The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) is offering five Fulbright fellowships for outstanding students to begin Master’s degree studies at American universities in the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. This program is open to Arab-Israeli students and to Ethiopian-Israeli students.
The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) was established in 1956 by the Governments of the United States and Israel to administer the Fulbright Program in Israel. The Foundation is funded by the United States and Israeli Governments and is governed by a binational Board of Directors.
The Foundation aims to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Israel by means of student and faculty exchanges at the highest possible level of academic excellence.
Fellowships are available for pursuing master’s degree studies at American universities in the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Eligible Fields of Study
This program is open to students in all fields of study, except those in which hands-on contact with patients is required such as medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, and nursing.
Value of Award
- Tuition and fees for a maximum of two years;
- Monthly maintenance allowance, fixed according to IIE estimates, for a maximum of two years for the grantee only;
- Book, professional enhancement and equipment allowances;
- Health insurance for the grantee only for the duration of the grant;
- Roundtrip airfare from Tel Aviv to the US academic institution for the grantee only;
- Pre-departure orientation meeting in June;
- A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events and networking.
Applicant Eligibility Criteria
- Israeli citizens of Arab origin or of Ethiopian origin are eligible. Dual American-Israeli citizens or permanent residents of the United States are not eligible to apply.
- Candidates will be considered without regard to race, religion, gender, age, and/or physical impairment.
- Candidates must be resident in Israel at the time of application and must continue to be resident in Israel until the beginning of their studies in the United States as Fulbright Outreach Fellows. Candidates working, residing, or studying outside of Israel are not eligible to apply.
- Students who have already begun their program of studies in the United States or who are planning to begin study in the US before the Fall 2018 semester are not eligible to apply.
- Those who have already been awarded Bachelor’s degrees and students who will complete their Bachelor’s degree studies during the 2016/2017 academic year are eligible to apply. Before taking up their grants, those selected as program fellows will be required to provide proof that they have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree.
- Candidates who have already received a Master’s degree are not eligible to request a Fulbright Outreach Fellowship in support of study towards the receipt of an additional Master’s degree.
- Students in medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing and other programs which involve treatment of patients are not eligible for Fulbright grants.
- Candidates who have applied on two occasions in the past and whose applications have not been accepted are not eligible to reapply.
- All candidates, including those who have studied in English-speaking countries, must submit a recent TOEFL score of at least 90-91 (Internet-based test). No application will be considered without a valid official TOEFL score. No application will be considered without a valid official TOEFL score. When registering for the test, be sure to note that your score should be sent to USIEF, code 5373, and to IIE, code 2326.
- All candidates, except those in law, must submit a recent GRE score of at least 151 for the quantitative reasoning component and 150 for the verbal reasoning component. No application will be considered without a valid official GRE score.
- Candidates must be in good health. All applicants selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be activated.
- Prior conviction or current indictment for a felony may result in disqualification.
Nationality: Israeli citizens of Arab origin or of Ethiopian origin are eligible.
How to Apply
Applications should be sent by email. Supporting documentation needed to complete application
Standardized tests: All applicants must take the TOEFL /IELTS and GRE tests. Applicants in Law do not need to take the GRE.
- Tests of English Language Proficiency
a. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): TOEFL is an admissions requirement at U.S. institutions for applicants whose native language is not English. All non-native English-speaking candidates should immediately register for TOEFL.
b. IELTS (International English Language Testing System): A growing number of U.S. institutions will accept the IELTS in lieu of TOEFL scores.
- GRE (Graduate Records Examination): The GRE is required by U.S. graduate schools and/or departments for candidates in most fields other than Business Administration and Law. Students should make every effort to register for the earliest possible administration of the GRE.
- GRE Subject Tests are required in certain fields. If a GRE Subject Test is offered in your field of study, you should make every effort to register for the earliest possible administration of this exam.
Application Deadline: The final deadline for submission of applications is March 1, 2017.