Scholarships & Financial Aid

Investing in a graduate degree is both a personal and financial commitment. We are here to help you find ways to make your education affordable. If you have questions about any of the scholarships or financial aid opportunities below, please feel free to ask!

Open to All International Applicants:

University of Haifa Need Based Scholarship 

Each year, the University of Haifa awards need based scholarships of ~$1,000-$1,500 (USD) to students. All students seeking financial assistance are encouraged to apply. In addition to the scholarship application form, students must submit a letter explaining his/her financial situation.

Your application will be returned to you if any pertinent information is left blank or if you do not submit all requested supporting documentation by the deadline stated in the guidelines.

 The Scholarship Committee will not look at a scholarship application until the applicant has been accepted into the MPH program. This application is due on April 15th each year (due to the Covid-19 the deadline has been extended to May 18, 2020).

Click here to download the University of Haifa Need Based Scholarship application. 

Open to applicants from particular foreign nations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships

The Government of Israel is pleased to offer scholarships to foreign students, 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, 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. 

Open to Jewish applicants from abroad 


MASA Scholarship Program

The Jewish Agency for Israel in partnership with the Israeli government is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity entitled "MASA," which means "Journey" in Hebrew.  The program is designed to provide financial assistance to Jewish students who want to participate in a long-term Israel program (minimum of five months). 

To be eligible for a grant the student must:

  • Be Jewish – (Mother and/or Father are Jewish, converted to Judaism by any stream)  
  • Be a graduate of s secondary school and/or between the ages 18 and 30
  • Not have Israeli citizenship. if he/she do, they must have left Israel before the age of 14 and have lived outside of Israel for at least four consecutive years prior to receiving the grant
  • Have not been on an organized program (including an academic program) of more than four months in Israel since September 2004
  • Have not spent 4 consecutive months or longer in Israel within the 24 month period prior to the start of the chosen Masa program after the  age of 18.

All eligible students are guaranteed a scholarship for their long-term program in Israel.  The amount of the scholarship depends on the student's age, country of origin, and financial background.  Please visit the MASA website here to find out how much scholarship funding you are eligible to receive.

Students can apply for a MASA scholarship by completing the application on the MASA website.  Upon completion of the application, a PDF file of the application will be sent to you via e-mail.  You will need to print the completed application, sign it, and then return the scholarship application to the International School at the University of Haifa.  The International School will then confirm your acceptance to the program and send the application to the Jewish Agency.  In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must have already completed your application to the International School at the University of Haifa and been accepted.  You are welcome to submit your MASA scholarship application to the University of Haifa at the same time as your application for admission.

MASA applications must be received by the MASA office no less than 60 days before the start of the program.  Because applications must first be sent to the International School, students should plan to have their application received in Haifa no later than 70 days before the start of the program. All students who receive a scholarship from MASA are required to study Hebrew and participate in the Volunteer Program as well as social activities.


Open to Women who are Israeli, Palestinian, or Jordanian citizens


 Izzaldin Abuelaish Foundation Scholarships

The Izzaldin Abuelaish Foundation has scholarships available for three women students - one Israeli, one Palestinian and one Jordanian. 

Applicants who wish to be considered for this scholarship opportunity must submit their applications by August 23. 


Open to Montreal Residents

Bernice and Gordon Brown Scholarships

This scholarship is open to Montreal residents who have demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement.  Students must study for a full year at the University of Haifa.  Preference will be given to students who have not been to Israel. Candidates must plan to return to Montreal to participate in the Jewish community. Please see their website for more details.

Open to American Applicants


American Jewish League for Israel Scholarship


The American Jewish League for Israel Scholarship awards scholarships that range between $2,000-$6,000 for American students to spend the year in Israel attending one of seven universities, including the University of Haifa. Scholarships are based on merit. To learn more about the scholarship, and to download an application, please visit the American Jewish League for Israel's website.


Boston Combined Jewish Philanthropies 

There is a $1000 scholarship (per person) available for Jewish students from the Boston area, either originally from Boston or studying at a Boston area college/university. To apply, contact Matt Lebovic This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


U.S. Federal Aid - Master's Students

The University of Haifa participates in the United States Department of Education Student Financial Assistance Programs.

The University of Haifa's OPE Identification number is 01045600 or G10456.

American students who are applying for a full degree master's program at the University of Haifa might be eligible for federal loans. Please contact Iris Perry-Gilad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit for more information.


Fulbright Scholarship

See website

For eligible new immigrants (olim)

The Israeli student authority provides scholarships to eligible new residents. Please See website for more details. 

For Israeli Applicants

The Graduate Studies Authority may have scholarships for Masters Students. Please see website for more details. 

Other Financial Aid Resources


We strongly recommend that students applying to the International School look at the many opportunities available online, as well as explore the following scholarship opportunities:

  • 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.
  • 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  
  • The Global Studies Foundation offers scholarships for American Students who want to pursue foreign language training and academic studies
  • Rotary Club

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