University of Haifa Need-Based Financial Aid
Each year a limited number of students will be need-based granted financial aid. Financial aid awards will cover between 10% -30% of tuition fees. Students who are in financial need are encouraged to submit an application. In addition to the financial aid application, students must submit the following:
· Letter explaining your financial situation
· U.S. Applicants Only: Copy of your Student Aid Report (For information about completing the FAFSA please visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov). To ensure that the University of Haifa receives a copy of your Student Aid Report, please be sure to list the University of Haifa on your FAFSA. The University of Haifa's Federal School Code is G10456.)
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 Financial Aid Committee will not look at a scholarship application unless the applicant has completed his or her application to the International School and has been accepted. You are welcome to submit an application for financial aid at the time you submit your application for admission. However, your financial aid application will only be reviewed after the application deadline.
Application deadline: April 15 for full-year programs
U.S. Federal Financial Aid
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 and is required on your FAFSA document.
The program is designed to provide financial assistance to Jewish students who want to participate in a long-term program. 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 click here to visit the MASA website and to find out exactly how much scholarship you are eligible to receive. All students who receive a scholarship from MASA are required to study Hebrew and participate in the Volunteer program as well as social activities.
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 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.
- More Financial Aid Resources
The financial aid office of your home university
· The David L. Boren International Scholarship offered by the International Institute of Education
· Your local Jewish Federation or Jewish Community Center
· Your local synagogue or church
· Your local Aliyah Israel Aliyah Center or Israeli Embassy
· Jewish organizations on your campus including Hillel
· The Balassi Institute (Hungarian Scholarship Board) - Study Abroad Scholarships for Hungarian Students
· "Plant Your Way to Israel" run by the Jewish National Fund
In addition, students enrolled in the International MA program are eligible for the following scholarships:
Scholarship for Excellence from the Department of Archaeology
The Department of Archaeology will award a number of scholarships to students who begin their undergraduate studies in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Scholarship for Excellence from the Graduate Studies Authority
The Graduate Studies Authority awards scholarships annually to second-year students. For more information, please visit the scholarship page of the Graduate Studies Authority website.
Scholarship for the completion of writing a thesis within two years
The Graduate Studies Authority awards scholarships annually to second-year student who complete all Masters obligations within two years. For more information, please click here.
The Graduate Studies Authority awards scholarships annually to students who complete their studies after two years of studies in the accelerated Master track. For more information, please click here.
Rector's and Dean's Prize for Outstanding Master Theses
The Graduate Studies Authority awards annually this prize to a student whose thesis is voted the outstanding work of the year. For more information, please click here.
Conference participation grant
The Graduate Studies Authority awards scholarships to students who participate in conferences. For more information, please click here.
Article publication grant
The Graduate Studies Authority awards scholarships to students who publish in scholarly books or journals. For more information, please click here.
Scholarships from external funds are also listed on the Graduate Authority website.
For other scholarships available through the International School click here.