October 25, 2012

Israeli Government Scholarships for International Students

Israeli Government Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any field (not specified)
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD, postdoctoral)
Provider: Government of Israel
Country to Study in: Any country (including Israel)

Scholarship Description
The Government of Israel is pleased to offer scholarships to foreign students, as agreed in the Cultural Agreements between Israel and the recipient countries. Different types of scholarships are offered: (1) Summer language courses (Ulpan) and (2) One academic year, or Research scholarships.

Eligibility
The following apply:
  • Only citizens from eligible countries can apply (see 'Eligible Groups' below)
  • The applicant must hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35.
  • Proof of English or Hebrew language knowledge.
  • The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University that he/she applies to.
  • Scholarship will be approved only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.
First priority will be given to candidates applying for a post doctorate program and to research students. Second priority will be given to PhD Students and to MA students. Third priority will be given to candidates for overseas programs.

Eligible groups
Citizens of the following countries:
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec Province), China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.

Participating Institution(s)
Scholarships will be granted only in universities and programs approved by the Ministry. Scholarships for Ulpan language studies will be granted in the Ulpan chosen by the Ministry only.

Fields of study
Summer language courses (Ulpan), and Academic Research on any approved subject.
First priority will be given to candidates applying for a post doctorate program and to research students. Second priority will be given to PhD Students and to MA students. Third priority will be given to candidates for overseas programs.

Scholarship benefits / Conditions
The scholarship could be partial, or in rare cases full. Partial scholarship will include health insurance and tuition fees OR a monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only). Full scholarship will include tuition fees, a monthly allowance and basic health insurance.

Accommodation, transportation and travel arrangements to and from Israel are the applicant’s responsibility.

Method of Application
Applications should include:
  1. Completed application form
  2. Detailed letter describing the field the applicant intends to study in Israel, specifying the University he/she wishes to attend
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copies of letters exchanged with Israeli universities or the Israeli supervisor (in the case of a research or post doctorate)
  5. 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
  6. At least two (2) letters of recommendation from lecturers/professors who taught the candidate
  7. Three (3) photographs
  8. 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.

DEADLINES:
The annual date for the submission of application forms is different in each country but normally is no later than November 30th of any year of award.

It is advised that you 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.

PLEASE NOTE:
Final decision regarding the granting of a scholarship will be made around May each year.

Terms and conditions of the scholarship will change every year according to the yearly budget.

Scholarships will be granted only in universities and programs approved by the Ministry.

Contact
For more details, please write to the following e-mail address: scholarship[at]mfa.gov.il

Application Deadline: 30 November 2012
Open to International students: Yes

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