The Certificate of Attainment in Greek

The Certificate of Attainment in Greek
The Certificate of Attainment in Greek was established in 1998. It is an official test that examines the second/foreign language learners in their various skills in Greek. People who obtain the Ellinomatheia Certification are recognized worldwide for their language qualifications, which can be used to study in universities in Greece and in Europe or for professional reasons. UNCC (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), among other universities in the USA, give 3 credits for Ellinomatheia Examination.

Certificates are issued for successful candidates at any of the following six levels of attainment in Greek: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. The levels are linked to the corresponding levels of the Common European Framework (CEFR).


Ellinomatheia Exams 2021

On behalf of the director of the Division for the Support and Promotion of the Greek Language of the Centre for the Greek Language, Mr. Koutsogiannis, we hereby announce the final 2021 dates for the conduct of the examinations for the attainment in Greek. The above announcement can also be found here.

Levels Dates
A1 (for children 8-12) Tuesday May 18, 2021 (morning)
A1 (for adolescents and adults) Tuesday May 18, 2021 (morning)
A2 Tuesday May 18, 2021 (afternoon)
B1 Tuesday May 18, 2021 (evening)
B2 Wednesday 19th May 2021 (morning)
C1 Wednesday 19th May 2021 (afternoon)
C2 Thursday 20th May 2021(morning)
Registration From February 1st to March 21st 2021

Please Note:
* Oral examinations are conducted immediately after the written ones.
We would like to inform you that the registrations are to be processed electronically through the electronic registration system (available at:

Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes
The Certificate of Attainment in Greek for Professional Purposes was established upon recommendation of the European Commission to the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs for reasons of compliance of the national legislation to European Union rules. It is intended for professionals who are European Union citizens and who wish to work in Greece and have to prove their proficiency in Greek. Candidates are tested at level A2 of the Common European Framework (CEFR).

For more information, please contact Mrs. Kyriakoula Micha. You may also visit the center for the Greek Language and study the guide to the examination for the certificate of attainment in Greek