The legal status of alien students: Questions and answers
On behalf of Social Policy Committee of Aristotle University we present you a report which analyses the legal status of alien students prepared by Pr. Mrs Zoe Papassiopi-Passia Professor in Law Department member of the Social Policy Committee of Aristotle University
This booklet aims at providing elementary and fundamental information to alien students who have come to study in Greece (whether with a scholarship or not) and are already in the country, and also to any other student, volunteer or researcher that came to Greece, in order to assist them to understand their legal status. In other words, to understand what are their rights and obligations as members of the Greek student community for the total duration of their residence permit.
It should be emphasized that the legal rules included in this booklet concern only the students coming from third countries, meaning from countries that are not members of the European Union (EU). Students from EU countries are subject to different rules, as they possess the “European citizenship”, in other words the citizenship of a member-state of the EU.