Pontifical Oriental Institute

Eastern Christian Studies

The Faculty of Eastern Christian Studies is subdivided into three sections: theological-patristic, liturgical, and historical.

After completing the Bachelor’s Degree in Theology (first cycle), students are admitted to the Licentiate (S.E.O.L.). Those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in History may enroll in the Licentiate in the history section.

After completing the Licentiate (second cycle), students can enroll in the Doctoral program (S.E.O.D.).

Those interested in deepening a specific area or in having a general knowledge of the Christian East can enroll in the program of the Diploma in Eastern Christian Studies.

Eligible to enroll in the doctoral cycle are:

  • students who have obtained the degree of Licentiate at the Pontifical Oriental Institute with a mark of not less than 9/10 (magna cum laude);
  • students who have obtained the degree of Licentiate at another institution, with a mark of not less than 9/10 (magna cum laude), only after recognition of eligibility by the Dean*.
  • The academic authority that recognizes the candidate’s eligibility is the Dean, together with a commission of faculty members established by him, who evaluate the candidate’s Licentiate thesis.

For the evaluation of eligibility, the candidate must send the following documents to the Dean’s office in high-resolution digital format:

  • Europass CV, making explicit all academic degrees earned and the level of proficiency in ancient and modern languages;
  • Licentiate thesis in pdf format;
  • motivational letter;
  • Baccalaureate and Licentiate certificates or corresponding studies;
  • list of courses and exams taken for both the Baccalaureate and Licentiate.

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