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Preparation Course for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalisation

Who is it for:

A foreign national who wishes to acquire the Greek citizenship through the naturalisation process must meet the formal and substantive requirements provided for in the Code of Greek Citizenship. These criteria are assessed through the exams for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalisation (PEGP).

Minimum Greek Language Knowledge Requirement:

To attend the preparation course for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalisation (PEGP), at least an operational command of the Greek Language at B1* level, as stated by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is mandatory. However, to manage all aspects of comprehension necessary for understanding concepts and terms found in various sections of the exam, having a higher level is advisable.

* If your level is below B1, please look at the Greek as a Foreign Language Courses section of the website to find more information on how to improve your level before attending the Exam Prep Course for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalisation.

What the course covers:

The course covers all aspects of the topics needed to successfully pass the exams.

Mainly, the course is divided into the following sections:

  • Greek Language
  • Greek History
  • Greek Geography
  • Greek Culture
  • Civics and Institutions of the Greek Constitution

Course Structure:

The prospective candidates are taught both through a series of seminars and lessons.

  • The Greek Language section of the exam is taught explicitly in order to cover all the necessary skills and functions in the language, focusing on grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, writing and speaking
  • The rest of the exam sections are taught in a series of seminars, with the help of audio-visual material, to help students develop an understanding of the terms and concepts required as part of their preparation

During the preparation, students use a book with the official syllabus for each examination period, as well as handouts with carefully selected notes to help candidates while studying.

Course Duration:

The Exam Preparation Course for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalisation (PEGP) runs twice a year. Each course consists of 100 teaching hours in total, spanning over 4.5 months, with lessons being 6 hours per week.

For the November Exams: June – November (Summer Holidays 01/08/2023 – 27/08/2023)

For the March Exams: October – March (Christmas Holidays 24/12/2023 – 07/01/2024)  

Examination Format:

Component Number of Questions Marks Component Marks Weight Pass Mark

Greek Language

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking


  • 18
  • 1 Task
  • 10
  • 3 Parts


  • 30 points

  • 15 points
  • 15 points



60% of the total mark



A minimum of 40%

Greek History

  • 4
  • 8 points

Greek Geography

  • 4
  • 8 points

Greek Culture

  • 6
  • 12 points

40% of the total mark

A minimum of 20%

Civics and
Institutions of the
Greek Constitution

  • 6
  • 12 points

Examination Body:

The exams are administered by the General Secretariat for Citizenship of the Ministry of the Interior and they are held twice a year, usually in November and March. The dates for each Examination Session are announced a few months prior to the exam dates.


Highly qualified teachers with experience in Teaching Greek as a Foreign Language, as well as in preparing candidates for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalisation (PEGP).

Language of Instruction:

The language used throughout the course is the Greek Language with English acting as a medium for further explanation of relevant structures needed, or for any clarification of specific terms and concepts used.

Join the Course:

For more information and to join the course, book an appointment through our booking page or send us a request using one of the following contact methods:


Phone: +302108941481

Learn Greek

Our highly interactive Greek as a Foreign Language course includes a unique combination of bilingual materials to speed up the learning process. Bilingualism aims at making it easier for the students to acquire the Greek language using all the necessary structures and expressions that they are able to understand through the language of reference, especially at the beginning of the course.

Students, in other words focus on what matters and not on things that take students away from their real goal.

    • Grammar and vocabulary is taught through engaging texts
    • Listening and speaking is practised through everyday topics and topics of interest
    • Practice in real-life situations that adult students are likely to encounter in their everyday life
    • Learning everyday expressions help students quickly become familiar with the Greek language
    • Exam Prep Courses for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek are also available

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