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International students



Service Fees (Security, Library, etc.)






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 27,588 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.

Topol Fellowships in Non-Violence

The Topol fellowships were generously donated by entrepreneur, philanthropist, and peace activist Sidney Topol and the Topol Family Foundation 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.

The Topol fellows for 2020-21 will be selected by the faculty from among the students who begin their studies in October 2020.

Financial Aid Scholarships

The University of Haifa offers need-based scholarships to applicants in need of financial assistance. All applicants seeking financial assistance are encouraged to apply. For additional details see here


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 2019-2020 in December 2018.

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:

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 2019-20 program will begin on October 27, 2019 and run until September 2020.

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,

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.