The Student Authority was founded in 1968 as a joint body of the State of Israel through the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption and the Aliyah Division of the Jewish Agency. The Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption has since assumed full responsibility for the budget and activities of the Authority.
The Student Authority’s activities are promoted through four main channels:
- Encouraging Aliyah, Advice, and Guidance – information about study options in Israel, registration and acceptance conditions, and advice about choosing an area of study. Services are to candidates both in Israel and overseas.
- Assistance (psychological, social welfare, academic) – psychological services to those who require them, social-welfare services, tutoring and academic support.
- Integration and Social Absorption – individual guidance from a counselor, familiarization trips throughout the country, seminars about Zionism, Jewish heritage and citizenship, community volunteering, vocational preparation, activities for integration into Israeli society and culture.
- Financial Assistance – funding for tuition fees, and subsistence allowances for those who require them. Student Authority staff guide immigrant students throughout their period of study, during ulpan studies, in preparatory courses, and during studies in various educational institutions.
Visit the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption to calculate the amount of financial assistance you can apply for from the Israeli government.