The application process for 2012-2013 candidates for the Gevorkian Theological Seminary and the Vaskenian Theological Academy (six-year educational program) is now open. The Gevorkian Theological Seminary was recognized as a institution of higher learning on March 18, 2005 by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia. Students completing the program receive a Bachelor’s degree in General Education and are a candidate of Theology.
Applications are available at Diocesan Headquarters and on-line.
To be considered for admission an applicant must be between the ages of 17 and 21 and the citizen of the Republic of Armenia or of a foreign country. He must be a faithful member of the Holy Apostolic Armenian Church. He must have completed his secondary or higher education.
Armenian language (written exam)
Armenian Literature (oral exam)
Armenian History (oral exam)
Music (vocal abilities)
Foreign Language (English test)
Before the entrance exams an interview will be conducted on the following topics:
Knowledge of the Holy Bible
General knowledge of Armenian Church history
Past Church involvement
Personal speaking abilities.
All applicants for admission are required to complete and submit an application packet addressed to the Dean of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary. The documentation must include:
Complete Application Form
Certificate of secondary (or higher) education
Letter of recommendation from the Director of the School
Original Document – Military Registration Card
Health Certificate regarding status of the applicant from your local hospital or private physician (Armenian Form 086)
Two 3 x 4 size photos
Copy of current passport
Letter of recommendation from the Diocesan Primate or local parish priest
Proof of Residency
Copy of Baptismal Certificate
All the applicants must submit their applications in person.
Applications will be accepted at the Office of the Secretariat of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary, July 12 to August 21, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
Gevorkian Theological Seminary
Vagharshapat, Republic of Armenia
Telephone – 374-10 517-185, 374-10 517-180