2019-2020 Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowships for US Citizens in Israel - Apply

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award up to 6 grants to students for a Master's degree for the 2019/2020 academic year (October 2019-June 2020).

The fellowship is designed to allow Bachelor's degree holders to pursue a Masters degree at an Israeli Institute of Higher Education. Only one-year Masters programs are eligible. Holders of one Masters degree may apply for a second Masters degree in a different field to the one they received in their first Master's degree. For the application and degree requirements, applicants should refer to the universities' information pages. Currently it is permissible to apply Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University to receive a Fulbright fellowship.

2019-2020 Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowships for US Citizens in Israel - Apply

Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application; permanent resident status is not sufficient.
Individuals already residing in Israel are not eligible to apply for a grant.
Holders of Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees may apply for post-graduate student fellowships. Those still engaged in Bachelors degree studies at the time of application are 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 by the application deadline are not eligible to request post-graduate student fellowships.
Applicants who have not earned a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, but who have extensive professional study and/or experience in fields in which they wish to pursue a project, may be considered. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional study and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
Candidates must be in good health. All applicants selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be activated.
Prior conviction or current indictment for a felony may result in disqualification.

Academic excellence is the primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates.
Leadership qualities are an important evaluation criterion.
Preference will be given to applicants who have not had substantial, recent experience Israel.
Hebrew/Arabic language proficiency is not an evaluation criterion, unless such proficiency is required in order to carry out the proposed plan of work.
Possession of skills required to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Israel is an important evaluation criterion.

The Post-Graduate Student Program is administered for the Department of State by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  Details on the program and on submission of applications may be found on the IIE website .

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 at-large applications for 2019/2020 by IIE will be in October 06, 2018.

Candidates currently enrolled as students at an institution of higher learning must submit their applications through their college/university. On-campus submission deadlines are usually in the first half of September.  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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