Scholarships Merit-based Need-based
Thanks To Scandinavia

Sperling Scholarships

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Multiple disciplines
12000 USD
01 Apr 2024
Application deadline


The Graduate Year Program is designed to meet the special needs of qualified graduate students from abroad who wish to spend a year at the Hebrew University, whether they are M.A. or Ph.D. candidates or recent college graduates who have not yet commenced a program of graduate study. 


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to $12,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Thanks To Scandinavia and the Benjamin Sperling Bequest to the Hebrew University have endowed two scholarships in memory of Frances and Benjamin Sperling, for students from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Hebrew University.  Recipients are not eligible for any additional Israel-based financial aid. 

The RIS Division of Graduate Studies, established in 1993, functions under the auspices of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, and the Rothberg International School. The Division offers degree and non-degree options, with seminars and lectures in Jewish Studies, Politics and Society of Israel, Islam and the Middle East, Biblical Studies, Comparative Religion, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Modern Hebrew language instruction is available at all levels, as are language courses in Biblical Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Akkadian, and Biblical Aramaic. Courses in the Division are taught in English by members of the Hebrew University faculty and distinguished visitors. These courses are recognized by the Hebrew University as equivalent to courses offered in its departmental degree programs. In addition, students with a sufficient command of Hebrew are encouraged to take graduate courses taught in Hebrew in all the faculties and schools of the Hebrew University, including Science, Medicine and Pharmacy.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship covers up to $12,000 towards tuition fees


  • Recipients are not eligible for any additional Israel-based financial aid. The scholarship is for a single year and is not renewable. A non-refundable application fee of US $80 must be paid to the Rothberg International School by the candidate upon submission of the application form.
  • Applicants must have the equivalent of a “B” (3.2) grade average.
  • Candidates for the Fellowship should have a B.A. degree or equivalent and wish to spend a year of study within the framework Division of Graduate Studies of the Hebrew University’s of the Rothberg International School (RIS).
  • In addition, candidates must provide proof of citizenship in one of the Scandinavian countries. Students from Scandinavia who have been living in Israel for no more than one calendar year at the time of application may also submit their applications to the Rothberg International School and to the appropriate Scandinavian organization for screening.

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines




4 nationalities

Study experience required





Application deadline

01 Apr 2024

Admission to the Division of Graduate Studies is based on transcripts, letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. 

Application deadline: April 1.



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