Frequently Asked Questions
- What kinds of professions might this degree require?
- Is the program designed for people working full-time?
- Can the program be completed with a thesis?
- What is the projected class size?
- What is the estimated cost of living in Tel Aviv?
- Do I need to know any Hebrew?
- Is the MA a MASA program?
- What about scholarships?
There are no specific professional profiles that this particular degree would require. However, a basic background in anthropology, sociology, politics, or economics is preferred. The following are good examples of professions that suits a career in migration: Consultants, anthropologists, development practitioners, researchers, mediators, human rights workers, community development and equal opportunity advocates.
No, it will be an intensive year and it will therefore not be possible to have a full-time job during the studies. Moreover, please note that a student visa does not allow students to work in Israel. However, since most of the lectures will be held from Monday through Thursday after 1PM, it is possible to have a part time activity.
The International MA in Migration Stuides includes the option to write a thesis.
Students who are interested in writing a thesis will request to do so in the first semester. The thesis is an in-depth research study that will culminate in a 15,000-20,000 word paper. Students with a GPA of 86 or higher in their first semester will be accepted to the thesis track. In addition to this, students will need to make contact with one of the faculty members that is available to be a supervisor, and approve his/her topic with them.
Students who choose to be on the thesis track will be enrolled in an additional semester, and will pay an extra tuition of approximately $5000.
We plan to have a group of 15-25 students. Introductory and core courses will be bigger than seminars and electives.
We estimate the cost of living between $600-750 per month.
No, you do not need to have any Hebrew knowledge to study in the program. However, we strongly recommend our students to take a Hebrew Ulpan in order to enhance their experience in Israel. You can find more information by clicking here.
Although, we are not able to offer any scholarships, prosopective students are encouraged to search for external scholarhsips that may be able to help with tuition. For most scholarships, students should apply well in advance. We will be happy to give guidance to students regarding scholarships opportunities.