Useful Information

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Jerusalem Business School does its utmost to help students of the International StartUp 360° MBA, who meet the relevant criteria, with partial scholarships based on merit and financial need.

Available scholarships

The Jerusalem School of Business Administration

Eligibility to apply for financial assistance:

  • Applicants who got accepted into the program.
  • Applicants who applied until April 30th, 2020 and have paid 10% of the tuition by May 15th, 2020.
  • Applicants who applied by July 31st, 2020 and have paid 10% of the tuition by August 15th, 2020.
  • Early bird special:
    • 10% discount for applicants who complete their registration by January 31st, 2021 and pay at least 10% of the tuition fees by April 15th, 2021.
    • 5% discount for applicants who complete their registration by April 30th, 2020 and pay at least 10% of the tuition fees by June 15th, 2021.
  • Outstanding students – up to 25% reduction for students with a GPA of 90 or more, in Israeli terms (see the Admissions page for a guide for translating grades into their Israeli equivalent).
  • New immigrants making Aliyah – up to 25% reduction.
  • Students from developing countries – up to 25% reduction to students who can demonstrate sufficient financial need.

Note: Students eligible for reductions in more than one category will receive either single highest reduction or a multiple scholarships up to a total of 25% reduction.

Dean’s Office

The University's administration allocates financial resources to assist students who have difficulty financing their tuition.

Graduate scholarships are allocated from internal and external foundations and donations that work in cooperation with the University, based on the specific criteria set by those foundations and donations. The amount allocated to scholarships is decided upon by the foundation.

For more details and to check your eligibility.

Students making Aliyah

Within its framework of Aliyah benefits, the State of Israel assists in funding studies for immigrant students beginning their studies within 36 months of receiving new immigrant status.

For details of additional criteria and to check your eligibility.

Scholarship Application

Application will be divided into two cycles:

  1. Scholarship application deadline for students who applied by April 30th, 2020 is May 15th, 2021.

    Final decisions will be published on May 31st, 2021.

  2. Scholarship application deadline for students who applied by July 31st, 2021 is August 15th, 2021.

    Final decisions will be published on August 31st, 2021.

The number of scholarships is limited.

The Jerusalem School of Business Administration Scholarship Committee will do its utmost to help the Program's students who meet the scholarship criteria.

Application is online.

Living Expenses & Accommodation

Living Expenses

As well as your tuition, during your studies you should budget to pay for living expenses such as course materials, food, transportation, gym membership, school social activities and more.

While living expenses vary between individuals, a useful guide for typical costs can be found here. Living expenses are estimated to be between 10,000$ and 15,000$.

Accommodation On/Off Campus

Students may make their own private, off-campus accommodation arrangements, or request housing in Mount Scopus University accommodation - the modern Students Village, the Maiersdorf (Reznick) dormitories and the Bronfman (Idelson) dormitories - all located within walking distance of the University.

Students Village

Accommodation comprises a private, air-conditioned bedroom with a bed, desk, chair and closet, in a suite with another two-to-four bedrooms, shared living room, kitchen and bathroom facilities and Wi-Fi. In the event that such accommodation is not available, you may be offered alternative accommodation in another University housing facility.

Maiersdorf (Reznick)

Most students have their own room. There are 10 rooms on each floor, with a shared kitchen, bathroom and showers. Kitchen equipment and bedding are not provided.

Bronfman (Idelson)

Two- and three-room apartments. These are mostly shared, with two students to a room, but a limited number of students have their own room. Kitchen equipment and bedding is not provided. All apartments have a kitchen and a bathroom with shower.

For further details about University housing.

Housing Requests

Requests for housing by International StartUp 360° MBA students are handled by the program's coordinator, Mr. Raz Rabinovich. Please be aware that the demand for student housing is high and it will be allocated to students subject to availability.

Visa Requirements

Before arriving in Israel, all international students planning to study at the Jerusalem Business School must obtain a multiple-entry A/2 student visa. This can be done only through an Israeli embassy or consulate. Locate your nearest one here.

It is solely your responsibility to apply for and obtain the relevant visa before you leave your country of origin; the Jerusalem Business School is not involved in this process at all. To find out about the procedures and documents required to obtain your visa, please visit the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or check with your nearest Israeli embassy or consulate.

In most cases, a letter of acceptance to your program of studies is the only documentation that you will need from the Jerusalem Business School. If the Israeli embassy or consulate requires you to provide any further documentation from the Jerusalem Business School, please contact the representative named on your letter of acceptance to the program.

Please be aware:

  • Without the appropriate visa, you may not be permitted to enter the country.
  • A multiple-entry student visa will simplify the process of traveling in and out of Israel during your studies.
  • You may not be allowed to convert a tourist visa to a student visa once you arrive in Israel, or you may be required to leave the country in order to change your visa type.
  • If you choose to extend your stay in Israel beyond the period of your visa, you may be required to exit the country and then return.
  • The exact visa you need will depend on your citizenship.
  • Holders of student visas are not legally permitted to work in Israel.
  • Your passport must be valid for the full period of the visa.

Visa processing times vary from embassy/consulate to embassy/consulate. It is recommended that you start the application process at least one month prior to your departure for Israel.

Students entering the country under a student visa will not be permitted to stay in Israel after completing the program. If you receive a job offer with an Israeli company at the end of the year, your employer may be able to arrange a visa on your behalf.

If you are an Israeli citizen or have Israeli parents, or if you are entitled to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return, you will find additional relevant information here.

Health Insurance

All students at the Hebrew University, including the Jerusalem Business School, whether full time, part time, internal or external, must have health insurance coverage for the period of their studies.

For the convenience of its students, the University has arranged an insurance package with the Harel-Yedidim Insurance Company – details of which you can see here.

Health insurance fee is included in the tuition.

Full-Time Students

Unless otherwise noted, if you are a non-­Israeli full-time student who pays tuition and attends an ulpan, a summer program, or a semester or year-long program, you will receive health insurance for the duration of your program, provided you meet the criteria and complete the insurance form.

Israeli Citizens & New Immigrants

If you are an Israeli citizen or new immigrant (oleh), you are personally responsible for joining an Israeli health fund (kupat holim) to assure your access to medical care. You must submit the Health Insurance Waiver.

Important Links

Registering for Insurance

Health Facilities

Policy Basics

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Regulations for Preventing Sexual Harassment

Important Contacts

Campus Life and Studying in Israel

Living on campus with other international and Israeli students gives you access to so much more than stimulating lectures and seminars. Our diverse and welcoming student community offers a range of social, cultural, and religious activities, invigorating athletic and recreational pursuits, and more. Learn about the facilities at the Hebrew University.

During your time in Israel, the Office of Student Life (OSL) is available to help you get the best study abroad experience possible, and immerse yourself in Israeli culture and society through trips, programs, and events. OSL can connect you with Israeli students who work as madrichim (social life staff), and can help you with all your Israel-related questions, ranging from “How do I plan a sea-to-sea hike?” to “Where is the best hummus?” to “Where do I go for medical care?”

For more information about support offered by the OSL.

A Word About Security…

Jerusalem is a very safe location, with a lower crime rate and higher safety rating than most major cities in the world. See here a safety comparison. Even so, to ensure the maximum safety of our students, we have in place a wide range of security measures, including a fenced and monitored perimeter, security checks at all campus entrances, and security patrols throughout the campus. We also notify students of any security warnings or other suspicious situations through text messages, email, and Facebook messages, and parents and universities are notified through our offices abroad. 

For your safety, we recommend students follow these guidelines – please consult International MBA staff or a madrich with any questions.


  • Keep a copy of your current passport with you at all times.
  • Stay alert in public places. Be aware of your surroundings and observe those around you.
  • Be conscious of the fact that you are in a different society with different social cues and behavior than you may be used to. Look around you to observe what others do.
  • Always watch your belongings. Keep alert for ploys to distract your attention.
  • Avoid demonstrations. Leave the area if a crowd suddenly begins to gather.
  • Unless you are familiar with the following areas or have trusted friends or relatives who can look out for you, you should avoid the Temple Mount, Shuafat, Beit Hanina, the Mount of Olives, Wadi Joz, Issawiyeh, and any villages or settlements in the West Bank/Judea and Samaria.
  • If you leave the campus, please let a roommate, friend, or madrich know where you are going and when you plan to return.
  • In the case of an emergency situation, send an email (or SMS) with the subject “I’m ok” to the RIS Office of Student Life (OSL) coordinator of your program and to your family and friends at home.

Do Not

  • HITCHHIKE under any circumstances.
  • Leave your luggage unattended.
  • Travel alone to unfamiliar areas.
  • Jog alone or during hours of darkness.
  • Do not invite strangers into your room. (All dorm visitors must be signed in by a resident.)
  • Do not travel to areas under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. In the present circumstances, such travel could pose a serious risk to your security, and your insurance policy may not be valid in these areas.

Important Contacts

Office of Student Life (OSL)
+972 2 588 2362

For additional information on student safety, please contact:

Sigal Kleynerman
Director, OSL
+972 2 588 2606
Office 403, Boyar Building
Rothberg International School

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