2021 Scholarship Campaign

Keep sowing the seeds of education for the next generation

Help at-risk students pursue their studies so they can make an impactful contribution to global progress.
In these challenging times, Israel’s future leaders and innovators, need your urgent support.

Timing is critical

In the wake of COVID-19, countless of Tel Aviv University (TAU) students from low-income and underrepresented groups are at risk of dropping out due to financial difficulties. Lost jobs and the need to provide extra support to their families have made the already daunting challenges these students face to fund their studies all the more difficult.


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Without income to cover their rent, tuition and living expenses, too many students have already informed the University they may be forced to drop out.  The number of students requesting financial assistance is growing daily.

Imagine if a global pandemic had prevented you from pursuing your dreams. How different your life might have looked? We have the power to help ensure that all TAU students today can pursue their studies and achieve their maximum potential.

The timing is critical. Your generous support can make a world of difference in securing a brighter future for a student

Meet Our Students

“It’s been a dream of mine to study an MBA in the Startup Nation at Tel Aviv University. The scholarship gives me the security to allow me to fully devote myself to my studies and immerse myself into the innovation ecosystem.”

• • • Tim Freed

MBA Candidate Tel Aviv University Coller School of Management. Recipient of AFTAU Scholarship

“My original plan was to study at Tel Aviv University but it wasn’t possible due to financial challenges. A TAU scholarship made it possible for me to pursue a law degree I have longed for, for several years… I couldn’t be more thankful. I am eager to join the human rights and housing clinics at our law faculty and help others in their fight for justice.”

• • • Melisa Poiron

Second-year law student, Buchmann Faculty of Law TAU

These scholarships give us security and allow us to devote ourselves to our studies. This is not self-evident

Ces bourses nous procurent une sécurité et nous permettent de nous consacrer à nos études. Cela ne va pas de soi”.

• • • Wudnesh Wolde Giorgis

Third-year student, Department of Nursing

“My name is Ishay Ravina and I’m a student at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music for a double first degree of both vocal and musicology … After high school, I decided I should keep developing in the field of music by having a B.Mus from university. I highly thank you for this generous donation, which helps me a lot financially, especially in this challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

• • • Ishay Ravina

Buchmann-Mehta School of Music

“I wish to take this opportunity to give my thanks to the wonderful team of Admas Program for Students of the Ethiopian Community. Every time a problem arises, I always receive a quick response, warm and supportive. I don’t take it for granted that in a big system such as the university, there is a program that truly sees you.”

• • • Menver Yosef

The Acting for Honors Students Program

“We’re seven in one household with one income, and our house burned down last December. I found accommodation at the dorms but due to coronavirus I can’t work, I can’t pay rent, I can’t help my parents and I also have no home to go back to until my family gets back on its feet.”

• • • Abdul

Did you know?

  • 68% of students work on average 98 hours/month.
  • TAU faculty and staff are supporting the Emergency Student Aid program through direct salary contributions.
  • 2,700 students have applied for financial assistance – an increase of 30% from previous years.
  • TAU has provided scholarships to 1,700 students.

We Still Have Work To Do
1000 Students Still Need Our Support

Eligible Candidates for receiving aid from the proposed fund are students who:

  • Are enrolled in full-time degree studies at TAU
  • Have lost their jobs
  • Are having difficulties paying their tuition fees
  • Are at-risk for dropping out from their studies due to financial adversity

Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University

1/459 Toorak Road, Toorak VIC 3142
Phone:  +61 433614222
Email: office@aftau.asn.au