Enrollment & Credits

Εnrollment & Credits

Important Announcement

Due to Covid-19, the Administrative and Academic committees of the “Hephaistos Summer Program” and the Board of Trustees of the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, announce the postponement of the summer programs of June 2020 and of June 2021.

The ILJM is looking into the possibility to offer the program on -line and via the collaboration with the University of Athens. Look for near future announcements.

All applications will be deferred to the 2022 program, giving a priority to participants who had already acquired a placement or applied for the program.

For more information please write to:





Eligibility: We welcome applicants from a wide range of studies in higher level education that are interested to attend and/or require the credits towards their program of study and degree. Students from Humanities or Liberal Arts studies, such as archaeology, art history and cultural studies, history, literature, museum studies, arts administration and fine arts, after the completion of at least two years of studies in an accredited institution. The program is open also to individuals who are looking for further education on the history of jewelry in a unique Athenian experience. For interested parties not enrolled in a higher education program please send us an e-mail to hephaistossummerschool@gmail.com with your current status and reason for applying to the course. 

Course Requirements: A good command of the English language is necessary.

Upload a copy of your most recent exam report into your application. Native English speakers or students involved in an English speaking program do not need to upload language certificate.

Enrollment: A minimum enrollment is required. The ILJMuseum reserves the right to cancel the course by April 1st 2022 if minimum enrollment is not achieved. Maximum number of attendees:  25

Application Deadline: The application for the session of June 2022 opens on July 1st 2020 and will remain open until April 1st  2022, 10:00 A.M Athens Local Time. Applications are reviewed in accordance to the application deadline table.



Academic Credit: The program is organized through the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum Educational Center with esteemed Greek and International academics, archaeologists and jewelry experts. We attract applicants from a wide range of studies, including archaeology, art history, cultural studies, museum studies, arts administration, and fine arts undergraduate and graduate students. The program is offered with accreditation by the Hellenic American University’s General Education program and provides 3 US college credits or 6 ECTS credits for participants who meet the University’s criteria for undergraduate admission http://hauniv.edu/ . Equivalent to a regular one-semester course according to both European or American standards. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students are advised to ensure in advance that their home university will recognize this program. Students may gain credit from their own universities. Please advise on whether your Institution would be willing to approve enrollment in this summer school and allow them to receive the academic credits towards their course of studies.

  • Grades are recorded as an official ILJMuseum transcript along with the name and credit earned.
  • The academic course is typically offered for a letter Grade.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students wishing to receive credits at their home institutions for work completed at the ILJMuseum are encouraged to obtain pre-approval for the course and should determine with their institution officials the cared process for credit transfer.
  • For those who are going to take the credits only one absence is allowed. Daily attendance will be counted for those who need to fulfill the accreditation requirements.



For those students requiring credits from the Hephaistos Summer School Program, accreditation fees apply. The cost is 450€ . Please note: All accreditation fees are non-refundable.

Fees effective since 1st January, 2018.

All fees are non-refundable, regardless of the accreditation decision.

Full Payment due: 1st April  2022