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How much financial assistance does Masa Israel provide?

All Masa Israel participants are eligible to apply for universal grants, needs-based scholarships and/or travel vouchers. The amount available and type of financial support you receive depends on your country of origin, your age and the program you attend. Visit our Grants, Scholarships and Travel Vouchers page for eligibility criteria and for information about what you’ll need to apply.

How do I get a grant or travel voucher from Masa Israel?
First, apply to your chosen program. Then, fill out the Masa Israel grant application. You will receive an email with a PDF version of your grant application. Print and sign the form and send that application to the program you are attending (do not send the application directly to Masa Israel). 
 
Travel voucher: If you are a gap year participant, fill out the Masa Israel grant application. You will receive an email notification of your status. This notification will include the contact information for Ortal Travel and Tourism, the travel agency that will help you book your travel arrangements. Contact them with your flight details and preferences to remit your voucher. 
Until when can I apply for a grant or travel voucher?
Requests for grants, including all required documents, must be submitted no later than your program’s halfway point. Requests for needs-based scholarships must be submitted no later than 60 days before the program’s offical start date (or if an exception has been made, no later than one day before the program’s start date). For any request for financial assistance, you must submit my passport number and all documentation required to receive the grant or scholarship no later than the program’s halfway point, or else you will lose your eligibility for financial assistance.
 
Gap year participants: You must receive approval for your travel voucher before you buy your ticket to Israel. Be sure to apply far enough in advance that you have time to receive notification of your approval and book your flight with Ortal Travel and Tourism. Additionally, if you are considering applying for a needs-based scholarship, you must apply and be approved for the scholarship before you remit your travel voucher, or you will no longer be eligible for the needs-based scholarship.
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