Why Choose CITY
The International Faculty of the University of
The University of Sheffield ranks among the best in the world
According to “The Times” Higher Education
Supplement 2007, Sheffield is ranked 14 in the UK,
30 in Europe and 82th in the world. CITY is the
International Faculty of the University of Sheffield. It
is an international, English-speaking faculty based in
Thessaloniki, Greece, that offers Bachelors, Masters
and PhDs, while its Executive MBA programme is
offered in Thessaloniki, Belgrade, Bucharest, and Kiev.
Studying at CITY
All degrees are awarded directly by the University of
Sheffield. Therefore CITY College graduates are Sheffield University graduates.
CITY College is accredited by the British Accreditation Council and professional
CITY is accredited by the British Accreditation Council and is inspected by the Quality
Assurance Agency. CITY College Computer Science graduates become automatically
members of the British Computer Society while graduates of the Psychology Department
become members of the British Psychological Society.
Excellent academic staff and research environment
CITY is proud of its full time academic staff. The majority of the academic staff hold a
PhD degree. All the professors are experienced teachers with a professional background
and have carried out substantial research work. At the same time distinguished
professionals contribute to the educational process thus combining theory with practice.
Student - centred education
CITY places the student at the centre of education. The organised personal tutorial
system, the small classes (remarkably low professor - student ratio), the personal
advisor system, the open door policy, the presentations and debates sessions, all
illustrate CITY’s commitment to its students.
A city centre campus
CITY is housed in 4 impressive buildings in the heart of Thessaloniki so students have
easy access to numerous facilities, such as a large Library, the well equipped PC
laboratories, a counselling centre, a Students’ Hall, an auditorium and to the various city
Excellent career opportunities and networking in all South East Europe
The unemployment rate of CITY’s graduates is very low! The Careers Office assists
graduates get employed in a wide variety of companies, services and banks. CITY
maintains strong links with the industry through its Industrial Liaison Board and many
companies fund their employees’ studies.
The largest private institution for postgraduate studies
CITY offers a number of innovative, market-oriented postgraduate courses. Recent
university graduates and business executives from several countries attend the courses,
thus comprising the largest postgraduate students’ community (in a private institution) in
South East Europe.
Excellent provision for all students
CITY offers a number of different support student services, aiming to help students to
integrate to their academic and social life. The International and Students’ Services
Office, the Accommodation Office, the Career Office, the Alumni Office, the Counselling
Centre, and the English Language Support Unit are some of the services provided.
A lively international student community
CITY fosters a lively multicultural environment with students from more than 15
countries, as 70% of its student community are international students . Students can
attend Greek Language Courses free of charge as an extra curriculum activity.
Competitive tuition fees and scholarships
CITY offers to international students competitive tuition fees comparing to other
European or American educational institutions. Total tuition fees should be calculated on
the understanding that Bachelors studies at CITY last for three years (no foundation
course needed). A number of entry scholarships are granted on the basis of financial
background and academic performance of the applicants, while several scholarships are
awarded to CITY students on the basis of their academic excellence.
Reasonable cost of living
Greece has a relatively much lower cost of everyday living in comparison to other
European Countries and the USA. Transportation, accommodation, food and common
utilities are less expensive and a student needs on average €500 per month all expenses
The following table serves as an indication for comparison.
Thessaloniki, UK* USA
Flat – Share Rental per month 150– 200 euro 400-800 euro
Electricity 20 euro No data
Commune Expenses 10 euro available
Food, Dining, Drinking
-Average grocery bill monthly 10-15 euro 40 euro
-Average Restaurant Meal 10-15 euro 15-30 euro
Bus ticket 0,5 euro
Bus card/monthly 25 euro 55 – 120 euro
Movie 7-8 euro 10-13 euro
Club/Pub Entry 8 – 10 euro 20 euro
* Source: www.workgateways.com/working -cost-of- living.html
CITY has come to special agreement with flat owners and provides students with
accommodation according to their requirements. There are no dormitories available, but
it should be noted that in the UK dormitories are available only for first year students
who have to seek new accommodation after the first year of their studies.
For the welfare of students, CITY runs a number of clubs such as the Marketing Club, the
Finance Club, the Fine Arts/ Painting Club, the Cine Club, and various sports clubs.
Regular excursions of cultural interest and entertainment, parties, events, company
visits, seminars, charities etc give the opportunity to students to build relationships and
to gain experiences that extend beyond the student years into their professional life.
Live and study in a beautiful and safe city
The city of Thessaloniki is situated on the sea front and it
enjoys long summers, mild winters and sunny days. It is a
city of culture and long history, a place for all kinds of
entertainment and it offers the amenities of a big city
without loosing the benefits of a city of its size, therefore
it is a great and safe place to live and study. It is a
student city with more than 70,000 students! Small Group Tutorials
Last but not least Thessaloniki is very close to Romania and the people share the same
culture, lifestyle and values as the Romanians.
Before you decide you need to consider carefully:
3 years or 4 years for Bachelors?
Foundation year required?
Living costs (accommodation, food, common utilities, transportation)?
Only then can you compare total costs of your studies and choose wisely!