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About

The International Master’s Degree Program in Israel Studies at University of Haifa offers students the opportunity to partake in an in-depth study of the State of Israel covering periods of the beginning of the Zionist movement to the present day.

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Overview

The course aims to elucidate the theoretical underpinnings of the Zionist project, communities of the Jewish diaspora and their relationship to the modern state of Israel, and the deep complexities of Israeli society in light of its multicultural character.

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth of scholarly interest in Israeli history, politics, society and culture. Numerous programs, research centers and chair endowments in Israel Studies have been established in North America and Europe, adding a new, fresh and innovative dimension to existing programs in Judaic Studies.

The Program in Israel Studies at University of Haifa is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the experiences of the Israeli population from a range of perspectives, against the wider backdrop of twentieth-century Jewish history, Middle Eastern politics and society.

What you will study

The program will examine Israeli society from a variety of perspectives, including Aliyah and migration; economics and politics; culture, religion, history and the ties between Israel and Jewish communities abroad. The one-year program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through August.

Students wishing to pursue the thesis track will be required to submit a research thesis within one year of completing their coursework.We offer a comprehensive academic program, which features a fascinating and dynamic curriculum combining concurrent study in the classroom and in the field. The program integrates faculty-led field trips and tours to historical and archaeological sites. The students also meet with representatives from different sectors that make up Israeli society.

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded an MA in Israel Studies from the Faculty of Humanities and Department of Israel Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Religion, Science and Politics in the Cartography of Israel from the Middle Ages to Our Time
  • The Holocaust and the Israeli Society
  • The Zionist Ideology
  • A Social History of Palestinian Society, 1900-1948
  • 1948 War - Field Course
  • Modern Israeli Society
  • Israel Stories: Page, Stage, and Screen

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% (Israeli system) or equivalent.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  An undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences from a recognized university in Israel or abroad. 

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% (Israeli system) or equivalent

  • Official transcript of BA degree and copy of undergraduate diploma

  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)

  • Two recommendations from relevant academic faculty members

  • Statement of Intent/Personal Essay (500-750 words)

  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

  • Medical forms (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9980 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Haifa

770 - 1243 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • University of Haifa Need-Based Scholarship
  • Fulbright MA Degree Fellowships
  • U.S. Federal Aid - Master's Programs Applicants
  • MASA Israel Scholarship Program

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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