Academic Requirements for Acceptance into International Undergraduate Degrees – by Country

Our undergraduate degrees are taught in English.

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1. English Proficiency test
For non- English speaking countries:

Applicants who graduated high school from English speaking countries are exempt from the test.
All other applicants who graduated high school 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

2. Acceptance on basis of a transcript only
Israeli equivalency Bagrut of 98 [GPA 3.3 or above for waiver of SAT exam / IB  (international Baccalaureate) 34.5 ]

3. Acceptance on basis of a transcript + SAT
GPA 3.1 or above + SAT 1100 (of which EBRW is 500 or above)

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
  • Countries with scale 0-100 need a Bagrut equivalency of 88
  • All other countries will be evaluated individually.

4 .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

This information is subject to change depending on the situation with COVID-19.

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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