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Wexner Israel Programs

Strengthening Israel's Public Leadership

How to Apply

Information on how to apply for the Wexner Israel Fellowship


The application process includes several stages and extends over several months. Candidates must first complete an online Eligibility Form. Those who are found to meet initial conditions for applying will receive the full Application Form.

Wexner Israel Fellows overwhelmingly opt to engage in long-term public sector careers and continued leadership learning. At the very least, Fellows must commit to three years of continued service in the Israeli public sector following completion of the program.



The Wexner Israel Fellowship accepts applications from outstanding mid-career professionals working in national and local government; government authorities; government companies; defense and security forces; hospitals and HMO's and non-government organizations with distinctly public-sector activities.



 To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Have a minimum of 7 years of substantial professional experience, of which at least 5 are in the public sector as defined above.
  • Be fully committed to careers in the public sector.
  • Demonstrate leadership capacity and the ability to perform well in a rigorous, interdisciplinary academic program.
  • Be between 30 and 45 years of age at the start of the academic program.
  • Hold an academic degree.
  • Meet HKS admissions requirements, including required English test results (TOEFL or IELTS) as determined by HKS.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their Eligibility Form as early as possible. Please note that the TOEFL, IELTS grades are not required for submitting an Eligibility Form.

It is recommended that candidates begin preparation for the required standard examination as early as possible in the months prior to the application deadline. IELTS or TOEFL, and any relevant appeals, must be submitted to both HKS and The Wexner Foundation.

Clarification of a candidate's particular examination requirements should be addressed to the Admissions Office of HKS.



The timetable for the Wexner Israel Fellowship Class 29 is as follows:

July 17, 2016- Registration for Class 29 opens. 

September 26, 2016 - "Open House" in Jerusalem* - Please register here

September 27, 2016 - "Open House" in Be'er Sheva* - Please register here

September 28,  2016 - "Open House" in Tel Aviv*  - Please register here

October 29, 2016- Deadline for submitting Eligibility Form.

December 1, 2016 - Deadline for submission of all application materials to the Foundation.

March 20-21, 2017 - Finalist Interviews.

Late March 2017- Announcement of Class 29 Fellows

April 3,  2017- Orientation day, Part 1 for Class 29 Fellows

June, 2017- Orientation day, Part 2 for Class 29 Fellows

July, 2017- HKS Classes begin


*Open house sessions are an opportunity for candidates to hear more about the program and ask questions about the process. The Foundation will host two sessions, one in Jerusalem and one in Tel Aviv. For registration please click here


If you have questions, please contact Ms. Leah Briskin at or at 972-2-563-7035.

This application process is now closed.