Candidates for the M.Sc. Program must have a first degree in a scientific or engineering discipline related to Geo-technology and the Environment in order to be eligible for admission in the Graduate Program. If the degree was obtained from a foreign University, it must be recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC), Athens, Greece. Holders of a Master's degree (recognized by Hellenic NARIC) are eligible for direct admission in the Ph.D. program.
Graduates of universities of recognized standing who meet the necessary academic requirements for admission to the Graduate Program of the School of Mineral Resources Engineering are offered advanced courses of instruction and up-to-date research facilities. A candidate can be admitted in the School’s Graduate Program with either regular or qualifying graduate student status. A regular-status graduate student is admitted as a candidate for a higher degree or diploma. For graduates of the Technical University of Crete (5 year program), the normal minimum requirement for admission with regular graduate student status is a Diploma in Engineering degree (or a similar program with intensive specialization in an appropriate discipline) with a cumulative grade point average of at least 70%. Applicants holding a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than that in which they wish to undertake graduate work will be considered in the light of their undergraduate course program and their achievements in this program. Admission to all graduate programs is limited and competitive. Consequently, admission is not guaranteed for those who meet the minimum academic requirements for admission.
A qualifying student is one whose academic qualifications would normally entitle the student to serious consideration for candidacy but who is considered inadequately prepared for advanced work in the proposed field of study. Admission as a qualifying student may in special cases be offered to those who do not meet the admission standards for regular graduate student status. Qualifying students will take a program of courses, normally for one academic year, as determined by the School. The program will normally consist of a majority of undergraduate courses. Upon completion of this course program the student may be considered for admission to a Master's degree program. If the student is accepted as a degree candidate, retroactive degree credit for some courses taken during the qualifying year may possibly be granted but credit towards the residence requirements for the degree will not be granted.
It is recognized that it is not possible to identify all situations with regard to acceptable admission requirements. An applicant whose background does not fit into the normal requirements, but who may present other compelling evidence of ability to succeed in graduate work, may also be considered for admission on an individual basis. Applications for admission should be made on the special application forms which may be obtained from the Secretary of the School. Full instructions concerning the application procedures are included with these forms.
Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be sent to the School. Applications may be submitted in August or January after the call for applications. The majority of entering students commence their studies in September. Information about the timing of entrance to a program should be obtained from the School. Applicants who have graduated from universities other than the Technical University of Crete may be required to take Examinations if so requested by the School.
Applicants whose mother tongue is not Greek must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the Greek language. In some circumstances, the School may request the candidate, if admitted, to complete successfully a special course of modern Greek language given at the School of Linguistics of the University of Crete in the city of Rethimnon in Crete.
Official letters of admission are sent only by the Graduate Program Committee of the School of Mineral Resources Engineering and are valid only for the date of commencement of studies indicated thereon.