Grant Program for Greek Musicians

To join the SNF/AICF Scholarship Program

We are closely monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 global pandemic in order to best inform and advise all our applicants.

Planning for the future might not be a first priority right now, but even in this moment it is essential to pursue opportunities for the future when this global challenge will hopefully pass.

Study in Israel: Program for Excelling Greek Musicians

An exciting opportunity for top young Greek artists to study in Israel and take part in artistic collaborations between the two countries within the America-Israel cultural foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation partnership.

    • Grants support studies at one of two Partner Academic Institutions:
    • Grants support studies towards Bachelors, Masters, and Artist Diploma Degrees.
    • Grants are awarded on a one-year basis, with the opportunity to re-apply and renew for one additional year, as long as the grantee remains in strong academic standing. Please note that the Bachelors Degree is a 4-year program.
    • Grants cover full tuition, housing, a basic living stipend, and medical insurance for one academic year. Airfare to/from Israel and visa and application fees are not covered.
    • Opportunities for artistic collaborations, performances, and master classes through the program.


  • Greek Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Between 18 – 35 years old
  • Must apply and be accepted into an Israeli Bachelors, Masters or Artist Diploma International Program at Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann-Mehta School of Music or a Masters program at Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
  • Eligible instruments/degree programs are according to the institution’s academic program.

Application Requirements

Important: Candidates must apply to their academy of choice in addition to submitting the AICF Scholarship Program application

  • Online application form
  • In order to finalize your application, you must submit the following supplementary documents to [email protected]:
    • Passport Photo
    • Teacher Recommendation Letter
    • Proof of Citizenship/Residency
    • Video Audition (video requirements are according to audition guidelines from the Institution you are applying to (Tel Aviv University or Jerusalem Academy) & videos must be submitted as a link to YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or similar)
  • No application fee required for this program


Program begins in the 2020-21 Academic Year.

AICF Application Deadline: May 30, 2020 – extended
Tel Aviv University Application Deadline: May 30, 2020 – extended
Jerusalem Academy Application Deadline: Summer 2020
Projected Notification of Grants: August 1, 2020
Beginning of Academic Year: October 18, 2020

For further information: Jessica Hadler, Program Director;

Evelina Zayats, Program Execution –  mailto: [email protected]

To learn more about AICF

The program is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation: