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This Scholarship is offered to attract Australian students, graduates and professionals of outstanding academic achievement who have completed at least one year of undergrad in Business, NFP Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship to undertake a Summer Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Eligibility for Scholarship


This Scholarshipwill be given to one selected Australian applicant on the basis of excellence in their studies, promise of distinction in their chosen fields of specialisation, as well as on qualities of mind, intellect and character, which would enable the recipient to benefit from the opportunity to study in Israel that is afforded by this scholarship. The student’s application is subject to acceptance by the Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School.




The successful candidate will be eligible to apply the scholarship to any one of the listed courses. The application must be submitted online to the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University office in Sydney, by April 25th 2014.

The candidates will be notified towards the end of April of the status of their application.


Stipend and Tenability


The Scholarship will be paid to the Hebrew University and will cover the tuition and housing costs of one of the courses listed below. In addition, the student will receive a stipend of AUD 1,000 towards their living expenses during the course of their studies. The scholarship requires approval of the Australian Friends Academic Committee.


List of courses offered


1. Start Ups and Innovation: The Israeli Model, July 3 to 31, 2014:

Academic Hours: 45

Tuition: US$1,700 | Housing: US$715


This course offers students the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship and innovation essentials via the first-hand experience of successful Israeli innovators, in a country world-renowned as the “Start-up Nation”. Students will gain direct access to the insights and know-how of serial startup founders, industry specialists and senior personnel from innovative R&D centres of leading multinational corporations. In addition, they will learn practical models, tools and methodologies critical to the creation of startup companies and the development of innovative ventures of large organisations.


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2. Breakthrough Technologies: Shaping the Future, July 3 to 31, 2014:

Academic Hours: 45

Tuition: US$1,700 | Housing: US$715


This program analyses how exponentially growing technologies may impact our lives, industries and society in the next five to fifteen years. Throughout the program, participants will meet experts from different disruptive technologies and gain exposure to some of the latest breakthroughs developed in Israel, a world leader in innovation in the fields of Computer & Communications, Security, Clean-Tech, Nano-Tech, and Bio-Tech. With the insight gained, the students will be better prepared to face and seize the opportunities and challenges arising from the emergence of these technologies.


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Enquiries and application process:

AUSTFHU IBI SCHOLARSHIP Online Application or contact us

For academic and financial enquiries, please contact the AUSTFHU Sydney office:  Inna Katsenelson,, Tel 02 9389 282502 9389 2825.


Students must consult the appropriate university authority to confirm accreditation.

Scholarship Opportunities & Postgraduate Fellowships

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 and New Zealand students. 


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.

Download Application form


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:


Lev Zion Scholarship Fund (Jewish Agency/Israel Student Authority)

Who is eligible? Jewish students enrolling as tourists in an overseas student programme at the Hebrew University. Students applying to this fund must have commenced undergraduate studies by the age of 26. The criterion for selection is academic merit.

How to apply: An application form, which is provided on request from the Friends of Hebrew University office, must be completed and C.V., references, statement of results and letter of intent attached.

Amount of grant: Grants awarded from the Lev Zion Scholarship Fund contribute towards tuition fees only, and are paid directly to the Hebrew University. For students studying a Masters Degree the amount allocated is US $5,000. Students studying a Bachelor Degree will be allocated $2,000. Smaller grants may be available for short courses.


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. ($25 000 pa was available for award in 2003)

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 three years after the completion of their dissertation. Golda Meir Fellows are selected on the basis of demonstrated excellence in their studies and promise of distinction in their chosen fields of specialisation, as well as evidence that they will benefit from the opportunity to study in Israel. The Fellowships are tenable for a period of 9-12 months, and defray the cost of travel, tuition fees (if applicable) and reasonable living costs in Israel.

Applications due: 15 November annually. For more information, please click here.  


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

Women's Inma by Faith Butler

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.