Our Profile
Mediterranean College is the first independent Anglophone College to be founded in Greece, in 1977. Since then, it has been continuously operating according to standards of countries with a long tradition in higher education, such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

Mediterranean was the first college in Greece (in 1992) to “franchise” a degree programme from a British State University. Today, in partnership with reputable UK universities and awarding bodies, Mediterranean College offers a broad portfolio of franchised undergraduate, postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Students have the option of registering to programmes that are delivered on a full-time or part time/ flexible mode and are taught in either English or Greek. Upon successful completion of the courses, students are awarded degrees and qualifications that are issued by the collaborating Universities awarding bodies.

Mediterranean is a College licensed and approved by the Hellenic Ministry of Education and its degrees are internationally recognised and professionally equivalent to the ones awarded by Greek State Universities. Degrees are also recognised by the UK NARIC. The College conforms to multiple quality benchmarks: It is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), as an institution providing higher education and is reviewed by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), an organisation that monitors the quality standards of UK Universities.

Currently, Mediterranean College operates two campuses in Athens and Thessaloniki, located in the centre of the cities thus being easily accessible by all means of public transportation. In a contemporary learning environment the College offers its courses in 7 Academic Schools: Business SchoolSchool of Tourism & HospitalitySchool of ComputingSchool of EngineeringSchool of PsychologySchool of EducationSchool of Health Professions.

All students are supported in their learning experience by highly qualified and committed academic staff, rich and developing libraries, extensive IT facilities and electronic resources and fully-equipped labs and workshops. The College has also undertaken leading initiatives, including the development of a holistic Employability Scheme that enhances students’ employability, in collaboration with a wide network of industry partners.

As a student-centered college, Mediterranean makes every attempt to develop strengths and capabilities in every student by offering support services, such as Personal TutoringCounsellingLearning Support and Career ServicesBursaries & Scholarships. The Student Affairs, the Alumni and the International Office secure our students’ welfare and the active Students’ Union promises an exciting student life.

Recognition of Degrees

 

Recognition by the Greek State

Degrees, awarded by European Universities to students that have completed their studies in an accredited Greek College, are recognised by the Greek State through the competent Board of the Ministry of Education (“SAEP” – Council for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications). This Council is responsible to map the degrees awarded by overseas universities with those awarded by home universities in Greece and verify whether they are equivalent in terms of the professional rights that are granted to their graduates.

As result of these regulations, Mediterranean College graduates are able to assert positions of Higher Education graduates in the public and private sector, claim promotions or salary rises, participate in programmes of “OAED” (Greek Manpower Employment Organisation) or other organisations and generally enjoy all employment rights of Greek State university graduates.

The recognition process begins with applying for Professional Equivalence and submission of all supporting documents to “SAEP” (Council for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications), which is responsible for the examination of professional equivalence and professional capabilities applications (Ministry of Education – SAEP: Andrea Panandreou 37, 151-80, Maroussi / Tel: (+30) 2103442766, (+30) 2103442824 / Fax: (+30) 2103443158 / e-mail: srpq@minedu.gov.gr). The recognition process can last up to four (4) months.

Recognition by the UK NARIC

All Mediterranean College graduates have their degree recognised by the UK NARIC (National Recognition and Information Centre). NARIC assesses and certifies that the UK University qualifications (undergraduate and postgraduate), obtained through studying at Mediterranean College in Greece, are academically and professionally equivalent to those awarded to students that have studied in a University in the UK. The UK NARIC recognition is essential for employment in the UK; however, since the UK NARIC is one of the most distinguished national recognition centres in Europe, this accreditation is highly valuable for all graduates.

Legal Framework for Degree Recognition

The College degrees recognition by the Greek State is enforced by the Ministerial Decree 38/2010 that has been amended with Laws 4093/2012 and 4111/2013. You can find here more information on the legal framework.

Our Mission
In the 21st century, Mediterranean College – in collaboration with reputable overseas universities – has evolved to a higher education institution with a leading role in Greece, in the study fields of Economics, Business, Computing, Social Sciences, Tourism, Health Professions and Engineering. The College’s high-quality academic programmes are offered within an educational environment where quality always conforms to the students’ needs.

To realise its mission for academic excellencestudent successacademic and technological innovation as well as social contribution, the College works with dedicated professionals and academic personnel of high-caliber, distinguished for their teaching, student support, research and professional achievements. Structured on solid foundations and principles, Mediterranean College aims to implement its mission and become a renowned international learning centre in Greece.

Our particular aims are to:

  • Provide our students with a thorough preparation in their chosen field, in order to support their successful entry into the job market.
  • Be supportive to our students and create a learning environment that will “challenge” and discipline them, thus promoting ethics, responsibility and integrity.
  • Help our students develop transferrable skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, analysis and synthesis ability, communication skills that they will able to apply in every professional, academic or social context.
  • Enhance our students’ employability in every possible means and actively contribute to gaining industry experience and employment.
  • Prepare our students for leading positions in national and international economies, by offering them a wide and varying academic experience.
  • Provide our academic staff with development opportunities, by enriching their knowledge base and teaching skills for the benefit of our students.
  • Constantly assess and develop our programmes and services, so as to safeguard the realisation of our vision.
  • Make the College accessible to all students who possess the appropriate academic qualifications, by offering flexible delivery patterns and academic/ social scholarships.
  • Enhance our international status by attracting international students and staff.
  • Broaden our academic and research relations with national and international education institutions and academics of international reputation.
  • Participate in the social life of our community, by fostering cultural and scholarly activities.

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