Other Funding Opportunities

With the help of our extensive list of scholarships and sources of funding below, you may be able to find support for your experience abroad. We strongly encourage you to look carefully through the funding opportunities listed below.



  • MASA Scholarship – The Jewish Agency for Israel in partnership with the Israeli government is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity entitled MASA, journey in Hebrew. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to Jewish students who want to participate in a long-term program in Israel.

    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 TAU International.

    The Lowy International School will then confirm your acceptance to the program and send the application to the Jewish Agency.


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs – The government of Israel is pleased to offer scholarships to foreign students, as agreed in the Cultural Agreements between Israel and qualified countries (a full list of countries can be viewed on the site). Only citizens of these countries may apply. For more information contact them via email for details. 


  • Fulbright Grants for American Students and Researchers– Grants administered by the Institute of International Education, sponsored by the US State Department. Various grants are available to US postdocs, senior scholars, PhD candidates, master's students, exchange students, and English teaching assistants. 


  • Israel Institute Scholarships for American Students – Study in Israel Scholarships provide $1,200 in funding to undergraduate and graduate students in good standing at American universities who are enrolled in at least one course offered by a college or university in Israel. Courses can be in any subject within the humanities, law, social science, or business administration. These scholarships are ideal for students participating in study abroad or summer study programs.


  • Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship Program – This scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program accepts applications two times per year. Ideally, students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program is scheduled to begin.


  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Scholarship – Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.


  • The American Jewish League for Israel (AJLI) – This organization offers scholarships for a full year of study in Israel (no short-term summer Ulpan programs). The scholarships can be for graduate or undergraduate students. One must be a US citizen to apply. There is no age restriction for this scholarship. AJLI is unable to disburse funds directly to the scholar, or defray non-tuition related costs. In addition to tuition funding, AJLI provides scholars with a unique bonding experience by hosting events, dinners, and group activities for the scholars during their time abroad.


  • AZM Helyn B. Reich Scholarship – The Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the American Zionist Movement to Jewish American students enrolled in one of several designated Israeli universities or programs for at least a semester. The scholarship seeks to recognize candidates who have demonstrated academic excellence, pro-Israel activities and leadership, and commitment to future involvement with the American Zionist community. Scholarships are awarded each fall and spring, with amounts generally ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. The application deadline for the next round is January 15, 2023. For more information, visit azm.org/hbr or email azm@azm.org


  • The Abe and Gert Nutkis (AGN) Scholarship – For Israel Study and Service enables young adults 18-30 to study in Israel and foster personal involvement with Israel society and Zionist ideals. Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive grants of up to $5,000 each for full-year study in a co-educational institution of higher learning in Israel.


  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – This private, independent foundation, established by Jack Kent Cooke, was founded to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. Contact them via email for details.


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs – The government of Israel is pleased to offer scholarships to foreign students, as agreed in the Cultural Agreements between Israel and qualified countries (a full list of countries can be viewed on the site). Only citizens of these countries may apply. For more information contact them via email for details. 


  • Veterans Affairs – Enrolled graduate students in pre-approved VA programs may apply for GI Bill benefits or VA Tuition Assistance. The Certification Form must be completed by the applicant and sent to the Office of Academic Affairs for certification and processing. 


  • NSEP Undergraduate Scholarships – Boren Scholarships provide up to $25,000 to US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad.


  • NSEP Graduate Fellowships – Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to US graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.


  • Students Supporting Israel - Designed for students who have demonstrated their support in the state of Israel, alongside campus leadership experience, but have never been to Israel for a period of time longer than two weeks. The scholarship is up to $1000.


  • The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) – A scholarship for American students from minority groups, community colleges, and first-generation college students.  The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. FEA was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider.



  • WUJS Ulpan Scholarship:

    Ulpan Scholarships for intensive Hebrew language programs in Israel are available for BA, MA and PhD students, and early career scholars of Jewish Studies. These scholarships have been funded through the generous support of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe.

    Applicants may apply for up to 1500 GBP toward their tuition and housing costs and, in cases where housing is not required, the remainder of the grant may be used towards travel costs in cooperation with partner travel agencies. Find more information about eligibility requirements on the World Union of Jewish Studies site


  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program

    The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related areas or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.



You can also check with:


  • For American students, TAU offers a variety of merit and need-based scholarships to prospective students for study abroad at TAU. Contact our North American office for more information admissions@telavivuniv.org 






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