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Student Welfare

1. Catering
The Student Refectory of the University provides meals to all undergraduate and postgraduate students on a full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) daily basis.
The Student Refectory is conveniently located on campus and covers an area of approximately 4,500 sq. m.
The Refectory is open daily between 1 September and 30 June, and has a 14-day break over the Christmas and Easter vacations. It is open 275 days a year and has the capacity to serve at least 4,000 students a day.

2. Accommodation
The Halls of Residence is the place to create strong bonds of friendship, to meet people from different back grounds and cultures and to enjoy the sense of community. The Halls house almost 650 students on two different sites, while a number of rooms has been adapted for disabled students. All accommodation is mixed, with a number of standard rooms (with shared bathroom facilities) or en suite rooms. The majority of rooms are single study-bedrooms although there are some shared rooms (two or three people).

Certain residences are reserved mainly for exchange students (i.e. Erasmus), and all requests for accommodation are satisfied on a first-come first-served space-available basis.

Incoming exchange students interested in applying for accommodation at the Halls of Residence, should contact the International & Public Relations Directorate directly, at:
Tel.: +30 26510 97264, 97519, 97107,
Fax: +30 26510 97024,

3. Health Care
Citizens of European Union Member States (whether academics, students or staff) visiting the University of Ioannina for a short period of time should be provided (from their country and on condition that they are insured by or covered by a statutory social security system) with the European Health Insurance Card or a provisional replacement certificate. The European Health Insurance Card will facilitate access to health care (during their stay in Greece), but will only cover medical care "which becomes medically necessary during a stay in the territory of another Member State, taking into account the nature of the benefits and the expected length of the stay". Such treatment is provided in accordance with the rules of Greece, and the costs incurred are reimbursed in line with the tariff scales applied in Greece.

Non-EU citizens are entitled to free health care and are insured by the University of Ioannina. More information can be provided upon request.

4. Student Pass
A Student Pass is provided to each student for the duration of undergraduate studies (as specified by his/her Department, increased by two years). The pass is issued on a yearly basis and is valid from 1 September to 31 August. In the event that a pass is lost, a new one shall be issued one month after it has been reported to the Departmental Secretary's Office.

The following discounts are provided to students:
25% on urban transport, on long-distance road transport, on railway transport and 25% on the total fare of domestic flights in case of group travel (at least 15 persons) with Olympic Airways.

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