Regulation of Studies

Based on article 25 of L. 1268/82, article 9 of L. 2083/92, article 1 of L. 2188/94, the P.D. 544/89 and the P.D. 99/93

A student who has successfully completed his studies and received a degree gives a confession before the Dean, as a representative of the Rector, and the President of the Department.

The certification takes place in a ceremony three times a year, at the end of each examination period. Each graduate is entitled to receive two copies of the diploma free of charge. In order to be issued the film of the degree, a copy of the degree or a certificate of final detailed grade, the student must have submitted a relevant fee to the Financial Service.

To calculate the grade of the Degree, the grade of each course is multiplied by the number of ECTS of the course, and the sum of the individual products is divided by the sum of the ECTS of all courses.

Detailed information is provided in the Department’s Study Guide.

Each semester corresponds to a number of ECTS (Credits). To obtain a Degree, the concentration is at least 240 ECTS, which are distributed as follows: 128 ECTS from the compulsory courses, 20 ECTS from the teaching courses and 92 ECTS from the optional courses.

The Degree can range from 5 to 10. From 5 to 6.4 is characterized as “good”, from 6.5 to 8.4 as “very good” and from 8.5 to 10 as “excellent”. The Degree of the Department of Early Childhood Education provides the possibility to the holder to be appointed as an early childhood educator.

Detailed information is provided in the Department’s Study Guide.

Performance in the courses is assessed and expressed in grades. Each course or thesis is graded in intact or half points.

The grading scale is defined from zero to ten:

0 -1 = poorly,

2 – 4 = moderately,

5 – 6 = good,

7 – 8 = very good,

9 – 10 = excellent.

The minimum satisfactory grade is five (5).  The results of the examinations are announced by the teacher and sent to the Secretariat of the Department within a maximum of fifteen days from the examination of the course. Review or revision is not allowed. Exceptionally, the Department may decide to re-examine a course in case of failure of more than 85% of the students examined. Those who are transferred or are classified in the first semester, by decision of the Assembly of the Department, are recognized the courses with the same cognitive content, in which they have achieved a transferable degree after attending. For those who have attended international training programs, such as ERASMUS, the program time and the corresponding grade are recognized as actual study time, converted to the aforementioned grade scale.

Detailed information is provided in the Department’s Study Guide.

At the beginning of the semester and within a period of two weeks, the student submits an electronic statement to the Secretariat of the Department, which contains the courses of the study program that he / she decided to attend during the specific semester. The total of ECTS corresponding to the declared courses cannot exceed the foreseen number of ECTS of the semester of study. In addition, he / she must state the compulsory courses of the previous semesters in which he / she does not have a successful grade. When declaring the courses, mainly the optional compulsory ones, the student must take into account if the participation in the specific course requires the attendance of specific compulsory courses. In addition, he / she should take into account his / her schedule so that the teaching hours of the courses he / she intends to choose do not coincide. The student has the right to receive the relevant textbooks free of charge and to be examined only in the courses, which he / she stated during the specific semester.

Detailed information is provided in the Department’s Study Guide 

Courses are interrupted:

from Christmas Eve until the day after Epiphany (Christmas holidays)

from Tyrophagous Thursday until the day after Shrove Monday (Carnival holidays)

from Holy Monday to St. Thomas Sunday (Easter holiday)

on the day of the general student elections

on the day of the rector elections

Also, classes are not held during the following holidays:


National Holiday of 28 October

Anniversary of the Liberation of Florina, November 8

Anniversary of the Polytechnic, November 17

Feast of the Three Hierarchs, January 30

National Anniversary of 25th March

May 1st and

of the Holy Spirit

The months of July and August are defined as the period of summer holidays.


Detailed Academic Calendar of each year is defined by the Senate of the University of Western Macedonia and is announced here:

The academic year begins on the 1st of September of each year and ends on the 31st of August of the following year. The teaching work of each academic year is structured in two semesters, in the winter and in the spring. Each semester includes at least thirteen (13) full weeks for teaching and two (2) for exams. The first semester, winter, begins in the second fortnight of September and the second, spring, ends in the second fortnight of June. In special cases in which the minimum number of teaching weeks is not completed, it is possible by decision of the Department to continue the courses in January or June.

At least eight (8) semesters are required to obtain a degree. The examination periods are three: January – February, June and September. If for any reason the number of teaching hours that took place in a course is less than 4/5 of that provided in the program for working days of the respective semester, the corresponding course is considered not to have been taught.

Detailed information is provided in the Department’s Study Guide. 

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