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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for 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. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.


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7 Fulbright MA Degree Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
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 2021/2022 academic year (starting October 2021). 

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

MPH in Emergency and Disaster Management

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 Conflict Research, Management and Resolution

MA in Israel Studies

MA in Non Profit Management and Leadership


University of Haifa:


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

MBA in Sustainability

MA in Israel Studies

MA in Jewish Studies

MA in Maritime Civilizations

MA in 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, 2021, and inform USIEF whether or not they have been accepted by emailing Noa Turgeman at (

Grant Period

9 Months

9 Months – 11 Months (varies by program).

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

No in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO). However, Fulbright Israel will schedule a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation during summer 2021.

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



Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


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, 2021 and inform USIEF whether or not they have been accepted by emailing Noa Turgeman at

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 Noa Turgeman at


Individuals already residing in Israel are not eligible to apply for a grant.

Candidates who have already completed all the requirements for receipt of a doctoral degree by the application deadline are also not eligible to apply. For Postdoc fellowships in Israel, please check the available Fulbright US Scholar grants.

Special Application Instructions

Security Information

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


Grantees are responsible for housing arrangments. 

Additional Dependent Information

Grantees with school aged children who have questions about the public school system in Israel at the grantees' expense can contact Noa Turgeman at


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Noa Turgeman