The Technical University of Crete, in an effort to constantly enhance the level of studies and to offer its students incentives to achieve better academic results, offers annual awards to undergraduate students. The following awards aim to reward excellent academic results during the previous academic year:
a) Honorable mention to TUC graduates with a GPA of 8.5 or higher.
b) Award of Excellence (praise) to the student with the highest score per year of studies from each School.
c) Award of Performance (praise) to students who meet high academic performance criteria set by TUC Senate.
d) Distinction to first year students who obtained the highest marks in the Panhellenic Examinations and were admitted to TUC Schools.
The awards are presented each year during the graduation ceremony.
The Technical University of Crete has official signed of a bilateral agreement with the Limmat Foundation, based in Zurich, Switzerland (Rosenbühlstrasse 32, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland), the goals of which include the promotion of educational excellence in engineering More specifically, the Limmat Foundation offers Awards of Academic Excellence to the three top students who graduate from each School of Engineering of the Technical University of Crete. Eligible students for the Limmat Awards of Excellence must be graduates of Greek ethnicity and nationality, who have the highest cumulative grade in one of the five schools, and were declared graduates the previous year.The prizes are awarded during the graduation ceremony by a representative of the Limmat Foundation.
*The Limmat Foundation was established in Zurich, Switzerland, on March 13, 1972, and was recognized as a tax-exempt non-profit organization. The foundation is active both in Switzerland and abroad, endeavoring to stimulate, encourage and support initiatives which serve the common good.
The Pancretan Endowment Fund (PEF) established in 2016 a graduate scholarship program to support research activities of junior faculty at TUC. The program was established by the former TUC Rector, Dr. Vasilios Digalakis, and the former PEF chairman, Dr. George Papadantonakis. Since then this program is under the auspices of the TUC Rector, Dr. Evangelos Diamantopoulos.
PEF provides $20,000 to fund four scholarships of four promising graduate students who have been selected after submission of their research proposals to the TUC Research Committee. In today’s competitive research world funding is absolutely necessary for the promotion of science and technology. PEF trustees fully understand these needs and they explore venues to increase the graduate scholarship grants in the future. It is hoped that the recipients will be benefited scientifically and they establish a future connection to the land and culture of Crete.