Cost and Financial Aids in Israel for Higher Education

Education in Israel is extremely affordable, more so at public universities which receive 70% of their funding from the government. Private universities cost a lot more and they are the right choice for those who can afford them. 

Government Funding for Higher Education in Israel

Students can opt for various types of scholarships. Summer language study courses/ ulpan and one complete academic year/research studies are covered under this scholarship programme.  Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree or more and possess an excellent academic record. Applicant should be a national citizen of the nation where he or she makes the application for scholarship and should not be younger 35 during the commencement of the academic year.

Countries to which the Scholarship Applies: The Israeli government offers scholarships to international students as stipulated upon with the following nations: Slovak Republic, Austria, Mexico, Korea, Estonia, Greece, Czech Republic, Belarus, Croatia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Canada (Quebec), Colombia, Romania, China, Cyprus, Poland, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey. Following nations have a special/ unique scholarship arrangement with Israel namely France, Finland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium, India, Germany, the UK, Finland, Norway, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Requirements for the Scholarship: Proof of English/Hebrew linguistic proficiency is also required as per this scholarship. Applicants should also meet academic needs of the university in Israel to which the application has been made. A scholarship will be given following the accepting of the student from the concerned institute. Terms and guidelines of the scholarship are based on the yearly budget. Complete or partial scholarship will also be granted. 

Complete and Partial Scholarships: Complete scholarship comprises tuition/study fee, allowance for a single academic year per month (for a duration of 8 months) as well as functional health insurance. Part scholarship encompasses part of the tuition fee along with same other provisions as a complete scholarship. 
Scholarships are only given for universities as well as programs which have been approved by the Council for Higher Education for Israeli state. Scholarship for the ulpan linguistic studies is offered by the Foreign Affairs ministry.  

Application Documents: This includes the filled application form, comprehensive letter providing an understanding of the field applicant wants to pursue in Israel indicating the university student wishes to go to, CV, Xerox of letters exchanged with the university/supervisor. Official academic records which are original or notarised copies of relevant studies, exam scores, diplomas showing completion of academic degree and letters of recommendation from professors teaching the candidate along with health certificate and 3 photographs. 

Three copies of these should be given in English and submitted to the Israel embassy in the nation of the applicant. Last date of application form submission is not beyond November 30. Final decision pertaining the scholarship is made in the June every year.

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