Semester/Year Application

Get Started at CYA

Apply Early! CYA employs a rolling admissions policy. Since applications are considered only as long as space is available, CYA strongly encourages early application. The Admissions Committee in Athens reviews applications, and applicants are notified by email of its decision.

We welcome applications from academically strong students who wish to immerse themselves in the study of Greece and/or the world of the eastern Mediterranean. Successful candidates are those who show themselves to be academically motivated, inquisitive, self-reliant, self-disciplined, flexible, and open to experiencing daily life in a European capital city.

Our Program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, or national and ethnic origin. The application form includes no question on any of these matters, and photographs need not be sent before admission has been granted. You will find all the information you need regarding estimated semester budgets, fees, payments, and scholarships in the Get Started & Apply section.


 Download form: 

Open the form in Acrobat and fill out online. You should then save, print and sign it before sending in.

Along with the form the complete application consists of:

  •     Biographical Data
  •     Personal Statement
  •     Official Transcript(s)
  •     Statement of Study Abroad Approval/Credit Transfer
  •     Tentative Academic Plan
  •     One Letter of Academic Reference
Students at member institutions of the Associated Colleges of the South should apply through Southwestern University. In all cases, students must be alert to the special academic requirements of their home institutions.

It is recommended that all materials be sent together in one envelope to the Cambridge office; in any event, only complete applications are forwarded to the Admissions Committee in Athens.

All applicants should have a passport, valid for three months after their intended return, or have made an application for one.

Submitting Your Application

Upon receipt of a complete application, the Admissions Committee in Athens reviews the applicant's materials, and announces an admissions decision via e-mail within two weeks. Applications and supporting documents should be sent to the attention of Admissions Committee, as follows:

To expedite processing, CYA accepts applications by email to Official transcripts and references cannot be sent electronically directly from the applicant; transcripts may be sent via an official e-transcript platform (if offered at your home institution), and academic references may be sent directly from your referee to Alternatively, we can accept these documents or the complete application scanned and sent directly from your study abroad office.

By Mail:
P.O. Box 390890
Cambridge, MA 02139

*Please do not send by certified mail; it will delay the receipt of your application.

By Courier:

1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 21E
Cambridge, MA 02141
Tel: 617 868-8200
Fax: 617 868-8207