The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in cooperation with the Department of Medical Instruments Technology, Faculty of Technology Applications, of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens, and in collaboration with the Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) and the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", organizes and operates since the 2006-2007 academic year, the Graduate Program "Information Technologies in Medicine and Biology"
(ITMB) in accordance with the provisions of articles 10 to 12 of the Greek Law 2083/1992.
The duration of the studies leading to the Master’s degree is at the minimum three and at the maximum five academic semesters. Under special circumstances, the Special General Assembly (SGA) may extend this time limit.
For the Ph.D. degree at least six semesters are required beyond the M.Sc degree.
a) The program admits University graduates in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Informatics and Telecommunications, Medicine, Physics, Biology, as well as graduates of Technological Educational Institutes in related disciplines, in accordance with Article 5 paragraph 5 of the Greek Law 2916/2001 (Government’s Gazette issue 114A').
b) Holders of the ITMB Masters degree, or of Masters degrees in a similar discipline awarded by a domestic or an accredited Higher Education Institution abroad are eligible to apply to the PhD program.
Number of students admitted
The total number of students admitted to the Masters Program every year should not exceed thirty (30). The exact number of admitted students is determined every year by the Special General Assembly (for academic affairs) of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens.
The admissions process is carried out every year in the spring (April or May). At that time, the program admits students among the applicants who have already completed their undergraduate studies. For applicants still in their last year of undergraduate studies (seniors) a positive decision is considered as a pre-selection (conditional acceptance).
Conditionally accepted students must complete all undergraduate degree requirements by the end of the registration period (usually in the last days of the following October) for their admittance to be formalized so that they can enrol to the Masters Program.
In order to meet the program’s needs in infrastructure and human resources, students have to pay a tuition, in accordance with Article 12, paragraph 7, of Greek Law 2083/1992, and with the provisions stated in the approval document of the ITMB graduate program published in the Greek Government Gazette. The fee is currently 800 € per semester and the total financial obligation per student should not exceed an amount equivalent to payments for three semesters. Every two years, the Special General Assembly (on academic affairs) of the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens may adjust the tuition by a rate not exceeding 10%.