Erasmus for incoming students

Erasmus for incoming students registration

Before arrival, you have to mail the
1. Registration application form
2. The accommodation application form.
See the relevant page of the International Relations Office:

International Relations Office
Ms. Denise Karvouni
Ionian University
72 Ioannou Theotoki Str.
GR - 49100 Corfu, Greece.
Tel.: +30 26610 87130, Fax: +30 26610 87184
Coordinator of ERASMUS in the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting:
Αssistant Professor Ioannis Karras (,
Academic Term
The overall duration of studies is eight semesters. Each academic year comprises two semesters, of 13 weeks each. An examination period of twenty days corresponds to each semester. There is a third examination period (repetitive for all courses) in September.

Winter semester:
COURSES: October 1st until mid January
EXAMINATIONS: mid January until first week of February
Christmas holidays: 2 weeks

Spring semester:
COURSES: second week of February until end of May
Easter holidays: 2 weeks
Teaching Language
Courses are taught in Greek. Most of the instructors offer incoming Erasmus students courses on a tutorial basis in one of the main European languages (usually in English or French, occasionally in German). Students have to hand in essays on a chosen topic or take the exams in one of the above languages (according to the instructor).
Modern Greek language course
The Ionian University (Dept. of Foreign Languages, Translation & Interpreting) offers Greek Language Courses for Erasmus students during the academic year (October- June), free of charge (6 ECTS).

The Ionian University has adopted the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), a system of academic credit allocation and transfer. This system facilitates the recognition of periods of study abroad for ERASMUS students. The courses offered in the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting are accredited between 2 and 8 ECTS for each two hours course.
Grading System
10-8,50 Excellent
8,49-6,50 Very Good
6,49-5,00 Good
Arrival at Corfu
Corfu has daily connections by sea with the ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras as well as with the ports of Brindisi, Bari, Ancona and Venice in Italy (not daily), while by air the island is connected with Athens (daily) and Thessaloniki (twice a week).
See useful information for foreign students:
Upon arrival students should address themselves to the International Relations Office and afterwards to the Secretariat of the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting (Old Psychiatric Hospital, Tsirigoti square, 49100 Corfu - GR), for their formal registration