Free Education after the IDF

Free Education – Post IDF- Take advantage!

The following organizations offer scholarships to lone soldiers who have finished service in the IDF. Today Israel has a vast amount of Universities and Colleges that offer a wide range of Graduate and Undergraduate degrees. Take advantage start learning today!

The American Jewish League The American Jewish League (AJLI) for Israel has a unique University Scholarship program that awards qualified American students with partial scholarship grants toward a year of study at one of Israel's prestigious Universities.

AACI (Canada Scholarship Fund) This fund is intended for Israeli citizens holding Canadian citizenship, who are studying towards a Bachelor’s Degree at recognized universities and colleges in Israel.

Sam Cohen A SA Private fund that support students with scholarships. The student has to contact Bronwen Kubelun at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 011-728-7433

Telfed The South African Zionist Federation (Israel), known as Telfed, support SA students who made Aliya and award them with educational scholarship from funds that have been donated by the public to assist students residing and studying in Israel.

Masa The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israel Prime Minister’s Office co-sponsor the Masa project to encourage young Jews who are not Israeli residents to study in Israel. Students up to the age of thirty-one, who have not been to Israel on a long term program before, are eligible for a grant from Masa to go towards tuition at the Raphael Recanati International School. Students will receive an initial grant based on their country of origin and can apply for additional funding of up to $10,000 US which is awarded based on financial need. Application forms for Masa must be completed online at Please note, Masa is an independent initiative and therefore its criteria for evaluating scholarship requests may differ from those used to evaluate requests for the Raphael Recanati International School Scholarships.

Ami Ami supports the French community socially and financially. New immigrants from France/Belgium/Switzerland or Morocco can apply for Ami's needs-based scholarship.

Hias HIAS supports new immigrants from all countries. The scholarship awarded upon Excellency, financial background and community service. Second year students can apply online 15/9 – 1/10.

Minhal Ha’studentim The Government of Israel helps with tuition for an undergraduate degree for new Olim under the age of 27 and the cost of a graduate degree for new Olim under the age of 30 (provided the Oleh does not already have this degree from abroad and that the program that you choose is recognized by Minhal HaStudentim).

Jewish Federations of North America

Impact IMPACT's scholarship program is open to former Israeli combat soldiers (rank that is lower than captain סר"ן), who are Israel’s future leaders. The scholarship is a needs based scholarship for soldiers that have completed full army service, studying for BA on the first year of school. Recipients are required to complete 130 hours of community service each year of their scholarship.

Heseg Foundation HESEG Foundation provides full academic scholarships and living expenses to qualified applicants. Preference will be given to candidates who are recognized by HESEG as lone soldiers, who have come to Israel to volunteer in the IDF. This is a loan soldier's scholarship for first year students, applicants will need to show certificates of Excellency.

Gruss Foundation For IDF veterans.

RRIS The Raphael Recanati International School offers needs based scholarships to students in need. The application will be available online only. First year students can apply until October 1st. If you will be a first year student in 2014-15 and wish to apply for an RRIS needs-based scholarship please email the financial aid coordinator at for more information. Second and third year students can apply until August 1st. You will be asked to provide information in regards to your needs and to attach relevant documents (paystubs, apartment lease etc.).The RRIS takes the liberty to award excellent students with Merit scholarship based on their previous performance (in high school). Students don't apply for this scholarship, the RRIS admission office will notify you if relevant.