Wergeland and Holst

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Wergeland and Holst Scholarships in Israel

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is pleased to announce the “Thanks To Scandinavia” (TTS) Scholarships for students from the Scandinavian countries for participation in the Rothberg International School’s Summer Program 2015.

Thanks To Scandinavia, founded in 1963 by Danish entertainer Victor Borge and New York attorney Richard Netter, is a scholarship organization that has funded thousands of students from the Scandinavian countries, and more recently from Bulgaria, to study in the United States and Israel.  It was founded to express lasting gratitude to the ordinary individuals who performed extraordinary acts of courage by saving their Jewish brethren during World War II.  For more information, please visit www.ThanksToScandinavia.org.

Scholarships are awarded by TTS, based in New York, in memory of Henrik Wergeland and Johan Jørgen Holst.  Wergeland, an early 19th century poet and thinker from Norway, defended Enlightenment thinking and pressed successfully for the legalization of Norwegian citizenship for Norwegian Jews. His efforts marked the beginnings of the Jewish community in his country. Holst, the late Norwegian Foreign Minister, led historic efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as part of the Oslo peace process.

SUMMER 2015: In 2015, eight scholarships will be awarded as follows: two in Denmark, two in Finland, two in Sweden, and two in Norway.  Applicants are eligible to receive a scholarship of $2500 US, to apply toward application, tuition and housing fees, and living costs.

STUDY PROGRAM: The language of instruction is English. Students may enroll in either one language course (4-6 weeks, program dates vary) or one of the Summer Courses offered (July 9 – August 5, 2015).

Language Courses:

Detailed information regarding language courses can be found at: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/language.

June 22 – July 21, 2015

  • Jerusalem Ulpan (Modern Hebrew)

June 21 – July 22, 2015

  • Biblical Hebrew (Elementary)

June 11 – July 22, 2015

  • Arabic Immersion (Elementary, Intermediate)

July 28 – August 18, 2015

  • Scopus Ulpan (Modern Hebrew)

July 28 – September 21, 2015

  • Summer Ulpan (Modern Hebrew)

Summer Courses:
Detailed information regarding summer courses can be found at: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/summercourses.


July 9 – August 5, 2015

  • Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study
  • The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Uncovering Jerusalem: A Historical and Archaeological Survey
  • The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel
  • The New Kabbalah: From Jewish Mystics to Madonna
  • The Politics of Planning in Cities of Conflict: The Case of Jerusalem
  • Collective Memory and Cultural Myths in Contemporary Israel
  • Militant Radical Movements in Contemporary Islam
  • Israel and International Law

August 9 – 24, 2015

  • Archaeology of the New Testament

July 12 – 23, 2015

  • Trauma and Resilience: Theory and Practice from the Israeli Experience

July 13 – August 13, 2015

  • International Summer Program in Economics Education (ISEE)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: RIS Summer Programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to mature learners with an academic background. All applicants must have been accepted to a recognized college or university or have successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education. Scholarships will be allocated according to academic excellence (grades and letters of recommendation) and the relevance of the prospective course to the candidate’s professional pursuits.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15, 2015

TO APPLY:

Step 1: Online application to TTS scholarship:
Applications will be submitted online at: https://thankstoscandinavia.wufoo.com/forms/tts-wergeland-and-holst-scholarship/. Please contact info@thankstoscandinavia.org with any questions.

Step 2: Online application to the Hebrew University: Applications will be submitted online following Rothberg International School application process. To apply: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/onlineapply/apply.aspx. You do not need to pay the application fee when you submit the application.  The fee can be paid later through the scholarship, if applicable.

Note: To be considered for the TTS scholarship you must complete BOTH applications.

All forms and applications must be submitted by April 15, 2015.

You can find more information at your local embassies:

DENMARK:
Ms. Maja Tjørnelund Sørensen
Cultural Officer
Embassy of Israel
Lundevangsvej 4
DK-2900 Hellerup
Tel: +45 88 18 55 24
Fax: +45 88 18 55 55
Email: culture@copenhagen.mfa.gov.il
FINLAND:
Ms. Elina Mielityinen
Information Officer
Embassy of Israel
Yrjönkatu 36 A
00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 9 6812 0225
Fax: +358 9 135 6959
E-mail info@helsinki.mfa.gov.il
NORWAY:
Karin H. Mandeville
Cultural Officer
Embassy of Israel
P.O. Box 534 Skøyen
N-0214 Oslo
Tel.: +47 21 01 95 00
Fax: +47 21 01 95 30
E-mail: culture@oslo.mfa.gov.il

 

SWEDEN:
Mr. Thor Övrelid
Embassy of Israel
Box 14006
104 40 Stockholm
Tel: +46+8+528 06 522
Fax: 46+8+528 06 555
Email: dcm-assistant@stockholm.mfa.gov.il
Website: www.israelsambasad.se
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IsraelinSweden
Blog: http://israelidag.se/

FOR FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING MODERN HEBREW STUDY PLEASE CONTACT: 
Tamar Sagie-Malul
Division of Hebrew Language Instruction
Rothberg International School
Tel. 972 2 5882698, Fax: 972 2 5882363
Email: rishebrew@savion.huji.ac.il
http://overseas.huji.ac.il/hebrew

FOR FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING SUMMER COURSES AND LANGUAGES (OTHER THAN MODERN HEBREW) PLEASE CONTACT: 
Daniela Tam
Department of Summer Courses and Special Programs
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rothberg International School
Boyar Building, Mount Scopus, 91905
Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: +972-2-5882602
Fax: +972-2-5882363
Email: rissummer@savion.huji.ac.il
Website: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/summeratRIS

FOR FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THANKS TO SCANDINAVIA PLEASE CONTACT: 
Kelly Ramot
Executive Director
Tel: +1-347-855-4109
Email: info@thankstoscandinavia.org
Website: www.thankstoscandinavia.org

 

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