Issuing of classification for postgraduate studies or for the acquisition of medical specialization
Prerequisites and required supporting documents for the issuing of classification for postgraduate studies or for the acquisition of medical specialization.
- Certificate or attestation of the respective Educational or Nursing Institution
- Application for issuing of classification for postgraduate studies or for the acquisition of medical specialization
Applicants must meet the following conditions : a) They must have been registered at an educational institute for the acquisition of a post-graduate title or as regards the medical specialisation they must have been registered or assigned at an educational or nursing institute (clinic, hospital, workshop) which has to be recognized as an institute for the specialization of the doctors by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, in case of Greece or by the competent service of the foreign country, in the case of a foreign country. b) The registration or appointment depending on the case, must have taken place up to the date they are obliged to be classified in the Armed Forces due to the expiry of the time duration or cessation of the prior classification deferral. c) The minimum studies duration for the acquisition of the degree or specialisation must not be beyond December 31st of the year on which the interested party completes his twentieth ninth (29th) year of age in the case of acquisition of a specialisation post-graduate title, his thirtieth first (31st) year of age in the case of the acquisition of PhD and thirtieth third (33rd) in the case of medical specialisation (for calculating the age for military purposes as the date of birth of the interested party January 1st is considered in the male registers where the applicant is registered).
Citizens visit the KEP of their choice to apply for the issuing of classification for postgraduate studies or for the acquisition of medical specialization, presenting the required documentation.
The KEP employee receives and checks the documents that are presented by the citizen. If, during check, a missing or uncomplete document is discovered, the employee informs the citizen and refrains from submitting the Application.
The employee fills in the electronic Application and creates a new folder in the KEP Information System. The citizen has the possibility, if he wishes it, to declare his mobile phone number and thus to be informed by SMS for the complemetion of the request. Finally, the employee hands to the citizen a request submission certificate in which the number of the request file is written.
The Employee of the KEP sends to the Competent Entity the file of the case (which includes both the application and the supporting documents) in one of the accepted ways (email, fax, courier, post, etc).
The employee of the KEP receives the final Document immediately from the Competent Entity and notifies the citizen (via sms or telephone) for him to come and take it.
Citizens visit the KEP and receive the certificate of classification for postgraduate studies or for the acquisition of medical specialization.
Notes and Clarifications
If the documents are in a foreign internationally known language, they are accepted only if they are certified true and accompanied by an official translation. This means an official translation provided or ratified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or by Greek Consular Authority or by a lawyer (in accordance with the provisions of Article 53 of the Lawyers Code). Certified copies of these documents may also be accepted. If the presented supporting documents do not provide full civil details for the interested party, a photocopy of both sides of their police identity or if they do not have such identity, a photocopy of the pages of their passport, is also required. The supporting documents for the issuing of deferrals can be submitted form the date of acquisition of the relevant qualifications up to the date upon which the interested party shall be classified in the Armed Forces due to expiration or cessation of his legal exclusion from the same. If the supporting documents are submitted at a later stage, the deferral is granted provided the applicant has not been classified in the Armed Forces and provided that all required conditions existed upon the date the same had to be classified, but a two (2) month additional military obligation is imposed on him. (Amended by GG issue B 1536/10.12.2002)