aef scholarships for international students in florence

Scholarship Opportunities

Every year, Accademia Europea di Firenze is proud to support motivated students through scholarships.
The AEF Community Scholarships are awarded before the application deadline of many our programs.
Apply now to secure funding.
As a recipient of the AEF Community Scholarship you are an integral part of our school. AEF Community Scholars exemplify our values of Respect, Community, and Sustainability. Scholars will participate in discussions and activities to promote these values as ambassadors to the rest of the student body and the world.
Select the program, verify the requirements on Scholarship Application checklist, and proceed with the necessary steps to apply. For further details and specific information contact us.


Currently, there are no scholarships available for Italian Language and Culture, Music and Art programs. We appreciate your interest and encourage you to check back periodically for updates on potential opportunities in the future. Feel free to contact us for more details and specific information.

The AEF Community Scholarships Application is open to all prospective students who are eligible to enroll in AEF programs.
Students may not receive more than one scholarship in an academic year.
Disbursement of the scholarship funding is dependent upon participation in an AEF program.
Students may defer their scholarship award to any qualifying AEF program that starts within 12 months of the start date of the program they originally planned to attend.
For example, an awardee for a Spring semester can use the funding for the following Spring semester but not the subsequent Summer program.

A complete scholarship application includes the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Personal essay
  • Two letters of reference
  • Proof of financial need (optional)
  • Program specific items
  • Academic transcript

The application form contains detailed instructions for the essay, reference letters, and other items.
It is important to check those instructions before starting your essay or requesting letters of reference.
Awardees must be accepted into an AEF program and meet all course and program eligibility requirements before receiving the funding but not before submitting the scholarship application.

All application materials are submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Complete applications submitted before the deadline are reviewed collectively by the Scholarship Committee comprised of faculty and administrators.

Each application is scored against a rubric, or set of criteria, that match the instructions provided in the application form. For this reason, it is important to respond to the prompts for the personal essay and to provide instructions to your references.

Award Notices for Scholarships are issued two weeks after the scholarship submission deadline.