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Financial Aid

University of Haifa Need-Based Financial Aid

Each year a limited number of students will be granted financial aid based on need. 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. (The Student Aid Report is received after completing the FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For information about completing the FAFSA please visit 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 semester deadline.

Application deadline: April 15 for full-year programs

Financial aid awards will cover between 10% -30% of tuition fees.

Need-Based Financial Aid Application

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 required on your FAFSA document.


American students who are applying for a full degree MA program at the University of Haifa might be eligible for federal loans. Please contact Karen Hashims at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to apply.

FUTURE Scholarship Program

The program is designed to provide financial assistance to Jewish students who want to participate in a long-term Israel 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 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.

The Archaeological Institute of America

Established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada.

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 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 Aliyah 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   

For other scholarships available through the International School click Here


If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.