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Semester in Athens Scholarships

Why study abroad scholarships?

From Gregory C. Pappas, President & Founder

Study abroad scholarships in Greece were the primary focus of the Greek America Foundation’s activities since the organization’s inception. For me, it was an experience I had, studying for a year at the American College of Greece in Athens, that laid the groundwork for my own involvement in the community. As a result of this life-changing and transformative experience, I wanted to ensure that more students could have this same opportunity.

Scholarship overview

We offer rolling admission Semester in Athens Scholarships for study abroad at the Hellenic American University, a US-accredited institution with two campuses in Nashua, New Hampshire and Athens, Greece. The Athens campus is located in the vibrant Kolonaki neighborhood. The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and credits are transferable to most North American schools. Students and their academic advisors are responsible for handling all transfers of credits.

Academic schedule

Hellenic American University has two semester terms — September through December and January through May — and two summer terms — June and July. The scholarship is available for any of the aforementioned terms. Please check the Hellenic American University’s term schedule to align with your own calendar and determine which term you would like to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: Admission is on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply for a scholarship depends on the term you select. Once you have checked HAU’s schedule and determined the term you wish to attend, please contact us immediately to express your intent to apply for the scholarship.

What we provide

Scholarships will provide a full semester of study abroad tuition in Athens, Greece worth up to 15 credits, or about $4000. As part of the scholarship, students will be expected to take two courses related to Greek culture, history or language.

Room, board and travel to Greece is not included in the scholarship.

The purpose of the scholarship is to support growth and transformation through a study abroad experience in Greece and to promote understanding across Greek andAmerican cultures. Greek heritage is not required — just a desire to learn more about contemporary Greece and its rich culture and history.

About Hellenic American University

Hellenic American University’s mission is to provide quality, American higher education that is interdisciplinary, career-relevant and inter culturally informed. It strives to educate its students to be global citizens who are solidly grounded in the liberal arts and equipped to contribute to the economic and social development of their communities. For more details about Hellenic American University’s study abroad programs, click here.

About Semester in Athens Scholarships

Semester in Athens scholarships comprise one of the main pillars of activity of the Greek America Foundation. Since 2010, dozens of students have been recipients of our scholarships for study abroad in Greece with more than $100,000 in grants awarded. Our alumni have reconnected with their heritage, pursued their academic goals, deepened their appreciation of Hellenism, made lifelong friendships and shared these experiences with their home communities. 

Ideal candidates are independent-minded students who wish to immerse themselves into the heart of an ancient capital city at an educational institution comprised of more than 3,000 Greek and international students and who have a demonstrated commitment to their community.

Scholarship Endowment Fund

Our commitment to study abroad in Greece has led to the establishment of an endowment fund for student scholarships so that this program can be sustained into perpetuity. If you or your family are interested in naming a scholarship in memory or in honor of a loved one, please contact us.


Full scholarship requirements and details are included in the application which will be available on this page soon.

Have any questions?

For more information please contact us.