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.

– 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



The Gamberoni Scholarship

A special scholarship, the Gamberoni Scholarship, is also awarded every three years and is intended either for a priest from the diocese of Brixen or Paderborn wishing to study for a doctorate in biblical studies at the École Biblique, or for a student from a German, Austrian or Swiss university wishing to study for a year at the École Biblique as part of the preparation of a doctorate.

The Gamberoni Scholarship of the École biblique is available for two semesters for the academic year 2024-25 (start: 1 October 2024). Application deadline is 30 April 2024.

The following are required:
1. a curriculum vitae.
2. the completion of theological studies (copy of diploma or master’s certificate).
3. a description of the doctoral project.
4. a recommendation from the doctoral supervisor.


Ein spezielles Stipendium, das Gamberoni-Stipendium, wird ebenfalls alle drei Jahre vergeben und richtet sich entweder an einen Priester aus der Diözese Brixen oder Paderborn, der an der Bibelschule promovieren möchte, oder an einen Studenten einer deutschen, österreichischen oder schweizerischen Universität, der im Rahmen seiner Doktorarbeit ein Jahr an der Bibelschule studieren möchte.

Für das akademische Jahr 2024-25 (Beginn: 1.10.2024) steht das Gamberoni-Stipendium der École biblique für zwei Semester zur Verfügung. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 30. April 2024.

Verlangt werden:
1. Ein Lebenslauf.
2. Der Abschluss der theologischen Studien (Kopie des Diplom- oder Masterzeugnisses).
3. Die Beschreibung des Promotionsprojekts.
4. Eine Empfehlung des Betreuers/ der Betreuerin der Promotion.



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: