The Friends of St. Andrew’s, Jerusalem offers a wonderful opportunity for a divinity student wishing to enrich their studies by visiting the Holy Land.  An annual scholarship, currently up to £2,000, supports this. Level of qualification and age hold no barrier. 

Any topic enhancing current academic research will be considered.  The choice is yours.  Historically, most students have spent four weeks during the summer with an attachment to St Andrew’s, Jerusalem.  But the wide range of topics explored has involved different timescales and locations.  The expectation is that the scholarship awarded by The Friends of St Andrews will be relevant to your studies and a full description of the benefit it will provide should accompany the application.  Help and guidance needed?  The team of St Andrew’s Jerusalem are on hand to enable you to make the most of this opportunity through their myriad of contacts and suggestions.

You can apply online below or contact us directly if you have any questions.

Scholarship Application Form

You can click here to download our application form then scan and email or post this to Dorothy using the details to the right.

We recommend you click the download icon when the page containing the file opens – then use Adobe Reader to open the file. In Adobe Reader you will be able to use the right-hand menu to “fill and Sign” the document. “Fill” will open a text box which can be moved around to the appropriate space – then you can type in your information. Do this as many times as required to complete the form, then save as a new PDF and send to Dorothy (details to the right).

For more help with this process use this link – Instructions for Fill and sign


Alternatively you may complete your application on-line below. Please note that this form has limited space for some of the information requested. if you find you run out of space please download the application form.

The Society of Friends of St Andrew’s, Jerusalem

The Society of Friends of St Andrew’s, Jerusalem

c/o World Mission Council

Church of Scotland

121 George Street

Edinburgh EH2 4YN


Or email Dorothy McMonagle


Application for Scholarship


Marital Status

Do you intend to become a minister of religion after completion of your studies?


The expectation in gaining a scholarship is that it will be used by you to undertake a course of study, formal or informal, within the Holy Land, and which will directly enhance your studies here in Scotland. The subject of the study is for you to determine and the application will be judged on its relevance to your university course. Historically, most students have spent around four weeks in the region during their summer vacation, but over the years a great variety of topics have been researched each requiring different timescales.

Please indicate your reasons for wishing to go to the Holy Land and state briefly how you would spend your time there, outlining the aims you hope to achieve. It would be helpful if, in submitting this application, you could give an anticipated breakdown of your budget for your time there.


An indication of possible major costs for 4 weeks:-

Air fares-------£ 500.00

Accommodation---£ 1,700.00

Local Travel----£ 300.00

Total Costs -£ 2,500.00

As you can see, the grant of up to £2,000, based on past experience, will likely be insufficient by itself to sustain four weeks' study in Israel.

Faculties are known to have additional grants to students for such travel and experience.

Would you be prepared to make such an application?



a) If successful in your application, you will be required to join the Society either as a Life or Annual Member at the current rate of subscription (Life £50, Annual £10).

b) Unless there are good reasons otherwise, it is expected that you will use the
Church of Scotland's St Andrew's Guesthouse in Jerusalem as your base with the first week of your accommodation being paid for by the Society of Friends on a Bed & Breakfast basis. It is recognised that your studies may require you to stay longer at the Guesthouse or, from time to time, stay elsewhere the cost of which will be your responsibility.

c) You should contact the Minister of St Andrew’s Jerusalem once the scholarship has been awarded, in order to start planning your visit.

d) You will be required to attend Sunday services in St Andrew’s and become
involved in the life of the church/guesthouse; staff will offer guidance as to how to achieve this.

e) You will be expected to carry out the aim of your scholarship conscientiously and to submit a written report to the Society on your return to the UK. (This may be the same report as may be required by your university.)

f) You should be prepared to attend the Society’s AGM on the years before and after
your visit along with the AGM in March of the Glasgow Society of the Sons and
Daughters of Ministers of the Church of Scotland..

If selected, I agree to abide by the Conditions of the Scholarship which I have read and understand.

Please return by email or post by 25th January 2019 to:

or The Hon. Secretary,

Society of Friends of St. Andrew's Jerusalem,

c/o World Mission Council,

Church of Scotland,

121 George Street,

Edinburgh EH2 4YN

Selected applicants will be invited to 121 George Street, Edinburgh to discuss their plans on Thursday 7th February 2019. Timings will be confirmed after the closing date.