Studying in Israel
In order to start your academic experience in Israel, you will need to go through 3 simple steps:

  1. First you will need to look for the academic program you would like to study. Information about all international academic programs can be found via the search engine on the website.

  2. After choosing a program you will need to apply by completing all the relevant application forms, which can be found on the Institution's website.

  3. After being accepted to an academic program you will need to apply for a visa from your home country.

For more information about planning your study experience in Israel please check out the Planning section of the website.
In order to find which institutions offer programs in your subject of interest, use the search engine on this website, where you can find information on all the academic programs offered for international students according to different categories.
The main difference between the different types of higher education institutions arises from the type of academic degree the institutions award and how research intensive they are. Currently universities award Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees and are the most research-intensive institutions. Colleges award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, whilst teacher training colleges award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education. All types of institutions can offer short-term and non-degree programs.
Generally in order to apply for a program you will need to provide at least some of the following documents (please note that the admission requirements vary between institutions and programs):

  1. Academic transcripts and diplomas from previous study

  2. Proof of English level (for example, results from TOEFL or IELTS)

  3. Academic recommendation letters

  4. Curriculum Vitae

  5. Statement of Purpose

  6. GRE or GMAT scores

  7. Medical certificate

In order to study in Israel you will need an A/2 Student Visa. Applications for visas are to be made at an Israeli Embassy or Consulate abroad. The Student Visa is valid for up to one year and for multiple entrances and exits. Spouses and children will also be granted visas.
For more information about visas please visit ‘Planning
Israeli higher education tuition fees are competitive on an international scale. Tuition fees vary depending on the program and the institution. International Bachelor degree programs cost approximately US $11,000-$15,000 per year. Master’s degree programs by coursework vary from around $10,000 to $30,000 per year, while the tuition for Master's degrees by research can be lower. Tuition fees for PhD degrees are generally waived by the host institution, but again this depends on the program and the institution. Please check directly with the institution regarding tuition fees for specific programs.
A range of scholarship programs are offered by the Israeli Government, higher education institutions and other organizations.

For information about all the scholarship opportunities visit the 'Funding' section of the website.
Students who are studying for a graduate degree or undertaking Post-Doctoral research at an Israeli university are permitted to work as a teaching assistant in their field of study at the university, on a part-time basis. Students who do not fit into this category are not permitted to work in Israel.
Israel’s higher education institutions and other organizations offer a range of programs with internship opportunities or exposure to the Israeli hi-tech scene, business, consulting, governmental sector, non-profit sector and more. Undertaking an internship gives you the chance to polish your skills and CV and to make contacts which will help launch your future career. We encourage you to check out the various internship opportunities available in your field of interest with Israeli higher education institutions.
The millions of tourists that visit Israel every year prove that Israel is a safe place to travel and live in. Israelis are very security conscious and many measures are in place to ensure that residents and visitors are secure. When you enter a public complex such as a shopping mall, train or bus station, you will usually go through a metal detector and have your bag checked by a security guard.

All Israeli higher education institutions take the wellbeing and security of their students very seriously. Security guards are stationed at campus entrances and all off-campus activities are run in conjunction with the relevant security authorities. Students are given security instructions and guidance by their institution.
Most higher education institutions require international students to have full health insurance while in Israel. Before arranging your health insurance, we advise you to look at the institution's website for more information about the requirements and the different health insurance options.
It all depends where you will study and live. Campus dormitories cost around $500-$800 per month. General living costs vary widely depending on the location and type of lifestyle you choose to lead, but as a minimum you will likely need to budget at least $800-1000 a month. To get a better idea of the living expenses in Israel visit the 'Cost of Living' page on this website .
There are different accommodation options for you to choose while living in Israel. To find out which one suits you and your lifestyle best look at 'Housing'  where you can find information about accommodation options in Israel.
Jewish holidays are part of the Israeli national calendar. The major public holidays are: Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year) (autumn), Yom Kippur (autumn), Sukkot (autumn), Passover (spring), Independence Day (spring), and Shavuot (spring-summer). The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar so the exact dates vary from year to year. According to the Jewish tradition a day begins and ends at sundown, and the public holidays are structured accordingly.
During public holidays and also on Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest from Friday evening to Saturday evening) public transport does not run, and most shops are closed. Other holidays such as Hanukka and Purim are celebrated in the country but public services do not close at that time.
Israeli minority groups including Christians, Muslims, Druze and Baha'i celebrate holidays on appropriate days.
Public transportation in Israel is convenient, and you can get to almost any destination for a reasonable price. Please note that most public transport does not run on Shabbat (service ends on Friday afternoon and resumes Saturday evening) or on Jewish holidays.  For more information about the different forms of public transportation in Israel look into 'Transportation'