Scholarship Program in Europe and Canada (IFHIM)

*** CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – Applications already submitted for the academic year 2020/21

We are currently studying all the scholarship applications we have received for the academic year 2020/21. If due to the coronavirus crisis it is not possible to begin studies in the academic year 2020/21, we shall postpone a scholarship already granted to the academic year 2021/22 at the simple request of the bishop/religious superior. In this case, there is no need to resubmit the application documents.


ACN International offers scholarships in the form of partial scholarships for postgraduate courses in theology and philosophy at ecclesiastical faculties and universities, primarily in Europe, that are not available in our project partners’ home regions, as well as for safeguarding courses at the Centre for Child Protection (CCP) at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.


By whom and for whom can scholarships be requested?

Bishops and religious superiors of orders or congregations may request a scholarship for the benefit of priests, members of their community or lay people. Beneficiaries: in particular future formators in the seminary, novice masters, personnel of ecclesiastical tribunals as well as formators and officers in the field of safeguarding.


What are the rules for awarding scholarships and how do I apply?

The rules for awarding scholarships are listed in the fact sheet “Guidelines for awarding scholarships” ([link to fact sheet/rules]) – Please read them carefully before applying! In order to be able to examine a scholarship application, we need the completed application form with all necessary documents ([link to application form]) before: March 1st – applications by E-Mail only:


For studies in Germany, Austria, and Poland:, Elisabeth Dulai, Administrative Assistant

For studies elsewhere in Europe or in Canada (IFHIM):, Sigrid Dapper, Administrative Assistant


To what must you pay attention?

Please compile the required documents in the order given (see application form) in one coherent PDF document. Please do not forget signatures and seals.


How long is the processing time?

After receiving and registering an application, we will send a confirmation of receipt. Due to the large number of applications received, the processing time is at least three months, starting on 1 March. Please refrain from inquiring about the processing status.


Contact person for scholarships:, Julian Löffler, Head of the Scholarship Section

+49 (0) 6174 291 207



Forms for ongoing scholarships:

[Bank form]