Israeli Government Scholarships for International Students

Government of Israel
MS/PhD/Postdoctoral Degree

Deadline: 30 November* (annual)
Study in:  Israel
Course starts 2011

Brief 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. 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.

Host 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.

Field of study:

Not specified.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Citizens 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, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

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

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.


• Only citizens of the above-mentioned countries are eligible to apply

•  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.

Application instructions:

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Applications should be sent to the Israeli embassy in the applicant’s country.  *Date for the submission of application forms is different in each country but normally is no later than 30 November each year.

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.

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

Contact information:

For more details, please write to the following e-mail address: scholarship[at]


Official Scholarship Website:


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