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Studying in Corfu is a unique experience. Besides DFLTI’s high-level studies, you can enjoy the island’s rich cultural life. Students will have the opportunity to actively participate in numerous events organized by the University and local cultural groups and societies.

Studying at DFLTI means experiencing 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

Greek hospitality is well known and 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. Corfu and its people combine the virtues of hospitality with class, influenced by the British conquerors during the 19th century. Regardless of how far one has travelled to visit Corfu, they will always feel right at home. 

DFLTI's unique programme of studies

DFLTI has a one-of-a-kind undergraduate studies program in Translation and Interpreting. Courses are taught not only in Greek but also in English, German or French by native speakers.

Rich cultural life

Corfu is one of the few Greek regional cities, where Education and Culture meet and blend. 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, the course offerings, and educational credits equivalence.

Duration of studies

The Greek academic year is divided into two semesters, the Winter semester and the Spring semester, each lasting thirteen weeks. 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 exam periods along with information on the official and local holidays, visit 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 DFLTI cover general, literary and specialized translation in the following language pairs:

  • English to and from Greek
  • German to and from Greek
  • French to and from Greek

Interpreting courses are simultaneous and consecutive interpreting from:

  • English to and from Greek
  • German to and from Greek
  • French to and from Greek

Moreover, courses on Translation Theory, Linguistics, Literature, Law, Politics, Theory of Interpreting, Community Interpreting etc. are offered.

Feel free to visit the full listing of DFLTI courses.

Peruse and download the detailed course descriptions, found 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).

Peruse and download the detailed course descriptions, found at the bottom of the page.

The Ionian University (IU) offers free Greek Language Courses for Erasmus students throughout the academic year, accrediting them 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.


Erasmus students sit exams in:

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

The exam method for each course is up to the professor. These methods include:

  • Written exam (midterm 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. DFLTI’s courses are accredited between 2 and 10 ECTS for each 2 or 3-hour course.

The Greek grading scale for universities ranges from 1 to 10 with minimum requirement for a student to pass being 5. More 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 prospective students 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 visit IU’s International and Public Relations page.



International and Public Relations Department

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

IU Erasmus+ Coordinator

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

DFLTI Erasmus+ Coordinator

Associate Professor Dr. Olaf Immanuel Seel
Tel.: +30 26610 87335

DFLTI Erasmus+ Secretary

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Updated: 22-01-2024
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