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Internal and External Scholarship Opportunities 

On this page you can find information about eligibility requirements, selection criteria, application processes and contact details for all of the scholarships and fellowships available to Australian students. 


The Leon Fink scholarship for Middle Eastern Studies Short Courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem July 2015



AUSTFHU Scholarship for Israeli Business Innovation (IBI) Short Courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem July 2015 


AUSTFHU Israeli Business Innovation (IBI) Scholarship


Rothberg Merit Scholarships – for graduate students

A limited number of scholarships are being offered to highly qualified candidates from universities in Australia and throughout the world who wish to study at the Rothberg International School

Application Deadlines

Year & Autumn semester

 March 15

Spring semester

 November 15

RIS Merit Scholarships will be awarded for a sum equivalent to the cost of full tuition for the academic year or one semester. In this way, they will be able to distribute scholarship funds to a greater number of students.

To be considered, candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent. Any candidate for an M.A. Program may apply and those selected will be eligible for a two-year fellowship, conditional on maintenance of academic performance.  Candidates for any other graduate program are not eligible to apply for the Graduate Merit Fellowship.

Scholarship decisions will be sent in May.

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Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Student Fellowship – for undergraduates and graduates

Who is eligible? University of Sydney postgraduate students and undergraduates who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at the University of Sydney and who have received approval from the University of Sydney to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as exchange students.

How to apply: Application should be made through the Exchange and Study Abroad Unit of the University of Sydney's International Office. Applications are invited from all disciplines and will be ranked on academic merit. Preference will be given to projects in the area of Semitic Studies.

Amount of Grant: Where an application is approved, support will contribute to the costs of accommodation during the period of exchange.

Closing dates: 30 April and 30 September annually.

Sue Freedman-Levy
Tel/Fax: 9351 6558
Web site:


Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Academic Fellowship

The University of Sydney and the Hebrew University have established an agreement to encourage mutual visits by academic staff. Support will be considered for post-doctoral fellows and academics of the University of Sydney who wish to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and help create a closer bond between the institutions.

Applications for support are invited from all disciplines and will be ranked on academic merit. Preference will be given to projects in the area of Semitic Studies. It is expected that the visits will have a specific academic purpose and that their duration will not exceed 2 semesters. Shorter visits are also encouraged.

When an application is approved, the level of support will normally include a return economy airfare and some contribution to living expenses.

The closing dates for applications are the 30th of April and the 30th of September annually. Inquiries should be directed to the Research and Scholarships Office of the University of Sydney.

Sue Freedman-Levy
Tel/Fax: 9351 6558
Web site:


The Ferdinand Joland Austin and Andreas Brummer Scholarship

The Ferdinand Joland Austin and Andreas Brummer Scholarship was established in 1979 by a bequest from the late Mrs Joland Brummer. The deadline for applications is March, annually.

Value: The value of each scholarship shall be determined by the committee appointed to consider applications for postgraduate awards, which shall take into account the annual income of the fund and ongoing expenditure as advised by the trustees. 

Tenure: The scholarship shall normally be tenable for one year, except that when held by a recipient enrolled in a degree or diploma program it may be renewed from year to year subject to satisfactory performance

Field of Study: The purpose of the scholarship is to enable study or research in any scientific, medical, technical or other non-humanities field at any advanced tertiary institution in Israel.


Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

Lady Davis Fellowships are available for visiting professors (teaching and/or research), for postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students (research only). Fellowships are awarded after a rigorous academic review process. Prospective candidates must establish contact with the relevant department at the Hebrew University and ensure that there is a scholar willing to sponsor the application. The fellowships provide a stipend and cover return airfares. For more information, please consult


Golda Meir Fellowship Fund

Candidates for these postdoctoral fellowships may apply no later than four years after the completion of their doctoral dissertation. Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellows are selected on the basis of demonstrated excellence and promise of distinction in their chosen fields of specialisation, as well as evidence that they will benefit from the opportunity for research in Israel. The Fellowships are tenable for a period of one academic year and may be extended for another year.  The Fellowship provides a 12-month stipend (with COL adjustments), rent allowance and return ticket to Israel.

Applications due: First week of November annually. For more information, please click here.  

The Golda Meir Scholarship for Postdoctoral Research


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Master of Public Health at the Braun School of Public Health & Community Medicine

The Braun School of Public Health & Community Medicine at the Hebrew University is the oldest and largest in Israel. It is a founding member of the European Academic Global Health Alliance and is designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Collaborative Centre for Capacity Building in Public Health.

The International Master of Public Health (IMPH) was established in 1970 to fulfil the school’s mission to “improve the physical, mental and social welfare of the global community.” It is an intensive 12-month Masters program, with graduates from over 85 countries worldwide. Today, in the 21st century, the program’s goal is to educate and train the public health workforce to address the challenges of Health For All and the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, by equipping the public health workforce with the skills needed to narrow disparities between and among nations, communities and neighbourhoods. For more information, please download this document.

Supporters of the Australian Friends of Hebrew University wish to honour the memory of the late Ron Castan AM QC (click here and here), our former Federal President, once a governor of the Hebrew University, and a distinguished barrister and human rights advocate.

Ron was perhaps best known for his leading role in the Mabo native title case of 1992, which reversed the concept of Terra Nullius and secured land rights for many Aboriginal people. In a eulogy, Former Honorary High Court Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG said of Ron that he was the “leading advocate in the well of the Court for Aboriginal reconciliation through law.”
In his name, the Australian Friends of Hebrew University wish to offer an Indigenous student, who has already completed his/her Undergraduate studies, a generous scholarship to cover the full costs of the renowned International Master of Public Health program at the Braun School of Public Health & Community Medicine, to commence in October 2012.

We invite anyone interested to contact Barry Joseph at or (02) 9389 2825. Alternatively, you might like to fill out this application and send it in to our office at: Suite 5.04, Level 5, 59-75 Grafton St, Bondi Junction 2022.


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MASA Scholarship

Jewish students who are applying for a program of study at the Rothberg International School for 1 or 2 semesters and who have never been on a long-term program to Israel before, might be eligible for the MASA scholarship. Please email or call (03) 9272 5644 for more details.