Israel Government Scholarship for Foreign Students

Israel Government Scholarship for Foreign Students

Conducted By : Israeli Government
November 30 2018   Scholarship   Undergraduate   India
 About Israel Government Scholarship for Foreign Students
  • The Israel Government invites applications from Indian citizens for Israel Government Scholarship for Foreign Students.
  • Israel Government Scholarship for Foreign Students is offered as a part of Cultural Agreements between Israel and India.
  • The scholarship will be offered to selected institutes and selected programs selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel. Students having Master's Degree in relevant fields can apply for the Scholarship and pursue their higher education in selected institutes in Israel.
  • Number of Scholarships: 10
  • Number of Scholarships awarded: 7 (2 scholarships will be given in Hebrew Language and 5 for an academic year/ research)
  • The scholarship could be partial or full.
  • There are two types of Scholarship
    • Short-Term Scholarship- It is granted for a Summer Language Course (Ulpan). At present, the Ulpan course that is offered is a 3-4 week program at the Ulpan of the University of Haifa.
    • Long Term Scholarship- For pursuing Master's, PhD, Post Doctoral or Research Programme, Overseas or International Programme and Special Programmes.
      • For Master's & PhD scholarship is given for one academic year (8 months) and it is not renewable hence the candidate has to arrange for the finances by themselves.
      • For Post Doctorate & Research Programme, the candidate has to submit the research proposal and acceptance letter from any of the one Israeli Universities.
  • There is no application fee to apply for the scholarship and the complete or partial tuition fee of the selected candidates will be paid as a part of the scholarship and in addition to that monthly stipend and Medical Insurance will also be provided to the candidates.
  • The candidates interested to Study in Israel can make application for the scholarship to local authorities before November 30, 2018.

Study Subjects:

  • Comparative Study of Religions (with specific reference to Judaism)
  • Middle East Studies
  • Hebrew language and literature
  • History of the Jewish people
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • Business Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Environment Studies
  • Chemistry


  • Nationality: The students from India are eligible to make applications for the scholarship.
  • Age: The candidates should be younger than 35 years to make applications for the Israel Government Scholarship.
  • Academic Qualification: Master's Degree in relevant field with 60% marks or more for applying to the subjects Agriculture, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Environment studies and Master's Degree in relevant field with 55% marks for the remaining subjects.
  • Language: The applicant should have a high level of proficiency in English or Hebrew.
    • Proof of the proficiency in the language is to be submitted at the time to application.

Course Specific Requirements:

  • The candidates should also full fill the requirements related to the specific course selected by the candidate.

Candidates Not Eligible:

  • Applications of candidates who are already settled in abroad will not be considered.
 Reward Description

Israel Government Scholarship Rewards:

The Government of Israel is offering the Scholarships to Indian citizens as a part of Cultural Agreements between Israel and India. The selected candidates will be awarded either a full scholarship or partial scholarship, the details of the Scholarship rewards are as follow:

  • Tuition Fee: Depending on the type of Scholarship offered to the candidate (Full or Partial), either complete tuition fee will be paid or a part of the Tuition fee will be paid by the Israel government.
  • Monthly Allowance: A monthly allowance will be given to the candidates for 8 months during their First academic year of studies.
  • Basic Health Insurance: The Candidates will be covered with basic health insurance plan offered by Israel government.
  • Important:
    • The candidate should take care of his/her Accommodation, Transportation and Travel expenses.
    • The Scholarship is available only for Universities and Program approved by the Israeli Council for Higher Education. 
 Application Process

Israel Government Scholarship Application Process:

  • Application Form: The application process for the scholarship is ONLINE and the candidates can apply via MHRD's website. 

Enclosures to be uploaded:

Candidates have to upload a scanned copy of the below-mentioned documents at the time of Online Application:

  • Colour Passport Size Photograph
  • Signature
  • Proof of age
  • Educational Qualification
  • University/College Transcript
  • Admission/Offer Letter
  • Any Academic Awards etc.

Kindly Note: The size must not exceed 530KB for each document, photograph, and signature.

Further, The Application Form should include the following documents too:

  • Duly Filled in Application Form
  • Detailed Letter describing the field and University
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of letter exchanged with Israeli Universities
  • Official and original all the Academic Records
  • At least 2 letters of recommendations from lecturers/professors
  • Three photographs
  • Certificate of Health

Submission of the Application:

  • Once all the relevant fields are filled. candidates have to click on the SUBMIT Button.
  • Automatically it will start the saving and uploading process
 Selection Process

Israel Government Scholarship Selection Process:

  • The selection committee consisting of subject experts will interview the shortlisted candidates
  • Based on merit the nomination would be made.
  • The nomination will be sent to the Government of Israel for Final Selection.
 Contact Details
  • Address: Israel Embassy
    3 Aurangzeb Road
    New Delhi 110011
  • E-mail:,
  • Tel: +91 11 30414500
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