Financial Assistance, Teaching Positions and Programs for Outstanding Students

1.  This section refers to students in a research track. Scholarships for students in a non-research track are considered individually by the teaching programs in accordance with the procedures of each teaching program.
- Specific information about the criteria for awarding scholarships and teaching positions and their scope may be obtained from the secretariat of the relevant teaching program.

2. As a rule, students who are admitted to Master’s degree studies in the research track and are registered for a full study program will be awarded scholarships, though in some teaching programs this may be subject to finding a supervisor. The amount of the scholarships will be in accordance with the procedures and criteria of each teaching program, which take into account various considerations such as excellence, the existence of a teaching position, etc. The following section details the criteria which determine the minimum scholarship amount.

3.  Master’s degree students who belong to a research group and devote all their time to research will receive a minimum scholarship according to the following considerations. Master’s students who have not been offered a teaching position will receive at least NIS 3,500 per month (i.e., a scholarship of about 200%). Students who have a teaching position at the university will receive at least NIS 4,500 per month (the amount also includes the gross teaching payment). The sum of the scholarship will be divided between the supervisor and the teaching program, as determined by the teaching program.

4.  The amount of the maximum scholarship paid by the supervisor and the teaching program will not exceed 250%, but due to various considerations each teaching program may set a lower ceiling, provided that this does not contradict the provisions of section 3.

5.  Students who have been admitted to a specialization track or received an external scholarship or prize for excellence will be entitled, in some cases, to receive additional assistance provided that in no case will the students’ total scholarship income exceed a scholarship in the amount of 340%. If the amount of the scholarship is higher, the teaching program will offset the difference against the assistance by the supervisor, teaching program or faculty, as instructed by the Vice-Rector.

6.  The teaching program will award teaching positions at a scope of 25-50% to some students for a period of up to two years from the beginning of their studies, in accordance with teaching considerations and its own discretion, and subject to work agreements with the junior faculty and the directives of the human resources division. As a rule, teaching positions will be awarded on the basis of excellence and following submission of application by students. The teaching program may suspend the teaching position at the end of the year if students did not carry out their work to its satisfaction, subject to the directives of and in coordination with the human resources division.

7.  Students who have a teaching position are entitled to exemption from tuition in accordance with the scope of the position. Payment of the tuition of students who do not have a teaching position, or the remainder of tuition which is not exempt due to the low proportion of the students’ position, is the responsibility of students or the supervisor as agreed between them.  

8.  Students who receive a scholarship exceeding NIS 4,000 and have a teaching position at a scope of 50% or more may not undertake any additional work, outside or within the university. In any other case, each teaching program will follow its own procedures.

9.  Master’s students who are candidates for receiving a scholarship/teaching position and work outside the university must report this to the teaching program. This fact will be taken into account in the framework of the considerations for awarding the scholarship and its scope and, as stated above, a teaching position will not be awarded.

10.  Students in a part-time program whose studies had been approved in advance for a period exceeding two years will receive assistance from the supervisor according to agreement between the student and supervisor and in accordance with the amount of time that will be devoted to the research work. The agreement must be approved by the head of the teaching program.

11.  The considerations for awarding a teaching position and scholarships in cases where students have supervisors from two different teaching programs will follow the usual procedures and criteria of the teaching program where the students are registered, even if part of the scholarship is funded by the supervisor from the second teaching program.