Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does the MA Programme "Identity, Education and Competences for Democratic Culture" last?

The MA Programme lasts 1 full year with two semesters of courses and the summer period for the writing of the Master thesis (full-time mode). Students can, upon justified application, choose to study part-time, in which case the MA Programme’s duration is 2 years. This means that the courses are divided into 4 semesters instead of 2 and the redaction of the master thesis takes place in the summer of the second year.

2. Is there a possibility for a discount due to social criteria?

No discounts are provided. However, enrolled students may apply for scholarships or tuition waiver based on income, social and excellence criteria according to the Greek legislation.

3. Who is eligible to apply for a tuition waiver?

According to the current legislation (law 4957/2022 article 86, par. 1) the tuition fee exemption concerns students who are enrolled in a Master Programme and meet the income or social criteria, as well as the excellence criteria defined. Specifically, the prerequisite for eligibility is the fulfillment of the conditions of excellence during first cycle of studies. This corresponds to a grade equal to or higher than seven and a half out of ten (7.5/10) according to the ten-point rating scale of the Greek Higher Education Institutes. The average income of the last 2 years cannot exceed seventy percent (70%) of the national median disposable equivalent income, according to the most recently published data of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.). Social criteria that are taken into account include disability, single parenthood, etc. Only students originated inside the EU are eligible for a waiver. Please contact our Secretariat via email for further information.

4. I have previously been granted a tuition waiver for attending a Master Programme in Greece, can I reapply?

No, according to the legislation the right to a tuition waiver is granted exclusively for one greek Master Programme.

5. Are any scholarships available?

Yes, MA provides the following opportunities:

  1. Scholarships of Excellence: They are given upon application to excellent students based on their performance in the 1st semester courses and exempt them from the tuition fees of the 2nd semester of teaching. Thesis supervision and assessment fees are paid as normal.
  2. Scholarship of excellence of the European Wergeland Centre: A scholarship is given at the beginning of the studies to a student successfully admitted to the MA Program. The scholarship is awarded after registration and students are required to submit a relevant application. The scholarship fully exempts the beneficiary from tuition fees.
  3. Tuition fee exemption based on income and social criteria (see question 4).
6. Do I need to attend face-to-face courses/relocate to attend the MA Program?

No! All educational processes, synchronous meetings (courses), presentations, the presentation of the thesis utilize distance learning methods.

7. How are the courses conducted and what do they include?

The MA Programme is only available online. Synchronous meetings (courses scheduled for specific days each week) is combined with asynchronous study in NKUA’s e-class where all necessary materials are uploaded in the form of video lessons, activities and study material, etc.

8. When is the MA Programme completed?

After the successful examination in 9 courses, as well as the redaction and presentation of the mandatory master thesis. The workload is structured as follows: 5 courses in the winter semester (4 compulsory and 1 elective), 4 courses in the spring semester (3 compulsory and 1 elective), the redaction of the master thesis during the summer months and the presentation of the Master thesis in September.

9. Can the Master thesis be substituted by another course/multiple courses?

No, the Master thesis is mandatory in order to be awarded the Master Diploma.

10. What kind of certification do I receive upon completion of the MA Programme?

Students are awarded a Master (MA) Diploma in the field of Education

11. What does this particular MA Program have to offer?

Competences for Democratic Culture are a valuable tool for every teacher of any level and specialty. More specifically, the Master’s Program aims to disseminate democracy throughout the spectrum of Education, all levels and specialties included. Therefore, regardless of your major you will learn how to implement democratic processes in your lessons, how to deal with controversial issues that are likely to arise in modern multicultural classrooms and how to empower your students to actively participate in class and how to work with their classmates. The goal is for students to become empowered to evolve as democratic, active citizens in their lives, possessing intercultural competence, respect for diversity and human rights.

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