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MSc in Media & Refugee / Migration Flows

Questions/Answers

Is this MSc taught either in the morning or evening hours? Is it feasible for working candidates to attend the lectures?

The programme is open to working people and, hence, the schedule seeks to take into consideration the working hours of the successful applicants.

This will be one of the topics discussed during the selection interview.

The schedule of lectures is prepared every semester. The schedules for the current autumn and spring semester of this academic year can be found here:https://migromedia.gr/press-releases

Please note that the summer school, which follows the second semester is a full-time programme of two weeks in Mytilene, Lesvos.

I need a visa to participate in this programme. Could you help me?

International students may need to obtain a visa before coming to Greece depending on their citizenship. Students should contact the nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate in their country regarding the required documents and the formal application procedure. A detailed practical Guide for Visa and Residence Permit, as well as other information for incoming students to Greece are available at the following website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

We aim to facilitate access for international students to our programme and offer support during the visa application procedure if requested.

If you have any specific questions, we would be glad to provide you with more information!

How can I apply for this programme and where may I find the application form?

To apply for the programme, we ask international and domestic students to fill in the application form and to provide the mandatory supportive documents. Information for the application material and list of required documents can be found on this website: https://migromedia.gr/entry-requirements-how-to-apply/application-form

When will the personal interviews take place?

The short-listed candidates will be invited for personal interviews. Indicative dates are mentioned each Academic Year in the Call for Applications. Short-listed candidates will receive via email an invitation for their interview.

The interviews for foreign applicants and those that do not reside in Athens will be done via Skype. An appointment for local candidates will be schedule at the Department of Media and Communication Studies at NKUA (1 Sophocleous Str., 105 59 Athens).

Q&A REGARDING INTERNSHIP

The Department of Communication and Media Studies (NKUA) under the Interdepartmental Intensive Postgraduate Programme (NKUA, University of the Aegean) provides as part of its educational activities a monthly internship program to all students in collaboration with International Organizations, Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and public entities specialized in the field of migration. Some indicative information you can find below:

Why students participate in an internship program?

The internship of the IPP "Media and Refugee / Migration Flows" has been designed to take place for one month and aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical insight into a work environment with organizations specialized in the field of migration. Internship is organized in collaboration with International Organizations, International and / or National NGOs and public entities. The Department of Communication and Media Studies (NKUA) has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in order to facilitate the placements of our students. The internship will provide the students with the unique opportunity to become familiar with:

·         the fields of activity of each organization

·         particular groups to which they are addressed (e.g. children, unaccompanied children, women, adults)

·         the personnel  and their activities

·         ways to conduct their master thesis research (qualitative or quantitative by coming in contact with professionals in the field and particular target groups of refugees/migrants

·         national and international organizations’ network and their policy areas

One month may not considered enough and for this reason many Organizations implement internship programs through different funding schemes. Under the Memoranda of Understanding it has been agreed the internships of Msc Media& Refugee/Migration Flows to last one month due to the fact that the postgraduate programme is intensive and it has to be completed within one year without summer break.

What is the duration of the internship?

According to the regulation of the Master program the internship lasts one month. However, the duration can be differentiated depending on the organization, the availability of each student and other factors (e.g. special conditions, COVID -19). After a common agreement between the interested parties (Students & Organizations) internship can be offered (e.g. part-time for two months or more, paid/unpaid, or teleworking). The internship can also take place at national organizations and public entities functioning in local level depending on the student's residence.  In addition, at NGOs engaged in supporting refugees /migrants (e.g. at Lesvos island).

The internship placements can take place between April-June (included) because the month of July is dedicated to participating in the obligatory summer school. 

What are the criteria for assigning students to particular organizations?

A list of offered positions is sent to the students in order to make a first contact with the organizations and commit to an internship afterwards. The organizations may examine students' CVs or arrange personal interviews with them. The Human Resources Department or volunteering unit of each organization can invite the prospective students for an interview in order to finalize the placements and the assignment of tasks.

The consultation process takes place between February - March each year and placements can be accomplished from April to end of June. In cases where a student is not satisfied with the position offered by a specific organization or considers that the position will not be particularly helpful for his/her master thesis, he/she can report it to the academic responsibles in order to find an alternative. Those who already work in relevant organizations (Media, NGOs, public entities) should provide a certificate of their working experience from the institution that they currently work or have worked in the recent past (the last five years) at the Secretariat of the IPP.

Which Organizations offer positions for internship during the academic year 2020-2021?

Please visit this link for more information.

What information does the Certificate provided upon completion of the internship include?

The certificate is provided by the responsible unit of the organization hosting the internship. It includes the name of the participant, the duration of internship as well as the particular tasks assigned. It should also mention that the internship took place under the IPP "Media and Refugee / Migration Flows».

Q&A REGARDING THE HELLENIC N.A.R.I.C.

Please find the answers to frequently asked questions concerning DOATAP below:

Why is the recognition of foreign degrees mandatory? The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) isn’t sufficient?

Although the credit system (ECTS) is taken into account by the Hellenic N.A.R.I.C. there are differences between national higher education systems. Therefore the recognition process is required (for more information please visit: http://www.doatap.gr). The same process applies for Greek students holders of foreign bachelor degrees in order to proceed with a master's degree in Greece.

Which is the process for the recognition of my degree?

For recognition of your bachelor’s degree, you need to apply electronically through the platform e-doatap.doatap.gr. You will apply for the recognition of its «ισοτιμία» (i.e. for its equivalence) towards the greek university degrees or its «ισοτιμία και αντιστοιχία» (i.e. for its equivalence and correspondence) towards specific degrees of our universities. Keep in mind that only the recognition of its «ισοτιμία» (i.e. of its equivalence) towards the greek university degrees is needed to proceed with your master’s degree in Greece.

To start with the application, as mentioned earlier, you visit the platform e-doatap.doatap.gr where you will see a box «ΕΝΤΥΠΑ ΚΑΙ ΟΔΗΓΙΕΣ» (i.e. docs and instructions) where you should read (after translating) the file “ΔΙΚΑΙΟΛΟΓΗΤΙΚΆ ΓΙΑ ΒΑΣΙΚΟ ΠΤΥΧΙΟ ΧΩΡΙΣ ΣΥΝΕΚΤΙΜΗΣΗ ΜΕΤΑΠΤΥΧΙΑΚΟΥ» in order to see the required documents. Once you have the required documents gathered, you will upload them after entering through the box «ΕΙΣΟΔΟΣ ΑΛΛΟΔΑΠΩΝ» (i.e. enter for foreigners). To enter as foreigner and start uploading your documents, you will need codes and here is how you obtain them:

  1. If you are in Greece, in order to apply for subscription to the e- doatap platform and get codes, you need to be identified by going in person with your passport either to DOATAP in Athens (54 Ag. Konstantinou St.,near Omonia square) or to DOATAP in Thessaloniki (Ministry Makedonias-Thrakis, Dioikitirio), and submit the relevant application see attached).
  2. In case you are currently abroad, you will have to sign the attached application form (for verification of signature) before the Greek Embassy/Consulate in the foreign country presenting your passport and then email your application with a copy of your passport to and . After that, you will receive an email with the credentials/codes for signing in the e-doatap.doatap.gr platform.

You can find the application form for the codes under the document: Registration (see page 3 of the attachment).

Update: For instructions on how to upload the documents, you can find an Electronic Application System Manual provided in English. Please visit the home page of e-doatap, click English at the top right button and choose the section: docs and instructions.

REGISTRATION - ΕΓΓΡΑΦΗ ΑΛΛΟΔΑΠΩΝ v2.pdf

In case I am in Greece, in order to apply for subscription to the e-doatap platform and get the codes, can I go in person to Doatap office during the lockdown?

You can go in person to Doatap office in Athens (54 Ag. Konstantinou St, near Omonia square, reception hours Monday -Thursday 9:00 - 12:00). You have to submit the relevant application by signing it there and presenting your passport. Afterwards, the whole process is done electronically by uploading the supporting documents to the platform based on the instructions in order Hellenic N.A.R.I.C. to proceed with the recognition.

Where can I find more information?

You are advised for further information/clarifications to visit the website: http://www.doatap.gr

You can also contact the Hellenic National Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic N.A.R.I.C) via email () or by phone (tel. (+30) 210-5281000, hours 12:30-14:00).