The Confucius Institute was established at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in December 2018 and is a collaborative project between AUTh, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), and the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

The "Confucius Institute" is a non-profit educational organization with the primary goal of contributing to the preservation and dissemination of the intellectual heritage of both countries. Its purposes include teaching and promoting the Chinese language, developing collaborative educational and research programs among universities, and promoting Chinese culture through various cultural and educational events offered to the broader public of AUTh and Thessaloniki.

The winter semester of Chinese language courses for the academic year 2024- 2025 covers the period 23/9/2024 to 15/1/2025.

All students, as well as citizens over 18 interested in enrolling for the winter semester, are kindly requested to until 13/09/2024 carefully read the notice and the registration instructions and fill in the application form on the page - expression of interest form - or by clicking here.

 General Information About Courses: 

  • Τα μαθήματα θα γίνονται μία (1) φορά την εβδομάδα, με κύρια γλώσσα επικοινωνίας με τον/την δάσκαλο/α τα αγγλικά (εκτός αν στο τμήμα αναφέρεται «ελληνικά»).
  • Specifically, three academic hours (40 minutes), once a week, for 15 weeks per semester.
  • At the end of each semester, the final evaluation of the students takes place at the IC of AUTH and a certificate of attendance is issued by the Chinese language teacher. The results of the evaluation do not affect whether one can attend the same or the next course in the next semester.
  • The following adult levels are offered in the 2024-2025 Winter Semester:
    1. Elementary A
    2. Elementary B
    3. Elementary C
    4. Elementary D
    5. Intermediate A
    6. Intermediate B
    7. Intermediate C
    8. Advanced A

Specifically, the following departments are offered for each level:

  1. Elementary A
  • A1 Δευτέρα 17:00-19:00 online Ioanna Zhang (ελληνικά)
  • A2 Tuesday 18:00-20:00 Live Lyu Yiwen
  • A3 Παρασκευή 17:00-19:00 Δια ζώσης Ioanna Zhang (ελληνικά)
  • Α4 Παρασκευή 19:30-21:30 Δια ζώσης Ioanna Zhang (ελληνικά)
  1. Elementary B
  • B1 Monday 18:00-20:00 Live Hu An
  • B2 Tuesday 17:00-19:00 In person Hu An
  • B3 Wednesday 19:30-21:30 Online Hu An
  1. Elementary C
  • C1 Thursday 18:00-20:00 Live Lyu Yiwen
  1. Elementary D
  • D1 Thursday 17:00- 19:00 Live Wang Ying
  1. Intermediate A
  • Intermediate A 18:00-20:00 Online Wang Ying
  1. Intermediate B
  • Δευτέρα 19:00-21:30 Δια ζώσης Wang Ying
  1. Intermediate C
  • Intermediate C Thursday 17:00- 20:00 Live Wang Ying
  1. Advanced A
  • Advanced A Tuesday 19:30-21:30 Online Hu An


  • Where mentioned in the programme "online" the course carried out exclusively at a distance of our students, outside of Thessaloniki.
  • Where mentioned in the programme "In person" means that the courses take place in physical presence, on the premises of the Confucius Institute, 32, King Heraklion Street, near Aristotelous Square, on the 8th floor.
  • The face-to-face classes are carried out, if conditions permit, according to the instructions of the AUTH and all protective measures are observed.
  • The Confucius Institute reserves the right to change the programme if necessary, by informing the students.

Cost of the semester

 For Elementary A, B, C, D are: 

  • The cost for undergraduate students (with a student ID) is 150 euros
  • The cost for employees working at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (with proof) is 170 euros
  • The cost for unemployed individuals (with unemployment card) is 170 euros
  • The cost for employed individuals/general category is 200 euros (no proof required)

For Intermediate A, B, C & Advanced A are: 

  • 170 euros for undergraduate students (with a student ID)
  • 190 euros for employees working at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (with proof)
  • 190 euros for unemployed individuals (with unemployment card)
  • 220 euros for employed individuals/general category (no proof required)

The above price includes the electronic books that will be used in the courses.

For questions concerning courses, materials, books, exams and other matters, please contact your teacher in English and only for registration issues at the e-mail address of the IS. 

Student Selection Process & Registration Completion

  • The selection of students is based on the date of completion of the online application and the date of completion of the tuition fees. Priority will be given.
  • Σε εύλογο χρονικό διάστημα μετά την υποβολή της αίτησης στέλνεται ενημερωτικό μήνυμα σχετικά με το αν έχει γίνει δεκτό το αίτημα. Στο ενημερωτικό μήνυμα θα αναφέρονται όλες οι πληροφορίες για τον τρόπο ολοκλήρωσης της εγγραφής/πληρωμής.
  • Η εγγραφή ολοκληρώνεται με την άμεση εφάπαξ καταβολή του ποσού των διδάκτρων.
  • Σε περίπτωση που δεν καταβληθούν τα δίδακτρα, η θέση είναι διαθέσιμη στον/στην επόμενο ενδιαφερόμενο/η ανάλογα, με τη σειρά συμπλήρωσης της αίτησης.

Registration Process

Please read carefully the registration instructions in the link below:

Instructions - Registration procedure

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Thank you very much


Confucius Institute Team, AUTH.

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