Study in Israel

To obtain University entrance and scholarship applications, please contact the addresses given below.

All scholarships are open to any full-time York student, who has completed at least one full year at York; they are generally not awarded to students for whom the year in Israel will be their last at York.

For undergraduates, preference will be given to students completing their second year of full-time studies. The academic record of applicants will be given considerable weight. A minimum B average is usually required in order to be considered.

To qualify, students must meet faculty requirements for study abroad, receive approval of their course of study in Israel from their faculty and major department, and be accepted by an Israeli university.

Selection criteria for the scholarships include academic excellence, participation in university life, seriousness of interest, suitability of the host institution's program for your particular degree requirements, and, where indicated, proof of financial need.

Scholarship applicants must submit:

  1. Download Application Form (pdf)
  2. A statement of purpose, outlining the projected program of studies in Israel, explaining how that program complements studies at York.
  3. Official transcripts of all university courses taken.
  4. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a York faculty member.
  5. For OSOTF scholarships a financial needs statement must also be filed.

Please note that a personal interview may be required.

Scholarship Application deadline:

Scholarship applications for a full year of study or for one semester should be submitted no later than March 1, 2013 for awards to begin in September. Applications for summer scholarships should be submitted no later then May 1, 2013. Awards will be announced on a rolling admissions basis.

Inquiries for the Year Abroad Programme and the various scholarships should be addressed to:
Professor Carl Ehrlich, President's Advisory Committee for the York University-Hebrew University Exchange, Seventh Floor, York Research Tower Room 763; Tel. 416-736-5823.


Hebrew University
Mr. Moshik Galanty
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University
3080 Yonge Street, Suite 5024
Toronto, ON, M4N 3P4
tel: 416 - 485 -8000
Fax: 416 - 485-8565
Web site:
Tel Aviv University
Ms. Orna Benayon,
Office of Academic Affairs
Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University
3130 Bathurst St. Ste, 214
Toronto, ON, M6A 2A1
tel: 416 - 787-5692
Fax: 416 - 787-1762
Web site:
Bar-Ilan University
Arnold & Leona Finkler Scholarship Information
Ms. Lisa Green, Coordinator Overseas Programme
Office of Academic Affairs
91 Fifth Avenue, NY. NY 10003 USA
tel: 212 - 337.1286
(free)1-888-248-9327 (leave a message & they will reply)
fax: 212-337-1274
Web site:

Download Application Form (pdf)