aef scholarships for international students in florence

AEF Fund for the Arts and Italian Language and Culture
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 for 2021.
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 and Deadlines

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")
Letters of recommendation (from 1 to 3)
- 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.

- Students are required to send the Audition and Scholarship Form by no later than August 31st (Spring semester) / March 30th (Fall semester)
- AEF sends the Admission Letter and Scholarship Award notification by September 15th (Spring semester) / April 15th (Fall semester)
- Students are required to send the completed Enrollment Form and payment of 50% deposit for Tuition Fees by no later than September 30th (Spring semester) / April 30th (Fall semester)
- AEF sends the Confirmation Letter and accommodation info (if requested) by October 15th (Spring semester) / May 15th (Fall semester)
- Students are required to pay all balances due for Tuition Fees and accommodation (if requested) by no later than November 30th (Spring semester) / June 30th (Fall semester)


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 starting date of the semester the student applied for, in order to receive a full refund of Tuition 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 12 months from the starting date of the semester the student had originally applied for.


  • 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)

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