Scholarships for the International MSc Programs

The vision of our scholarship sponsors is for scholarship recipients to become instruments of positive and just change by applying the knowledge and skills acquired at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in their home countries. 

Thanks to the generous support of our scholarship sponsors, we are able to grant a limited number of full and partial scholarships to candidates who have been selected during a competitive review of all applicants. The scholarships are granted only to candidates from developing and economically-transitioning countries. 

Types of Scholarships

  • Full scholarships cover tuition, student dormitory housing on campus, medical insurance, monthly living stipend and student visa. The scholarship does not cover application fees, round-trip airfare, initial living expenses, and a tuition deposit that will be returned to the payer at the end of the program. Candidates are required to fund these expenses
  • Partial scholarships supplement candidates from developing countries who can provide funding from other sources.

Scholarship offers may be withdrawn and offered to applicants on the waiting list if the candidate does not meet the necessary requirements. 

When and how to apply for a scholarship

To apply for a scholarship, include a completed scholarship application form together with your full application package during the application period, which is November 1 - March 1. Applications are to be submitted to the International School, not to the sponsor.

Scholarships are limited and highly competitive; therefore, we strongly urge applicants to seek funding from other sources early in the application process. Other scholarship sources can be found at the link below.

Other scholarship sources

Our Partners

Thanks to the generous support and committment of our scholarship sponsors, students from developing and economically transitioning countries have had the golden opportunity to study in one of our international graduate programs. 

Scholarships have been generously donated by the following foundations and individuals:



 Susie Fraser

Susie Fraser (Jonny Fraser Memorial Scholarship) with Roselyne Makau of Kenya 

Dina Gidron with Pears Scholars

Dina Gidron of Pears Foundation with past Pears Scholars

Parasol Foundation Trust with past scholar from India


Scholarship Sources

The International School grants a limited number of scholarships and the selection is extremely competitive. Even if awarded a scholarship, candidates must also have funding for the admission deposit, round-trip airfare and intial living expenses. 

We encourage applicants to seek additional scholarship sources or an educational loan. It is very important to apply for these scholarships early and to allow several months to receive a decision.

In some countries, partial or full study scholarships are awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture or a National Committee for Research and Development. Some NGOs or places of employment also provide financial support for advanced studies. 

There are various international sources to which candidates may apply for full or supplementary funding:

Each fund has strict eligibility criteria regarding the country of origin, work experience, previous studies, age, etc. Individuals must submit scholarship applications directly to these funds according to their deadlines and regulations. Requests are considered alongside others from around the world applying for scholarships in a variety of programs.

The Hebrew University has no role in the decision-making processes of these institutions. We will make every effort to provide official documentation requested by the sponsoring institution by their deadline.