It is with great pleasure that we welcome all foreign students, teaching and research collaborators at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport (STT) of the University of the Aegean. The Department of STT has succeeded to emerge as an extrovert international Centre of Excellence in University shipping studies. This success is confirmed by the global academic community, as certified by numerous grants, distinctions and prizes, and the distinctive career paths of the Department’s graduates.

In this page you will find essential information on opportunities for studying, teaching, and research, as well as practical hints for the mobilities of incoming students and staff.

What opportunities are available for students and staff in the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport?

Opportunities for Erasmus+ mobilities are available for students at Bachelor, Master or Doctoral levels. Students coming from a program country (classic or intra-European credit mobility) or from a partner country (international credit mobility) can study at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport for a period of 3-12 months and obtain credits which are then recognised by the sending institution.

University staff can teach and/or be trained at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport. The minimum duration is 2 days when the staff member comes from another Programme Country and 5 days when the staff member comes from a Partner Country. In both cases, the maximum duration of the mobility is 60 days.

How do I apply to study at the STT Department with Erasmus+?

You will need to apply through your own higher education institution, irrespective of the type of mobility activity you are interested in. The Erasmus+ Office of your institution will be able to inform you about the conditions to participate in Erasmus+ mobility activities: details of the selection process, documents that you need to prepare, places where you can go and requirements that you will have to respect during your period abroad.

Offered courses at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport

The language of teaching and learning at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport is Greek. You can find all the courses of the curriculum here.

Incoming undergraduate students that have no sufficient competence in Greek, can choose among several courses that are offered each year in English. The courses, the semester they are taught and their ECTS, can be found here.

Postgraduate and PhD students can conduct a part or all their thesis in our department. Information on the research interests of the academics of the department can be found here.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Erasmus+ departmental coordinator (Assist. Prof. A. M. Kotrikla,

Practical information

Academic calendar

The academic year starts on September 1st every year and ends on August 31st of the following year. For the undergraduate studies, the academic year is organized in two semesters, the fall semester, and the spring semester, each of which comprises of 13 weeks of teaching and two or three weeks of exams.

Fall semester courses start in the first week of October and end in mid-January, followed by the exam period of the fall semester.

Spring semester courses start in mid-February and end at the end of May, followed by the exam period of the spring semester.

The detailed calendar is here (in Greek).

Institutional account – academic ID

Once you arrive at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport you will register at the Secretariat of the department. The Secretariat is located at the department’s main building (Korai 2A, Chios). The secretariat will give you a certificate of enrolment, which shows your individual registration number and proves that you are registered.

Then, you will apply for an Institutional Account at the IT centre at the University main building (Mihalon 8, Chios). The Institutional Account gives you access to all the e-services of the University (e-mail, e-courses, library etc). Check your e-mail account with the University of the Aegean regularly as this is how the university communicates with you.

Finally, you will apply for a Student Card (paso). This entitles you to student rates on public transportation.

Accommodation and meals

For the accommodation of the Erasmus+ students, there is a limited number of designated rooms you can apply for at the Student’s Residence (Esties). The Student’s Residence is 3 km from the city of Chios and there is frequent connection with city busses.

In case that this option is not available at the period of your mobility, you can find flat and/or room advertisements from independent landlords on the internet. Our department has no responsibility for the contract you will be asked to sign. However, we will be here in case of an emergency to help.

Erasmus+ students and staff can benefit from the Students’ restaurant as well. The restaurant offers three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at low cost (3 euros per day). It is open during the academic year, every day from Monday to Sunday. It is located 200 m from the department’s main building.

University Buildings

The islands of Lesvos and Chios
Τhe University buildings in Chios

Transportation to Chios

To reach Chios from Athens, one must take the ferry from Piraeus port. Routes are carried out all year round, 6 days per week and the trip lasts 9 hours.

There are several daily flights from Athens to Chios Airport “Omiros”. The duration of the flight is around 50 minutes. To travel from the Omiros airport to the Chios city centre (4 km) there are two options:

  • Chios City Bus: There is a bus stop in front of the airport. Phone no.: +30 22710-22079
  • Taxi: Charge prices, Airport – centre of city of Chios 8 Euro Phone no.: +30 22710 – 41111

More Information

  • For more information, please visit the Erasmus+ website of the University
  • For academic matters please contact:
    • Dr Anna Maria Kotrikla, Assistant Professor, (Erasmus+ departmental coordinator)
    • Dr Eleni Iakovaki, Assistant Professor, (Erasmus+ deputy departmental coordinator)
  • For meeting with other Erasmus+ students in Greece or the Aegean University, find Erasmus Student’s Network (ESN) or ESN Aegean at social media