PRAS Programme for Students

All Israeli students are eligible to apply to PRAS and are required to reapply for each year of their studies.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the 2020/2021 academic year will open in July 2020.

Our programme enables students to volunteer in a number of ways:

  • Offer support to new Olim as they settle in Israel, encouraging them to practice their Hebrew language skills. 
  • Become a “big brother/sister”, bearing in mind that many of our new Olim have left family and friends and are beginning a new chapter in their lives. 
  • Assist Southern African Olim with special needs.
  • Accompany and assist elderly Southern African Olim. 

Volunteering requirements:

  • The PRAS programme runs from November to June. 
  • Students volunteer for 3 hours per week, for a total of 80 hours. 
  • Students are required to attend 14 hours of educational training and seminars, providing them with the necessary information and skills for their volunteering. 

About the scholarship:

PRAS students receive a scholarship of NIS 5,500  for the academic year. A cultural and travel stipend is also provided. 

Israeli students of Southern African lineage may also apply for a scholarship based on financial need

Who can apply for a PRAS scholarship:

  1. B.A., M.A. or PhD students, or those studying for a diploma recognised by the Council for Higher Education.
  2. Students must study for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  3. Students must be able to communicate in English.
  4. Students must be Israeli citizens.

Priority will be given to:

  • Students of Southern African lineage* 
  • Students who have completed their army/national service.

*Southern African countries: South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe (previously Rhodesia). 

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