2017-2018

June 2017

5 Monday Undergraduate Application Deadline
20 Tuesday Deadline
Financial Aid Request Deadline

October 2017

20 Thursday Student Orientation
22 Sunday First Day of Fall Semester

December 2017

17 Thursday Hanukkah Vacation
28 Thursday Asarah B’Tevet Fast (no studies)

January 2018

26 Friday Last Day of Classes – Semester I

March 2018

2 Friday Intersemesteral Break Ends
4 Sunday First Day of Spring Semester
26-April 6 Mon-Fri Passover Vacation

April 2018

11 Wednesday Holocaust Memorial Day Eve (studies will end at 18:00)
12 Thursday Holocaust Memorial Day (no studies between 12:00-14:00)
17 Tuesday IDF Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims Memorial Day Eve (no studies between 12:00-14:00. Studies will end at 18:00)
18-20 Wed-Fri Memorial Day, Independence Day Vacation

May 2018

13 Sunday Jerusalem Day Vacation
20-21 Wednesday Shavuot (Pentecost) Vacation

June 2018

22 Friday Last Day of Classes – Academic Year 2017-18

October 2018

14 Sunday First Day of 2018/17 Fall Semester

2018-2019

June 2018

5 Monday Undergraduate Application Deadline
20 Tuesday Deadline
Financial Aid Request Deadline

October 2018

12 Thursday Student Orientation
14 Sunday First Day of Fall Semester

December 2018

9 Sunday Hanukkah Vacation
18 Tuesday Asarah B’Tevet Fast (no studies)

January 2019

16 Wednesday Last Day of Classes – Semester I
17 Thursday Intersemesteral Break Begins

February 2019

20 Wednesday Intersemesteral Break Ends
21 Thursday First Day of Spring Semester

March 2019

20-22 Wed-Fri Purim Vacation

April 2019

11-26 Thur-Fri Passover Vacation (studies resume, April 28)
28 Sunday Studies Resume

May 2019

1 Wednesday Holocaust Memorial Day Eve (studies will end at 18:00)
2 Thursday Holocaust Memorial Day (no studies between 12:00-14:00)
7 Tuesday IDF Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims Memorial Day Eve (no studies between 12:00-14:00. Studies will end at 18:00)
8 Wed-Fri Memorial Day, Independence Day Vacation

June 2019

2 Sunday Jerusalem Day Vacation
9-10 Wednesday Shavuot (Pentecost) Vacation

October 2019

27 Sunday First Day of 2019/20 Fall Semester
 

English Proficiency for Foreign Students

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, and the IELTS Test, SAT,  and ACT

Duolingo – Excluded to China only + Passing an internal class 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 , 6.5 for IELTS, 600 SAT and 49 ACT.

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. Duolingo – Excluded to China only + Passing an internal class 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.