Sr. Marie de Lovinfosse, Scholarship Recipient

Scholarships for Study at the École Biblique 2024-2025


In spite of the difficult situation in Israel and in the area, the Canadian Friends of the École Biblique continue to provide scholarships for study or research at the École Biblique in Jerusalem. But we recognize the difficulty of making long-range plans for studying or conducting research in Jerusalem.

To facilitate the awarding of the CFEB scholarships for 2024-2025, applications will be welcome at any time up to August 31, 2024, without regard to the usual deadline. A decision will be made within approximately one month of receipt. 

For information, including eligibility and application process, please click here.

In addition to our regular scholarships, we now offer two named scholarships – one in honour of Father Philippe LeBlanc, a Dominican priest who was a founding member and long-time Vice President of the CFEB, and the other in honour of Father Guy Couturier, CSC, founder of Les Anciens et Amis de l’École Biblique in Montreal and former president of the CFEB. Fr. LeBlanc passed away on December 30, 2017, and Fr. Couturier on May 9, 2017.

Applications and inquiries are to be sent to Dr. Tim Hegedus, Administrator, CFEB, at

Our Scholarship Recipients Say....

“All in all, this was a tremendous experience, made possible only thanks to the generosity of the ACÉB/CFEB. The organisation which you serve has done and continues to do much good in sponsoring and funding research students and scholars to experience the unique advantage of the École biblique. For me, this was a dream come true; I cannot thank the ACÉB/CFEB enough, and I look forward to passing it all forward.”
– Stéphane Saulnier (February to May 2023)

 “The exchanges [between the professors], sometimes heated, were always enriching, whether on an intellectual, spiritual and/or human level. I enjoyed the company of many of them. I’d even go so far as to say that I’ve made friends, and that’s a wonderful added value to this kind of experience. The same goes for my colleagues – an exceptional cohort… In short, this fabulous mosaic also contributed to my new love for Jerusalem, an extraordinary crossroads of unparalleled intensity. You don’t come back unscathed, you come back almost transfigured, and I can never express how grateful I am for this opportunity that was offered to me.”
– Isabelle Lemelin (January to June 2022)

“My time at the École Biblique was wonderful. Their library was excellent and a great place to work. I appreciated the community.  I met a number of interesting people while being there … people were friendly and welcoming.”
– Rebecca Idestrom (summer 2008), Associate Professor Old Testament, Tyndale Seminary, Toronto

“Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity to spend time at the École. It was rich, refreshing, and truly an experience I will be benefiting from for years to come.”
– Xenia Chan (summer 2023)