Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program is an exciting joint initiative of Harvard University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Rothberg International School (RIS) is designed for outstanding students in their third and fourth years of study who...
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Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program is an exciting joint initiative of Harvard University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Rothberg International School (RIS) is designed for outstanding students in their third and fourth years of study who are looking for a unique intellectual challenge. Participants study together with Israelis in advanced-level courses offered in English by various departments of the Hebrew University. Hebrew and Arabic language classes are available at different levels of expertise. Students experience Israel through field trips, social encounters with prominent Israelis, supervised internships, independent research projects and a variety of extracurricular activities. The program runs from mid-January to late June.
Admission Requirements Third- and fourth-year university students with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.7 or its equivalent are eligible to apply. Consideration will be given to students with a lower GPA if special circumstances are warranted.
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.
Countries other than the US and Canada
Acceptance to program
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.
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
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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