Hellenic Open University

Patras , Greece
The HOU was legally founded with article 27, par. 1, Act 2083/1992 as an independent and wholly self'governed tertiary education institute. It operates as a Legal Person of Public Law under the supervision of the Hellenic State, as exercised by the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs. The institute's headquarters are in Patras. The HOU's Senate retains the right to establish and monitor branches either locally or abroad with the approval of the Ministers of Education and Religious Affairs, Internal Affairs, Public Administration and Decentralisation and Finance.



The Hellenic Open University was founded in 1992 in Patras, but remained defunct until 1997 at which time legislation was enacted (Act 2552/97) regarding its operation. The first cohorts of students were admitted in 1999.


  • Undergraduate degrees
Students are awarded a degree upon the successful completion of twelve course modules.
  • Postgraduate degrees (Masters)
Students are awarded a Masters degree upon the successful completion of four course modules and a dissertation, which has to comply with the university regulations for dissertation preparation and submission.
  • Doctoral Degree
Doctoral theses are supervised and constructed according to the Provision of Public Higher Education and the HOU Ph.D. study regulations.


The HOU's mission is to provide distance education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. For that purpose, it develops and implements appropriate learning material and methods of teaching. The promotion of scientific research as well as the development of the relevant technology and methodology in the area of distance learning fall within the scope of the HOU's objectives.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (6)
Education & Training (6)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Humanities (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

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Library services

The main purpose of the Library is to support all H.O.U. distance learning and research programs and to organize and make available all kinds of material (printed, digital, legal access to network services etc.) and services, in such a way as to become a center of collection and diffusion of information with modern technological means. D.L.I.C. offers its services both from a distance and in situ.


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