The normal procedure for admission at an undergraduate level is for candidate students to participate in the National University Entrance exams which take place every year in June. These are organized by the Central Examinations Committee for Higher Education under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. Each Department accepts a specific number of students proposed by the Department itself and set by the Ministry of Education. Competition is quite intense.
Students, who have gained a place in the Greek Higher Education Institutes in accordance to the general entrance examinations, must formally register at the Department which courses they are going to attend. Their registration usually takes place during the first week of each semester.
Students do not pay any tuition fees and they are entitled to receive certain textbooks and class notes free.