Topol Fellowships in Non-Violence

The Topol fellowships were generously donated by Mr. Sidney Topol of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. They are prestigious fellowships awarded each year to two academically outstanding students who show commitment to the research and practice of non-violent conflict transformation.

The monetary award to the fellows can be as high as the entire cost of tuition.

To be eligible for the fellowships, applicants must complete their application to the program, including payment of the application fee, before May 15.

To be considered for the Topol fellowships, applicants should send a letter to the program secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) demonstrating their commitment to the research and practice of non-violent conflict transformation. In addition to the letter, the selection committee will also take into consideration the applicants' academic record, as reflected in their application file.

Financial Aid Scholarships

The Program in Peace and Conflict Management offers need-based scholarships to applicants in need of financial assistance. All applicants seeking financial assistance are encouraged to apply. Recipients of scholarships from the program are required to participate in a volunteer program while they are in Haifa.

Click here for the application form and additional instructions.

The scholarship application deadline is May 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 considered after an admission decision has been made.

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

Note: Applicants may apply for a Topol fellowship as well as for financial aid, but can only receive one of them.  

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..

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