The syllabus of the Open Doors programme is approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and it is designed to address current issues that refugees and asylum seekers experience all over the world, such as social anthropology, post-traumatic stress disorder, victimology, civic orientation and personal, social and health education.
Additionally, students have compulsory subjects such as Mathematics, History and informatics (from beginner to advanced level), as well as Greek as a Foreign Language (four levels). Students gain a basic understanding and knowledge on these subjects which help them to integrate better in society.
First-year students have thirty-one (31) teaching periods per week. Twenty (20) periods are given to compulsory subjects, two (2) periods to elective subjects and nine (9) periods to subjects of specialty. For the second year, seventeen (17) periods per week are given to compulsory subjects while students can choose one (1) elective subject taught for two (2) teaching periods per week. Students also attend their subjects of specialty for nine (9) periods per week. In total, they must complete twenty-eight (28) teaching periods.
The syllabus of the last two years of Open Doors is the same with regard to the allocation of teaching periods: thirteen (13) periods given to compulsory subjects, four (4) periods to elective subjects and ten (10) periods to subjects of specialty.