Requirements & Instructions

Apply Early! CYA employs a rolling admissions policy. Since applications are considered only as long as space is available, CYA strongly encourages early application. When space is limited and there are two or more similarly qualified applicants, preference will be given to earlier applicant(s). Early application is, therefore, strongly recommended.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • CYA Application
  • Statement of Study Abroad Approval/Credit Transfer
  • Official Transcript
  • Academic Plan
  • Personal Statement
  • One Academic Letter of Recommendation

Students must be aware of the special academic requirements of their home institutions.

When your application is completed, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. As soon as a decision is made (typically within two weeks of completing your application), you will be notified by e-mail.
Scholarship applications may be submitted with the CYA application form or after acceptance; however, completed scholarship applications should be received by April 1 (this deadline applies to all scholarship applicants, including those for spring semester). Please find more information on the Scholarships page.

The 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.

Important Information to Consider

A physician’s statement is not part of the application documentation, but a check-up prior to going overseas is highly recommended. Participants are required to carry medical insurance valid for Greece.
All applicants should have a passport, valid for three months after their intended return, or have made an application for one.