Around 600 young Greeks study in Italy today, representing a sharp drop from the large number of students – which peaked in the 1970s and 1980s – who used to study in Greece’s Adriatic neighbor. This is due to the imposition of quotas in every school and the demand that students pass exams before entry. Nevertheless, medical, pharmaceutical, architectural and fine arts schools continue to draw the overwhelming majority of Greek students (as has been the case since the 1970s), both for first-degree and for postgraduate courses. According to statistics from the Italian Institute in Athens, the cost of living in Italy ranges from 1,000 to 1,500 euros monthly. At the same time, students pay fees that vary from university to university and may reach 1,000 euros yearly. For further information, those interested can apply to the Italian Institute, (27 Tenedou, Amerikis Square, tel 210.866.5186) or to the website

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