Dean of Students
مكتب عميد الطلبة
Scholarships, Financial Aid, Housing
At Bezalel, there is an extensive support environment which helps enable each and every student reach their highest potential while enjoying a unique student learning experience in Jerusalem.
The support package available to students includes among other things: Tuition scholarships based on socio-economic needs, free tuition grant for first-year students who are discharged soldiers, scholarships for mentorship and for social involvement, housing and dormitories in the city center and on Mount Scopus, significant professional support systems, adaptations and workshops for students with learning disabilities, new immigrants, Arabic-speaking students and students with special needs. In addition, Bezalel provides scholarship opportunities for students who to take part in a wide variety of projects and courses which combine work in social projects taking place within and outside the Academy
The Academy awards tuition scholarships for students learning at Bezalel based on socio-economic criteria. All students from all departments and for all degrees are entitled to submit a request for these scholarships.
Scope of Scholarship: Full or partial tuition
Terms of Scholarship: Financial eligibility, studies in the scope of 15 academic credits or more, students who are not receiving scholarships from another source (not including exceptional cases).
Target Audience: Full-time students
Special Terms: Those entitled to a scholarship will volunteer to social activities for the benefit of the community at least 20 hours per year.
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Bezalel Scholarhip applications shall be submitted using an online form. To submit an application, please use the following link: http://tiny.cc/DEANC and fill in the following details: User Name: email@example.com and Password: Bezalel2020!
Scope of scholarship: 15,000 NIS
Terms of scholarship: Portfolio, academic excellence and department recommendation
Target audience: Master’s degree students in all departments focusing on local Israeli, Jewish and/or Judaica areas of art who declare their intention to continue developing projects in this field during their graduate studies.
The Tuition Loan Fund offers financial peace of mind to students: a loan for financing tuition and/or living expenses free of interest and linkage, financed by the Academy.
Scope of loan: Up to 10,000 NIS, repayments spread over up to 24 months’ interest and linkage free (in addition, there is an option for a loan of up to 20,000 interest free and with linkage, with a repayment plan of up to 60 equal installments).
Loan Conditions: Interest free loan through the Tuition Loan Fund
Purpose of loan: Payment of tuition or for ongoing living expenses
Target audience: All students.
Additional information: To submit an application please visit the following website www.sachal.co.il/bezalel. A representative of the Fund will contact you and aid you in the application process to the loan under the most suitable conditions following which the students will be required to sign for the loan at the loaning bank. Contact can also be made by phone: 03-9635856 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further comments: The quota is limited | Financing arrangements are subject to the regulations stipulated on the website | The financing arrangements are subject to approval by the Academy and the financial institute | Failure to repay the loan may lead to interest charges, late fee charges and execution proceedings***
These scholarships are offered by various entities outside the Academy.
*Bezalel is not liable for the scholarship application and response.
Target audience: Soldiers discharged from combat units who have a gold or silver discharge certificate, based on their socio-economic status.
Scope of scholarship: $4,000 for each school year and up to 4 years
Link to the Foundation's website: https://fidfimpact.org, Tel: 03-9698855. Registration for the scholarship is open (even prior to registration to an educational institute), beginning on 1st of March each year and closing on the 31st of May.
Scholarships for ex-military soldiers (Ministry of Defense)
Target audience: ex-military within 5 years of the date of discharge from the military.
Scope of scholarship: Full tuition
Link to the foundation's website: http://www.hachvana.mod.gov.il/hacvana/Pages/default.aspx
Ministry of Education Scholarships
Target audience: Students who are Israeli citizens or permanent residents, studying for a bachelor degree in institutions of higher education, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Act, as well as for pre-academic preparatory program students and students studying for an engineering certificate. The Ministry of Education also offers an additional scholarship route designed for bachelor degree students in institutions for higher education who are parents to at least one child and are included under special terms.
Link to the foundation's website: https://bit.ly/2JfEHL5
Assistive Scholarships for New Immigrants – Ministry of Immigration and Absorption
Target audience: In the frame of immigration encouragement, the State of Israel aids to finance the studies of immigrant students.
Link to the foundation's website: https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/General/students_eligibility
The Maccabim Foundation Scholarships for students of Iranian Origin
Target audience: Students in higher education institutions. The Foundation focuses on aiding students of Iranian origin possessing academic abilities who require financial assistance in order to realize their abilities.
Link to the foundation's website: https://www.maccabim.org/
HESEG Foundation Scholarships
Target audience: ex-military veterans recognized as lone-soldiers in the IDF.
Scope of scholarship: Financing the tuition for a BA degree as well as monthly support for living expenses.
Link to the Foundation's website: https://www.heseg.com/
Target audience: Students of a distinct background based on financial need, military or civilian service, social involvement and academic potential.
Scope of scholarship: BA scholarship - 20,000 NIS, BSc in engineering and the sciences - 25,000 NIS, MA scholarship - 18,500 NIS and a PhD scholarship -24,000 NIS per academic year.
Link to the ISEF Foundation's website: https://www.isef.org.il/
The 'Pais' (Lottery) Scholarships
Target audience: Students who promote social involvement in Israel and who are implementing the spirit of volunteering and the values of giving in Israeli society. Those who receive the scholarship, are committed to contributing time to the community, operate mainly in the periphery in hundreds of different projects which have a great impact in narrowing the gaps in Israeli society and the gaps between the center and the periphery.
Link to the foundation's website: https://www.pais.co.il/
The 'Sachlav" Scholarships Fund
Target audience: Israeli citizens who are enrolled in the full curriculum for a Bachelor's Degree in institutions recognized by the Council or Higher Education. A student participating fully in the program, is eligible for a scholarship of 60% of the tuition customary per year based on the State’s official tuition sums.
Link to the foundation's website: http://www.sachlav-edu.co.il/
The Toronto Friendship Foundation's Ultra-Orthodox Academic Scholarships
Target audience: The ultra-orthodox Branch of Bezalel Academy supports women students studying for a BA in an academic position recognized and budgeted by the Council for Higher Education in several channels of support: the guidance route which includes guidance and personal counseling for receiving the information and tools required to select a field and learning institute which meet the expectations, skills and employment tendencies of the candidate.
Scope of scholarship: Scholarships of up to 13,000 NIS per year.
Link to the foundation's website: https://toar.org.il/
Association of Israelis of Central European Origin Scholarships
Target audience: Descendants of German, Austrian and Czechoslovakia immigrants | descendants of members of the Association of Israelis of Central European Origin who have been members in the organization for at least two years | Veterans of a full military service | aged up to 50 | BA students from the second year of study and up and students of advanced degrees | Students who study in an institution approved by the Council of Higher Education.
Link to the Association's website: https://irgun-jeckes.org/
The "Here we live" Scholarship
The scholarship is a social and innovative housing project of the National Student Union and the Ministry of Social Equality. As part of the program, the students reside in the homes of elderly citizens and together they perform social activities. By doing so, the project caters to the most burning needs of the two populations. It helps alleviate the widespread solitary phenomenon of elderly citizens and eases the housing costs that students contend with (the majority of students live in rented apartments).
Student Union Scholarships
Target audience: Students studying for a BA at institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education.
Scholarship scope: A scholarship in the amount of 5,600 NIS for performing 130 annual hours.
Throughout its existence, Bezalel has operated at the cross-roads of various frontiers: geographical, political, social, cultural, religious and economic. The Academy attaches great importance to involving its students and faculty in the communities they live in and the societies within which they create. It encourages these local connections and believes this involvement contributes greatly to the knowledge students acquire at the Academy. Engagement with this complex and unique environment, though challenging, pushes the students – young artists and designers – to step outside of themselves and engage with the people, places and the time in which they live. It requires them to be aware and involved with the tensions, conflicts, languages and complexities of the city within which they live and create.
The Academy acts to strengthen social and environmental awareness and encourages social and civil action in the Israeli domain in general and in the domain of Jerusalem in particular – among other ways – by awarding scholarships for social involvement and engagement.
For details about the variety of Social Involvement Scholarships please visit the Bezalel in the Community page
Personal Academic Mentorship by Outstanding Students
The mentorship project is based on creating personal connections between mentors and students. It aims to create a supportive learning environment that guides a student towards achievement and independence and helps adapt to the academic framework. Mentorship is a permanent framework of individual guidance, 2-4 weekly hours for students by a more senior student or a student in the graduate program.
As part of the project, the mentors and mentees are supervised by program coordinators and receive added value from workshops and personal sessions.
Mentorship Scholarship options:
Mentorship in exchange for a Scholarship: 2-4 weekly hours
Mentorship in exchange for 2 credits and 50 weekly hours: this project can be entered into only once during one year of study towards a B.A.
Students looking to mentor or in need of mentorship can contact Liora Tass by email at:
Mentorship program for adjustment and integration of Incoming students
The Mentorship Program for incoming students is a joint initiative of the Dean’s Office, the students’ union and the academic departments. As part of the Program, first year students are allocated a group mentor who is a more senior student to help them adjust to the academic life and serve as their point person for any question, guidance or consultation. The Program helps reduce the common insecurities of the first year of study and helps students acclimatize into Bezalel. The Program has proven to strengthen motivation and achievements and promote a sense of belonging to the Academy.
A mentoring student serves as a point person for questions, personal and group guidance, assists with integration and becoming familiar with the Academy and its surroundings. Mentors also help introduce incoming students to the city (various services, popular hangout areas, art supply stores, etc.) and guide and refer them to relevant bodies when necessary, help present their department and serve as a go-to person whenever needed.
Mentors are awarded a Scholarship for their participation in the program according to the scope of their volunteering.
Mentorship is suitable for third to fifth-year full-time students with good communication and social skills, who are motivated and aspire to contribute to student collaboration and departmental atmosphere.
For further details, please review the open call for Mentorship Program
Housing in Jerusalem
Bezalel offers affordable housing in two complexes in Jerusalem – The Agron House dormitory in the center of the city and the Mount Scopus dormitory of the Hebrew University. The Dean of Students makes an effort to fulfil most of the requests for housing in the dormitories. Registration takes place during the summer months at the Dean’s Office or online. Daily management of the dormitories, payments and placements are the responsibility of the Dormitory Administration at the Hebrew University.
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Address: 37 Hillel Street, Jerusalem
A new residential complex in Jerusalem’s city center, opposite Gan Haatzmaut (Independence Garden), close to the city's entertainment spots and to the New Bezalel Campus. The complex includes dozens of furnished apartments for couples and individuals and can house 150 students. The services for tenants include: Wi-Fi, laundry room, cafeteria and coffee shops. Rent in the 2020-21 academic year stood at 1,250 NIS per month, not including supplementary expenses.
Addresses: Student Village, Meirsdorf Dormitories, Bronfman Dormitories (Idelson)
Hebrew University student dormitories are available to Bezalel students in three different complexes adjacent to the Mount Scopus Campus. These complexes are managed by Hebrew University. The complexes include both furnished and unfurnished apartments for singles, couples and families. The rental fee for these dorms ranges between 1,000 and 1,900 NIS per month.
The Tuition Committee handles student requests relating to tuition due to exceptional circumstances (such as health problems, personal circumstances, familial circumstances and more). Requests to the Committee are made in a digital application form requiring documentation and approvals supporting the request.
To receive the form, please contact Aidan Naftali by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications submitted without documentation and approvals will not be considered and will not be brought before the Committee for consideration.
Dean of Students, Head of the Academic Administration, Head of the Students Administration, Academy Comptroller, Director of the Tuition Department, Coordinator of Financial Aid and Budgetary Assistance at the Dean of Students Office (Committee coordinator)
The Committee's decision will be provided within 45 days from date of submission of all required documents by the applicant. The Dean of Students is entitled to extend this period in special circumstances. The decision will be sent to the applicant via email