Welcome to the Greek Institute.

What is the Greek Institute?

The Greek Institute is a non-profit-making cultural organisation. It promotes Modern Greek studies and culture all around the world. If you are interested in Greece or Cyprus or if you wish to learn Modern Greek as a foreign language, or explore the rich history, literature and culture of Greece and Cyprus, then you have come to the right place.

The Greek Institute was founded in London in 1969 by Dr Kypros Tofallis and a number of teachers and lecturers of Modern Greek. The first three Honorary Presidents were the distinguished Oxford Professor Sir Maurice Bowra, the well-known writer Sir Compton Mackenzie and the late London University Professor Robert Browning.

The aims of the Greek Institute  are academic and cultural. It is listed in the World of Learning, the Directory of British Associations and British Qualifications. It promotes Modern Greek Studies in the United Kingdom through lectures, publications, literary competitions, Greek cultural evenings and through examinations and awards Certificates and Diplomas to the successful candidates. Above all it promotes British-Greek and Cypriot friendship and understanding.

The qualifications awarded by the Greek Institute are professional qualifications. Many British Universities recognise and accept the Greek Institute Certificates as equivalent in standard to the GCSE and GCE "A" level in Modern Greek.