ELLINOMATHEIA EXAMS 2020 Amid COVID-19 Global Pandemic, May 2020 Exams Have Been Postponed

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

Amid the coronavirus global pandemic and its rapid spread around the world, the Centre for the Greek Language of Aristotle University in Greece has decided to postpone the official Ellinomatheia exams scheduled for this May 2020. It is likely that the exams will now take place in November 2020. There will also be a new registration period for new applications before the re-scheduled exams. Our utmost priority lies with the safety of the candidates, of everyone involved in the exams, and of our staff.  Regarding the registrations:

  • Socrates Academy scholars and other individuals who have already applied and paid the exam fees, their application will be automatically transferred and will be valid for the new fall exam period unless otherwise notified.

  • Candidates who have not yet applied, should wait and apply in the new registration period which is yet to be announced. As soon as we have confirmed dates, we will let you know.

The new registration period and the new exam dates will be announced in due course.

For additional information, candidates can contact or Candidates can also contact the accredited Holy Trinity Cathedral Examination Center at 704-231-2625 or the Department for Greek Language Certification Department at

Ellinomatheia Certificate

The Certificate of Attainment in Greek, or Ellinomatheia, is the only certificate of proficiency in the Greek language that is offered and recognized by the Greek state. It was established in 1998 by the Greek Ministry of Education in order to meet the demands of learners of Greek in Greece and abroad. The Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) in Thessaloniki supervises and, in collaboration with officially recognized examination centers, administers examinations that test listening and reading comprehension, speaking, and writing. The Certificate can be obtained at each of the six proficiency levels (Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2, Γ1, Γ2) defined by the principles of the Common European Framework of Reference for Teaching Foreign Languages (CEFR).