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Profile of the Programme

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The International Olympic Academy in collaboration with the Department of Sports Organization and Management (in Sparta) of the University of Peloponnese organizes since 2009 the Master’s Degree Programme with the title "Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events"

The Master’s Degree Programme for the Olympic Studies constitutes an innovation in the Olympic Movement at an international level. The educational programme is based on the three pillares of the Olympic Movement: Education, Sports and Culture, which constitute the foundation for Olympism and Olympic Pedagogy.

The philosophy of the programme is consistent with the values of the Olympic movement for the diffusion of the Olympic ideal worldwide, the promotion of knowledge and research in Olympic issues and global participation.


The Master’s degree Programme title is “Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events” 


To provide students with specialized knowledge at a postgraduate level on issues related to Olympic Studies as well as the necessary means for their academic, professional or research career.

The promotion of knowledge and research on issues of Olympic philosophy and education, organization and management of Olympic Games, big athletic events and in general Olympic and athletic studies.
To provide a specialized workforce that will organize and direct Olympic and athletic institutions, promote the growth of programmes of Olympic education in international level and that will contribute in the creation of a scientific background for the growth and organization of sports.



The tuition fees for the programme payable by the students are 3000 Euro (cost per student) for the three semesters. They are due and payable before the beginning of each semester (2 installments). The rest of the total cost of the programme is covered by the IOA and sponsors: accommodation and full boarding for nine weeks per semester (duration of lectures), group transportation from Athens to Ancient Olympia and Sparta and travelling costs for the educational tours (accommodation, boarding, transportation, museum visits) in the prefecture of Peloponnese (4 days) and North Greece (4 days). There is also the possibility of providing scholarships given by other institutions, i.e. Olympic Solidarity. Applicants who are interested in applying for a scholarship may declare it in the application form and contact their National Olympic Committees and National Olympic Academies for further information.




Contact us

  • Add: u.a.p. 52, Dimitrios Vikelas Avenue

    152 33 Halandri - Athens, Greece

  • Tel: +30 210 6878952
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