Scholarships to study in israel

Here you can find information about scholarships and financial aid resources available for applicants at the University of Haifa International School.

General Resources
Study Abroad/ Language Programs Resources
Master's Programs Resources

General Resources

 Funding Source   Eligibility and Terms    Amount   Deadline  Forms & Links 
University of Haifa Need-Based Scholarship
  1. Admitted to a program at the International School.
  2. Submit a letter explaining your financial situation.
  3. Supporting documentation may be requested.
  4. *U.S applicants only: submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (FAFSA). 
  5. Not applicable for exchange/ Erasmus+ applicants
 Study   Abroad   Programs:
 * Fall/Full Year: April 15
 *Spring: November  15
 *Summer: May 15
 Master's   Programs:
 April 15 

 Scholarship Application (Undergraduate Students) 

 Scholarship Application (Graduate Students)

 Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Be a citizen of one of the 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.
  • Be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35.
  • Hold a B.A. or B.Sc. degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement. 

Summer Ulpan: Tuition, living expenses, health insurance, social acitivites and housing. 

Year-long Studies: Tuition, living expenses and health insurance. 

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 If you have questions regarding the scholarhip, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 American Zionist Movement Helyn B. Reich Scholarship
  • Applicants must be American and studying at an American college/university with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be admitted to a semester or full acamic year at the International School.
  • Graduate applicants must be admitted to year-long program at the International School.
  • Applicants must be actively engaged with pro-Israel activities on their college campus and/or Jewish community in the United States. 
 Varies See website  See website
 American Jewish League for Israel 
  • American students.
  • Based on merit. 
 Varies, up to $2,000  See website  See website
 Azrieli Institute for Israel Studies 
  •  Concordia University graduate students in Montreal.
 Varies, up to $7,000  See website  See website 
 Bernice and Gordon Brown scholarships  
  • Montreal residents who have demonstrated academic excellence and community involvment.
  • Admitted for a full academic year at the University of Haifa. 
  • Candidates must plan to return to Montreal to participate in the Jewish community. 
 Varies, up to $5,000  May 1  See website
 Boston Combined Jewish Philanthropies
  • Jewish students from the Boston area, either originally from Boston or studying at a Boston college/university. 
  • Contact Matt Lebovic at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Danish-Israeli Study Foundation in Memory of Josef and Regine Nachemsohn 
  • Please contact:
Director Carsten R. Christensen
Ny Vestergade 17
DK-1471 Cophenhagen K
Tel. +45 33127913 Fax +45 33930313
 Varies    English language application form

Study Abroad/ Language Programs Resources

Funding Source   Eligibility and Terms  Amount  Deadline  Forms & Links
Presidential Merit Scholarship 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.8.
  • Admitted to the Study Abroad Program for one semester or a full academic year.
  • Participation in the Volunteer Program while in Haifa. 
  • Tuition paying students. 

 Fall/Full Year: April 15

 Spring: November 15

 Application Form
MASA Scholarship Program 
  • Jewish students age 18-30.
  • Admitted to the Study Abroad Program for at least one semester or an Intensive Ulpan + a semester program.
  • Participation in the Volunteer Program while in Haifa. 
  • Participation in Social Activities.  
 Varies, see website

 MASA offices deadline: no less than 60 days before the start of the program.

International School deadline: no less than 70 days before the start of the program.

 See website
Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
  • Application to the Intensive Summer Ulpan.
  • EU citizens or citizens of another European non-EU country (Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Gibraltar, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and Russia).
  • Based at a European university. 
  • Either a graduate student or early career scholar (who received their doctoral degree no more than five years ago). 
  • Researching a topic within the field of Jewish Studies. 
  • Able to demonstrate the relevance of Hebrew language skills to their research interests. 
  • Submit a final report to the World Union of Jewish Studies after completion of the program.
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Master's Programs Resources:

Funding Source    Eligibility and Terms   Amount   Deadline   Forms & Links
Fulbright MA Degree Fellowships
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.
  • Individuals already residing in Israel are not eligible to apply for a grant.
  • Finalists must receive a decision from the university by March 1, 2021 and inform Fulbright Israel whether or not they have been accepted by emailing Noa Turgeman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
See website

October 2020

See website

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U.S. Federal Aid - Master's Programs Applicants 
  • American students enrolled in an MA program whose purpose is the completion of a degree.
  • Please contact Iris Perry Gilad, Federal Student Aid Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 972-4-824-9465  for more information. 

 Step-by-Step FAFSA Guide

Satisfactory Academic Progress Regulations

Federal Loan Procedures

 Additional information for FAFSA applicants

MASA Israel Scholarship Program
  • Jewish students age 18-30.
  • Admitted to a Master's program at the University of Haifa.
  • Participation in the Volunteer Program while in Haifa.
  • Participation in Social Activities.
 See website  See website  See website


Other Financial Aid Resources

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

  • The financial aid office of your home university 
  • The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship and the David L. Boren International Scholarship offered by the International Institute of Education Tel: (800) 618-NSEP (toll-free) or (202) 326-7697 Fax: (202) 326-7698 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The Rotary Foundation Scholarship: Rotary clubs offer scholarships for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study. Rotary club scholarships are given by individual clubs and are open to abyone except Rotary members and their families. Learn more
  • Your local Jewish Federation or Jewish Community Center
  • Your local synagogue or church
  • Jewish organizations on your campus including Hillel
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (The DAAD) - Study Abroad Scholarships for German Students
  • JN Tata Endowment loan scholarship - Student Loans for Indian Students
  • "Plant Your Way to Israel" run by the Jewish National Fund   
  • The Archaeological Institute of America offers a scholarship for students at Canadian or American universities who would like to participate in their first dig.

We are here to help you

  • Ms. Keren Hashimshony

    Ms. Keren Hashimshony

    Finance Director


    Phone: +972-(0)4-828-8975

    Office: Room 226, Student Bldg.

  • Ms. Olga Fliter

    Ms. Olga Fliter

    Assistant Finance Director 


    Phone: +972-(0)4-824-0250

    Office: Room 225, Student Bldg.

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