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The Diplomas

Diploma from the École biblique et archéologique française of Jerusalem

Requirements : The student is expected to reside at the École for two academic years, to follow topography courses for one year, and to deepen his or her knowledge of the languages if necessary. He or she will follow four elective subjects and write two dissertations.

Once a dissertation has been accepted by the Academic Council of the École, the student receives the title of diploma student of the École biblique et archéologique of Jerusalem. After one year he is a titular student of the École.

Preparation for the Examination for the License in Sacred Scripture of the Pontifical Biblical Commission

The License in Sacred Scripture prepares the holder to teach Old and New Testament in Catholic Seminaries and Faculties. The École biblique enables the candidate to prepare intensively for the examination before the Pontifical Biblical Commission with the aid of a specialized Library and the tutorials offered by its teacher-researchers.

Doctorate in Sacred Scripture

For more than a century, the Holy See has promoted a specialized diploma dedicated to the study of Scripture. The Second Vatican Council’s new emphasis on the Word of God further underlines the need for such a study within the Church. Obtaining a doctorate in Sacred Scripture responds concretely to this need and helps to anchor Catholic theology in the heart of Revelation. The license in Sacred Scripture is required.