Excellence for freshmen undergraduates based on raw psychometric score of 700 and above

The scholarship is provided only to freshmen. Eligibility is identified by the university based on an examination of several basic criteria: Student in good standing; student status of “regular student” (students in their freshman year who are either new immigrants with fewer than 10 years in Israel or members of a minority who were accepted conditionally because of the Hebrew language proficiency exam will, for this purpose, be considered “regular students”); a minimum schedule of classes for the year; and their raw psychometric score.

Ineligible: Students currently studying at the University or student who were registered in the past as undergraduate students at the University of Haifa and did not complete their studies.

Students identified as eligible will be notified in the first weeks after the start of the semester.

Students with a raw psychometric score of 730 or above will receive a scholarship of outstanding merittotaling up to 100% of their basic tuition cost (excluding attendant fees). The scholarship amount is determined in relation to the student’s tuition cost.

Students with a raw psychometric score of 700-729 (excepting students accepted to the Communications Disorders Department) will receive an excellence scholarship totaling up to 50% of their basic tuition cost (excluding attendant fees). The scholarship amount is determined in relation to the student’s tuition cost.

Community Service: Receipt of the scholarship is contingent on community service of 25 hours per year. Students starting their studies in the second semester will volunteer for 12.5 hours. Exemptions: Students in therapeutic departments in the Welfare and Health Sciences Faculty for ever year in which they do practical work/fieldwork studies as part of their departments’ curricula.

Donor Relations: 

The university makes every effort to raise funds from private donors and public institutions to encourage academic excellence. To express our gratitude and appreciation for the donors, you will, once you receive the scholarship, be asked to write a letter to a donor and, if necessary, participate in a ceremony or meeting with donors during the course of the academic year.

The Scholarship Department credits the students’ tuition accounts with the scholarship amount. If tuition was fully paid ahead of time, the Tuition Department in the Student Administration Division will deposit the scholarship funds into the students’ bank accounts. Students must therefore update their bank account information via the student portal, tab “Tuition.”

Cases in which an excellence scholarship is reduced or revoked:

  • Based on the directions of the university’s Disciplinary Authority (see Disciplinary Regulations)
  • Withdrawing from school, whether the decision is yours or the university’s
  • Failure to meet a basic criterion due to changes in the total tuition fee / GPA
  • Failure to write a thank-you letter to the donor/not coming to a meeting with donors, as required by the Scholarship Department.
  • Failure to fulfill community service, fully or in part, a scholarship condition.

Revocation or reduction of the scholarship is effected by the Tuition Department. Students must make sure to discharge their debts by the deadlines determined by the university.

Changes to the above criteria are possible.