Incoming students for studies

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Studying in Corfu is a unique experience. Apart from the high-level studies at DFLTI, you can enjoy the rich cultural life of the island. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in numerous events organized by the University and local cultural groups and societies.

Give a European dimension to your studies by attending courses relevant to yours. Experience Greek hospitality along with high-level studies on the beautiful island of Corfu.

Why choose Corfu?

Our visiting students reveal the top 3 reasons they chose to spend a semester with us in Corfu.

A beautiful island

Corfu is an island on which history, tradition and picturesque scenery peacefully coexist. British, French and Venetian influences are reflected in its atmospheric one-of-a-kind Old Town. Here, you will find a combination of historical monuments and pebble beaches with cobalt-blue waters. There is so much for a visitor to explore inside and outside of Corfu Town that a whole semester might not be enough after all!

The Greek hospitality

We are sure you have already heard about Greek hospitality, which stems from ancient times. It is considered a moral obligation, as Zeus was the protector of strangers. After thousands of years, that is still the case, especially when it comes to islanders. Corfu is no different, and its people combine the virtues of hospitality with class, influenced by the British conquerors during the 19th century. Regardless of how far you come from to visit Corfu, you will feel right at home. 

DFLTI's unique programme of studies

DFLTI has a one-of-a-kind undergraduate studies programme in Translation and Interpreting in Greece. This turns it into a very solid choice for students who study either field. If you do not speak Greek, there are many courses that are delivered by native speakers in English, German or French.

Rich cultural life

Corfu is one of the few Greek regional cities, where Education and Culture meet and coevolve. The University organizes many cultural events, such as concerts and festivals, where the students can actively participate. Moreover, the city offers a rich and vibrant cultural life.

Study options and taught courses

Find out general information about the Greek system, what courses you can take, and how many credits each has.

Duration of studies

The Greek academic year is divided into two semesters, the Winter semester (1, 3, 5 and 7) and the Spring semester (2, 4, 6 and 8), with thirteen teaching weeks each. The Winter semester starts the first week of October and ends in mid-January. The Spring semester starts the second week of February and ends at the end of May. For more details regarding the teaching and exams periods along with information on the official and local holidays, see the Academic Calendar.


At the undergraduate level, DFLTI courses fall within one of two main Specializations:

  • Translation
  • Interpreting

You are free to choose courses from either Specialization.

Translation courses offered by the DFLTI are general, literary and specialized translation in the following language pairs:

  • English-Greek and vice versa
  • German-Greek and vice versa
  • French-Greek and vice versa

Interpreting courses are simultaneous and consecutive interpreting from:

  • English into Greek and vice versa
  • German into Greek and vice versa
  • French into Greek and vice versa

Moreover, we offer theoretical courses on Translation Theory, Linguistics, Literature, Law, Politics, Theory of Interpreting, Community Interpreting etc.

See the full list of courses at DFLTI.

See and download the detailed courses description at the bottom of the page.

Teaching language

Courses are mostly taught in Greek. Many courses, however, are also offered in English and, occasionally, in other languages (e.g. French, German).

See and download the list of these courses attached at the bottom of the page.

The Ionian University (IU) offers free Greek Language Courses for Erasmus students throughout the academic year (October-June), accredited with 6 ECTS per semester.

Greek-speaking incoming students can also choose courses offered in Greek.

See the full list of taught courses at DFLTI.


Examinations for Erasmus students take place in:

  • Mid-January to early February (Winter semester)
  • Late May to mid-June (Spring semester)

The examination method for each course is up to the tutor. These methods include:

  • Written exam (mid-term or final)
  • Oral exam
  • Essay
  • Group essay
  • Short oral presentation
  • Short oral group presentation
  • Any combination of the above

Grading system

IU has adopted the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This system facilitates the recognition of periods of study abroad for Erasmus students. The courses offered in the DFLTI are accredited between 2 and 10 ECTS for each 2 or 3-hour course.

The Greek grading system for universities ranges from 1 to 10. Specifically:

  • 9.00-10.00: Excellent 
  • 8.00-8.99: Very good
  • 7.00-7.99: Good
  • 6.00-6.99 Satisfactory
  • 5.00-5.99: Pass
  • 1.00-4.99: Fail


To be admitted as an incoming student you have to follow specific steps regarding:

  • The planning of your studies
  • The procedures required before the beginning of the semester
  • The procedures required upon your arrival
  • The procedures required before leaving

For detailed information on the above visit the International and Public Relations page of IU.



International and Public Relations Department

Ms. Denise Karvouni
Tel.: +30 26610 87129 / +30 26610 87607

Erasmus+ Coordinator for IU

Associate Professor Dr. Ioannis Karras
Tel.: +30 26610 87214

Erasmus+ Coordinator for DFLTI

Erasmus+ Secretary for DFLTI

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