Application Requirements – Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate programs at Bar-Ilan University are taught mostly in Hebrew, but some undergraduate degrees are taught in English. Find out which ones here.

All applicants must meet the university requirements of proficiency in Hebrew or English depending on the degree chosen.

Find out more about the requirements for the English Proficiency Tests here.

If you’d like to find out more about the Hebrew Proficiency Test, please email Bar-Ilan’s International School on Intl.info@biu.ac.il.

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 and 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.
  • Results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT). These are only required for applicants graduating from a U.S. high school system, whether in the U.S. or abroad. Applicants who attended non-U.S. high schools should submit the results of analogous nationally-administered tests.
  • One personal essay (300-500 words)
  • All applicants applying to Bar-Ilan University’s International School’s English-speaking programs, who are from non-English speaking countries or are non-native speakers of English, must provide proof of English proficiency as part of the application requirements. Find out more about English Proficiency here.

Admission Requirements (Academic)

GPA 3.3 or above for waiver of SAT exam. GPA 3.1 or above + SAT 1100 or above (of which EBRW is 500 or above), IB (international Baccalaureate) 34.5 or above.

Academic Requirements for Acceptance into Undergraduate Degrees by Country

TAKE NOTE: 98% (ISRAELI BAGRUT/HIGH SCHOOL MATRICULATION) IS THE MINIMUM GRADE FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE FOLLOWING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES (TAUGHT IN ENGLISH):

B.A. in Communications & English Literature

B.A. in Communications & Political Science

B.A. in Linguistics

B.A. in English Literature

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.

UNITED STATES
FRANCE
UNITED KINGDOM
AUSTRALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
ARGENTINA
CANADA
GERMANY
LATVIA
RUSSIA
 
 
 
 
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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.

TOEFL / IELTS 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.

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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