2024-2025 competition is closed. 2025-2026 competition will open in April 2024. 

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered.


U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through fulbrightscholars.org.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


7 Fulbright MA Degree Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
9-12 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
  • Yes
Award Profile

Award Profile

The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), known as Fulbright Israel, plans to award up to 7 Master's degree grants to students for the 2024/2025 academic year (starting October 2024). 

This program is designed to pursue a Master's degree at an Israeli institution of higher education. Holders of one Master's degree may apply for a second in a different field than the one they already obtained.

Information on the application and degree requirements for each institution is available through their websites, linked below: 

Ben Gurion University of the Negev:

MA Program in Middle East Studies  (MAPMES) 


African Studies

Hebrew University of Jerusalem:

MSc in Plant Sciences

MSc in Environmental Quality Sciences

MA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

MA in Archeology and the Ancient Near East

MA in Israel Studies

MA in Smart Cities and Urban Informatics

MA in Non Profit Management and Leadership

University of Haifa:

Health Systems Administration and Global Health Leadership (MPH)

MBA specializing in Sustainability

MBA - Technology Team Development (NEW)

Diplomacy Studies (MA)

National Security Studies (MA)

Public Management and Policy (MPA)*

International Relations  - Dual degree with the University of Warsaw (MA)

Peace and Conflict Management (MA)

Holocaust Studies (MA)

Israel Studies (MA)

Jewish Studies (MA)

Modern German and European Studies (MA)

Maritime Civilizations (MA)

Marine Geosciences (MSc)

Marine Biology (MSc)

Archaeology (MA)

Statistics (MSc)

English Language and Literature (MA)

Tel Aviv University

Parasol Foundation International LL.M. Program

MA in Ancient Israel Studies *

MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

MA in Environmental Studies *

MA in Migration Studies *

MA in Security and Diplomacy

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

M.DM. in Disaster Management*

MA in Sustainable Development*

MA in Cyber Politics & Government *

Grant Length
9-12 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Grant length varies by program.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

No in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO). However, the Fulbright Commission in Israel will schedule a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation. Grantees will also receive pre-departure material prior to arrival. 

An in-country orientation is also held at the beginning of the academic year.

Candidate Profile

Candidates interested in pursuing a Master's degree at an Israeli institute of higher learning must be either at the Bachelor's level or holders of one Master's degree seeking to earn a second. They may only apply for one-year Master's programs.

Fulbright Israel (USIEF) offers grants on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and their potential to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Israel.

Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Special Application Instructions


Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start

In addition to applying for the Fulbright fellowship, each candidate must apply to the degree program through the university's application system. Receiving the Fulbright fellowship is contingent upon acceptance to the degree program. In a case in which the applicant has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship, but was not offered admission to the university, the Fulbright fellowship will be rescinded.  

Finalists must receive a decision from the university by March 1, 2024 and inform USIEF whether or not they have been accepted by emailing us at USPrograms@fulbright.org.il.

Please note that applications to MA and Research grants in Israel do not require a letter of affiliation. Only an acceptance letter will be needed.



Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition covered in grant benefits
  • Full tuition fees for the M.A. degree paid directly to the institution
  • $25,000 living stipend
  • Limited health insurance for the grantee
  • For questions about non-refundable deposits/fees requested by universities upon acceptance, please email Alma Katz at usprograms@fulbright.org.il.


Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for housing arrangements. 

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Security Information

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