Bar-Ilan University is a magnet for emerging writers from all backgrounds and from all over the world.
The two-year Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing offers specializations in Literary Fiction, Poetry or Creative Nonfiction. It is the only creative writing program in the world that also introduces Jewish literary writing and is the only English-language Jewish writing and creative writing program in Israel.
The program includes a full year of one-on-one mentoring for the purpose of completing a creative thesis in one of these tracks. Internationally-recognized faculty members are well published both in creative and scholarly arenas. Student workshops are small and focused, which supports and encourages a true mentoring bond between students and faculty. In addition to the dynamic courses and workshops, the program organizes conferences and seminars for the general public, featuring international writers.
How to Apply
Step One- Apply to the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing (Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Literary Translation)
In order to apply, please be prepared with all of the following materials. All materials will be uploaded on Slideroom. To apply for the 2022-23 academic year, please click the following link: https://englishbiu.slideroom.com
Should you receive a notice from the Department of English Literature and Linguistics recommending your acceptance, you must then apply though the university’s general online system. You can do so by filling out the following form in English- https://inbar.biu.ac.il/Register/EditUser.aspx?formid=370 and can pay the application fee here- /admissions/tuition-fees/.
NOTE : Under the section called “Maslul Limudim”, you should fill in the following: MA with Thesis- Creative Writing Program
During the course of their degree, students are also required to take 1-2 Jewish Studies courses or 1-2 general elective courses.