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.

Courses and exams are generally held in Italian. An adequate knowledge of the language (level B2) is required, which must be certified at the time of enrollment and is assessed at the beginning of the academic year through a test.

Also, in addition to one’s native language, knowledge of at least two modern languages (level B2) is required among Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, or others to be determined with the Dean on the basis of the area of specialization.

Finally, a basic knowledge of classical Greek and an ancient Oriental language related to the chosen area of specialization is required.

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