Israeli Government Scholarships to Foreign Students

Deadline: 30 November 2016
Open to: applicants holding a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement
Scholarship: monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only)


The Government of Israel is pleased to offer scholarships to foreign students, as agreed in the Cultural Agreements between Israel and the partner countries.

Different types of scholarships are offered:
1. Summer language courses (Ulpan);
2. One academic year or research studies.


  • 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);
  • Coming from Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec Province), China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Mexico, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey;
  • The following countries have a special scholarship arrangement: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, India, Great Britain, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Russia;
  • Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency;
  • The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University to which he/she applies. A scholarship will be granted only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate;


Full scholarship includes:

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

Partial scholarship includes:

  1. Part of the tuition fee
  2. Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only)
  3. Basic health insurance*
    *According to the bilateral agreement between Israel and Poland, health insurance is not included.

In order to start the application process, please contact your local Israeli embassy to verify the exact date for submitting applications and to receive more detailed information concerning the process of choosing candidates for scholarship from your country.

How to Apply

Before downloading and filling out the application forms, please carefully read these important instructions.
Applications should include:

  1. Completed application form – Download application forms;
  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 in the case of a research or post doctorate – the relevant Israeli supervisor. Not required for Ulpan Scholarship;
  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 (in the Netherlands, please follow instructions on website). The final date for the submission of application forms is normally no later than November 30. Final decision regarding the granting of a scholarship will be made around June of each year.

 More information read at the official website

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