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Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowships for US Citizens in Israel, 2019-2020

The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) is offering Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year (October 2019-June 2020) in Israel. These scholarships are available to US Citizens.

The fellowship is designed to allow Bachelor’s degree holders to pursue a Masters degree at an Israeli Institute of Higher Education.

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The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) was established in 1956 by the Governments of the United States and Israel to administer the Fulbright Program in Israel. The Foundation is funded by the United States and Israeli Governments and is governed by a binational Board of Directors.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: October 9, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Information on the application and degree requirements for each institution is available through their websites, which are linked below):

Tel Aviv University: Only Master’s degrees in the following programs are eligible:

  1. MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  2. MA in  Social Work Crisis and Trauma Studies
  3. MA in Environmental Studies
  4. MA in Middle Eastern Studies
  5. MA in Security and Diplomacy Studies
  6. MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  7. International LLM

Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Only Master’s degrees in the following programs at this institution are eligible:

  1. MA in Jewish Studies
  • Scholarship Award:
  1. Full tuition fees for the MA degree (in the sum of $17,000)
  2. A living stipend for the full academic year of $13,100
  3. Limited health insurance for the grantee
  4. Orientation meetings in the United States (attendance compulsory) and in Israel, and other grantee events during the course of the year
  • Nationality: These scholarships are available to US Citizens.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 6 grants are eligible.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Israel

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: These scholarships are available to US Citizens.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application; permanent resident status is not sufficient.
  • Individuals already residing in Israel are not eligible to apply for a grant.
  • Holders of Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees may apply for post-graduate student fellowships. Those still engaged in Bachelors degree studies at the time of application are eligible if they will complete their studies and receive their degrees prior to the planned commencement date of their fellowships. Those who have already completed all the requirements for receipt of a doctoral degree by the application deadline are not eligible to request post-graduate student fellowships.
  • Applicants who have not earned a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, but who have extensive professional study and/or experience in fields in which they wish to pursue a project, may be considered. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional study and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
  • Candidates must be in good health. All applicants selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be activated.
  • Prior conviction or current indictment for a felony may result in disqualification.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The Post-Graduate Student Program is administered for the Department of State by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  Details on the program and on submission of applications may be found on the IIE website here.

At-large applicants (i.e., those not currently enrolled as students) must submit their applications directly to the Institute of International Education (IIE).  The final date for receipt of at-large applications for 2019/2020 by IIE will be on October 06, 2018.

Candidates currently enrolled as students at an institution of higher learning must submit their applications through their college/university. On-campus submission deadlines are usually in the first half of September.  For full details regarding the on-campus application process, students should contact the Fulbright Program Adviser on their campuses.  The names and contact details of campus Fulbright Program Advisers are listed on IIE’s website.

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