Internal and External Scholarship Opportunities
There are many opportunities and sources of funding you can seek with the help of our extensive list of scholarships below (we strongly encourage you to browse through).
If you are a student from Australia, Brazil, Central/South America or India have a look below at the new exciting scholarship opportunities TAU International has to offer.
Please contact us via email or apply directly with the following links:
The Sean Carmeli Fund - The School of Political Science, Government and International has established a fund to support former lone soldiers studying at Tel Aviv University named in memory of Staff Sergeant Sean Carmeli (z"l).
The fund's goal is to provide former lone soldiers with the support they need to better integrate into Israeli society via higher education.
Scholarships are open to students of any discipline enrolled in a BA or MA program at Tel Aviv University. Qualified candidates are required to have served a minimum of one year's time as a lone soldier in the Israel Defense Forces.
Applicants will be required to submit an updated copy of their CV, proof of enrollment at Tel Aviv University, official lone soldier certificate from the IDF (אישור חייל בודד) and a 1-2 page essay outlining their military service, academic and/or professional career goals, and commitment to the betterment of Israeli society.
Applications should be submitted in Hebrew or English to the School of Political Science, subject line "להגשת מועמדות למלגה ע"ש שון כרמלי ז"": firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
Application: Victoria Area Scholarship
Friends of Tel Aviv University in Victoria has established a fund to support Australian students from Victoria State to study at Tel Aviv University. This funding will be available for any TAU International Program taught in English such as: Academic Gap Year, Study Abroad programs (summer/semester/year abroad), Bachelor’s degree programs, Master’s degree programs for example in Environmental Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or Conflict Resolution. For additional information, please contact us via e-mail for details.
Application: Brazil TAU Scholarship Fund
The Brazilian Friends of Tel Aviv University has established a fund to support Brazilian students to come and study at Tel Aviv University. These grants can be applied to help cover tuition for participation in our International Undergraduate Degree Programs.
Central and South America Students
Application: Peisach Scholarship Fund
El Fondo Peisach apoya a hispanos a estudiar en la Universidad de Tel Aviv.
La beca aplica para ayudar a cubrir la matrícula de la participación en cualquier programa internacional (Programas de Verano, Semestre- Año de Intercambio, Ajshara, Carreras de Grado y Carreras de Posgrado).
* Los becarios están obligados a ser de Sudamérica.
Application: TATA Foundation Scholarship
TATA Foundation has established a fund to support Indian students to come and study in Israel.
These grants can be applied to help cover tuition for participation in any of our International Programs.
To view a full listing of scholarships offered to Canadian students click here.
Some possible sources include, but are not limited to:
- Fulbright Grants for American Exchange Students- Grants administered by the Institute of International Education, sponsored by the US State Department.
- Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship – This scholarship is open to all current or aspiring study abroad students and is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through a combination of writing, photos, and videos. The application deadline generally falls around mid-September.
- Study Abroad Scholarship Program for Hispanic Students – The Government of Israel invites students of Hispanic American backgrounds to apply to a new scholarship aimed at bringing students to Israel to study at top universities. The scholarships are designed to expand studying abroad opportunities for full time Undergraduate and Graduate students.
This scholarship aligns with Israel’s mission to establish a cross-cultural bridge between Israelis and Americans of various backgrounds.
- 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. For questions, contact Karl D. Zuckerman, the AJLI director via e-mail or at: +1 212-371-1583.
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.
TAU International will then confirm your acceptance to the program and send the application to the Jewish Agency.
- AZM Helyn B. Reich Scholarship – Helyn B. Reich Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of American students each year who have been accepted and will attend one of several designated Israeli universities for a year or semester (preference given to full-year students). The scholarship seeks to honor candidates who demonstrate past pro-Israel activity and a commitment to future involvement with Israel and the Jewish community. Financial need will also be considered, though more emphasis will be placed on achievements. Recipients of the Helyn B. Reich Scholarship will be expected to remain involved with the American Zionist Movement following their return to the United States. The scholarship is named in memory of the wife of a past AZM president whose daughter studied at Tel Aviv University and now lives in Israel.
- 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. Scholarships 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 Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer – Tuition assistance provided to qualified students. Students must be enrolled in the TAU International Yiddish program.
- 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 e-mail 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 e-mail for details.
- Veterans Affairs – Enrolled graduate sutdnets 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. For a list of approved programs please click here.
- NSEP Undergraduate Scholarships – Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 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.
- Plant Your Way to Israel allows you to fund your trip to Israel while helping Israel and JNF at the same time. The program is simple. Ask your friends and family to plant trees with JNF (minimum donation $36). Half of this money will support JNF’s forestry projects in Israel, and the other half will be placed in a special account for you, to be used for any trip to Israel. Contact them via e-mail or at 212-879-9305 ext. 245 for more information.
You can also check with:
- Your local synagogue or church.
- Your local Jewish Federation or Jewish Community Center.
- Hebrew Free Loan Societies
- Your home school's Hillel and Hillel's Leadership Scholarship Program in Israel (call 202-857-6525)
- Your study abroad office, Middle Eastern Studies Department, or Jewish Studies Department