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Incoming students

Incoming students:

Students interested in studying at THEO in order to be able to apply for one or two semesters, must already be attending one of THEO partner institutions.

Benefits from attending THEO’s Theology program for incoming students:

  • They will have the opportunity to attend the first and only evaluated and certified undergraduate Theology Program offered in Cyprus.
  • They will travel to Cyprus, a European country in the Eastern Mediterranean. They will get to know the civilization, the history and the society of Cyprus.
  • They will have the opportunity to live and experience the historic center within the walls of the old city of Nicosia.
  • They will enrich their language skills if Greek is not their mother language.
  • They will be connected to the liturgical life of THEO and of the Holy Archbishop of Cyprus.

Procedure for participation in Erasmus+ program as incoming student to THEO:

Application and approval

  1. Interested incoming students should make sure that their university has inter-institutional agreement with THEO.
  2. They will contact the relevant Erasmus office of their University to make the relevant applications for approval.
  3. THEO’ Erasmus office will examine their application and it will send the THEO’ decision.

Details you will need for their application:

Name CHURCH OF CYPRUS THEOLOGY SCHOOL
Erasmus code CY NICOSIA34
Address 1-7 Isocratous street, 1016 Nicosia, CYPRUS
Contact person Dr Olga Solomontos – Kountouri Email erasmus@theo.ac.cy
Tel 22443061

In order to apply for Erasmus Studies in THEO, interested incoming students must submit the following documents:

  • Fully completed and typed Application Form signed by incoming student.
  • Official transcript for all years of study at the Sending University, translated into English
  • Copies of passport
  • Copies of the EU Health Card or Personal Health Insurance Card
  • Official certificate / proof of linguistic proficiency in Greek
  • Two passport sized photos

The above documents must be sent by e-mail to erasmus@theo.ac.cy before the deadline for submission of applications, which is:

Fall semester: 1st of July

Spring semester: 1st of December

Then they can mail the original copies to the following address:

Erasmus Office

Church of Cyprus Theology School
Isokratous 1-7, 1016, Nicosia,
Cyprus
Tel. +357 22443061
Fax. +357 22443050

Language requirements

The official teaching language at THEO is Greek. Interested students should have at least the basic level of Greek language (level B1). Basic level of Greek language can also be obtained through the OLS (Online Linguistic Support) platform that supports the teaching of the Greek language.

Program of study

Here you can see the program of study of THEO. –List of compulsory courses and elective courses

Housing

The incoming students will have the opportunity to stay in THEO Students’ Hall, located near to THEO buildings in the old Nicosia town area. For more information about THEO Students’ Hall contact the Accommodation Office at:

Email: theohalls@theo.ac.cy

Tel: 00357 22443057

Support to incoming students by THEO

Incoming students will be treated in the same way as the existing students of the School.

THEO wishes to offer to incoming students a welcoming and friendly living environment so that they can attend their lessons with ease. The Student Welfare Office will offer them all the benefits and services offered to the students of THEO. Also, the Student Union will accept them as members, who can participate in the events and the groups.

Prior to their arrival in Cyprus, the students will receive electronically all the necessary information for their studies, accommodation and daily life in Cyprus.

THEO will provide to Erasmus incoming students:

  1. the student card
  2. the library card
  3. gym card
  4. access to Moodle
  5. personal email from the School
  6. academic tutor
  7. tours in Cyprus in order to visit historical and religious sites and learn the culture and the social life of Cyprus
  8. the choice to stay at THEO Students’ Hall

Language policy – incoming students and staff

The official language of teaching at THEO is mainly Greek. It is advisable that students have at least a basic level of Greek language (level B1). Incoming staff, however, is required to have Greek language at B2 level, based on Erasmus+ regulations. Otherwise, they can attend Greek language course from the Online Linguistic Support (OLS) platform.

Apart from OLS Greek language course, incoming students can choose to attend the foreign languages courses provided by the undergraduate program of Theology. (English (THEO.143, THEO.144) or French (THEO.145, THEO. 146). In addition, Ancient Greek is offered as a compulsory course in the first year (THEO.140, THEO.141).

The Student Welfare Services are responsible of providing incoming students/staff with advice and information about language learning options that might suit the purposes and the goals set by their Mobility Scheme. For all the members of the administrative and teaching staff communication in English (and/or French) between exchange students and staff should not be an issue.

General information about Cyprus

For information about Cyprus you can visit the website of the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO)

www.visitcyprus.com

Application deadline

Fall semester: 1st of July

Spring semester: 1st of December

Online Linguistic Support

To help students learn the language of the Receiving University, European Commission has set up the Online Linguistic Support Tool, which is licensed for online language assessment and coursework online. Licenses are given by the Higher Education Institutions themselves to the students who are have been approved to study abroad.

Here you can visit to the OLS website for further information.