University of Crete

country rank  4
world rank  905

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University Overview

Founded in 1973, University of Crete is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Rethymno (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Crete. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Heraklion. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Greece, University of Crete (UOC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Crete (UOC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 45 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης
Acronym UOC
Founded 1973

University Location

Address Rethymno Campus
Rethymno (population range: 10,000-49,999)
74100 Crete
T +30 (28310) 77900
F +30 (28310) 77909
Other locations Heraklion

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office University of Crete
Heraklion 71409
+30 (28310) 393210

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Crete's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Greece


  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018