Universities in Israel


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About universities in Israel

Upon successful completion of secondary education, students are normally enlisted into the army (Israel Defence Forces). However, some students request for an extension to study in a pre-service mechina, a college or university in Israel. Students that enrol into a university in Israel at this stage, generally do so under atuda, which is a program where the tuition for the student’s bachelor’s degree is being paid by the army. These students, however, are required to sign a contract with the army, wherein the length of their service is extended by two to three years.

Students wishing to enrol into colleges in Israel are required by the university, to have a certain number of bagrut matriculation units, and a minimum grade average, along with a good grade in the Psychometric Entrance Test. The Psychometric Entrance Test is similar to the American SAT.

The Council for Higher Education in Israel (CHEI) is the licensing and accrediting authority for higher education in Israel.  It licenses only eight Universities in Israel to grant a doctorate. Other professional programs and non-university institutions are allowed to provide instruction, albeit only up to the Bachelor’s degree level. CHEI gives educational accreditation and academically supervises eight Universities in Israel. These follow a research-based method of instruction rather than the teaching- oriented method followed at private colleges. All of the eight public universities in Israel, and some colleges are state subsidized, students, therefore, pay only a small amount compared to the actual educational cost, as tuition.
Recent educational trends indicate that there has been a considerable hike in the number of students looking to study social science humanities, business management and mathematics. On the other hand, students who wish to study experimental sciences at universities in Israel are dwindling in numbers.

Most Israeli students are aged between 20 to 24 years at the time of admission to universities in Israel. This is because attending military school is mandatory in Israel. International students do not necessarily need to take military training.

Admission Requirements for Universities in Israel:

All students who seek admission to a university in Israel must meet the following requirements:
  • An Israeli matriculation certificate (bagrut) or its equivalent for under-graduate studies
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised college or university for graduate studies
  • A Master’s degree and evidence of research undertaken, if any, from a recognised college or university for post-graduate studies
  • Certificate for having taken the National Institute of Testing and Evaluation (NITE) Psychometric Entrance Test or the U.S. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1)
  • Sufficient knowledge of Hebrew to participate in classroom activities and discussions
Scholarships to Study at Universities in Israel:  

Public universities have a more reasonable fee structure as compared to private universities in Israel.  This is because the government subsidizes higher education in public universities, and tuition ranges from USD 2000  to 3000 per year. The Government of Israel offers scholarships to International students who wish to pursue a MS, PhD or Postdoctoral Degree in Israel, in any CHEI recognized University. The Israel Government Scholarships are in line with cultural agreements between Israel and recipient countries. About four or five students receive these scholarships each year. Additionally, scholarships are also offered for summer language programs (Ulpan).  Academic scholarships are offered for a whole year and include research scholarships.  Scholarships can only be granted for universities and programs approved by the ministry. These can be either partial or full scholarships. Applicants for scholarships need to be below 35 years.

List of universities in Israel

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Contact: Galilee International Management Institute

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P.O. Box 208, Nahalal, Israel
Galilee International Management Institute is a leading public teaching institution located in Northern Israel and established in 1987. All programs in the institute are taught in a number of languages (such as English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian etc.) with students from over 160... See full description.
Contact: International MA in Jewish Studies in Tel Aviv University

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv University offers the world's only one-year intensive MA in Jewish Studies taught in English in a Hebrew speaking environment. This new MA offers a series of intimate encounters with the classical texts of Jewish culture, from biblical through medieval to modern. This unique... See full description.
Contact: Joint Israeli Palestinian - Summer Program In Middle East Studies

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P.O. Box 1070, Tivon, Israel
The Galilee International Management Institute is a leading public training institution that offers advanced seminars to professionals from over 170 transitional and industrialized countries. The school enjoys a global reputation as a top management institute with over twenty five years of... See full description.
Contact: ORT Braude College of Engineering, Karmiel

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Contact: Raphael Recanati International School

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Contact: Rothberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Contact: Summer 2012, Advanced Summer School in Rabbinic Literature, Hebrew Culture Studies of Tel Aviv University

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
The program’s aim is to enhance textual, linguistic and philological skills for advanced students of Jewish and Religious studies.
Contact: Tel Aviv University

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P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, Tel Aviv University (TAU) is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine distinct faculties and in over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of the natural and physical sciences, humanities and the ... See full description.
Contact: The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

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Kibbutz Ketura D.N Hevel Eilot, The Arava Valley, Israel
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the premier environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. Accredited through Ben-Gurion University, the Arava Institute houses academic programs, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range... See full description.
Contact: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Boyar Building, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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