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Government of Israel Scholarships for Foreign Students

Government of Israel Scholarships for Foreign Students, 2019-2020

Are you international students who want to get a scholarship in Israel? If yes, then you will please to know that applications are invited for Israeli Government programs available for foreign applicants to study in Israel.

These are awarded for summer language courses (Ulpan) and for one academic year or research studies. The aim of the Israeli Government programs is to enable and encourage academically able learners.

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Grants are awarded for summer language courses (Ulpan) and for one academic year or research studies. Ministry promotes relations with migrant communities and protects the rights of Israeli citizens abroad.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2019


  • These government awards are awarded to study any course offered by the Israel Universities.
  • The Government of Israel is pleased to offer grants to foreign candidates, as agreed in the Cultural Agreements between Israel and the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec Province), China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Mexico, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. The following countries have a special award arrangement: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, India, Great Britain, Finland, France, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Russia.
  • The applicant should be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the free study and be under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year). Israeli citizens are not eligible to submit an application for this education. Recipients of the college study must receive a student visa (A2), issued by the Israeli embassy to which their application was submitted.
    • Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency.
    • The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University to which he/she applies. Free education will be granted only after the required Institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.

How to Apply:

  • How to apply: In order to start the application process, please contact local Israeli embassy to verify the exact date for submitting applications and to receive more detailed information concerning the process of choosing candidates for a prize from their country.
  • Supporting Documents: To apply, applicants must be ready to submit the Curriculum Vitae, 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 grants, 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, At least two (2) letters of recommendation from lecturers/professors who taught the candidate, Three (3) photographs, Certificate of health.
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the program the applicant must hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.
  • Language Requirement: Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency is required.  Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


  • The awards include:
  • Partial tuition fees
  • Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only)
  • Basic health insurance*
  • The partial prize includes:
  • Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only)
  • Basic health insurance*
  • *According to the bilateral agreements between Israel, Poland, and the Czech Republic, health insurance is not included.
  • Accommodation, transportation and travel arrangements to and from Israel are the applicant’s responsibility.
  • Awards will be granted only for studies in universities and programs approved by the Israeli Council for Higher Education.
  • Scholarships for Ulpan language studies will be granted in the Ulpan chosen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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