Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School: InnovNation - Summer Program in Israel

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InnovNation's six-credit executive and study abroad program seeks to spark innovation by exposing students, professionals, and entrepreneurs from all over the globe to the high tech industries in Israel - a country world renowned as the "Start-Up ... read more

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InnovNation's six-credit executive and study abroad program seeks to spark innovation by exposing students, professionals, and entrepreneurs from all over the globe to the high tech industries in Israel - a country world renowned as the "Start-Up Nation." Through a wide array of lectures, meetings, and site visits, the program combines theoretical know-how with the insights and first-hand experience of Israel's top innovative companies and entrepreneurs. InnovNation offers credits from the Rothberg International School (RIS) of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which is ranked among the world's top 100 universities. An intensive one-week Executive Programs is open to students, faculty members, investors, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and policy makers interested in connecting with Israeli innovation.

Program Highlights:

  • Meet with leading start-up founders, top executives, angel and venture capital investors, technology experts, and prominent industry leaders.

  • Visit successful start-ups, high-tech firms, multinational R&D centers, business accelerators, and research institutes.

  • Learn practical models and tools for creating start-up companies and developing innovative ventures.

  • Explore the future of disruptive technologies like 3D printing, neuroscience, robotics, nanotech, biomed, genetics, cyber-computing, artificial intelligence, and more.

Students will meet with: 

  • Successful start-up founders and mentors

  • Executives from leading companies 

  • Top angel and venture capital investors 

  • Pioneering R&D staff and technology experts 

  • Prominent industry and academic figures

Students will visit:

  • Disruptive start-up companies

  • Leading high-tech firms

  • R&D centers of multinational corporations

  • Business accelerators and innovation hubs

  • Cutting-edge research institutes

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • Custom
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology Management
  • Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Computational Science
  • Business
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Business Communications
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange Scholarships

Graduate students from countries other than the United States and Canada may be eligible for Rothberg Family Fund (RFF) tuition scholarships, awarded by the Hebrew University to international students enrolled in the RIS Division of Graduate Studies. Eligibility is determined by academic achievement and financial need.

Partial tuition

April 1st

Countries other than the US and Canada Academic achievement Financial need Acceptance to program

Masa Israel makes it possible for young Jewish adults to come to Israel by offering grants and/or scholarships, making the experience more affordable.

Partial tuition

See MASA website http://www.masaisrael.org/

See MASA website http://www.masaisrael.org/grants/policy

The Thanks To Scandinavia Fund from the Benjamin Sperling Bequest to the Hebrew University has endowed scholarships of US $12,000 each in memory of Frances and Benjamin Sperling, for students from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Hebrew University.


April 1st

Scandinavian countries; see website http://www.thankstoscandinavia.org/scholarships/scholarships-in-israel/sperling-scholarships/

See website http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2003/Pages/Scholarships%20Offered%20by%20the%20Israeli%20Government%20to.aspx


See website: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2003/Pages/Scholarships%20Offered%20by%20the%20Israeli%20Government%20to.aspx See instructions: http://mfa.gov.il/mfa/abouttheministry/documents/scholarshipinstructions.pdf

The applicant should hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement. The applicant should be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year). Israeli citizens are not eligible to submit an application for this scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must receive a student visa (A2), issued by the Israeli Embassy/Consulate to which their application was submitted. Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency. The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University to which he/she applies. A scholarship will be granted only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.

RIS Merit Scholarships A limited number of scholarships are being offered to highly qualified international candidates who wish to study at the Rothberg International School. The Graduate Merit Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship for students admitted to international degree programs in the Division of Graduate Studies at the Rothberg International School. The Scholarship covers the tuition fee for the stated duration of the program. International graduate students accepted to the following degree programs may apply: The Bible and the Ancient Near East Jewish Studies Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Israel Studies Nonprofit Management and Leadership M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Full amount

March 15th

At least in final year of undergraduate studies Minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent Maintain high academic standard Must submit a complete application to a degree program