The Hebrew University is Israel’s foremost academic institution and one of the world’s leading centres of learning and research, ranked in the top ½% of the world’s universities. The majority of Supreme Court justices are Hebrew University graduates along with a quarter of the members of the Knesset, prominent business leaders, actors, scientists and entrepreneurs – as well as 7 Nobel Prize winners in the past decade.

Provision of Scholarships

A university education is a key qualification for many positions in modern society but Israel’s students face unique challenges. Most complete IDF military service before starting their higher education. Older than British students, Israeli students often have families and young children to support.

At the same time, the cost of a degree continues to rise and government grants continue to be cut. Each year 14,000 of the University’s 23,000 students apply for financial aid, without which they could not afford to study.

The British Friends’ Scholarship Campaign funds many scholarships, providing students with the means to investigate discover and share their findings with the global community.

Join us in supporting Israel’s future leaders, innovators and Nobel Prize winners and help us create new scholarships:

Give an annual donation

Your gift could support a student (or a group of students) for one or more years of their degree, depending on the level of your contribution.

Create a new endowment fund

By making a substantial donation, you can build up a lasting endowment, designed to provide a fully funded annual scholarship for years to come

Top up your existing fund

Many of our existing endowments fail to generate enough income to support the entire cost of a scholarship. If you already have a scholarship fund, help us to provide more support by topping it up. Even if your scholarship is fully funded, you can top up to allow us to provide one or more additional scholarships.

Annual Report

Once a year we will send you a written profile about your scholarship recipient. This is often accompanied by a personal note of thanks from the student. We can also arrange for copies of the report to be sent to family members and friends.

Donor recognition

The Hebrew University seeks to honour its supporters appropriately. There are many British names inscribed on the Walls of Recognition on the Mount Scopus Campus, overlooking the Old City. Each summer, the University dedicates inscriptions at an unveiling ceremony for family and friends.

Scholarship costs

Full annual scholarships currently start at £2,700 for undergraduates; Masters and PhD grants can also be made. As well as financial need criteria, the Hebrew University also awards scholarships on the basis of academic promise, demonstrated academic and research achievements, or a combination of these factors. Contact us for details.

Your donation can be worth 25% more at no extra cost to you if you are a UK taxpayer – you just need to sign a Gift Aid declaration. Higher rate taxpayers receive additional tax relief

To discuss further, please call Alison Baker on 020 8349 5757 or email: