Scholarships offered by the École biblique of Jerusalem (EBAF)


The École biblique of Jerusalem offers several kinds of scholarships:

– Two full scholarships each year for candidates selected by the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (AIBL). For more information, please click here.

Partial or full annual scholarships for doctoral students in Biblical studies.


These scholarships are funded by various organizations:

– The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Fondation Obélisque for the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (AIBL) scholarships

– The French Association des Amis de l’École biblique de Jérusalem (AAEBAF), the American Friends of the École biblique and the Swiss Association of the Holy Land for the other scholarships.

– A special Gamberoni scholarship is awarded every three years ; it is intended for:

→ a priest from the diocese of either Brixen or Paderborn, wishing to prepare himself for a doctorate in Biblical Sciences at the École biblique.

→ or a student of a German, Austrian or Swiss university who wishes to study for a year at the École biblique as part of a doctoral program.

– The Canadians Friends of the École Biblique offer financial support for Canadian students, researchers and professors who wish to reside at the EBAF. For more information, go to


How to apply?

To apply for any of these scholarships, please send a portfolio to the secretariat of the École biblique ( enclosing a covering letter, a CV and two letters of reference from qualified persons.
The file must reach EBAF by March, 1st.
The successful candidates will be informed at the end of March.

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral scholarships offered by the École biblique of Jerusalem (EBAF) for the academic year 2024-2025


The fellowship, valued at € 10,000, covers:

– All the expenses of residence at the École biblique during 5 months

– Access to the library 24×24, 7×7
– Possibility of following the courses of the École and tutoring on request
– Access to archaeological visits


Who may apply?

– Post-doctoral researchers in Biblical studies


Obligations of the scholars receiving this fellowship:

– Physical presence at the École biblique and attendance to the scientific activities
– Travel expenses to and from Jerusalem, visa fees, and insurance are the responsibility of the individual


Application file:

– Letter of motivation
– Curriculum vitae
– Presentation of the post-doctoral research project (maximum of 1000 words)



– The files must reach EBAF by 1st April 2024
– The selected candidates will be informed at the end of April 2024
– Send the files to: