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American Graduate Students

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Funding SourceEligibilityAmountDeadlineApplication & Links
Need-Based ScholarshipLaw Students – LL.M. and M.A. in Human Rights students must apply for scholarships directly through the Law Department by contacting Ms. Shanie Rabinowitz.Varies according to FAFSA resultsAutumn: June 1
Spring: December 1

M.B.A. Students – Business students must apply for scholarships directly through the School of Business by contacting Mr. Tal Mordoch.
Other – We use the EFC on your FAFSA as a tool to determine your eligibility. This is not federal aid.
Merit ScholarshipHold an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.8Full tuitionMarch 15Application
Be a candidate for an M.A. program in The Bible & the Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, Israel Studies, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, and Nonprofit Management & Leadership
Maintain academic performance throughout the program
*Note: Candidates for non-degree or Ph.D. graduate programs are not eligible. Students with previous graduate-level study at RIS are not eligible.
FulbrightHolders of an undergraduate degree or one master's degreeFull tuitionVaries - check Fulbright website for detailsThe Post-Graduate Student Program is administered for the Department of State by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Details on the program and on submission of applications may be found on the IIE website here, here, and here.
U.S. citizenship at the time of application; permanent residents ineligible
Admitted to one of the following one-year M.A. programs only: Jewish Studies, Israel Studies, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Individuals already residing in Israel and students who have met the requirements of a doctoral program are ineligible to apply for a grantAt-large applicants (i.e., those not currently enrolled as students) must submit their applications directly to the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Additional information
US Department of Education Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford LoanAdmitted to a master’s degree programUS$ 20,500 maximumFlexibleApplication

Email us for instructions
Eligibility determined by the US Department of Education
Private LoanEligibility of students and parents determined by Sallie MaeVariesVariesApplication

Email us if approved for the loan
US Department of Veterans AffairsHold GI Bill benefitsVaries1 month prior to the start of the semesterLearn more

Email us once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, as a tuition payment form (22-1999) must be submitted.
Admitted to a master’s degree program
Eligibility determined by the US Department of Education
Masa IsraelVisit the Masa Israel websiteUS$ 1,000 grant
Need-based also available
VariesLearn more
AlternativesVariesVariesVariesLearn more
The Israel Student Authority (Olim)Eligible new immigrantsPartial tuition See websiteSee website
See website 

US applicants to any semester/year program at the Rothberg International School are eligible to apply for financial aid administered by the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) in New York.

If you are not from the United States, please see our scholarships and financial aid for other international students.

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