AEF Fund for the Arts and Italian Language and Culture

aef scholarships for international students in florence

Scholarship Opportunities

AEF is very proud to announce the establishment of the AEF FUND FOR THE ARTS AND ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. Created with the aim of promoting the talents, the arts and the Italian language and culture, the AEF Fund provides scholarship opportunities for a total amount of €100,000.
If you are a singer, a musician, a dancer, an artist or an Italian language student and are interested in one of our scholarships, you are in the right place!
You can apply for:
- 1 scholarship of €4,000 and 2 scholarships of €2,000 each for the Study Abroad Semesters (Fall and Spring) for each of the AEF programs: Italian Language and Culture, Voice and Opera, Drawing and Painting, and Dance
- 3 scholarships of €1,400 each for the AEF Certificate Semesters (Fall and Spring) for each of the AEF programs: Italian Language and Culture, Voice and Opera, Drawing and Painting and Dance

We are looking forward to having you in our programs and in our community of artists! In 4 simple steps you can apply and get closer to start a life-changing experience in one of the most inspiring cities of the world.


Application: Audition and Scholarship Form

  • Applicants are required to fill out the Audition / Scholarship Form
  • Along with this form, applicants are also required to send the following documents:
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum (CV)
  • Audition Videos or Photos (as requested in "Application requirements by area")
  • Two Reference letters
  • At this point, the application process is complete: the AEF Academic Committee will then examine all submitted materials and documents and notify applicants of admission decision within 15 days.

AEF Admission Letter and Scholarship award

AEF Academic Committee will send candidates the Letter of Admission and Scholarship if awarded.

Enrollment and Proforma Invoice

Once admitted, students will receive the Proforma Invoice of Fees due to complete enrollment, which includes terms and conditions of payment of Tuition Fees. Students will also receive a link to the Enrollment Form to be completed, which includes the option of housing accommodation through AEF.

Confirmation letter

Once the payment and the Enrollment Form are received, AEF Registrar’s office will send students a Confirmation Letter, including the Certificate of Enrollment and information about accommodation as required for the Visa application.

  • AEF Audition / Scholarship Form (if requested)
  • AEF Admission Letter
  • Pro-forma Tuition Invoice (see Step 3)
  • Link to Enrollment Form  (see Step 3)
  • Confirmation Letter and Housing (see Step 4)
  • Certificate of Enrollment (see Step 4)
Italian Language
- Level A1 Completion at the moment of departure
- Two short videos (3-5 minutes long) of ballet and contemporary dance that show technique and motivation in dance studies
Voice & Opera
- Two short videos: one Italian Opera aria and one piece chosen from your repertoire
Drawing & Painting
- 10 high-resolution professional pictures (5 drawings + 5 paintings in different techniques)
  • Application/Scholarship Form to be submitted by June 1st (Fall) / October 31st (Spring)
  • 50% Deposit for Academic Fees, Housing Fees and Meal Plan (if requested) to be paid by June 30th (Fall) / November 30th (Spring)
  • All Balances due for Academic Fees, Housing Fees and Meal Plan (if requested) to be paid by August 1st (Fall) / January 15th (Spring) 


1) By wire transfer, payable to:

Accademia Europea di Firenze srl
Bank account number: 19426
Banca Intesa Sanpaolo
Piazza della Repubblica, 16/R-50123 Firenze (FI)
IBAN: IT04P 03069 02922 100000019426

2 ) By credit card (on our website) 


Cancellations must be notified (by email or certified letter only) at least 30 days before the program scheduled arrival date, in order to receive a full refund of Tuition Fees and Housing Fees. For cancellations received past this deadline, the deposit will not be refunded, but will remain valid for other AEF courses up to and no later than 2 semesters from the starting date of the semester the student had originally applied for. Housing fees are not refundable for cancellations communicated later than 30 days before the program scheduled arrival date.

For further information about the application process and deadlines, please contact:

Newsletter Subscription

  I have read and understood the privacy policy and consent to the processing (as indicated in the privacy policy in point 2 letter c)