1. For admission to the Institute as a student one must be presented:
  • a. By the Rector of the seminary, if he resides in the seminary.
  • b. By one’s proper Superior if the applicant is a religious or cleric residing outside.
  • c. By testimonial letter from an ecclesiastic authority acceptable to the Institute in the case of other applicants.
2. Minimum requirements for admission to the first year of studies are:
  • a. Graduation from state-recognized Universities
  • b. The completion of one year of special training in English and Latin (or Syriac) and other subjects according to a Syllabus approved by the Institute.

3. Promotion to a new academic year:
  • Degree course students will not be allowed to begin a new academic year if they have still to be improved in two or more main subjects of the previous year.
4. For admission to the second stage of the First Cycle (Theology):
  • a. An applicant must have completed a two/three year course of Philosophy.
  • b. He must have a working knowledge of Greek, Latin and Syriac so as to be able to translate the N.T. portions, the documents of the Ecclesiastical Magisterium, and the Liturgical and Patristic texts.

5. Admission to the Higher Cycles:
  • a. For admission to the Second Cycle (Cycle of specialization) the applicant should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, canonically valid with a second class pass in the examination.
  • b. In case of students coming from other theological Faculties having a Bachelor’s Degree canonically valid with less than a second class pass, the Faculty reserves to itself the right to conduct an entrance examination at the direction of the President and two professors of the Faculty.
  • c. An exception may be made for those students who enter Second Cycle after completing two/three years of Philosophy and four years of theological studies in Catholic eminaries, following an examination of the programme covered and the vote of the Syndicate.
  • d. For admission to the Cycle of Higher Research (Doctorate) the applicant must have secured the Master’s Degree (specialized) canonically valid with at least a second class pass.
6. Convalidation of studies done elsewhere.
  • a. Studies done in the curriculum for an academic degree canonically valid in another theologcial Faculty, provided the examinations or other means of evaluation have been successfully undergone, are recognized. But an academic degree may be granted by this Faculty only to those who have attended courses and passed examinations at least for an entire semester in this Faculty.
  • b. Those who did part of their theological curriculum in Catholic seminaries may be granted dispensation only from those courses of the First Cycle which according to the judgement of the President are really equivalent in content to what has already been undergone by the student provided examinations or appropriate evaluations have been successfully done after the vote of the Syndicate.