Israel Launches Scholarship for International PhD Students


Cyril Zachariah
Updated on Jan 13, 2021 07:21 PM IST

The Council for Higher Education, Israel has launched a scholarship programme for international students who are enrolled in one-year PhD programmes. The ‘PhD sandwich program’ scholarship is worth Rs 17 lakh approx.

Israel Launches Scholarship for International PhD Students

A new scholarship programme has been launched by The Council for Higher Education, Israel for international students enrolled in PhD programmes. Those who are enrolled in one-year doctoral studies a ‘PhD sandwich program’ can avail this scholarship. 

The initiative will allow students to further complete their doctoral research through unique academic experience and collaboration with leading scholars and scientists.

Students who will be selected for the scholarship will receive a scholarship amount worth 80,000 NIS per year which is equivalent to around INR 17 lakhs. In case, the scholar is in Israel for less than 1 year, the scholarship amount will be determined on the basis of the duration of the study in Israel. 

However, the scholarship amount will not be awarded to students who will spend less than three months at one of the universities of Israel.

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According to an official statement, the initiative has been taken by Israel to attract young talented PhD graduates who would take up research work in the country and contribute to the field of science, humanities and social sciences. 

Who Can Apply for PhD Scholarship in Israel?

Any student who has enrolled in a Doctoral degree programme at an accredited institution of Israel and has completed 1-year doctoral studies cam apply or scholarship.

The current application for the scholarship is open for candidates will be arriving in Isreal for  Spring term 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candidates can apply for a scholarship and the university will send them a notification by February 15, 2021.

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List of Israel Universities Offering Doctoral Programmes 

  • Ben-Gurion University
  • Bar Ilan University
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Technion
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  •  University of Haifa
  • Ariel University 

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