Study in Israel | Israel Government Scholarships

Deadline: 30 November 2015
Open to: foreign students with  a BA or BSc degree (or higher)
Scholarship: full and partial scholarships

Description

The Foreign Ministry formulates, implements and presents the foreign policy of the Government of Israel. It represents the state vis-a-vis foreign governments and international organizations, explains its positions and problems throughout the world, endeavors to promote its economic, cultural, and scientific relations, and fosters cooperation with developing countries. Israel currently maintains diplomatic relations with 162 countries.

The Government of Israel is pleased to offer scholarships to foreign students. Students can choose either a short-term scholarship or a long-term scholarship.

Short Term Scholarship – granted for a Summer Language Course (Ulpan). At present the Ulpan course that they offer is a 3-4 week program at the Ulpan of the University Haifa.

Long Term Scholarship – granted for a period of maximum 8 months (one academic year). Students may apply to the programs are listed below:

  • Post Doctorate Program: Students will need to present a research plan and an acceptance letter from an Israeli supervisor at one of the Israeli universities;
  • Research program: Students may create their own research program under the supervision of an Israeli supervisor from one of the Israeli universities. Candidates will need to present a research plan and an acceptance letter;
  • PhD Students: PhD students who are registered for PhD studies in Israel may apply for a one academic year (8 months) scholarship from the Ministry. This scholarship is not renewable and the student will need to find other sources to finance the full degree. Registration to the PhD program is the student’s responsibility. The student will need to meet the Israeli university requirements for the PhD program;
  • MA students: MA students who are registered for MA studies in Israel to apply for a one academic year (8 months) scholarship from the Ministry. This scholarship is not renewable and the student will need to find other sources to finance the full degree. Registration to the MA program is at the student’s responsibility and the student will need to meet the university requirements for the MA program;
  • Overseas and International programs: It is possible to register to one of the Overseas or International Programs under the following restrictions: The scholarship will be given for one academic year (8 months) only and not for the full program. Tuition fees will not include extra courses such as summer Ulpan, Arabic language course, or any other additional course offered by the Overseas or International Program;
  • Special Programs: Some Israeli universities offer special post-graduate programs in English. It is possible to register to one of these special programs under the following restrictions: The scholarship will be given for one academic year (8 months) only and not the full program.

Eligibility

  • The applicant should hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement;
  • The applicant should be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year);
  • Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency;
  • The applicants should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University to which they apply. A scholarship will be granted only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.

Scholarship

The scholarships are of two types: Full and Partial Scholarships.

Full scholarship includes:

  • Tuition fee;
  • Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only);
  • Basic health insurance.

Partial scholarship includes:

  • Part of the tuition fee;
  • Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only);
  • Basic health insurance.
  • Accommodation, transportation and travel arrangements to and from Israel are the applicant’s responsibility;
  • Scholarships will be granted only for study in universities and programs approved by the Israeli Council for Higher Education;
  • Scholarships for Ulpan language studies will be granted in the Ulpan chosen by the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

How to apply?

Date for the submission of application forms is different in each country but normally is no later than November 30. It is very advisable to contact your local Israeli embassy to verify the date for submitting applications and to receive more detailed information concerning the process of choosing the candidates for scholarship from your country.

Applications should include:

  • Completed application form;
  • Detailed letter describing the field the applicant intends to study in Israel, specifying the University he/she wishes to attend;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copies of letters exchanged with Israeli universities or the Israeli supervisor (in the case of a research or post doctorate);
  • Official original academic records (or notarized copies) of all relevant studies and test scores, diplomas attesting the completion of an academic degree, including a transcript of the student’s records;
  • At least two (2) letters of recommendation from lecturers/professors who taught the candidate;
  • Three (3) photographs;
  • Certificate of health.

All of the above should be printed in English and submitted in three (3) copies to the Israeli embassy in the applicant’s country.

For more information please visit the official website. 

 

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