Israel launches PhD sandwich programme; scholarship up to Rs 17 lakh on offer
The Council for Higher Education, Israel has launched the "PhD Sandwich Programme” for international PhD students to study in Israel for a duration of up to one year as part of doctoral studies.
Selected students will get an annual scholarship of 80,000 NIS per year (Rs 17 lakh approx). By offering collaboration with leading scholars and scientists, this programme aims to provide opportunity to further doctoral research of outstanding international PhD candidates through a unique academic experience in Israel.
Through this initiative, Israel seeks to attract top young recent PhD graduates to take on a postdoctoral position with leading scientists and scholars in Israel on cutting-edge research in all fields of science, social science and humanities.
Interested candidates must apply directly to the relevant Israeli university. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the university by February 15, 2021.
The eight Israeli universities offering the “Sandwich programme” are –
All the above universities will conduct an internal selection process ensuring high academic quality of scholarship recipients. If a scholarship recipient is in Israel for less than one year, the scholarship amount will be determined based on the actual time the scholarship recipient studied in Israel. And scholarships will not be awarded to doctoral students who spend less than three months at the host university.
In order to be eligible a candidate has to be enrolled in a doctoral degree programme at an accredited institution of higher education overseas. The programme will be open to students from all countries and in all academic disciplines. Also, the applicant should have completed their first year of doctoral studies successfully and should not be a citizen or a resident of Israel.
Due to COVID-19, the current call for applications is open for candidates who plan to arrive in Israel beginning of Spring 2021. Interested students can click here (https://studyisrael.org.il/) to know more.
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