Bar-Ilan University has always been a popular university-of-choice for new immigrants and international students. BIU provides students with a top-quality education and a widely-recognized degree that gives them a strong foundation for any chosen career.

When we created the first International Program offered by any Israeli university, we tapped into our 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.

Uncompromising Academics

Bar-Ilan is the largest and one of the highest-rated academic institutions in the country. With around 22,000 students, state-of-the-art facilities, and renowned academic staff, we can still brag about our low teacher-to-student ratio and highly-attentive academic staff so you get the most of your student experience.

Uncompromising Support

We know that bureaucracy can be challenging, and being in a foreign country with cultural differences can be confusing. But Bar-Ilan University’s decades-long track record with new immigrants and international students means that we understand your needs, and our dedicated staff can cut through the noise to make sure you get the support you need when you need it. We’re known across the country as the Merkaz Klita (Absorption Center) for international students.

Uncompromising Acclimation

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 and your future success in Israel.

The International Programs are specifically designed to help you integrate into Israeli society. We offer an intensive Ulpan (Hebrew language study) and encourage you 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.

Uncompromising Value

Undergraduate education is prohibitively expensive.

Thanks to Israel’s strong economic climate, Bar-Ilan University is able to offer the same value on its international programs for a fraction of the price! There are many different types of grants and scholarships available, so you can spend less time worrying about money and more time preparing for your future.