New Masa Scholarship for M.A. in Archaeology in Israel

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The University of Haifa International School is excited to announce that applicants for our one-year Master’s program in Archaeology (specialising in Prehistoric Archaeology) are now eligible for the Masa scholarship!

Situated atop the Carmel Mountain, Haifa University provides students with an invaluable opportunity to pursue graduate studies within Israel’s historic landscape.

The Mount Carmel area, which is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve, reveals a nearly 500,000 year-long sequence of human evolution exposed in caves, rock shelters and open-air sites along mountain valleys and the nearby coastal plain. Unlike any other region in the world, Mount Carmel’s key sites preserve evidence of both modern human and Neanderthal populations, within 100 meters from each other.

The Master’s degree in Archaeology focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of the Mount Carmel region, with course topics also ranging from environmental archaeology; archaeological theory and method; and archaeology of the Southern Levant. Students can choose to specialize in one of many relevant topics, such as: lithic, faunal, geological and palynological studies.

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The one-year program is taught in English over three semesters from October until September. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Master of Arts in Archaeology from the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Archaeology. Students wishing to pursue the thesis track will need to submit a research thesis within one year of completing their coursework and may require remaining at the university for an additional one or two semesters.

Eligible participants over the age of 21 automatically receive 2,400 - 4,500 USD (depending on the length and cost of your program). Masa Israel also offers eligible participants up to 3,000 USD in additional needs-based scholarships.

For more information on this scholarship, please email

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