The State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) established the innovative “2+2” Scholarships Programme which rewards excellence in the most meaningful way. Post-graduate studies are directly linked to the labour market and excellent specialised young scientists are employed in the field of their studies by top enterprises and organisations in Greece.
The National Bank of Greece participates in the pilot “2+2” Programme implemented by IKY, offering one hundred (100) jobs to IKY scholars, scientists attending post-graduate studies’ programmes in Greece, practically contributing to linking education to the labour market. In particular, it provides scholars, in parallel to their post-graduate studies, with in-service traineeship for two years maximum and, subsequently, full-time employment jobs for two more years.
As from July 2013, IKY offers fellowships for post-graduate studies of the first-cycle (Master) through the “IKY Fellowships of Excellence for Postgraduate Studies in Greece – Siemens Programme” in the framework of the Hellenic Republic – Siemens Settlement Agreement.