Scholarships for Master's program applicants

Masa Israel Scholarship

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Masa Israel Scholarship Program

The Jewish Agency for Israel in partnership with the Israeli government is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity entitled "MASA," which means "Journey" in Hebrew.   The program is designed to provide financial assistance to Jewish students who want to participate in a long-term Israel program (minimum of five months, meaning either fall and spring semester or one semester plus Intensive Ulpan before start of semester).  Jewish students ages 18-30 are eligible for the scholarship. 

All eligible students are guaranteed a scholarship for their long-term program in Israel.  The amount of the scholarship depends on the student's age, country of origin, and financial background.  Please click here to visit the MASA website and to find out exactly how much scholarship you are eligible to receive.

Students can apply for a MASA scholarship by completing the application on the MASA website.  Upon completion of the application, a PDF file of the application will be sent to you via e-mail.  You will need to print the completed application, sign it, and then return the scholarship application to the International School at the University of Haifa.  The International School will then confirm your acceptance to the program and send the application to the Jewish Agency.  In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must have already completed your application to the International School at the University of Haifa and been accepted.  You are welcome to submit your MASA scholarship application to the University of Haifa at the same time as your application for admission.

MASA applications must be received by the MASA office no less than 60 days before the start of the program.  Because applications must first be sent to the International School, students should plan to have their application received in Haifa no later than 70 days before the start of the program.All students who receive a scholarship from MASA are required to study Hebrew and participate in the Volunteer Program as well as social activities

The following Master's programs are currently eligible for this scholarship: 


Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Cultural and Scientific Relations Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships for the University of Haifa's Intensive Summer Ulpan as well as the year overseas program or a research grant. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec Province), China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.
    • Hold a B.A. or B.Sc. Degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.
    • Be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35.

Preference will be given to research students and/or applicants who intend to study Israeli or Jewish-related subjects. Knowledge of the English or Hebrew language is required. Scholarships to the Ulpan include the cost of tuition, living expenses, health insurance, social activities, and housing. Scholarships for year-long studies include the cost of tuition, living expenses, and health insurance. To learn more about the scholarship, and to download an application, please visit the website of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please e-mail:


American Zionist Movement Helyn B. Reich Scholarship

Each year, the American Zionist Movement grants scholarships to a limited number of students who demonstrate past pro-Israel activity and a commitment to future involvement with Israel and the Jewish community. Financial need will also be considered, though more emphasis will be placed on merit.


      1. Applicants must be American and studying at an American college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
      2. Applicants must have been accepted to study in Israel at Ben-Gurion University, University of Haifa, or Tel Aviv University for a minimum of one semester (Preference given to students attending for a full year).
      3. Applicants must be actively engaged with pro-Israel activities on their college campus and/or Jewish community in the United States.

Recipients of the Helyn B. Reich Scholarship will be expected to remain involved with the American Zionist Movement following their return to the United States.  

The scholarship application must be filled out online on the AZM website. The deadline to apply is June 8.


American Jewish League for Israel

The American Jewish League for Israel provides up to $2,000 for an American student to spend the year in Israel attending one of seven universities, including the University of Haifa. Scholarships are based on merit. To learn more about the scholarship, and to download an application, please visit the website of the American Jewish League for Israel.


Azrieli Institute for Israel Studies

Graduate fellowship for Concordia University graduate students in Montreal. Offers awards of $7000. Click here for more information.


Bernice and Gordon Brown Scholarships

This scholarship is open to Montreal residents who have demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement.  Students must study for a full year at the University of Haifa.  Preference will be given to students who have not been to Israel. Candidates must plan to return to Montreal to participate in the Jewish community. Please see their website for more details.


Boston Combined Jewish Philanthropies 

There is a $1000 scholarship (per person) available for Jewish students from the Boston area, either originally from Boston or studying at a Boston area college/university. To apply, contact Matt Lebovic


Danish-Israeli Study Foundation in Memory of Josef and Regine Nachemson

The purpose of the foundation is to grant scholarships to Danish students for studies at universities and other institutions of higher education in Israel, and to Israeli students for studies at universities or other institutions of higher education in Denmark. Application from a Danish citizen with permanent residence in Israel, referring to studies in Israel or in Denmark, cannot be accepted as the object of the Foundation is exchange of Israeli students. Application from an Israeli citizen with permanent residence in Denmark referring to studies in Israel is also excluded. For further information about The Danish-Israeli Study Foundation, please contact:

Director Carsten R. Christensen
Ny Vestergade 17
DK-1471 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 33127913 Fax +45 33930313

Download English application form here.


Other Financial Aid Resources

We strongly recommend that students applying to the International School explore the following scholarship opportunities: