Academic Requirements for Acceptance into International Undergraduate Degrees – by Country

Our undergraduate degrees are taught in English.

Find out more about the different degrees here.

B.A. in Communications & English Literature

B.A. in Communications & Political Science

B.A. in Linguistics

B.A. in English Literature

Multidisciplinary BA in Jewish Studies

Communication & Political Science:

  1. English proficiency test (for non-English speaking countries):
    Applicants graduated high school from English speaking countries (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland) are exempted from this proficiency test.

 All others from non-English speaking countries need to take one of the following tests at the minimum score mentioned below:

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

  1. High School diploma / graduation entitlement
  2. GPA 3.1 or above + SAT 1100 or above, of which EBRW (English level) is min. 600
    OR GPA 3.3 / exempt from SAT
    OR  SAT only : 1160

Communication & English Literature

  1. English proficiency test (for non-English speaking countries):
    Applicants graduated high school from English speaking countries (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland) are exempted from this proficiency test.
    All others from non-English speaking countries need to take one of the following tests at the minimum score mentioned below:

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

  1. High School diploma / graduation entitlement
  2. Statement of purpose: A short statement (up to one page) telling us a little about yourself and why you want to study in the English Literature program.
  3. GPA 3.1 or above + SAT 1100 or above (of which EBRW- English level is min. 600)
    OR
    – For Applicants graduated high school from English speaking countries only :

         SAT 1200, of which EBRW- English level is min. 650. / ACT 57 (English+ Reading)

English Linguistics

  1. English proficiency test (for non-Englishspeaking countries):
    Applicants graduated high school from English speaking countries (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland) are exempted from this proficiency test.
    All others from non-English speaking countries need to take one of the following tests at the minimum score mentioned below:

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

  1. High School diploma / graduation entitlement
  2. GPA 3.1 or above + SAT 1100 or above, of which EBRW ( English level) is min. 600
    OR 
      SAT 1250, of which EBRW- English level is min. 600.+ math 600 / ACT 25 (ELA min. 22 + STEM min. 23

Multidisciplinary BA in Jewish Studies

  1. English proficiency test (for non-English speaking countries):
    Applicants who graduated high school from English speaking countries (USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland etc.) are exempted from this proficiency test. 
    All others from non-English speaking countries need to take one of the following tests at the minimum score mentioned below:

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

  1. High School diploma / graduation entitlement.
  2. GPA 3.1 or above + SAT 1100 or above, of which EBRW (English level) is min. 600.
    OR GPA 3.3 / exempt from SAT
    OR  SAT only : 1160
  1. Statement of purpose: A short statement (up to one page) telling us about yourself and why you want to study in the multidisciplinary program for Jewish Studies.

In order to get more detailed information on admission requirements, choose the country in which you completed high school or the country that issued your high school graduation/matriculation certificate from the list below.

AUSTRALIA
FRANCE
GERMANY
LATVIA
SOUTH AFRICA
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES
INTERNATIONAL  BACCALAUREATE  IB  
  • Countries with scale 0-100 need a Bagrut equivalency of 88

  • All other countries will be evaluated individually.

For English Literature studies:  Statement of purpose: A short statement up to 1 page telling us a little about your self and why you want to study in the English Literature program.

Application Documentation

Applicants are asked to submit the following with their application form (all documents must be originals and sent from their source):

  • Online application.
  • Official high school diploma
  • Official high school transcript (Applicants in their final year of high school may submit a partial transcript. Their admission process will be complete once the final transcript and diploma are received).
  • Official English Proficiency test (as detailed above)
  • Photocopy of passport or Teudat Zehut
  • A digital passport size image (JPEG file)


    Only if required (as mentioned above)

  •  SAT/ACT/psychometric exam results

PLEASE NOTE

If you require further information please email us at intl.info@biu.ac.il.

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  • 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.

Supplementary Documentation

Depending on your academic history and status, you may be required to send in the following additional information.

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.

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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