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: Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (Contact: Mr. Andy Feldbau, International Program Coordinator, [email protected]) and Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (Contact: Mrs. Ronit Mualem, Music admissions registrar, [email protected]).
  • Grants support studies towards Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Artist Diploma Degrees.
  • Grants are awarded on a one-year basis. There may be an opportunity to re-apply and renew for an additional year, but it is not guaranteed at this time.
  • The Bachelor’s Degree is a 4-year program, and the Master’s Degree is a 2-year program.
  • Grants cover full tuition, housing, a basic living stipend, and medical insurance for one academic year. Airfare to/from Israel, visas, and the Academy/University application fees are not covered.
  • Opportunities for artistic collaborations, performances, and masterclasses through the program.



  • Greek Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Between 18 – 35 years old
  • Must apply and be accepted into an Israeli Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Artist Diploma International Program at Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann-Mehta School of Music or a Master’s Diploma 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



The program supports the 2021-22 Academic Year.

AICF Application Deadline: June 15, 2021 – extended
Tel Aviv University Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
Jerusalem Academy Application Deadline: Summer 2021
Projected Notification of Grants: July 2021
Beginning of Academic Year: October 2021

For further information: Jessica Hadler, Program Director; Evelina Zayats, Program Administrator – [email protected]

To learn more about AICF

The program is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Study in Israel: Program for Excelling Greek Musicians