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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. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant 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.

Artist

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. 

FPA

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 CIES.

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 or Student Program.

Israel

7 Fulbright MA Degree Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
Fall Start
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 2022/2023 academic year (starting October 2022). 

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: 

Tel Aviv University:

MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

MA in Environmental Studies

MA in Security and Diplomacy Studies

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Another Language (TESOL)

International LLM

Master of Disaster Management (M.DM)

MA in Ancient Israel Studies 

Ben Gurion University of the Negev:

MBA Program

M.A. in Economics

Hebrew University of Jerusalem:

MA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

MA in Israel Studies

MA in Archaeology in the Land of the Bible

MA in Conflict Research, Management and Resolution

MSc in Plant Sciences

MSc in Environmental Quality Sciences

MA in Smart Cities and Urban Informatics

MA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

University of Haifa:

Archaeology

Child Development

Health Systems Administration & Global Health Leadership (MPH)

The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies

Diplomacy Studies

National Security Studies

Peace & Conflict Management

Sustainability

Israel Studies

Jewish Studies

Maritime Civilizations

Statistics

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. 

All nominees must receive a decision from the university by March 1, 2022, and inform USIEF whether or not they have been accepted by emailing Branden Johnson at brandenj@fulbright.org.il.

Grant Period
Fall Start

Grant Length: 9 Months – 11 Months (varies by program)

Orientation
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.

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: No
Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes
Affiliation
No affiliation letter required

Receiving the Fulbright fellowship is contingent upon acceptance to the Masters degree program. If a candidate is awarded a Fulbright fellowship, but not offered admission to the university, the Fulbright fellowship will be rescinded. Finalists must receive a decision from the university by March 1, 2022 and inform USIEF whether or not they have been accepted by emailing Branden Johnson at brandenj@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
  • Full tuition fees for the M.A. degree paid directly to the institution
  • $15,000 living stipend
  • Limited health insurance for the grantee
  • For questions about non-refundable deposits/fees requested by universities upon acceptance, please email Branden Johnson at brandenj@fulbright.org.il.
Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for housing arrangements. 

Eligibility

Dual citizens of this country are eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

Special Application Instructions

Security Information

For travel around Israel, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Israel.

Additional Dependent Information

Grantees with school-aged children who have questions about the public school system in Israel at the grantees' expense can contact Branden Johnson at brandenj@fulbright.org.il.

Dependents
Dependent support is not available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact