The Raphael Recanati International school offers needs based scholarships to students in need.
The application will be available online only from March 1st, 2023 via the candidate/student Information Station (MYRUNI).
• First year/new students can apply until October 20th, 2023.
• Continuing students starting their second and third year can apply until August 1st, 2023.
• Students who study at the RRIS but were born and raised in Israel should apply for the scholarships through the Israeli scholarship department.
Applicants will be asked to provide information in regards to their needs and to attach relevant documents (pay slips, apartment lease, etc.). All documents should be included when submitting the application, in order for your request for the scholarship to be reviewed.
A. Who may apply for the RRIS Needs-Based Scholarship?
• Every RRIS student who has resided abroad until the beginning of the academic year or has resided in Israel for less than 5 years.
• RRIS Students who made Aliya and have been living in Israel for less than 5 years (not including army service).
• Continuing RRIS students who have already received the RRIS scholarship in previous year(s) may still apply for the needs-based scholarship, even if by now they have been living in Israel for more than 5 years (not including army service).
B. Who may NOT apply for the scholarship?
• Students who do not pay full tuition because they are part-time students or exchange students who pay tuition via their home university.
• Students whose rent is higher than the rent of the Dorms.
• Students whose studies extend beyond the required 3 years.
• Students who own a car or an apartment.
• Students who have not completed their community service (volunteer hours) for their current scholarship.
• Students who failed more than 3 courses or have a grade average below 60.
• Students who have been found guilty by the Reichman University Disciplinary Committee.
C. Which documentation is mandatory in order to submit the application?
• A detailed letter explaining who you are, your expected arrival date in Israel, the financial background of your parents, your relationship with them, and reasons for this application (minimum 1 full page and maximum two pages).
• Student Aid Report from FAFSA, MANDATORY for students from the USA.
• A copy of current apartment lease agreement in Israel signed by both landlord and student, which indicates amount of monthly rent. If you live in the Reichman University dorms please upload the first and the last page of the agreement.
If you are still abroad and don't have a lease agreement yet , please upload an explanatory PDF in which you provide the maximum amount you intend to spend on rent and provide the actual signed lease agreement asap.
• Student’s bank statements for the past three months, from your home country and from Israel.
If you don't have a bank account, please upload an explanatory PDF why you don't have one and how you manage without.
• Student's salary slips for the past three months.
If you don't have salary slips, please upload an explanatory PDF instead.
• Parents’ bank statements for the past three months (from all bank accounts they may have).
• Both parents’ salary slips from the past three months or parents’ unemployment/pension documentation (as applicable).
• Parent's tax return/tax form for the last tax year.
• If student is married, bank statements and salary slips of spouse, as requested above.
• Please note:
- All amounts in the scholarship application should be in U.S Dollars (only the new immigrant and army service section are in NIS).
- For Canadian and Australian students please note that you have to fill out the application in USD!
D. Can I apply for a scholarship if I didn't apply last year or if my request from last year was rejected?
• Yes, the application is open to all students who meet the criteria listed above.
Please be advised that the RRIS Needs-Based Scholarship complements any other grants, bursaries or scholarships you may have. If you are eligible for a Student Authority Grant, HESEG, IMPACT or other grants; and/or if your home country provides special student loans, grants or scholarships, you are expected to pursue these options before applying for the RRIS Needs-Based Scholarship.
It is the policy of Reichman University to support students in need, however, please take into consideration that the funds are limited and are allocated on a needs basis.
Please remember that the earlier you submit your application, the sooner you will have an answer and be better able to financially plan your next academic year.
If after having read the information above you still have questions about eligibility, please feel free to contact Annette Behrendt from the RRIS Financial Aid office.
RRIS Needs Based Scholarship Regulations
Please note: If, as a student at Reichman University, you have been found guilty of a disciplinary offense by the Disciplinary Committee, you are not eligible to apply for an Reichman University scholarship of any kind.