UNESCO/Israel (MASHAV) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme (2016)

UNESCO

NESCO/Israel (MASHAV) Co-Sponsored Fellowship Programme is available for course on in Educational Methodologies – Youth At-Risk: Preventing Student Dropouts and Facilitating Reintegration”. Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity of participating in a variety of training courses in Israel. Applicants must be high-level educational staff, at the regional or national level, dealing with the target population, school principals, counselors, supervisors, lecturers at teacher training institutions, and researchers in relevant fields. The application deadline is 1 December 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for Educational Methodologies – Youth At-Risk: Preventing Student Dropouts and Facilitating Reintegration”.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for variety of training courses in Israel.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Israel and UNESCO
Scholarship can be taken at: Israel

Eligibility:
-High-level educational staff, at the regional or national level, dealing with the target population, school principals, counselors, supervisors, lecturers at teacher training institutions, and researchers in relevant fields; 
-Be proficient in reading and writing in the language of instruction; (if the language of instruction is not the mother tongue, a certificate of language proficiency must be provided); 
-Be not more than 50 years of age

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students from Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Rep. of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) and Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname) can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: In order to promote human resource capacities in the developing countries through intensive training and to enhance international understanding and friendship 0among peoples of the world and the people of Israel, the Government of Israel is placing at the disposal of UNESCO a number of fellowships for the benefit of certain Member States (especially the least developed countries) within the framework of the UNESCO Fellowship Programme. Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity of participating in a variety of training courses in Israel, conducted under the sponsorship of the MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Facilities offered by the MASHAV (Israel)

Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) will assume costs relating to:

  1. Registration and tuition frees;
  2. Accommodation (Room and Board); and
  3. Health insurance and basic medical care (This does not include dental care, glasses, and chronic illnesses).

Accommodations: Participants will reside at Ramat Rachel Hotel on the outslirts of Jerusalem 2 people per room.

Facilities offered by UNESCO

  1. UNESCO will cover international travel expenses (at the most economical airfare) within the framework of the 2014-2015 Fellowships Programme; and
  2.  One-time special allowance amounting to US$100.

(Note: Expenses such as the processing of visa, accommodation, meals and insurance during transit and/or prolonged stay in Israel are not covered by this fellowship.)

Submission of applications

Deadline for submission of applications: 1 December 2015

All applications, indicating clearly the course for which candidates are applying, should be endorsed by the relevant Government body (such as the National Commission or Permanent Delegation) and must be made on a MASHAV Fellowship Application form. Each Member State can nominate a maximum of two (2) candidatures. Applications should be sent to Mr. Bantchev, Chief of the Participation Programme and Fellowships Section Fellowships only by e-mail: (s.bantchev@unesco.org with copy to a.zeitune@unesco.org and i.ibn_mokrane@unesco.org). The applications should be submitted with the following attachments:

  1. MASHAV Application Form, duly completed;
  2. Certified copies of diploma(s);
  3. Certificate of language proficiency; and
  4. A medical certificate of good health*. DO NOT SUBMIT a medical examination report at this stage.

(* Only selected candidates will be required to provide a certificate of good health issued by a physician)

The final selection of the fellowship beneficiaries will be made by the MASHAV (Israel).

CANDIDATES NOT INFORMED OF THEIR SELECTION 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE STARTING DATE OF THE COURSE (i.e., 16 March 2016) SHOULD CONSIDER THAT THEIR APPLICATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS (i.e. NO SPECIFIC LETTER WILL BE ADDRESSED TO THOSE NOT SELECTED)

Visas

All foreigners going to study in Israel are required to obtain a visa. Should your country not have an Israeli consulate, selected candidates will be advised as to where to apply for such a visa. In exceptional cases, visa may be given upon arrival at the airport provided that approval by the Israeli authorities has been obtained well in advance, and, on condition that the relevant information (name, date and place of birth, passport number, date of issue, validity, etc.) are transmitted to the Israeli authorities on time.

Files which are incomplete or which are received after the deadline for application, as well as candidates who do not fulfill the requirements mentioned above cannot be taken into consideration. It is the national authorities’ responsibility to ensure that all candidates are duly informed of the above conditions prior to the submission of their applications for these fellowships.

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