Dear Prospective student,

We are hoping that you find interest in the program described below. 

Training a cadre of child development professionals and policy leaders in the developing world is of the utmost urgency, as there is a pressing need to improve the lives of children around the world. In response to this need, the University of Haifa has launched The International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries, designed to increase the professional knowledge of childcare professionals who work with children.

We are pleased to inform you that since October 2014 when we first launched the program, it has produced by 48 highly qualified and successful graduates from two cohorts who got their MA degree, and returned to their home countries in order to continue their work in fostering the wellbeing of children.

This year's class includes 18 students from Belarus, Ghana, Georgia, India, Liberia, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Slovenia (Roma Community)   

In order to create diversity in the body of students, we also accept students from developed countries who are interested in specializing in child development in developing countries (thus far, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, and USA).

This academic initiative brings talented students from diverse backgrounds – pediatrics, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, education, anthropology, sociology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, law, social work and social welfare, speech pathology and therapy, and media – to make a substantial impact in their home countries in fields of education, welfare and healthcare.

We open now registration for the 4th cohort who will begin the course of studies this coming October 2017.

Taught in English, the program collaborates with MASHAV – Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.     

Full scholarships are available for students from developing countries. The scholarships include coverage of tuition, housing, medical insurance and living expenses.

Please click the links to find a number of related documents with detailed information about the program, including course descriptions, prerequisites, and more.

Those candidates applying with a request to obtain a full scholarship for developing countries must submit their application no later than March 15th, 2017.

For more information, prospective candidates may visit our website: send email to our admission coordinators:

Ms. Shirly Yerachmiel

Ms. Ella Levert-Levitt

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We are at your service to respond to any further question you may have. 

With kind regards,

Dr. Efrat Sher-Censor    Prof. Avi Sagi-Schwarz  

Academic Coordinator      Academic Head