ASCSA Program for Study in Greece


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens offers incomparable opportunities and programs for graduate students enrolled in US and Canadian institutions to research, travel, and excavate in Greece. Facilities include three major libraries, a scientific laboratory, extensive archives, two excavation study centers at the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and a residence hall in central Athens providing room and board.

The ASCSA accepts and provides fellowships to two categories of students: Regular Members who participate in the full academic year program and Associate Members who pursue independent research.


Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Eligibility: Students preparing for an advanced degree in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies, post-classical Greek studies, or a related field. Well-qualified students with a B.A. will be considered for admission and fellowships, although preference is given to those who have completed at least one year of graduate study.

Program: The Regular Program runs from early September to late May. The program requires participation in the School’s fall and winter trips, covering much of the Greek mainland and Crete. During the winter, visits to sites in Attica and Euboea, museum visits, and seminars in Athens are required, with some additional trips. In the spring, members may participate in the School’s excavations at Corinth, pursue independent research, and/or participate in optional trips. Regular Members are expected to be in residence at the School throughout the academic year. Please note that applicants accepted for the cancelled 2020-21 program are deferred to the 2021-22 program; this means there is a maximum of six open spaces in the 2021-22 program.

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Fellowships: Fellows receive a cash stipend of $11,500, plus room and board in Athens, and waiver of School fees. Room, board, and other expenses on field trips outside Athens are paid out of the stipend. They are awarded on the basis of transcripts, recommendations and examinations.

Application: An online application and three letters of recommendation must be submitted. Applicants are required to submit pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application. Scans of official transcripts are required. Applicants must also take the qualifying examination. Examinations in ancient Greek translation, history, literature, and archaeology (two of four are required) are held on the first Saturday in February. Information about the application and exams are available at:

Applications and fellowship information are available online after September 1.
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Applicants will be notified by mid-March.


Application Deadline: Various and Rolling

Eligibility: Advanced graduate students in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies, postclassical Greek studies, or related fields who have a specific project that requires extended residence in Greece. Candidates for Associate Membership should clearly state their specific reasons for seeking to work at the School.

Program: Generally, Student Associate Members pursue independent research although they may also participate in the activities of the Regular Program when space allows.

Fellowships: Information is available at: Review and follow the guidelines and deadlines for each specific fellowship application. Only returning or former ASCSA members are eligible for the Advanced Fellowships. Advanced Fellows are expected to share the results of their research in a formal public presentation at the School or elsewhere in Greece.

For first time applicants not applying for a fellowship: An application consists of an application form, letters of recommendation, and a detailed statement of the project to be pursued in Greece submitted online. Applicants are required to submit pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application. For more information about the application, visit the ASCSA web site at:

Applications and fellowship information are available online.
Web site: or
Applicants for fellowships will be notified by mid-March.

The ASCSA is open generally to qualified students and scholars at colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada; restrictions may apply for specific programs and fellowships. The ASCSA does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of  membership or application for employment.

We invite applications to the following program. The specific implementation of all ASCSA programs will depend on all relevant public health advisories.

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