To be eligible for the subsidized terms of the program, you must:
Identify as Jewish
Not have Israeli citizenship OR if you do, you must have left Israel before the age of 14 and have lived outside of Israel for at least four consecutive years prior to receiving a Masa Israel grant or scholarship
Have not spent four consecutive months or longer in Israel within the 24 month period prior to the start of your program after the age of 18
If you have participated in a four month or longer Israel program, you are not eligible for Masa funding. You are still eligible to participate, but you will be responsible for the full cost of the program without the subsidy.
The program is holistic in nature, so, unfortunately, there is no option to join a program in the middle or leave before the end except for exceptional situations. Failure to participate in the full program may result in the loss of your security deposit and/or the repayment of any program subsidies and financial aid.
The program welcomes religious and non-religious participants. All the activities organized on Shabbat or Jewish festivals are suitable for those who observe religious practices, however, each participant is free to observe Shabbat in their own way. Any food provided by the program will be kosher.
Inappropriate behavior, drug use, violence, danger to other participants or oneself, criminal offense, and any out of ordinary discipline problem will lead to immediate removal from the program. If you do not complete the program you may be asked to absorb some of the cost of the scholarship granted or your deposit may be non-refundable.