The State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), since 1964, grants scholarships for postgraduate or postdoctoral studies in Greece, as well as scholarships for the attendance of the Modern Greek Language and Culture.
The programmes for postgraduate/postdoctoral studies are announced in January or February of each year, and the scholarships are offered to nationals (foreigners or of Greek origin) from:
a) The European Union member states, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan,
b) Balkans, Central or Eastern Europe (non members of the E.U.), Asia, Africa and Latin America.
For the attendance of seminars of Modern Greek Language and Culture applicants must be nationals of Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania graduated from a Foreign University in Humanities.
There are also scholarships for Greek summer courses at the University of Athens and Thessaloniki through THYESPA and IASON programmes.