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Huge increase in Greek students seeking postgraduate international education
Lucy Miller

There has been a big increase in the numbers of Greek student looking to get a postgraduate education abroad over the past half-decade, according to the Greek media.


greek flagNewspaper Ekathimerini has reported that 50,000 Greek students have signed up to doctoral or master’s courses since 2009, with 15,000 graduating from a university overseas in the same period.

According to the newspaper, the majority of Greek students who look abroad for their postgraduate education want to study sciences, economics or information technology.


Ekathimerini also suggests that the increase in numbers of Greek students studying abroad is because often international students are entitled to monetary grants.


The amount of students looking for postgraduate courses might also reflect a need to ride-out the European recession without the need for a job in an extremely tough economy, according to


University academics are also reportedly looking overseas for their own positions within university departments.