Academic Programs in Israel

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Yahel Israel

Yahel Social Change Fellowship

Spend 9 months immersed in Israel, giving, growing and seeing it from the inside. Our most immersive program puts fellows at the forefront of social issues facing Israel and equips them with the tools to create real, lasting change. Whether it’s teaching English to Ethiopian Israelis or helping local NGO staff further a project, fellows become deeply involved in the grassroots Israel experience and in the communities they serve. 

Start Date: September 12, 2021

End Date: June 30, 2022

Apply here!


Fulbright Israel

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellowship

Fulbright Israel plans to award approximately six English Teaching Assistant Fellowships to students working from October 2020 to June 2021. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a degree in English literature, TEFL/linguistics, American studies or education. English Teaching Assistants will be placed in English classes at colleges in the south and north of Israel, according to their background, level of teaching experience, and field of knowledge. ETAs assist English teachers in the classroom for up to 20 hours per week.  They may be asked to conduct conversation practice in small groups and/or help students from underprivileged communities with a poor command of the English language. Assignments may vary depending on the college’s needs and ETAs abilities.

Holders of Bachelor’s, Master’s  degrees or doctoral students may apply for the  fellowship. Those still engaged in Bachelor’s degree studies at the time of application are also eligible, if they will complete their studies and receive their degrees prior to the planned commencement date of their fellowships.  Those who have already completed all the requirements for receipt of a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible to request English Teaching Assistant awards. At-large applicants (i.e., those not currently enrolled as students) must submit their applications directly to the Institute of International Education (IIE).  

The final date for receipt of applications for 2020/2021 by IIE will be in October 11, 2019. For full details regarding the on-campus application process, students should contact the Fulbright Program Adviser on their campuses.  The names and contact details of campus Fulbright Program Advisers are listed on IIE’s website.

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2022-2023 Competition Deadline: Tuesday October 12, 2021 at 5 pm Eastern Time

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Fulbright Post-Grad Research Fellowships

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award up to 6 grants to students for post-graduate study from October 2020 to June 2021. Candidates must be either at the Bachelor’s level, or holders of a Master’s degree. A formal hosting commitment, including designation of the faculty member who will serve as the candidate’s Fulbright adviser, must be received by USIEF from an eligible institution no later than January 2020, when the Foundation will make its final decisions regarding the choice of candidates to whom fellowships will be offered.

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Fulbright-Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Israel

The Fulbright Program, in partnership with the Israel Institute, provides grants to American scholars who seek post-doctoral fellowships at Israeli universities in the field of Israel Studies. The grants are open to American researchers in all academic disciplines who study modern Israel.

Fulbright-Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship applicants must have dissertations about modern Israel, plan to maintain Israel as their research focus in the future, have unfunded or under-funded invitations from elite Israeli universities, and have completed their doctorate no earlier than three years before the Fellowship begins.

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Tel Aviv University International

Semester / Year Abroad

Our Study Abroad program is aimed at students looking for a life-changing journey of discovery, while simultaneously studying and earning credit at the top university in Israel.

Your journey of discovery can be for just one semester, but to reap the real value of a top-notch faculty and experts from a wide range of academic and interdisciplinary programs, enroll for the full-year at TAU International.

Tel Aviv University is a quick ride away from the center of Tel Aviv, and shares the city’s non-stop spirit of discovery. Tel Aviv boasts a diverse and creative community alongside its beaches, unique culture and vibrant nightlife – it’s no surprise this young city has been labeled the “Capital of Mediterranean Cool”.  

With 30,000 Israeli and 3,000 international students on campus, you’ll have the chance to grow a network of friends from all over the world. In addition to rigorous academic coursework, you will have the chance to travel throughout Israel and explore the rich history and heritage of the Startup Nation. Expect excursions to the northern Galilee, the Negev Desert, the Dead Sea and of course the Mediterranean, as part of your continuous journey of discovery…

Registration Open for: 2021/2022 Year

Admission Requirements: Undergraduate students enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education.

Fall Semester 2021:

  • August 2, 2021: Fall/Full Year Study Abroad Mandatory Arrival Day (includes Fall and Full Year Internship, Gap Semester and Year, Fall and Full Year Study Abroad, Fall and Full Year Study Abroad Law Program, and Fall Semester Voyage to Medicine)

  • October 11, 2021: Fall Semester Class Start Date for all Study Abroad Courses/Students

  • December 17, 2021:  Last Day in TAU Housing for all Fall Semester Study Abroad Students (Full Year students continue in housing through Spring 2022)

Spring Semester 2022:

  • January 11, 2022: Spring Semester Study Abroad Programs Mandatory Orientation

  • January 31, 2022: Mandatory Spring Semester 2021 Academic Orientation

  • February 21, 2022: Spring Semester Class Start Date for Study Abroad Courses (Course start/end class dates for the BA, BSC, MA and regular university courses taught in Hebrew can be found here)

  • May 19, 2022: Spring Semester Study Abroad class end date (Includes Full Year Study Abroad and Full Year Internship Program) 

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2021 begins June 15, 2021

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Click below to explore Tel Aviv International University’s study abroad programming:


TAKA: Preparatory Program to Study in Hebrew

The TAKA program is designed for students who at least graduated high school and wish to pursue a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree, or a PhD in Hebrew at an Israeli college or university. The goals of the program are to offer students intensive preparation for academic studies in Hebrew, to provide an instant social circle and support system, and to improve the students’ language skills needed to study at an Israeli academic institution. At the end of the program students will be acquainted with study possibilities at TAU. This intensive program, offered twice a year, focuses on intensive Hebrew studies, English studies, as well as courses taught in Hebrew (such as Statistics, International Relations, or Israeli Society). Operated in collaboration with the Ministry of Absorption, students from around the world learn while experiencing Israel.

  • Program Length: One full academic semester

  • Language of Instruction: Hebrew

  • Tuition: $5,500

  • Scholarships available

  • Program Dates: March 21, 2021 – July 27, 2021

  • Admission Requirements: TAKA is open to High School graduates, BA Graduates and students holding an MA degree.


International MA Program in Environmental Studies

The Porter School of Environmental Studies’ International MA Program in Environmental Studies provides candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel’s unique geographic and geopolitical setting. It takes place over one year (3 semesters), is full time and is taught entirely in English.

Application deadline: May 31, 2021

Questions about the application process may be sent to Lee Mori.

Click here to apply.


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Semester / Year Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As a student in this program, you will enjoy a variety of courses, which will enable you to experience hands-on learning both in class and through field trips. BGU offers a vibrant campus life in Beer Sheva, a diverse, convenient, and friendly student-oriented city. With Israeli students, international students from countries all around the world, helpful staff, and trips throughout Israel– a significant experience is awaiting you.

The program is geared towards college/university students pursuing their bachelor’s or master’s degree. We also cater to high school graduates who are interested in a gap year experience.

  • Fall / Full Year – May 1st​

  • Spring – November 1st

Orientation will be held before each semester. You will receive a specific notification.  

2021 Spring

  • February 28, 2021 – July 8, 2021, including exam period

2021 Fall

  • October 17, 2021 – February 22, 2022, including exam period

2022 Spring

  • February 27, 2022 – July 14, 2022, including exam period

Summer Programs:


The Israel Experience at Bar Ilan University

The Israel Experience at Bar Ilan University is a unique gap year program. Spend the year after high school in Israel strengthening your Jewish identity. Israel experience is open to all Jewish students, regardless of level of religious observance or background. The main criteria are that prospective students must be seriously interested in exploring their heritage. Participants must observe the rules and expectations of the program, which includes traditional Orthodox observance of Shabbat, kashrut, modest dress, and good behavior.

The online application must be accompanied by:

  • Two references (including at least one teacher and one rabbi)

  • Transcripts and test results

  • Non-refundable application fee of $180


The University of Haifa International School

Study Abroad Program

As a student at the University of Haifa’s Study Abroad Program for a semester or year, you will have an experience that you will never forget! Our wide range of courses and special track programs fulfills any student’s academic interest. Courses in the Study Abroad Program at the International School are taught in English by faculty from a variety of departments within the University of Haifa. All of our courses are academically accredited in accordance with the standards and criteria of North American and European universities.

Throughout your time abroad, you will get to experience a wide variety of trips and tours all around Israel; from trips to the beautiful Galilee and Golan Heights to Jerusalem Tel Aviv, and all the way down to the Dead Sea and Masada.

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Summer Programs

In July and August the Study Abroad Program at the International School of the University of Haifa offers month-long programs for students and adult learners from all over the world. Each four week academic or language course allows students to benefit from the unique cultural diversity that the University and the city of Haifa offer.

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Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2021: July 1, 2021

  • Academic Year 2021-2022: July 1, 2021

Spring 2022: November 15, 2021


Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Semester / Year Long Program

The Arava Institute offers an accredited university-level semester or year long program for both undergraduate and graduate students. Take courses in diverse environmental fields, engage in peace-building and environmental leadership seminars, and partake in educational field trips — all with a diverse student population hailing from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and beyond.

All students participate in a weekly Peace-building Leadership Seminar and an Environmental Leadership Seminar.

Application here

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Internship Program

Accepts interns for 2-12 months who focus their research in one or two of the research centers.

Available Internship Positions: Water Management, Geo-Hydrology, Renewable Energy and Energy Policy, Oil Spill Reclamation, Ecosystem Service, Biodiversity and Foodweb, Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation Agriculture, Track II Environmental Forum

We are now accepting internship applications for the Fall 2021 semester. To learn more, please contact admissions@arava.org and to apply for an internship click here.

Applications must be submitted by June 1st for the Fall 2021 semester.

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The Green Apprenticeship (Center for Creative Ecology – Kibbutz Lotan)

This four week practical training program in hand-on sustainable engineering, systems design and cooperative living. Develop skills through hands-on work in our environmental education center, organic gardens, and alternative/natural building projects. Live in the EcoCampus – beautiful hand crafted domes – in Kibbutz Lotan, a desert oasis. At the end of the course participants receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification.

Students can simultaneously participate in the Authentic Leadership Presence Program, an online course led by instructors and coaches from the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute through instructor-led learning, live streamed lectures and videos, readings to provide inspirations and examples, self-reflection, on-the-job learning activities and shared feedback. Designed as an experiential journey.    

Green Apprenticeship Course Dates:

  • 14 June – 14 July 2021

  • 18 October – 17 November 2021

  • 29 November – 29 December 2021

  • 10 January – 9 February 2022


Israel Government Fellows

Israel Government Fellows (IGF) is an elite Masa Israel program endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel and The Menachem Begin Heritage Center. IGF offers outstanding and highly motivated young university graduates an experience at the heart of the Israeli government, combining internships in government ministries and related organizations with educational seminars, Hebrew language studies and trips around the country. The program is 10 months long and is available for candidates aged 21-30. Every year we accept the best and the brightest from around the world, from different backgrounds and with diverse opinions and outlooks, helping them to develop themselves professionally, to explore Israel’s politics and people, and to fulfill their potential as Jewish leaders of the future.

Application here. IGF’s 15th Session will be held from September 2021-June 2022. The application process for the 15th Session starts soon – stay tuned for updates!


IDC Herzliya – Raphael Recanati International School

Study Abroad Program

We offer top-tier academic courses taught entirely in English. Your coursework can count toward your major, minor or elective requirements at your home institution. As a Study Abroad student you will be able to choose courses across IDC’s schools and build a tailor-made schedule catered to your interest and academic requirements.

Study Abroad students are eligible to apply to MASA Grants whether they stay for one semester or the whole year. Please note that only study abroad students who stay for the whole year can apply to the RRIS needs based Scholarship

One Year MBA Program

The program comprises relevant practical experience, including the options of practicing in start-up firms, internships in different companies, or participation in practical projects with the guidance of lecturers and managers from the industry

Application here.

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Israel Tech Policy Institute 

The Israel Tech Policy Institute (ITPI) is a policy think-tank and research institute founded in Tel-Aviv in 2018. The ITPI was established as the Israeli chapter of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) – one of the leading think tanks in the U.S. and around the world in the field of privacy and data protection. The ITPI was founded by FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky, acting as its Chairman, and by Prof. Omer Tene. Limor Shmerling Magazanik is the Managing Director of the institute.  

Unique in the Israeli tech policy landscape, the ITPI provides a platform for research and policy discourse across a range of stakeholders, including industry, academia, government and civil society.


Masters in Security Studies @ Tel Aviv University

This one-year M.A. program provides Next Gen diplomats with the skills and knowledge needed to bring about real change in a world struggling with never-ending tensions and struggles. And while you get to grips with a fascinating curriculum, don’t forget to discover the Non-Stop City of Tel Aviv, itself one of the hottest diplomatic regions in the world..

The program provides you with advanced knowledge and analytical tools in order to take onboard key strategy, diplomacy, and decision-making skills. These skills ensure you have what it takes to shape a security and foreign policy on a global level – with a focus on the Middle East, probably the world’s most fiery spot to practice those newly acquired skills. 

Expect to be tutored by internationally renowned scholars and leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, providing a fascinating and truly exceptional learning experience. You’ll also go on educational tours and meet with Israeli and foreign officials as part of the curriculum, an inspirational way to get a real hands-on feel for diplomacy on the ground.