“As an MA student, I find that the staff and faculty here want everyone to succeed, and have gone above and beyond to help me personally achieve my academic goals. They have been very patient as I acclimate to Hebrew, and have provided English sources when available. The student body is likewise friendly, and there [is a] vibrant student life on campus. The Bible Studies Department is the only one of its kind. I would highly recommend Bar-Ilan University to anyone who is considering studying in Israel.” / Joseph Back, Los Angeles / M.A. in Bible Studies

Expand Your Horizons!

Bar-Ilan University (BIU) is ranked among the top 2% of all universities in the world with unparalleled academic advancements, and delivers programs that are among the world’s top 300, according to the Shanghai Ranking (including Political Science, Communications, Sociology, and Economics).
Prize-winning professors and lecturers, internationally-recognized for their research and achievements, educate students in interesting, topquality, multidisciplinary degrees

and degree courses (B.A., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. and short-term programs) – all in English. The university prides itself on its pioneering research
and significant advancement in all departments.
Study Abroad and Student Exchange programs (EU’s Erasmus+ and more) are highly sought-after by incoming and outgoing students, who benefit from an enriching experience in a new culture within a new country – all while continuing to pursue their academic interests.

Impact Beyond Excellence.

A Great Place To Be A Student!

Bar-Ilan University’s student union ensures there is a vibrant social community on campus, and residential students experience a welcoming, all-encompassing social environment in beautiful dormitory style living.
In addition, BIU’s International School Student Services Center is dedicated to supporting international students’ needs and organizing engaging social activities. According to the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and Integration, BIU is the #1 choice for new immigrants (olim). The university, awarded Israel’s “Most Beautiful Campus” title by the Council for A Beautiful Israel, is also a university-of-choice for international students. One of the advantages of BIU’s International School programs is that international students are integrated into the university and are able to study with Israeli students. Programs are mixed and English speaking students can take courses in Hebrew and vice versa. The university is located in the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, a short ride to all major hot spots in the center of the city, and one hour from Jerusalem.

International Master of Business Administration MBA

Your gateway to global business and entrepreneurship!
Gain the knowledge, tools, and skills required to ensure success in today’s global business market by participating in Bar-Ilan University’s widelyrecognized and well-respected International MBA program, taught entirely in English. The course emphasizes the connection between the theoretical and the practical in every aspect – valuation, financial planning, marketing, strategy, innovation, leadership, and more. In addition, the International MBA includes:

  • Enrichment workshops
  • Field trips to Israeli start-ups;
  • International Study Tour; and
  • Free semester in Europe with the Erasmus Plus Exchange Program.
 

Duration
1 Year

Tuition Fees
(Non-Israeli Citizens)
NIS 84,900

Department of English Literature & Linguistics MA

Bar-Ilan University offers a wide range of possibilities for pursuing an
advanced degree in a variety of English disciplines.
Master of Arts Programs

  • English Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics in Clinical Research
  • Translation and Interpreting Studies

The internationally-recognized faculty includes experts in the field of
British and American literature, Jewish literature and thought, translation
and interpretation, linguistics, language and brain development.

 

Duration
2 Years

Tuition Fees
(Non-Israeli Citizens)
Approx NIS 17,500 / year (excl Student Service Fees)

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering M.Sc

Bar-Ilan University is a dynamic, forward-looking institution and a leader in high-tech research and development.
The M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, taught entirely in English, offers tracks in electro-optics, nano- and micro electronics, data science and information technology (signal processing, communications, computer engineering), andbioengineering. The program is intended for those who have excelled in their B.Sc. degree in Engineering and are eager to advance themselves in this cutting-edge field.

 

Duration
2 Years

Tuition Fees
(Non-Israeli Citizens)
Approx NIS 17,500 / year (excl Student Service Fees)

IMaster of Science in Physics M.Sc

Interested in an in-depth study of energy, matter, and motion through space and time? Wondering how the world works? Physics is where it all begins.
Bar-Ilan University’s Physics Department is known for its leading role in solid state physics, quantum optics, nanoscience, and statistical physics. It is part of several interdisciplinary centers including the Nanotechnology Center, the Quantum Technology Center (QUEST), and the Data Science and Network Research Center.
Graduate studies involve coursework together with independent research carried out under the supervision of a faculty member from the department. Major research areas include biophysics, complex systems, nanophysics, quantum optics, solid state physics, statistical physics, and astrophysics.

 

Duration
2 Years

Tuition Fees
(Non-Israeli Citizens)
Approx NIS 17,500 / year (excl Student Service Fees)

Master of Arts in Bible Studies MA

The M.A. in Bible Studies will grant you the basic tools for scientific study of the Hebrew Bible. The program will be taught entirely in English by leading experts. We invite you to join students from all over the world who are studying this timeless text with globally-renowned lecturers and researchers, in the land where it all happened. Here, you will enjoy the unique experience of highest-level academic rigor in an atmosphere of respect and appreciation for the Bible and what it has contributed to humanity.
The Bar-Ilan University Bible Studies Department is dedicated to the teaching and critical study of the Hebrew Bible according to its original meaning. The department also specializes in the study of traditional biblical interpretation, including the ancient translations, Second Temple literature, rabbinic sources, and medieval and early modern Jewish commentators. Study in the department imparts tools for linguistic, historical, archaeological, literary, and theological approaches to the text.
Fluency in English is required. Second-language speakers will be required to take a test.

 

Duration
2 Years

Tuition Fees
(Non-Israeli Citizens)
Approx NIS 17,500 / year (excl Student Service Fees)

Master of Arts in Land of Israel Studies MA

The aim of this program is to enrich students with a comprehensive knowledge of the history and archaeology of the Land of Israel, focusing on a particular historical era, and to enable students to critically examine archaeological and historic source material and studies.
Additionally, we aim to provide our students with the tools, techniques and methodologies, to enable them to engage in research in their chosen field of specialization.
The Department offers both M.A. study tracks with a thesis and without, as well as a specific course of study designed for tour guides and teachers. Students specialize either in a historical period or particular topic relevant to the field.

 

Duration
1 or 2 Years

Tuition Fees
(Non-Israeli Citizens)
Approx NIS 17,500 / year (excl Student Service Fees)

Master of Science in Neuroscience M.Sc

The human brain comprises billions of neurons, all connected through complex electric and chemical circuitry, and their joint activity defines every human action and thought.
Understanding this network of operations requires an interdisciplinary approach, combining the expertise from many research domains: Physics, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Pharmacology, Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy, and Mathematics.
The Interdisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University brings together top researchers from these diverse fields under one roof. Our graduate studies programs provide students with interdisciplinary training, emphasizing the research skills required for conducting cutting edge, neuroscientific research in the 21st century.

 

Duration
2 Years

Tuition Fees
(Non-Israeli Citizens)
Fees Waived. Stipend for Full-Time Studies

Student Services Center

The Bar-Ilan University International School’s Student Services Center provides full support to international students, and serves as a one-stop “home-away-from-home” address to care for students’ needs.

The Center offers assistance in a variety of areas, which include handling of entry visas, registering for dormitories, scheduling of courses, guidance with health insurance, and local transportation options. In addition, field trips and social activities are organized by the Center for all students.

General Information

Campus Housing Various options and rates Visit www.biuinternational.com/students/ orms

Financial Aid & Scholarships Visit www.biuinternational.com/admissions/financialaid-scholarships

Application Deadline
May 1, 2020

First Semester
October 2020

Health insurance and visa information is available on the BIU website. Both will need to be sorted out before arrival in Israel.

BIU gives students the opportunity to enjoy an extensive academic experience in a vibrant social and cultural environment – the experience of a lifetime. Our graduates are highly sought-after, well-established and highly successful. Doctoral degrees and Post-Doctoral research are available through each department.

“I joined as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Bar-Ilan University in the Faculty of Life Sciences. BIU is one of the most renowned universities in Israel for pursuing higher education. My experience at BIU is something that I will remember for a lifetime. The departmental officials extended their help selflessly. It was truly an enriching experience to be an international student at BIU.” / Dr. Boudhayan Bandyopadhyay, India / PhD, Faculty of Life Sciences

International School
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan Israel ● 5290002