Our undergraduate degrees are taught in English. Accordingly, application requirements are as follows:

English Proficiency test

Applicants from English-speaking countries (Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, South Africa) are exempt from an English Proficiency test.

All applicants from non-English-speaking countries need to take one of the following English proficiency tests and pass with the minimum score as mentioned below:

TOEFL 90 / IELTS 6.5 / SAT EBRW 600 / ACT 49 / Amir- Amiram 120

TOEFL online test  https://www.ets.org/toefl
IELTS  online test https://www.ielts.org
AMIR (not online)  https://www.nite.org.il/other-tests

You can apply to one of the following admission tracks:

  1. Acceptance based on SAT scores only (+ High school Diploma)
    2. Acceptance based on high school GPA scores (+ High school Diploma) for Eligible countries
     (as detailed below)
    3. Acceptance based on combination of SAT + GPA for Eligible countries 

  2. Acceptance based on SAT scores only (+ High school Diploma)

Program

Minimum SAT

Minimum EBRW (SAT)

Minimum Math (SAT)

Statement of purpose

Communication & Political Science

1200

No

Communication & English Lit.

1200

650  

No – For English speakers
Yes – For non-English speakers

Multidisciplinary Jewish studies

1200

Yes

English Linguistics

1250

600

600

No

English Literature

1200

650

No – For English speakers
Yes – For non-English speakers


Conversion Tables for  SAT / ACT / Psychometric exam

Psychometric

SAT

ACT

800

1590

36

780

1540

35

730

1500

34

720

1460

33

715

1430

32

700

1400

31

685

1370

30

670

1340

29

655

1310

28

640

1280

27

620

1240

26

605

1210

25

590

1180

24

570

1140

23

555

1110

22

540

1080

21

520

1040

20

500

1010

19

 

ACT
Eng.+Reading

(2-72)

SAT  – EBRW

)0-800)

פסיכומטרי – מילולי

(0-150)

49

600

112.5

57

650

122

ACT math
(1-36)

SAT Math
(200-800)

פסיכומטרי – כמותי (0-150)

25

600

112.5

  1. Acceptance based on HS Average scores (+ High school Diploma) for Eligible countries only:

    Eligible countries:
    Australia (ATAR), Austria, Canada, Denmark, France (Bacc Gen.), Finland, Sweden, Germany (Abitur), IB, Italy (Esami di Stato), Netherland (VWO), New Zealand, Norway, South Africa (National Senior certf.+ATAR), Switzerland, UK (GCSE+2 A-level), USA (4xAP/GED), Jordan (Tuhiji)

    Applicants from countries that are not on the legible list, must apply with SAT test.

Program

Minimum Israeli Bagrut Average

Statement of purpose

Communication & Political Science

98

No

Communication & English Lit.

98

Yes

Multidisciplinary Jewish studies

98

Yes

English Linguistics

98

No
(borderline cases might be able to take internal exam held by the dept.)

English Literature

98

Yes

Below is a list of conversions of the average high school transcript for the country where you graduated from high school:

Australia

Canada

France

Germany

IB – International Baccalaureate

Italy

Netherlands – Holland

South Africa

Switzerland 

United Kingdom

United States 

Eligible countries that are not on the list, conversion will be done individually AFTER registration.

  1. Acceptance based on combination of SAT + HS Average for Eligible countries:

    Eligible countries:
    Australia (ATAR), Austria, Canada, Denmark, France (Bacc Gen.), Finland, Sweden, Germany (Abitur), IB, Italy (Esami di Stato), Netherland (VWO), New Zealand, Norway, South Africa (National Senior certf.+ATAR), Switzerland, UK (GCSE+2 A-level), USA (4xAP/GED), Jordan (Tuhiji)

Program

Minimum SAT

Minimum EBRW – SAT

GPA

Statement of purpose

Communication & Political Science
63253+71253

1100

600

88

No

Communication & English Lit. 37254+63254

1100

600

88

Yes

Multidisciplinary Jewish studies
17103

1100

600

88

Yes

English Linguistics 37263

1100

600

88

No

English Literature
37264

1100

600

88

Yes


If you graduated from a non-eligible country, you cannot apply through this application track. Personal evaluation will be performed only AFTER registration.

Documents required for application:

1. Photocopy of passport/ Teudat Zehut
2. High school Diploma + Transcript
3. SAT / ACT – scores (formal PDF/ issued by the collage board)
4. Photo (passport size Jpeg)

For further information, please email us at intl.info@biu.ac.il

 

 
  • Submit the Application

    Log in to the BIUInternational Online Applicant Portal, and fill out your application form.
    You are required to pay a non-refundable, ₪ 458 application fee each time you apply.

  • Send Transcripts & Diplomas

    Applicants must send in official copies of their transcripts and their high school diploma/ matriculation certificate. Students in their final year of studies may send in a partial transcript, and be accepted pending receipt of their final transcript and diploma.
    While the decision process may be expedited by uploading digital copies of the required documents in the Applicant Portal, original copies must be mailed to our office directly.

  • Send Test Scores

    Scores from SAT, ACT, or Psychometric, are required for admission, and must be sent directly from the testing agency. Students who have taken the same exam multiple times, will have only their best scores considered.

  • Upload ID & Passport Photo

    Applicants must upload or email a photocopy of the first page of their Passport or Teudat Zehut, and a recent, 2″x2″, passport-sized photo of themselves.

 
 
 
 

TOEFL Scores

Students who studied in a non-English-speaking secondary school are required to score a 134 on the English section of the Psychometric, or submit the equivalent TOEFL score.

College Transcripts

Applicants who have participated in a post-high school academic program (Yeshiva, Seminary, Gap Year, Mechina, College), should transmit a copy of these transcripts.

High School Enrollment

Applicants who are still enrolled in High School / Secondary School should have their school submit a letter certifying this fact.

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