2017-2018

June 2017

5MondayUndergraduate Application Deadline
20TuesdayDeadline
Financial Aid Request Deadline

October 2017

20ThursdayStudent Orientation
22SundayFirst Day of Fall Semester

December 2017

17ThursdayHanukkah Vacation
28ThursdayAsarah B’Tevet Fast (no studies)

January 2018

26FridayLast Day of Classes – Semester I

March 2018

2FridayIntersemesteral Break Ends
4SundayFirst Day of Spring Semester
26-April 6Mon-FriPassover Vacation

April 2018

11WednesdayHolocaust Memorial Day Eve (studies will end at 18:00)
12ThursdayHolocaust Memorial Day (no studies between 12:00-14:00)
17TuesdayIDF Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims Memorial Day Eve (no studies between 12:00-14:00. Studies will end at 18:00)
18-20Wed-FriMemorial Day, Independence Day Vacation

May 2018

13SundayJerusalem Day Vacation
20-21WednesdayShavuot (Pentecost) Vacation

June 2018

22FridayLast Day of Classes – Academic Year 2017-18

October 2018

14SundayFirst Day of 2018/17 Fall Semester

2018-2019

June 2018

5MondayUndergraduate Application Deadline
20TuesdayDeadline
Financial Aid Request Deadline

October 2018

12ThursdayStudent Orientation
14SundayFirst Day of Fall Semester

December 2018

9SundayHanukkah Vacation
18TuesdayAsarah B’Tevet Fast (no studies)

January 2019

16WednesdayLast Day of Classes – Semester I
17ThursdayIntersemesteral Break Begins

February 2019

20WednesdayIntersemesteral Break Ends
21ThursdayFirst Day of Spring Semester

March 2019

20-22Wed-FriPurim Vacation

April 2019

11-26Thur-FriPassover Vacation (studies resume, April 28)
28SundayStudies Resume

May 2019

1WednesdayHolocaust Memorial Day Eve (studies will end at 18:00)
2ThursdayHolocaust Memorial Day (no studies between 12:00-14:00)
7TuesdayIDF Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims Memorial Day Eve (no studies between 12:00-14:00. Studies will end at 18:00)
8Wed-FriMemorial Day, Independence Day Vacation

June 2019

2SundayJerusalem Day Vacation
9-10WednesdayShavuot (Pentecost) Vacation

October 2019

27SundayFirst Day of 2019/20 Fall Semester
 

Students registering for any of the degrees offered by Bar-Ilan University must have an accepted level of English. Students with English as a second language will need to take an English exam.

As a result of COVID-19 and being isolated at home, BIU will now accept certain recognized online English proficiency tests including: the TOEFL Test, the IELTS Test, the English3 Proficiency Test (E3PT), and the Duolingo English Test.

You can take the test at any time from the comfort of your own home.

PLEASE NOTE

The TOEFL and IELTS tests are comprehensive, valid, and secure online English assessments that are recognized by Bar-Ilan University and other universities around the world. In order to be accepted into one of our English programs, you will need to have a score of 90% for TOEFL and 6.5 for IELTS.

Please note that if you take the E3PT or Duolingo tests (you will need to have a score of 68 for E3PT and 110 for Duolingo English Test), you will be required to take a follow-up test once you arrive at BIU to evaluate your exact level. The price of this test is NIS 150 (+ $45) and you will need a score of 90%.

Non-native English speakers who are currently enrolled in, or have successfully completed, a degree taught exclusively in English (undergraduate or graduate) at a recognized academic institution in an English-speaking country will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores.

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

If you require further information regarding English Proficiency and the different English tests, please email us at intl.info@biu.ac.il.