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.

BA in Communications & Political Science
BA in Communications & English Literature
BA in Linguistics
BA in English Literature
Multidisciplinary BA in Jewish Studies

Communication & Political Science:

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

    Admission Options:

    1. SAT 1200, of which EBRW- English level is min. 650. / ACT 57 (English+ Reading) – For applicants who graduated high school from English-speaking countries only, there is no need for a Statement of Purpose.
    2. GPA 3.1 + SAT1100 or above, of which EBRW- English level is min. 600 + Statement of purpose.
    3. GPA 3.3 + Statement of purpose
    4. High School diploma/graduation entitlement

      English Linguistics

      1. English proficiency test (for non-English-speaking countries):
      • Applicants who graduated high school from English-speaking countries (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland) are exempt from this proficiency test.
      • All others from non-English-speaking countries need to take one of the following tests and pass with the minimum score mentioned below:
      • TOEFL 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 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, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland) are exempt from this proficiency test.
          • All others from non-English-speaking countries need to take one of the following tests and pass with the minimum score mentioned below:
          • TOEFL 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
          3. 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 a 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 yourself 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

          Conversion table for SAT / ACT / Psychometric exam

          Psychometric

          SAT

          SAT range

          ACT

          800

          1590

          1600-1570

          36

          780

          1540

          1560-1630

          35

          730

          1500

          1490-1520

          34

          720

          1460

          1450-1480

          33

          715

          1430

          1420-1440

          32

          700

          1400

          1390-1410

          31

          685

          1370

          1360-1380

          30

          670

          1340

          1330-1350

          29

          655

          1310

          1300-1320

          28

          640

          1280

          1260-1290

          27

          620

          1240

          1230-1250

          26

          605

          1210

          1200-1220

          25

          590

          1180

          1160-1190

          24

          570

          1140

          1130-1150

          23

          555

          1110

          1100-1120

          22

          540

          1080

          1060-1090

          21

          520

          1040

          1030-1050

          20

          ACT Math (1-36)

          SAT Math (200-800)

          Psychometric Math (0-150)

          28.8

          640

          120

          30

          666

          125

          31.2

          693

          130

           

          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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