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The scholarships and fellowships listed below are particularly relevant to Israelis, some schemes are exclusively intended for Israelis. Citizens of Israel, both academics and independent researchers - are also eligible to apply to general scholarships and fellowships UK universities offer to international students. These are not mentioned on this list. 


Israel Leadership Foundation Scholarship 

The Israel Leadership Foundation(ILF) is the first of its kind in scope and prestige and it provides individual scholarships of up to $10000 to the next generation of leaders. During their academic experience, the Israeli fellows will transform the way in which Israel is being discussed, while educating and inspiring others around them, Jewish and non-Jewish alike.

Alan Howard Scholarship

The scholarship covers fees and a contribution towards living expenses up to a total of £50,000, for students studying for the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures  programme at the Imperial College, the programme aims to develop the next generation of leaders for the energy transition. 

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. They are awarded each year to outstanding emerging leaders for a one-year Master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network 

Shvidler Visiting Fellowships

Queens’ College Cambridge, welcomes applications for its inaugural Shvidler Visiting Fellowships programme for Israeli academics -  available for all Academics/Scientists.

Anglo-Israel Association – The Kenneth Lindsay Scholarship Trust

For students from Israel studying any subject at universities and institutions of higher learning in the UK. 
Scholarships awarded for one academic year, between £500 and £2000.

AJA Karten Scholarship Programme – Israeli post-grads studying in the UK

In partnership with the B’nai B’rith Leo Baeck (London) Lodge , The Anglo-Jewish Association and the Ian Karten Charitable Trust offers grants to assist Israeli students studying at post-graduate level (Masters or PhDs) in the UK. Applicants of all religions and for all subjects are welcome.

To find out more or apply in confidence please email, 

Said Foundation

You must be of Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian or Syrian nationality and ordinarily resident in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine or Israel. The foundation awards approximately 20 scholarships each year. 


Leonard Sainer Scholarship

Covers a one-year LLM degree at University College London (UCL). Applicants must be graduates of the Law Faculty at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Reuben Scholarship

The Foundation supports Israeli students who are looking to pursued a MA or PhD degree in The University of Oxford & The University of Cambridge

The Blavatnik Scholarship for MBA studies (London Business School)

Scholarship Funded by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Open to all successful MBA applicants that are nationals of Russia, CIS countries or Israel. Award: £30,000. 

Rhodes Scholarship (Oxford University)

Two Scholarships every year offered to outstanding students from Israel – chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service. 

The Frost Scholarship Programme (Oxford University)

The Frost Scholarship Programme (Israel) funds current students of Israeli universities to study one-year, full-time master’s courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (‘STEM’ subjects) at the University of Oxford.

Menasseh Ben Israel Room Scholarship (Oxford University)

Scholarship for graduates of any Israeli university, gaining a graduate place at the University and at Lincoln College, in any subject. Preference may be given to graduates of the Hebrew University. The value of the scholarship is one academic year (37 weeks) of free accommodation in Lincoln College (worth approximately £5,700).

Rivka Carmi Scholarship (Oxford University)

Exeter College, Oxford, in conjunction with the Ben-Gurion University Foundation, UK is offering a full scholarship for a student graduating from Ben-Gurion University to undertake a one-year full-time Masters degree at Oxford University, based at Exeter College

The Woolf Institute  (University of Cambridge)

 An annual visiting fellowship is offered to postdoctoral scholars of any academic rank, policymakers or analysts in a relevant area of work for a two- to three-month period.  Fellows receive accommodation in Cambridge and round-trip travel from their country. 

Sir Siegmund Warburg Scholarship  (LSE)

The Sir Siegmund Warburg scholarship offers Palestinian and Israeli students the opportunity to undertake full-time postgraduate human rights study at LSE. In 2016/17 the scholarship has a value of £30,000 which will cover the tuition fee of £20,736 with the remainder available to support living expenses. Applicants must be in possession of a formal offer of a place on the MSc Human Rights at LSE.

The Israel Masters Scholarship (University of Nottingham)

The university is offering 5 scholarships of 25% each towards tuition fees for students from Israel.

Chevening Haim Herzog (UCL)

One of the Chevening scholarships every year will be awarded for an MA programme at UCL.  

Sam Zuckerberg Scholarship (Oxford Brookes)

Full-funding scholarship for a student from Israel to attend a one-year Masters programme at Brookes

Clore Bezalel Scholarship for Masters programs (RCA)

Two scholarships for MA are awarded to Bezalel graduates who completed their studies between one to four years prior to starting studies at the RCA. Scholarships includes tuition, partial living expenses, 

Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship (UAL)

Awarded to residents of the Middle East region who display an exceptional talent and whose development as an artist and designer would most benefit from postgraduate study at one of the University of the Arts London’s Colleges.. 

For additional funding opportunities, particularly for graduate studies, we suggest looking for opportunities in the following website:

Other Opportunities: 

The Newton International Fellowships

For researchers from any country to undertake postdoctoral research in the UK.  

Rothschild Fellowship

Awarded each year in the Natural, Exact or Life Sciences and Engineering and in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Fellowships are provided for one year of postdoctoral study and research abroad. Recipients may choose to spread the funds over a two year period.

The Daniel Turnberg UK

The scheme offers the opportunity for biomedical researchers from the Middle East to visit a research institution of their choice in the UK; fellowship will cover airfare and a subsistence allowance for a period of up to four weeks.  

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information given here is correct and up to date, the British Council accepts no legal liability for its accuracy and completeness, nor does the British Council accept responsibility for the content, accuracy, currency, completeness or presentation of any of the web sites mentioned in this document.


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