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Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

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Students applying to the Overseas Student Program (OSP) have access to a variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Explore the possibilities below!

BGU Scholarships

*New!* BGU Undergraduate Research Travel Grant

Every semester, BGU will offer two travel grants of $2,500 to highly qualified students from North America to cover travel expenses within Israel for research as part of a research project, personal enrichment project, research internship, or independent study that complements their immersive experience in the OSP. Travel covered by the grant must be undertaken directly before, during, or after the stay at BGU for a semester or academic year of study.

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Ginsburg-Ingerman Scholarship Program

A substantial amount of funding is available to students in the year and semester programs through the Ginsburg-Ingerman Scholarship Program. Scholarship awards are based on economic need. Recipients will be notified of their awards after acceptance to the program.

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

For Jewish students: MASA Israel Journey Scholarship Assistance 

MASA Israel Journey has partnered with the State of Israel and the Jewish Agency to provide scholarship assistance to Jewish young adults who study in Israel on long-term educational programs. Jewish students in the OSP are eligible for MASA funding. 

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For Canadian students: The Fine Family Scholarship

The Fine Family Scholarship is for Canadian students studying at BGU on the OSP.

For more information, email the Canadian Associates, Ben-Gurion University ( or the OSP office ( in New York.

For University of Pennsylvania students: The David Zeehandelaar Memorial Award 

The David Zeehandelaar Memorial Award provides support for independent travel or an independent project undertaken by an undergraduate student participating in the study abroad program between BGU and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). The David Zeehandelaar Memorial Award honors the memory of a Penn alumnus who had a passionate connection to both Penn and BGU and aims to promote a deeper connection between the two institutions through student experiences in Israel. 

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