Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

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 and Autumn Semester: 15 March

RIS Merit Scholarships will be awarded for a sum equivalent to the cost of full tuition for the academic year.

To be considered for this competitive scholarship, candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree, have a minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent, and have an active application to an M.A. program of the Rothberg International School. Any candidate for an M.A. Program offered through the Rothberg International School may apply. Candidates for any other graduate program are not eligible to apply for the Graduate Merit Scholarships.

Scholarship decisions will be sent in May.

Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Student Exchange 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 for exchange to the Hebrew University should be made through the Exchange and Study Abroad Unit of the University of Sydney’s International Office.
  • Application forms for the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Student Fellowship are available to successful Exchange applicants from the Fund Office.

Applications for the Fellowships 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 a Fellowship application is approved, support will contribute to:

  • the costs of accommodation during the period of exchange
  • a return economy airfare and visa costs up to a combined total sum of AUD2,500 against receipts

Students who intend to undertake an Ulpan* may also apply for a contribution towards their ulpan tuition fees and accommodation during the Ulpan. (*Ulpan – Modern Hebrew Language Course)

Closing dates:

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible after students have been informed by the University of Sydney that their application for the exchange program has been successful


Yifat Oron Tel: 9351 6558


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.

Visits by post-doctoral fellows and academic staff of the University of Sydney to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and vice versa will be considered for support from the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund.

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 accommodation expenses.

The fellowships are offered twice annually in March/April & October/November.

Next Closing Date for Applications: TBA (October/November)

For more information about the Fellowships and application details, please contact:

Yifat Oron
Administrative Officer

Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Tel: 9351 6558 Email:


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 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.

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.

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