissions Criteria

The Admissions Committee evaluates applications and supporting material for admissions and decides upon the acceptance and placement of students at Hellenic American University. 

Admission to the graduate programs of the University is based on prior academic performance, professional work experience, and proficiency in the English Language. The selection process gives particular emphasis to evidence of leadership potential along with academic excellence.

Conditional Admissions

The Admissions Committee may decide to defer the decision of admission for some candidates who show exceptional promise of successful completion of their program of choice but do not meet minimum standards for admission, in order to evaluate more accurately the actual potential of the applicant. In these cases, the Admissions Committee may grant conditional admission status to the applicant, until there is sufficient and clear evidence that the student is qualified to enter the program. Conditionally admitted students receive formal admission only if they provide the evidence requested by the Admissions Committee. The requested evidence may consist of additional letters of recommendation, evidence of professional growth potential, or additional course work. The Admissions Committee specifically informs conditionally admitted students about the time period within which the requirements for unconditional admission must be met.

Non-discrimination policy

Hellenic American University and the Hellenic American College admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical disability, or veteran status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. The university and Hellenic American College do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical disability, or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Upon request of the University the Hellenic American College may make inquiries concerning the accuracy of the information provided in the candidate’s application. Decisions on admission are made in good faith on the basis of information provided by the applicant and his/her referees. If the university later discovers that false statements have been made or material information withheld or omitted, it reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission or to terminate registration.

With particular regard to Hellenic American University, the University’s Student Records Policy protects the privacy of student academic records. This policy is consistent with United States Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232G; 34 CFR Part 99).

The Hellenic American College conforms to the requirements of the terms of the 2472/97 Data Protection Act, enforced by the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.