The type of certificate that you must submit with your application depends on your current status.
- If you are just a high-school graduate, then you submit a copy of your high-school diploma according to the requirements set in 3.2 and 3.3.
- If you are a student, either undergraduate (BA, BSc) or postgraduate (Master’s, PhD) you must submit the relevant document issued by your University, that attests to your student status.
- If you are just a graduate, and you are not currently studying, you must submit a copy of your latest degree according to the requirements set in 3.2 and 3.3.
- If you are a teacher or member of academic staff or researcher or translator in the Greek language or Greek in general you must, in addition, submit the relevant attestation.
These documents must be issued by the appropriate authority of your country of origin bearing the appropriate insignia (e.g. seal)
2. Reference/recommendation letters
The reference/recommendation letters must be recent and they must refer in particular to your eligibility for this scholarship and your aptness to attend a Course in Modern Greek language.
The reference/recommendation letters must be typed or hand-written on official correspondence paper that bears the title heading or stamp or seal of the author’s institution. They must also bear his/her signature and his/her position in the institution.
Who will author these letters is entirely up to you to choose. It is your responsibility to make sure that these people know you well and are associated with you through work or academic collaboration. It is important that they have all the necessary information about your background so that they will be in a position to refer to you in a favourable way. Special talents, abilities and “extra-curricular” activities or pursuits in the field of Greek language and culture should be particularly mentioned.
Reference/recommendation letters authored by personal or family acquaintances and relatives, letters without the insignia of the author’s institution, as well as letters not bearing the author’s signature are considered inappropriate if not unreliable. Also letters that are outdated or non-specific are unlikely to bear a strong recommendation to your case.
You are welcome to use the form that can be downloaded from our site or any other form as long as it is legible. The “final cut” is yours but it is a good hint that you don’t make extensive reference to academic accomplishments (e.g. list of publications) or irrelevant pursuits. Make sure the particulars entered on your CV correspond to the ones on your application (e.g. addresses) and do not attach unnecessary documents attesting to your many skills. If you wish to complement your C.V. by a motivation letter you are quite welcome to do so.