Academic Programs in Israel

Berkeley Global Internship in Israel

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Israel. You can broaden your view of Israel and the Middle East with a Global Internship in Israel focused on Social Change. The Global Internship program in Israel will be based in the beautiful coastal city of Haifa. This program will offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in this multicultural city and engage with Israel off the beaten path.

Berkeley Global Internship participants will work in local nonprofits, public projects and grassroots organizations working in the fields of education, women’s rights, immigration, and others. The program will be run in partnership with Yahel Israel – an Israeli nonprofit specializing in running service learning and social action programs in Israel. 

Students with at least one year of coursework completed by the start of the program and a minimum 2.0 GPA may apply. 

Stay tuned for the Summer 2021 application cycle!

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Yahel Israel

Onward Israel Social Justice and Community Service

This eight week internship program based in Haifa is designed for applicants with a specific interest in working and exploring Israel through a topical lens.  Intern four to five days a week alongside Israeli peers and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society.  Experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, overnights and seminars. 

Applicants between 19-27 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program) who have NOT spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-program (this includes semester abroad, gap year or any other MASA or Onward Israel program) are eligible for this program.

Dates: June 12-August 5, 2020

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

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The Haas-Koshland Memorial Award – Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

Application Deadline for 2019-2020 Award: March 1, 2019 by 11:59 PM

This award funds a year of personal exploration or study in Israel, which students can use to discover their passions, perform advocacy work, intern, or just explore the land, its complex social and political issues, and its rich history. The award is open to students entering their second year of college through the completion of a graduate degree who are from, or attend school in, the San Francisco Bay Area and wish to broaden their personal life, academic life, or both.

An in-person interview will be required on Friday, May 3, 2019.

For more information on how to apply, click here


Israel Institute

Honors Symposium in New York City

The Honors Symposium identifies top university sophomores, juniors, and seniors and gives them access to cutting-edge scholarship in the field of Israel Studies, an insiders’ understanding of graduate work, and strategic advice about how pursue an academic career. This prestigious and selective three-day program includes an opportunity to meet leading researchers in small group settings, attend stimulating lectures and seminars, and learn how to find and apply to leading graduate programs all while networking with other outstanding students. The program is held in January of each year in the suburbs of New York City.

The next Honors Symposium workshop will take place on January 2021. The Institute covers economy transportation to and from the workshop within the United States, lodging, and food during the workshop.

University sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the United States who are considering graduate work related to the modern state of Israel are eligible to apply.

Please check back in spring 2020 to apply for the 2021 Honors Symposium.

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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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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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The Hebrew University Rothberg International School

Coexistence in the Middle East (CME)

Experience the challenge of human diversity where nations, civilizations, and religions converge through our intercultural academic summer program in Israel, Coexistence in the Middle East (CME) from June 29 – July 23, 2020 and from August 2 – 13, 2020 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A two-week winter session will also be offered from Dec. 31, 2019 – Jan. 9, 2020 for students, faculty members, diplomats, policy makers, and other professionals. Custom dates may be arranged.
Programs available:
June 29 – July 23, 2020
Narratives and Realities: Inside the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (3 credits)
Israel and the Post-Arab Spring (3 Credits)
August 2 -August 13, 2020
Religion in the Holy Land: Faith’s Role in Peace and Conflict (3 credits)
Two-Week Winter Session: December 31, 2019 – January 9, 2020

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Application for all programs is online.

Summer and Short Term Courses

The Rothberg International School offers dozens of courses related to topics including Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Language Studies, Religious Studies, Social and Political Studies, Business and Legal Studies, and STEM. Application deadlines vary depending on the program, and some programs will not be offered depending on the term.

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First Year Study Abroad Program

Students with a high school diploma, a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent are invited to apply to spend their first year or semester studying at the Rothberg International School. Application deadline is April 15 for the year-long program or fall semester, and November 30 for the spring semester.

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Summer Science Internship Program

Students who have completed at least 28 credits with a 3.5 (B+) cumulative GPA or its equivalent may apply to take on a summer internship involving the sciences. Proficiency in English (B2 level or higher) is required, and graduate students are also eligible. The program is four weeks long, but an extension may be possible with the agreement of your supervisor. Applications are due May 1, 2018. Your program may begin in June or July.

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University of California Education Abroad Program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 The Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) offers an interdisciplinary program comprising of Hebrew language, Jewish studies, Israel or Middle East studies, and courses in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA may apply to study through UC Berkeley’s Education Abroad Program. GPA must be maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.

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Link to UC Berkeley EAP to Middle East here.


Tel Aviv University International

Semester / Year Abroad

Registration Open for: 2019/2020 Year

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

Program Dates:

  • August 4- December 20 (Fall 2019)
  • August 4- May 15 (Year 2019-2020)
  • August 4 – December 18  (Year 2019-20)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester and/or Full Year: April 30, 2020

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Entrepreneurship and Internship Study Abroad Program

Registration is open for: Spring 2019                   

Program Length: Semester & Summer

Language of Instruction: English

Tuition: $16,460

Admission Requirements: Business, Engineering, Economics, or Science Undergraduates who have completed at least one year of study. Students focusing on other fields are also welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

Program Dates: January 15 – July 26 (Spring 2019)

STEM Semester Program

Registration is open for: 2018/2019                   

Program Length: Semester/Year

Language of Instruction: English

Program Dates: July 25- February 26 (Fall 2018)

  • January 15- July 26 (Spring 2019)
  • July 25- July 26 (Year 2018-2019)
  • August 4 – Late February (Exact Date TBD) (Fall 2019)
  • August 4 – Late July TBD (Exact Date TBD) (Year 2019-2020)

Admission Requirements: Engineering students who have completed at least one year of study at their home university. All students will be required to submit a course registration form with their STEM application.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall Semester or Full Year: May 1, 2019
  • Spring Semester: November 15, 2019

Voyage to Medicine

TAU International is proud to offer an incredibly unique opportunity for undergraduate study abroad students who are interested in pre-medicine and health sciences. Our Voyage to Medicine program is a fall semester study abroad program that combines practical experience at one of Israel’s leading hospitals together with academic studies and the opportunity to participate in clinical research and EMT volunteer work.

Program Length: Fall Semester

Language of Instruction: English

Admission Requirements: Open to undergraduate students who are focused on pre-med or related health sciences.

Program Dates: August 4 – December 21 (Fall 2019)

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Business in Israel

Join Israeli and international business students as you take classes taught in English by Israel’s leading business academics and professionals. As well as the core courses you will be also taking Hebrew Language classes to ensure social comfort and immersion.

Registration is open for: Spring 2019                   

Program Length: Semester

Language of Instruction: English

Tuition: $9,250

Admission Requirements: Business, Engineering, Economics, or Science Undergraduates who have completed at least one year of study. Students focusing on other fields are also welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: November 15

Program Dates: January 15- May 26 (Spring 2019)​

Semester / Year Law Program

Tel Aviv University International in collaboration with The Buchmann Faculty of Law at TAU has launched several years ago a program designated for international law students who wish to study courses in law at Tel Aviv University. Qualified law students who cannot benefit from an existing exchange agreement with partner universities may participate in this semester or year-long program.

Study abroad programs at TAU International are open to accomplished undergraduate students enrolled at accredited higher education institutions outside of Israel.

Applications are submitted online. A complete application consists of a submission of all of the required documents in an attachment to the online application.

Rolling admissions: Applications are reviewed as they are completed, and you will be contacted with an admissions decision as expediently as possible. In some cases, you will be contacted to arrange an interview, which can be held either in person in Tel Aviv or via telephone or Skype.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: May 25th
  • Spring Semester: November 15th

Study Abroad and Internship Program

Students will work with TAU’s International office to find the right internship in their field of choice with leading organizations and companies in various fields such as: Business, High-Tech, Communications, Arts, Non-Profit, Education, Environment, and many more.

Registration is open for: 2018/2019                   

Program Length: Semester or Year Long Program

Language of Instruction: English

Application Deadline: Spring Semester: November 1, 2018; Fall Semester and Full Year: May 1, 2019

Admission Requirements: Open to undergraduate students enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education with a 3.0 GPA (80/100).

  • Program Dates:
    • January 15 – July 26 (Spring 2019)
    • July 25 – May 26  (Year 2018-19)
    • June 10 – July 26 (Summer 2019)
    • August 4 – December 21 (Fall 2019)
    • August 4 – May 25  (Year 2019-20)

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:
  • May, 2018
  • 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.

First deadline: May 31st, 2018

Applications will be accepted after May 31st, 2018 on a rolling admissions policy.

Questions about the application process may be sent to Yael Halle-Niv.

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program

The Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Program offers a variety of English-taught courses in Jewish and Israel studies, political science, history, anthropology, Arabic, arts and literature, global health, and ecology, as well as a mandatory Hebrew language course. Coursework may be complemented by internships, independent study and volunteer opportunities. Students can participate in unique summer programs, full-time research internships, and a mandatory immersive Hebrew language course known as Ulpan. The Ulpan is an intensive immersive Hebrew language course that is offered for either four- or six-weeks during the summer or winter. It is mandatory for all year and semester students, though no previous knowledge of the language is required.

Summer Programs:

Data Mining and Business Intelligence for Cyber Security Applications Summer Program

Global Health – International Summer Program

Full Time Research Internships:

Students can attend BGU to partake in an academic research internship that is tailor-made to their interests academically, professionally, and personally. Applicants are usually matched with a university department, center, or professor. Internships can be done at any point of the year, as long as a placement is available, and are usually a minimum of three months. Click here for more information.

Application Deadlines

  • November 1, 2018: Winter 2019 Ulpan & Spring 2019 Semester Programs

  • March 5, 2019: Global Health Summer 2019 Program; Data Mining & Business Intelligence for Cyber Security Applications Summer 2019 Program

  • May 1, 2019: Summer 2019 Ulpan, Fall 2019 Semester, & Academic Year 2019-2020 Programs

  • Late applications may be accepted. Please contact us for exceptions.

Specific Instructions for applying to each program listed here.


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

Students who choose to study at the International School for a semester or year are welcome to enroll in any of the courses offered by the International School.

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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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Technion International

Summer in Entrepreneurship with Professional Internship

Take a break and spend your summer in the Start-Up Nation. Enjoy the multicultural experiences of Israel while you earn academic credits and get experience in an internship in a high-tech company.

Registration Open:  December 1, 2019 – March 28, 2020

Registration for Internship: November 1, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Academic Classes: June 30, 2020 – July 29, 2020

Internship: May – August 2020

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Summer School of Engineering and Science

The Summer School in Engineering & Science is an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world to enhance their academic profiles with a rigorous and challenging academic experience at Israel’s oldest university and premier center for science, technology and applied research.

The program is open to senior undergraduate students (approaching Senior year), graduate students (MSc/PhD), and recent graduates. Outstanding sophomore undergraduates students may apply but should be aware that the program is highly competitive and requires a strong background in the chosen course, for this reason senior applicants may be given precedence.

Registration Open: December 1, 2019 – April 1 , 2020

Academic Classes: August 4 – August 26, 2020

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Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Semester / Year Long Program

The Arava Institute offers an accredited university-level semester or yearlong 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

Now accepting internship applications for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. Applications must be submitted by October 28th for the Spring 2020 semester and by April 17th for the Fall 2020 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:

  • 12 January – 7 February 2020
  • 2 March – 31 March 2020
  • 4 May – 1 June 2020
  • 15 June – 14 July 2020
  • 10 August – 8 September 2020
  • 9 November – 8 September 2020


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 14th Session will be held from September 2019 – June 2020. The application process for the 14th 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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