The Tourism Ministry recently unveiled its plans to provide scholarships totaling 440,000 ILS for students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or teaching certificates in tourism studies at accredited higher education institutions.

Tourism Minister Haim Katz stressed the significance of this initiative, saying, “the tourism sector requires top-tier professionals who prioritize the tourist experience”. He further called on eligible students to seize this opportunity, asserting, “We are introducing these scholarships to bolster the upcoming generation of the Israeli tourism industry”.

Set to benefit students starting their courses in October 2023, the initiative promises an equitable distribution of the scholarship funds. Individual awards will not surpass 11,000 ILS.

In a statement by the Tourism Ministry, they highlighted their commitment to this cause: “In previous years, we have provided scholarships for students at esteemed institutions such as Kinneret Academic College and Ben Gurion University of the Negev”. They explained that the Ministry remains resolute in its mission to elevate the tourism sector, particularly in light of the reduced student enrollment caused by the COVID pandemic.