Scholarships

We award a variety of need and merit-based scholarships to help students finance their studies and living costs during their year in Haifa. Any student seeking financial assistance is encouraged to request a Scholarship Application form and submit it directly to Dr. Yael Granot-Bein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students will need to provide personal details, information regarding other sources of funding and one additional essay describing their financial status and need for financial assistance.

Applications should be submitted no later than May 31, prior to the fall semester of intended study. Late applicants should contact Dr. Granot-Bein directly to discuss possible options.

External Funding:

In addition to the options listed below, please visit the Scholarship page of the University of Haifa’s International School https://uhaifa.org/finance/student-scholarships

General Recourses:

The University of Haifa Need-Based Scholarships

Eligibility and Terms:

  •    Admitted to a program at the International School
  •    Submit a letter explaining your financial situation.
  •    Supporting documentation may be requested.
  •    *U.S applicants only: submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (FAFSA).

Amount: 

  • Varies

Deadline:

  •  April 15

Forms and Links:

Scholarship Application (Graduate Students)

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Eligibility and Terms:

  •   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 under the age of 35.
  •  Hold a B.A. or B.Sc. degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.

Amount: 

  • Tuition, living expenses, and health insurance.

Deadline:

 See website

Forms and Links:

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

MASA Israel Scholarship Program

 Eligibility and Terms:

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

Amount/Deadline/Forms and Links:

See website

For U.S. Applicants:

U.S. Federal Aid - Master's Programs Applicants:

Eligibility & Terms:

  • American students enrolled in an MA program whose purpose is the completion of a degree.
  • Please email Timothy Alexander at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Amount/Deadline/Forms and Links:

 University of Haifa Guide - Step-by-Step FAFSA Guide

Satisfactory Academic Progress Regulations

Additional information for FAFSA applicants

American Jewish League for Israel

  • American students.
  • Based on merit.

Amount:

  • Varies, up to $2,000

Deadline/Forms & Links:

See website

American Zionist Movement Helyn B. Reich Scholarship

Eligibility & Terms:

  • 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 academic year at the International School.
  • Graduate applicants must be admitted to a 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.

Amount:

  • Varies

Deadline:

  • June 8th

Forms and Links:

AZM Website 

Other Sources of Funding

  • 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 International - Ambassadorial Scholarships. Become a Rotary Scholar. Facts about Rotary scholarships.
  • Your local Jewish Federation or Jewish Community Center
  • Your local synagogue or church
  • Your local Israel Aliyah Center or Israeli Embassy
  • Jewish organizations on your campus including Hillel
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (The DAAD) - Study Abroad Scholarships for German Students
  • The Balassi Institute (Hungarian Scholarship Board) - Study Abroad Scholarships for Hungarian Students
  • "Plant Your Way to Israel" run by the Jewish National Fund

Connect with us

University of Haifa
Address: 
199 Aba Khoushy Ave.
Mount Carmel, Haifa
Israel 3498838
Tel: 972 (0)4 8240111

ygranot@univ.haifa.a.c.il

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