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Application Instructions for all programs

Candidates from all over the world are welcome to apply for study and internships at the Arava Institute. Each program has its own requirements for application and admission. To apply, choose the program that best suits your interests from the list below:

For questions relating to the admissions procedure please contact admissions@arava.org.

Semester/Study Abroad Program

Please complete the online application form, below.

In addition, please download and fill out the following supplementary forms:

  • An official transcript from the university at which you most recently studied.
  • The Academic Reference form completed by a faculty member with whom you have studied in the last year. The academic reference may use our academic reference form or a format of his or her choosing, and must email or mail the reference directly to the Arava Institute.
  • The Personal Reference form completed by a person familiar with you (excluding relatives). Your reference may use our personal reference form or a format of his or her choosing, and must email or mail the reference directly to the Arava Institute.
  • The Medical Reference form completed and signed from your physician
  • US $50 application fee (100 NIS for Middle Eastern applicants). Please send a check made out to “Arava Institute.”
  • Your photograph

In addition, applicants are required to participate in a Skype or phone interview.

Applicants may be required to complete an English language test.

Please email supplementary forms to admissions@arava.org or mail them to:
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES)
Kibbutz Ketura
D.N. Hevel Eilot 88840
Israel

Application deadlines are rolling. Suggested deadlines are:

  • December 15 for Spring Semester
  • July 10 for Fall Semester

Internship Program

Please complete the online application form, below.

In addition, please download and fill out the following supplementary forms:

  • A one page letter of intent describing your interest in the Arava Institute (AIES). The letter should include:
  1. How you became interested in AIES.
  2. Which internship you are applying for and why.
  3. How the internship meets your academic and professional goals
  4. The earliest and latest date possible for you to intern here
  • Your most recent CV
  • An official transcript from the university at which you most recently studied.
  • A recent writing sample
  • The Academic Reference form completed by a faculty member with whom you have studied in the last year. The academic reference may use our academic reference form or a format of his or her choosing, and must email or mail the reference directly to the Arava Institute.
  • The Personal Reference form completed by a person familiar with you (excluding relatives). Your reference may use our personal reference form or a format of his or her choosing, and must email or mail the reference directly to the Arava Institute.
  • The Medical Reference form completed and signed from your physician
  • Please include your Masa application, if applicable

In addition, applicants are required to participate in a Skype or phone interview.

Applicants may be required to complete an English language test.

Please email supplementary forms to admissions@arava.org or mail them to:
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES)
Kibbutz Ketura
D.N. Hevel Eilot 88840
Israel
Application deadlines for internships are rolling.

Master's Program and Minor Program

To apply for the Master’s Program or the Minor Program please follow the instructions for the Semester/Study Abroad Program.


Application Form

Fields marked with a * are required

AIES does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity or national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.  Responses to any questions on these subjects during application process, or after, have no bearing on acceptance.

Please select the program for which you are applying:

Please indicate what your level at university will be:


A. Introductory Information

Name

Home Address

Campus Address

Phone Numbers


C. Academics

Colleges/Universities attended

Dates

Degree and GPA


D. Medical


E. Activities


F. Employment

Please list any jobs - including summer jobs - or internships you have held in the past three years.


G. Language Proficiency

Indicate your language proficiency.

English

Hebrew

Arabic


H. Essay

The Admissions Committee is interested in learning about your reasons for wanting to study/intern at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

In the box below, please explain (in English) why you are applying for admission to the AIES program. Indicate your goals in studying/interning at AIES, and how they relate to your personal and professional aspirations.


I. Signature


Appendix: Additional Information

1. How did you Hear about the Arava Institute?

Please indicate all that apply.

In a Publication


2. Family information
Mother's Details
Father's Details

3. Visa Information (For students from outside Israel only)

4. emergency contact outside of Israel
emergency contact person in Israel

5. Sharing personal information