Wergeland and Holst


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 2014. 

Scholarships are awarded 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 2014: In 2014, 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.

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 3 – July 31, 2014).

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

June 24 – July 27, 2014

  • Jerusalem Ulpan (Modern Hebrew)
  • Biblical Hebrew (Elementary)

June 24 – July 31, 2014

  • Arabic Immersion (Elementary, Intermediate)

August 7 – August 28, 2014

  • Scopus Ulpan (Modern Hebrew)

August 7 – September 23, 2014

  • Summer Ulpan (Modern Hebrew)

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

July 3 – July 31, 2014

  • 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
  • International Perspectives on the Making of the Modern Middle East
  • Collective Memory and Cultural Myths in Contemporary Israel
  • Militant Radical Movements in Contemporary Islam
  • Israel and International Law
  • Narratives and Realities: Inside the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Coexistence in the Middle East program)
  • Israel and the Post-Arab Spring: An Interactive View of the New Middle East (Coexistence in the Middle East program)
  • Start Ups and Innovation: The Israeli Model (InnovNation program)
  • Breakthrough Technologies: Shaping the Future (InnovNation program)

August 4 – 19, 2014

  • Archaeology of the New Testament

June 29 – July 10, 2014

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

July 14 – August 14, 2014

  • 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.

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

Saskia de Haan
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

APPLICATION DEADLINES: Applications are due on April 15 but please confirm this with your local Embassy as deadlines can differ from country to country.

TO APPLY: Contact your local Israel Embassy, Cultural Attaché office. Applications must be submitted directly to the local Embassy, accompanied by the US $80 non-refundable Hebrew University application fee.

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


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

Ms. Evelyn Gottlieb
Public Relations
Embassy of Israel
Box 14006
104 40 Stockholm
Tel: +46-8-528 06 524
Fax: +46-8-662 53 01
E-mail:   info@stockholm.mfa.gov.il
Website: www.israelsambassad.se

Ms. Susanna Rajala
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


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