The One-Year Jewish Studies Program at Paideia

The students are eligible for Paideia scholarships during their studies at the One-Year Program. The scholarship includes tuition-free studies, a study trip to Israel and a monthly stipend of approximately 800€ per month to cover rent and living costs. Since the number of scholarships is limited, students who are financially self-sufficient or have external financing will have a better chances of being accepted to the program.

Scholarships are only awarded to candidates who actively contribute to strengthening Jewish life and culture in Europe and have the potential to continue to do so in their future work. 

This means that scholarships are primarily given to Europeans. Candidates who do not fulfill this criterion may be accepted to the program without scholarship. Candidates who are entitled to state support such as the Swedish CSN are not eligible for Paideia scholarships.


Master’s Program in Jewish Civilizations at the Center for Jewish Studies Heidelberg

There are several scholarships avalaible for participants of the Master’s Program in Jewish Civilizations during the second year of the studies. The list of scholarship opportunities includes:

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (ELES) Scholarship

Since 2016, the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk yearly provides generous scholarships for students continuing their studies towards the Master’s Program in Jewish Civilization. These scholarships are given for 2nd year of the Master’s Program. In order to apply for this scholarship you need be an EU-citizen, have completed a BA, and be enrolled to the MA program in Heidelberg.

Szloma-Albam-Stiftung Scholarship

The Szloma-Albam Foundation provides scholarships for the 2nd year of the Master’s Program in Jewish Civilizations. Preference is given to highly qualified candidates with non-EU citizenship that have strong ties to their respective Jewish communities or are in other ways institutionally engaged in fostering Jewish life and culture.

The Federal President’s Grant

In his function as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier was awarded the Ignatz Bubis Prize for Understanding in 2016. Now President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Steinmeier has generously donated 25.000.- Euro of this prize toward the creation of a scholarship fund for candidates in Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to those with non-EU citizenship, striving to complete the Master of Arts in Jewish Civilizations.

There are also other scholarships available to students enrolled in the Master’s Progam. The list of scholarship opportunities will be provided for students accepted to the Program.


Master’s Program in Religious Studies and Theology with specialization in History of Religions at Lund University

At the moment there are no scholarships provided for for participants of the Master’s Program in Religious Studies and Theology during the second year of the studies. Lund University will, however, cover your travel costs (tickets within Sweden) for the seminars in Lund.