In the following you will find reports and relevant records (links and electronic files) relating to the Legislation that regulates the Private Institutions
of Tertiary Education (P.I.T.E), including our School.
Creation and Operation of the School
The files below are in Acrobat form and concern the
relevant existing legislation for the establishment of the School:
- Integrated Legislation 1996 -2013 on Higher Education Schools (pdf)
- Private Higher Education Institutions (Criteria and Levels of Educational Assessment-Certification of Study Branches) Regulations of 1996
- Private School Higher Education (Fees and Rights) Regulations 1998 and 2008
- Private Schools of Higher Education (Facilities and Equipment) Regulations of 1990
For a complete and updated report on the above relevant legal framework please see the link below which leads to the portal of the Cyprus Bar Association.
Recognition of Qualifications
The Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S) undertakes the recognition of academic titles of Higher
Education. The 1999, 2002 and 2003 regulations for the recognition of educational Programs of Higher Education Institutions and related information governing its functioning were approved by the Council of Ministers and by Parliament and published in the Official Government Gazzette of the Republic
(No.3341/30.7.1999, RAA172 – No.3666/27.12.2002,
RAA634 – No.3738/18.7.2003, RAA594 –
No.3792/31.12.2003, RAA926 – No.4090/24.3.2006,
The term now used in the European sphere for Tertiary Education is “Higher Education”. For a more extensive, valid and up-to-date study of the relevant
legislation you may visit the portal of the Cyprus Bar Association:
- The Recognition of Titles of Higher and Higher Education and Related Information Law of 1996 (N. 68 (I) / 1996)
The Recognition of Titles of Studies in Greece is undertaken by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre (Hellenic NARIC). Concerning Hellenic NARIC and the legislation governing its functioning, please visit the link below:
- Please log in to the Chapter “PREFECTURE 3328/2005 – Government Gazette 80 / Α / 1.4.2005” on the DOTATP website.
Cyprus Qualifications Framework (CyQF)
The Cyprus Qualifications Framework (CyQF) includes the development and the application of institutional arrangements and procedures relating to quality assurance, the evaluation and administration of qualifications. Furthermore it is the “instrument” for the categorization of qualifications according to the set of criteria that are required for the achievement of particular educational learning levels.
The organization aims at integrating and coordinating the national subsystems of professional qualifications while aiming to improve the transparency, accessibility, development and quality of professional qualifications in relation to the labour market and civil society.
The CyQF is at the heart of the states activity relating to the recognition of learning and other mechanisms that connect education and training with the
labour market and civil society.
In the DIAGRAM of the CyQF viewers may see the level of recognition of Bachelor’s Degree according to the Cypriot framework of qualifications
SVQ (System of Vocational Qualifications). For a more extensive and updated report on the CyQF, please visit the link below leading to the official website of
the CyQF of Cyprus:
Quality Assurance in Higher Education:
The House of Representatives voted on the 9th of July 2015 on the “Law of 2015 Concerning the Certifying of the Quality of Higher Education and the Creation and Operation of the Body of Related Matters”, which was published in the Official Government Gazette of Cyprus on the 21st of July 2015.
- 2015_1_136_Including Quality Assurance and Certification Law
- 2016_1_47_Inclusion and Quality Certification (Amendment) Law of 2016
For an extensive and updated report on the relevant legislation, please visit the link below that leads to the portal of the official site of the Cyprus Bar Association.
The Agency is expected to assure the quality of higher education provided in Cyprus, to track the weaknesses and the flaws in the Cypriot institutions of higher education and to give them the opportunity to upgrade their quality. Therefore, the establishment and functioning of the Agency is expected to contribute positively to attempts in Cyprus to create a qualitative and appealing higher education system. Our School is subject to the provisions of this law.
The Agency has assumed all the responsibilities of the following institutions, which have now been abolished:
- The Council for Educational Evaluation-Accreditation (CEEA/SEKAP)
- The Private Institutions Evaluations Committee
- Higher Education Advisory Committee
You may visit the website of the CYQAA for more
information by following the link below:
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is based on the work load which is expected to be carried out by the student in order to
successfully complete the objectives of a study program, in relation to the learning outcomes and knowledge, abilities and skills that are expected to be
aquired with the successful completion of the degree. To obtain a Degree in Theology a student has to successfully complete 240 ECTS.
Certified programs of Private Institutions of Tertiary Education (P.I.T.E) and State student sponsorship
Students who attend the certified programs P.I.T.E are entitled to state student grants, which range between €1450.00 and €2565.00 or up to €3420.00, subject to certain conditions.
Anyone interested may visit the following link for more information:
In the link below for the website of the Ministry of Education, relevant files are uploaded concerning decisions of the Council of Ministers for the granting of financial aid/student grants to Cypriots, Greek students or repatriated Cypriots.
Processing of Personal Data
Personal data that relates to the staff and the students of The Theological School
of the Church of Cyprus and which is stated by them as being such, are kept on
record and are legally processed according to the Processing of Personal Data Regulation (Protection of the Individual), N. 138(I)/2001 as currently in force, by the responsible party, which in this case is the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus.
The following link may offer further information to anyone interested:
International Students- Visa Requirements
For an extensive and updated report on the relevant legislative framework, please visit the following link which leads to the portal of the Cyprus Bar Association:
Opportunities for appointment in Public Education
The New Appointment System in Education, which was approved by Parliament in July 2015 and was applied from 2017, gives the opportunity to graduates of the Program of Studies in Theology of the T.S.C.C to compete for places in public education, through the system of exams for inclusion in the catalogue of “appointees”. All the relevant information and also the exam questions and answers from previous years are available on the website of the Ministry of Education below:
The following link may provide anyone interested with all the relevant details regarding appointment in the public education system of Cyprus. “The Public
Education Service Law of 1969 (10/1969)” , which is the basic law, and any amendments made concerning it, are included in the consolidated legislation that is viewable in the link below. If you would like information specifically relating to appointment boards, you may go to the list of Contents and read in Part D the Article: “28BB. Composition of appointment boards”.