Studies - Postgraduate Studies - Vocational
The undergraduate degree programmes (with the exception of the School
of Medicine, the School of Science and Technology and the School
of Natural Resources in Agrinio) are four year programmes all leading
to the degree "Ptychio".
Medical students complete their studies in six years, students of
the School of Science and Technology and students of the School
of Natural Resources in Agrinio, in five years.
The academic year is structured in semesters (this does not apply
to the Elective Study Programmes); Fall Semester starts in the last
week of September and ends in the last week of January; Spring Semester
starts in mid February and ends in the last week of May. A two-week
examination period follows both semesters.Students are given a second
opportunity (for re- examination) in the courses they have failed
in the previous academic year, during a three week period each September.
A significant number of students complete their studies at the minimum
time required by each Department.
The study programme in all the Departments usually includes four
to six courses per semester and requires approximately 18 to 25
hours per week including lectures, laboratory work or other training
facilities. Two thirds of the courses in the programme are mandatory;
the rest can be selected from a long list of electives in the Department's
curriculum-or other Departments.
In this way, apart from the basic knowledge in each discipline,
students are given the option to study selected topics of their
own academic interest.
The educational activity of the University of Ioannina is
supplemented by the Vocational Training Centre which provides courses
in different areas such as computing, food chemistry etc.