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The Open University is a member of the Academic Sport Association (ASA), and within this framework participates annually in competitions in more than 42 sports including football, mini-football, handball, volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, water polo, tennis, ping-pong, athletics, swimming and chess. ASA competitions are held during the Fall semester - ASA Championships and the Spring semester - international ASA games, student leagues and other tournaments. Open University sportspersons also represent ASA on various teams representing Israel in international student competitions (world championships, etc.).

The Open University holds weekly training sessions in the following sports: volleyball, basketball, mini-football, tennis and ping-pong.

For additional information, call the sport coordinator at 03-6460333.

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Excellence in sport scholarships
Students may apply for scholarships for excellence in sport subject to fulfillment of the following criteria:


The student successfully completed at least one Open University academic course by the end of the semester in which the competition takes place.


The student is enrolled in at least one academic course in the semester in which the Sports Committee considers scholarship candidates.


The student has taken advantage of all scholarships awarded in the past.


The student has demonstrated outstanding achievements in personal and/or group sports, according to criteria determined by the Open University Sports Committee.

Please note!
Students interested in participating in the University's sports activities should submit a letter specifying their medical condition, by mail or fax (972-9-7780634), accompanied by a written request to the individual responsible for sport at the Open University.