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Israel Government Scholarship – 2012-13

Sunday, October 23, 2011

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IsraelIsrael Government Scholarship – 2012-13

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for an Israeli Government Scholarship tenable from October 2012 to study at an Israeli university or any institution of higher education in Israel.

The scholarships are for research/specialisation for eight months, and would be available for:

Comparative Study (with specific reference to Judaism)
Middle East studies
Hebrew language and literature
History of the Jewish people
Business Management
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Mass Communication
Environment Studies


For the research/specialisation studies, a master’s degree with 60% marks or more as on November 30, 2011 for the subject of agriculture, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, environment studies; and master’s degree with 55% marks or more for the remaining subjects. Proof of English or Hebrew language knowledge is must.

How to Apply:
Applications should reach the ‘Section Officer (ES.3 Section), ministry of human resource development, Department of Higher Education, External Scholarship Division, 2nd Floor, Wing 6, West Block-1, R.K. Puram, Delhi-110066 latest by November 30, 2011.

Applications can also be submitted online at the website

In case of online application, hard copies should reach by December 7, 2011.


Last Date to Apply: November 30, 2011

4. Value of Scholarship:
Terms and conditions of the scholarship will change every year according to the yearly budget.

The scholarship could be partial, or in rare cases full. Partial scholarship will include health insurance and tuition fees OR

Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only). Full scholarship will include tuition fees, a monthly allowance and health insurance.

Accommodation, transportation and travel arrangements to and from Israel are the applicant's responsibility.

Scholarships will be granted only in universities and programs approved by the Israel Government and this Ministry.

5. Submission of application:

Application should include following:

i) Dully filled application form as given in the format.

ii) Detailed letter describing the field the applicant intends to study in Israel, specifying the University he/she wishes to attend.

iii) Curriculum Vitae

iv) Copies of letters exchanged with Israeli universities or the Israeli supervisor (it should be attached or produced during interview)

v) At least two (2) letters of recommendation from lecturers/professors who taught the candidates( It should be attached or produced during interview).

vi) Attested Photocopies of all degree/certificates including transcript of the student’s record.

6. Application on plain paper (as per format given below) alongwith the required photocopies of documents with a recent passport size photograph pasted on the application should reach the ‘Section Officer (ES.3 Section), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, External Scholarship Division, 2nd Floor, Wing 6,West Block-1, R.K. Puram, Delhi-110066’ latest by 5.30 PM on 30-11-2011. Applications received after 30-11-2011 will not be entertained. (Applications can also be submitted online at the website by 30-11-2011. In case of online application, hard copies should reach by 07-12-2011. In case of any queries candidates can also send their question(s) to the following email address –,

1. Candidates who are awaiting the results need not apply if the results have not been declared by 30-11-2011.

2. Equivalent foreign degree will be considered.

3. Candidates who have already been abroad for study/research/training for more than six months at a time either on a scholarship or on their own, are eligible to apply only if they have been in India for at least two years after their return from abroad as on 30-11-2011. Applications of candidates, who are abroad will not be considered.

4. Candidates should have adequate knowledge of geographical situation, culture and heritage of Israel and India.

5. Applications in subject-fields, other than those prescribed, will not be considered. Applications in which the subject has not been indicated shall be rejected. A candidate can apply for only in one subject.

6. Employed candidates must send their applications through their employers with “ No Objection Certificate”. However, an advance application can be submitted with the understanding that the application through employer should reach before the date of interview. Otherwise candidates will not be allowed to appear for interview. Advance application must be complete in all respects.

7. Candidates must attach with the application a description in at least 500 words of his project/proposal of study/research to be undertaken in Israel.

8. In case no interview letter is received by a candidate, who applied in response to the advertisement, by first week of December 2011, it may be presumed that he/she has not been short listed for interview. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

9. Applications, which are incomplete or unsigned, will not be considered.

10. Canvassing in any from will disqualify the candidature of the applicants.

11. While indicating the period of past experience and stay abroad, candidate should mention the specific dates.

12. As these scholarships are offered by foreign government, the application should be submitted in English only.

13. Candidates who do not possess the essential qualifications need not apply.



16. Mere fulfillment of minimum requirements as laid down in the advertisement does not qualify a candidate for interview. Interview letters are sent only to limited number of candidates after their applications are examined by the committee of experts.

17. The applicants who are in employment to which they wish to return should have an assurance that if their nomination is successful, they will be granted sufficient leave of absence.
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