Bar-Ilan University emphasizes an interdisciplinary and open-minded approach to language and linguistics dealing with the theoretical, applied and experimental fields.

This two-year program provides students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each course of study is constructed by the individual student and the supervisor.

The program may include specialization in a combination of two or more areas in linguistics, as well as in other fields such as brain sciences, psychology or philosophy.  Student research can focus on the structure or use of any specific language or languages.

Academic Program Thesis Track

  • Seven graduate-level seminars.
  • Two extended research papers.
  • Graduate Thesis.

Extended Studies Track (without thesis)

  • Eight graduate-level seminars.
  • Three undergraduate electives.
  • Three seminar papers.

During the course of their degree, students are also required to take 1-2 Jewish Studies courses or 1-2 general elective courses.

Sample Course List

  • Quantitative Research in Syntax.
  • Phonological and Morphological Blocking.
  • From Language Theory to Research of its Cognitive Basis.
  • Language in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Reading in a Second Language.

For a more extensive list of courses and electives, consult the program website.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

New immigrants to Israel, who are under the age of 30, are eligible to receive significant tuition subsidies (for up to two years) from the government of Israel through the Student Immigration Authority.

Bar-Ilan University offers students the opportunity to apply for both needs-based and merit-based scholarships. In addition, students are highly encouraged to explore the options that numerous organizations and foundations offer regarding financial assistance for study in Israel.

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Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, Israel 5290002

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The School of Communication at Bar-Ilan University is one of the few academic institutions in the world to offer research and training in International Communications and Public Diplomacy. It aims to empower Israel’s future generation with the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for Israel across the globe. As a part of the BA program, students are offered the opportunity to immerse themselves in workshops on how to effectively convey messages and build a positive public image for anyone from brands, to themselves. The workshops, offered in areas relating to New Media, Advertising, Public Relations and Broadcast Media, are instructed by individuals considered professionals in their fields.

Why Study Communication

Communication is all around us. We use it every day without even noticing; we maintain personal communications with our family and friends, we consume mass media, and we create and participate in social networks.

Communication studies are intended for those who want to influence and leave their mark on the world, who wish to take part in making tomorrow’s news — today. In order to accomplish that, one has to understand the media: Why is the same topic presently differently from one media outlet to another? What makes Google or Facebook so popular? Which medium is more influential – cinema, TV, radio, internet, or maybe the mobile phone? If you are interested in these questions – your place is with us.

Unparalleled Expertise

Bar-Ilan University has over 30 years of experience in teaching communication, and prides itself with hundreds of B.A. and M.A. graduates. The faculty members of the School of Communication and related units are internationally renowned researchers and lecturers, with extensive experience in all fields of communication: print press, TV, radio, advertising, marketing, public relations, spokesman ship and new media.

Ample Career Opportunities

Our graduates are sought after and well established in all fields of communications, both locally and globally. Many work in advertising or public relations offices, some in radio or TV stations, others in various websites, and a significant number in the press. Many of our graduates are media consultants in government or private offices, while others have chosen to pursue an academic research and teaching career.

During the third year of studies, our BA students can already participate in our internship program, in which they intern in different media organizations such as PR offices, news websites, government offices and others. Through the program, the students gain practical experience in the field and acquire important tools which will assist them in their future careers.

Program Overview

Program Type: Major (25 Credits)
Program Length:
 3 Years
Language of Instruction: English
Admission Requirements:

  • SAT: 1100
    Psychometric: 550
  • 3.5 High School GPA

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions