Scholarship Application

An application may be filed for one of the following:

  • A monthly scholarship (1-6 portions)
  • Tuition scholarship – The scholarship is intended for student who are Soldiers in mandatory service, or for students serving in national service who are studying at Technion Haifa campus.

Prior to filling in the application for a monthly scholarship, please read the “guidelines”.

Guidelines

for a monthly scholarship portions

(The full guidelines can be found in the Scholarship Agreement)

  • Graduate School scholarships are awarded based on academic criteria alone. The minimum grade for receiving a scholarship will be set by each academic unit and can be changed from semester to semester, but will never be below the average grade of 80. The condition for the minimum average grade for scholarship recipients must be kept at any time of the studies and it is forbidden to deviate from it during the whole time of reception of scholarship.
  • Please note: Scholarships are intended for the provision of financial support to the recipient during the scholarship period, provided the recipient does not have additional income, including sabbatical pay or pension payments.
  • Graduate students (including scholarship recipients) are due to register and pay the national insurance fees and national health insurance fees, directly to the National Insurance Institute (BTL).
  • Scholarships at Technion are awarded in monthly portions.
  • The number of portions is determined by the department.
  • The amount of the scholarship portions is determined in accordance with the type of degree and research stage of studies.

Accumulation of credit points

MSc Students

A student receiving a 3 scholarship portions and above

A student receiving 3 scholarship portions and above, whose approved *maximum duration of studies is eight semesters, must take at least 75% of the required credits during the first two semesters of his studies. When the approved *maximum duration of studies exceeds eight semesters the student must take at least 50% of the required credits during the first two semesters of his studies.

Every student must take at least 8 credits during the first semester, and at least 12 credits during the first year.

A student receiving 1-2 scholarship portions
A student receiving 1-2 scholarship portions and above, whose approved *maximum duration of studies is eight semesters, must take at least 75% of the required credits during the first three semesters of his studies. When the approved *maximum duration of studies exceeds eight semesters the student must take at least 50% of the required credits during the first three semesters of his studies.

In both cases, the student must take at least 6 credits points during the first semester, and at least 10 credits during the first year.

* Please note that the approved maximum duration of studies is not the same as the duration of scholarship.


PhD Students

Ordinary Phd Track: Astudent studying towards a PhD in the ordinary track who recieves a scholarship must begin to accrue the required credits no later than the date of passing the candidacy examination.

Special PhD Track: A student atudying towards a PhD in the special track must begin to accrue the required credits in accordance with the Graduate School Regulations, and in accordance with the information detailed in: course of study as well as Special PhD track academic requirements.


Guidelines for presence at Technion and work while receiving a scholarship

A student receiving a scholarship is required to spend time on campus relative to the number of scholarship portions received [see the following]. Time spent on campus starts at the beginning of the first scholarship month even if the semester begins later that month.

The provisions of Sections 1-4 below do not retract from, but rather add to, the Regulations of “Entry into Israel”, said regulations forbid students holding an A/2 (student) visa to work in Israel, as detailed in section 4.12 of the Scholarship Agreement.

  1. A recipient of four scholarship portions and above has to be present on the Technion campus five days a week. The student may not work at any position (including employment elsewhere) other than be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,100 employment units.
  2. A recipient of three scholarship portions has to be present on the Technion campus four days a week. The student may be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,400 employment units, or be employed elsewhere for up to one day a week, at most (International students are not allowed to work).
  3. A recipient of two scholarship portions has to be present on the Technion campus three days a week. The student may be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,400 employment units, or be employed elsewhere for up to two working days a week, at most (International students are not allowed to work).
  4. A recipient of one scholarship portion has to be present on the Technion campus two days a week. The student may be employed by the Office for Academic Staff at Technion as a teaching assistant for up to 1,400 employment units, or be employed elsewhere for up to three working days a week, at most (International students are not allowed to work).

To be clear, “employment elsewhere” includes also taking part in, and/or being a partner in, and/or being a member of, and/or any other activity within the framework of enterprises and/or start-up companies, either with or without financial gai. The limitations regarding the number of hours of employment per week specified in sections 1-4 above are also relevant in this case.


Dates for scholarship application:

New applicants and students applying for continuation of scholarship, please submit your scholarship application to the graduate secretary at the department, according to its guidelines.
In all other cases please submit the application according to the following dates:

Winter Semester (Of the following academic year)Spring Semester
(Of the current academic year)
Summer Semester
(Of the current academic year)
New Students / CandidatesBy April 30th (Of the current academic year)By November 30th
(Of the current academic year)
By May 31st
(Of the current academic year)
Students applying for continuation of scholarshipBy May 31st (Of the current academic year)By December 31st
(Of the current academic year)
By May 31st
(Of the current academic year)

Note: An academic year is between the months October-September