International students

Tuition

$9100

Service Fees (Security, Library, etc.)

$900

TOTAL

$10,000

 

 

Service fees include: campus Wi-Fi, Library services, on-campus Security, mandatory Health Insurance and other services provided by the university.

Housing in the Talia Graduate Student Dormitories costs $450 per month. The apartment style dormitories include 3 or 6 individual rooms and bathrooms per unit with a shared kitchen and living space.

There is a non-refundable $100 application fee for the program. All prices quoted are in US dollars. Additional information about costs and tuition regulations can be found here.

 

Israeli students

Tuition is 27,430 NIS that can be paid in eight instalments using the University of Haifa's payment vouchers.

The fee includes tuition and all social activities.

All prices are quoted in NIS.

University of Haifa Scholarships

The university offers need-based and merit-based scholarships to students in the program for peace and conflict management. All students seeking financial assistance are encouraged to apply. Recipients of scholarship from the University of Haifa are required to participate in a volunteer program while they are in Haifa.

Click here for the application form and additional instruction.

The scholarship application deadline is April 15.

In order to be considered for financial aid, applicants must be admitted to the program. Hence, if you are planning to apply for financial aid, it is recommended to apply for admission to the program sooner. You are welcome to submit an application for financial aid at the same time that you submit your application for admission, but financial aid applications will only be reviewed after April 15.

Please note that the scholarships are limited in sum and usually amount to covering only part of the tuition. Full scholarships are not available.

MASA Scholarship Program

The Jewish Agency for Israel in partnership with the Israeli government is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity entitled "MASA," which means "Journey" in Hebrew. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to Jewish students who want to participate in a long-term Israel program (minimum of five months). Jewish students ages 18-30 are eligible for the scholarship.

All eligible students are guaranteed a scholarship for their long-term program in Israel. The amount of the scholarship depends on the student's age, country of origin, and financial background. Please click here to visit the MASA website and to find out exactly how much scholarship you are eligible to receive.

Students can apply for a MASA scholarship by completing the application on the MASA website. Upon completion of the application, a PDF file of the application will be sent to you via e-mail. You will need to print the completed application, sign it, and then return the scholarship application to the International School at the University of Haifa. The International School will then confirm your acceptance to the program and send the application to the Jewish Agency. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must have already completed your application to the International School at the University of Haifa and been accepted. You are welcome to submit your MASA scholarship application to the University of Haifa at the same time as your application for admission.

MASA applications must be received by the MASA office no less than 60 days before the start of the program. Because applications must first be sent to the International School, students should plan to have their application received in Haifa no later than 70 days before the start of the program. All students who receive a scholarship from MASA are required to study Hebrew and participate in the Volunteer Program as well as social activities.

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Cultural and Scientific Relations Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships to foreign students for one academic year.

Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries which have cultural agreements with Israel: Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec Province), China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Mexico, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey The following countries have a special scholarship arrangement: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, India, Great Britain, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Russia.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement
  • Be a citizen of the country where you apply for the scholarship
  • Be under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year)
  • Be able to provide proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency
  • Meet the requirements for admission to the Program for Peace and conflict Management. A scholarship will be granted only after the candidate is admitted to the university.

Scholarships for year-long studies include the cost of tuition, living expenses, and health insurance. To learn more about the scholarship, and to download an application, please visit the website of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other Financial Aid Resources

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% (Israeli system) or equivalent
  • Official transcript of BA degree and copy of undergraduate diploma
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Two recommendations from relevant academic faculty members
  • Statement of Intent/Personal Essay (500-750 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Medical forms (international students only)
  • Copy of valid passport and six passport-sized photos (international students only)
  • Work experience in an organization for human rights, coexistence, or peace (preferred, not required)

Exceptions to the admissions requirements: under certain exceptional circumstances, the committee may be willing to consider applicants that do not meet the minimal admissions requirements. Such applicants may submit a request for special consideration explaining why they believe their application merits consideration despite their not meeting the minimum requirements. The request must be submitted in writing and approved by the committee before a full application is submitted. The committee will not review applications not meeting the requirements unless a request for special consideration has been approved.

Academic Prerequisites

Students who have not taken introductory courses in the social sciences during their undergraduate degree will need to successfully complete two courses before being accepted to the program:

1. One introductory course in either psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, or international relations
2. One introductory course in methodology (research methods, statistics) in a social science discipline

TOEFL Scores

Candidates who are not native speakers of English or have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English, must submit official TOEFL scores or equivalent. This requirement applies to Israeli as well as international candidates. The minimum TOEFL score required for admission is 89 on the internet-based test. Contact the admissions office at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for information regarding exemptions from the TOEFL exam.                                     


International students 

 We will begin accepting applications for the academic year of 2017-2018 on December 15th, 2016.

Early Application Deadline: March 15

Late Application Deadline: May 31*

To secure a spot in the program, we encourage students to apply as early as possible.

To apply, please fill out the application form via our online application system:
https://haifa-masters.embark.com/auth/register

There is a non-refundable application fee of $100.

We will begin reviewing your application once all the required materials and documents have been received.

The 2017-18 program will begin on October 22, 2017 and run until September 2018.

If you have any questions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Israeli students

You may apply online through the University website,

https://candidate.haifa.ac.il/irj/portal

or by purchasing a University application package at the Akademon bookstore or Steimatzky's. 

If you have any questions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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