Application Process

If you want to impact education in Israel, the Mandel School for Educational Leadership invites you to apply and become part of the Mandel community.

This page details the admissions requirements and application process for the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. For more about the school, click here​​.

Admissions Requirements

  • A passion to impact education and society in Israel
  • Intellectual openness, broad perspective, and the ability to think critically
  • Commitment to working in the field of education
  • Proficiency in Hebrew writing and reading at a high level

Minimum Admissions Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Proven managerial experience

Important Information

  1. The Mandel School for Educational Leadership is a two-year program, five days per week, and fellows must commit to full-time participation. During the two years the fellows receive monthly stipends.
  2. Those who are accepted are expected to work for at least five years in the field of education upon completion of their studies.
  3. A couple may not both be enrolled in the program at the same time.
  4. First-degree relatives (children, siblings, grandchildren, sons/daughters-in-law, parents and partners) of faculty members of the Mandel Foundation-Israel are ineligible to apply to the Mandel School for Educational Leadership.​

Admissi​ons Process

  • Stage 1: Completion of an online registration questionnaire
  • Stage 2: Participation in workshops 
  • Stage 3: Personal interview

The process takes a total of approximately six months. Successful completion of each stage is a prerequisite for participation in the next. At the end of the process, accepted applicants sign a contract.​


Registration for Cohort 27 (2018-2020) is now underway

Deadline for registration: November 15, 2017


Questions about applications and acceptance may be addressed to Ester Dana Dahan by telephone at 02-568-8801 or email: Miyun-MSEL@mandel.org.il