The study of Judaism, Jewish civilization, and the Jewish people would not be complete without an overseas study experience. We highly encourage students to include overseas study as part of their course plan, whether it is to Israel, Europe, or other parts of the world.
The Ohio State University ranks as one of the nation's top 20 universities for the number of students studying abroad and its international student enrollment, according to the Institute of International Education. Ohio State offers more than 100 study abroad programs in over 40 different countries, and close to 20 percent of undergraduates have a study abroad experience before they graduate. With the assistance of Ohio State’s Office of International Affairs, students have many options to customize their overseas study experience, including international exchange programs, individualized study abroad programs, independent research, and programs through third-party providers to name a few.
We also have partnerships with select universities in Israel through Ohio State’s Israel Direct Enroll Programs provide students a well-rounded cultural and academic experience with advising from the Office of International Affairs in cooperation with students' advisors. Choose from four universities in Israel and take courses in a wide variety of subjects:
- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - offering up to $3,000 per student
- Hebrew University of Jerusalem - offering merit and need-based scholarships
- Tel Aviv University - offering merit- and needs-based scholarships
- University of Haifa - offering scholarships for study abroad students
It is important that you read the documents below before you apply to any Ohio State sponsored education abroad program:
Conditions for Acceptance.pdf
Masa Israel - There are over 200 programs to choose from, and Masa Israel offers study abroad and financial aid in addition to what university programs offer.
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Melton Center scholarships:
- Hebrew University Rothberg International School - Hebrew University offers merit and need-based scholarships. In addition, the Melton Center for Jewish Studies offers up to $5,000 for study at Hebrew University through the Ellen E. and Victor J. Cohn Scholarship Fund. DEADLINES: Dec. 1, 2021 for the 2023 spring semester, and February 27, 2023 for summer and fall, 2022.
- Study Yiddish language or German language abroad. Preference is given to students who wish to study Yiddish. The Melton Center for Jewish Studies offers generous scholarships for this program through the George and Emily Severinghaus Beck Scholarship Fund. DEADLINE: February 27, 2023
- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Through a special agreement with Ben Gurion University, up to $3,000 for study at BGU can be available to Ohio State students. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Hebrew University Rothberg International School - Click here for scholarships and financial aid information.
- Tel Aviv University - TAU offers a variety of merit and needs-based scholarships to prospective students, including the Natalie Shaltiel Scholarship for study abroad at TAU. Contact Jenna Mucciarone at TAU for details and to find out how to apply.
- University of Haifa - University of Haifa offers scholarships. Contact Tzameret Zohar, Managing Director, for more information.
Other Education Abroad Scholarships at Ohio State
- College of Arts and Sciences - funds are for undergraduate arts and sciences majors who are currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. OCTOBER 10, 2022 is the deadline for study abroad Spring, 2023 -
- Francille Firebaugh Study Abroad Scholarship - awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending The Ohio State University in a degree-granting program.
- Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship - offered to enhance the educational experience of Ohio State students, by providing financial support to participants in Ohio State approved summer, semester or academic year study abroad programs
- Mershon Center for International and Security Studies Scholarships - to support undergraduates whose professional training and career plans lie in the field of international security and would benefit by studying in a foreign country
- College of Education and Human Ecology - provides international travel awards to undergraduate majors and graduate students who plan to participate in a university-approved study abroad, internship, service-learning or outreach program
- Fisher College of Business - providing a variey of opportunities to fund your global experience.
- Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants - provided by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
- Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships - offering summer and academic year fellowships for graduate and undergraduates
- Rotary International Scholarships (from $1,000-$25,000) - grants that support a wide variety of projects, scholarships, and training that Rotarians are doing around the world
- American Institute for Foreign Studies - a recognized and leading provider of travel grants.
- Boren Awards for International Study - featuring Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate students and Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students