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Study Programs, Scholarships, and Internships in Israel

There are 8 major institutions of higher education in Israel offering study abroad and undergraduate and graduate degree programs that also include a comprehensive package of tours of the country, archeological digs, and social events. All programs are offered in English with a Hebrew study component, or in Hebrew with the option to submit work in English:

  • Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel’s academic university emphasizing Jewish heritage and practice offers qualified students access to all of its 52 academic departments and programs.
  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva offers:
    • International Non-Degree Programs in Hebrew Language Studies, Sustainable Development, Global Health, Israel Studies, Academic Internships (for credit); study in Anthropology, Politics, Communication, History, Sociology, and more.
    • International Summer School in Global Health, Human Rights, Hebrew Ulpan.
    • International Degree Programs: MA, MD, MSc, and PhD in Natural Sciences, Israel Studies, Engineering, Desert Studies, Global Health, and Advanced European & International Studies.
  • Hebrew University, Rothberg International School, Jerusalem, Founded in 1918, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s second-oldest university, after the Technion. The Hebrew University has three campuses in Jerusalem and one in Rehovot, offering:
    • Hebrew Language and other Summer Classes.
    • Special Programs such as Bible Translation, Israeli and International Law, Conflict Resolution, Archaeology.
    • Preparatory programs for students wishing to prepare for study in an Israeli university.
    • Undergraduate Study Abroad Program for 1st to 4th year students in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Business, Psychology, the Arts, Journalism and Bioengineering.
    • Graduate Studies for the master’s degrees, non-degree graduate studies, and research tracks for advanced doctoral students in n Biblical and Jewish Studies, Religion, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Education, Israeli Society and Politics, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and more.
  • Interdisciplinary Institute, Live in Israel, Study in English at the Raphael Recanati International School, Herzliya offers innovative programs in entrepreneurship, leadership and diplomacy, Jewish Peoplehood Studies, Israel at Heart program as well as undergraduate and graduate studies toward the degree in all of its schools—Law, Business, Computer Science, Government, Communications, Psychology.
  • Technion, Haifa Israel’s oldest university offers 2 outstanding international programs in English:
  • Tel Aviv University International offers a broad range of programs:
    • Summer Hebrew language and Israel studies.
    • Gap Year and Study Abroad in Israel and Jewish Studies, and most courses.
    • Undergraduate and graduate programs in the Natural and Social sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Business, Middle Eastern and Israel Studies, and in the cutting-edge interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program (MA/Ph.D. scholarships available) housed in the internationally acclaimed, one-of-its kind self-sustaining green building.
  • University of Haifa offers Summer Courses in Hebrew and Arabic languages and Culture, and Global Public Health, one-two semester Study Abroad programs in Peace and Conflict, Global Law, Holocaust Studies, and Business.
  • Weitzman Institute, Rehovot An international center of scientific research and graduate study, the Institute’s celebrated scientists have focused on collaborating across borders and disciplines to discover visionary solutions to humanity’s most pressing issues.
  • Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is an institute of Jewish learning founded in 1972. It is open to post-college men and women and is located in Jerusalem’s Talpiot neighborhood,Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide.
    Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues.
    The Pardes model has inspired four decades of Jewish leadership marked by openness, passion, Jewish literacy, knowledge and inclusivity, and continues to inspire new possibilities for Jewish communities worldwide.


    • The Pardes Year Program
    • The Pardes 3-week Summer Program
    • The Pardes Community Education Program
    • The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators
    • The Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution
    • The Pardes Executive Learning Seminar
    • The Pardes Kollel