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)

– Partial scholarships equivalent to a one half of an annual scholarship for Bachelor’s and Master’s students.

 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 1 March 2019.
The successful candidates will be informed at the end of March 2019.

Post-Doctoral fellowships offered by the École biblique of Jerusalem (EBAF) for the academic year 2019-2020


Two post-doctoral fellowships for assistants are offered to candidates by the École biblique of Jerusalem for its doctoral program.

The fellowship, valued at $ 20,000, covers:

– All the expenses of residence at the École biblique from October 1st to the end of May
– Participation in the EBAF doctoral seminar
– 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 assistants receiving this fellowship:

– Assistance to the professor in charge of the EBAF doctoral seminar
– Physical presence at the École biblique during the academic year from October 1st to May 30th
– 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)

– Two letters of recommendation (one from the Ph.D. supervisor)

A copy of the Ph.D. degree certificate



– The files must reach EBAF by 1 April 2019
– The selected candidates will be informed at the end of April 2019
– Send the files to: