Bar-Ilan University has always been Israel’s #1 university for new immigrants and international students, providing an experience unmatched by any other university in the country.
When we created the first International B.A. Program offered by any Israeli university, we tapped into those 65+ years of expertise and understanding to allow students to study in Israel without having to make the compromises inherent in learning in a foreign country.
BIU is the largest and one of the highest-rated academic institutions in the country. With over 32,000 students, state-of-the-art facilities, and renowned academic staff, you have access to resources on par with the best universities in the world!
At the same time, the close-knit International B.A. Programs keep their numbers intentionally low, ensuring you don’t get overlooked in a big university. Our low teacher-to-student ratio and highly-attentive academic staff keeps you at the forefront of your future.
Let’s face it: all universities are known for their bureaucracy. Add to that the confusion of being in a foreign country and the differences in Israeli culture, and it’s easy for an international student to feel lost.
Bar-Ilan University’s decades-long track record with new immigrants and international students means that we understand your needs, and our dedicated staff is standing by 24/7 to cut through the noise and make sure you get the support you need when you need it.
Too many international programs relegate their students and graduates to the “English-speaking bubble,” where participants are unable to acclimate successfully into Israel after studying solely in English.
We believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise between getting good grades in your native language and your future success in Israel. The International B.A. Programs are specifically designed to help you integrate into Israeli society, by offering intensive Ulpan – Hebrew Language study and encouraging students to take any of 5,000 different academic courses in Hebrew – on your terms. It’s the reason our graduates have the highest rate of employment in Hebrew-speaking careers, and we’re known across the country as the Merkaz Kilta – Absorption Center – for international students!
It’s no secret: in many countries a Bachelor’s degree can cost an arm and a leg. In the last five years alone the cost of a degree in the US has grown by 24% and averages more than $43,000!
Thanks to Israel’s strong economic climate, the International B.A. Programs are able to offer the same value for $10,700 – less than a quarter of the price! There are also a wide-array of grants and scholarships available, so you can spend less time worrying about money and more time preparing for your future.