Exchange Students Fact Sheet – 2022/2023

Nominations for the fall semester and full academic year are open until June 5, 2022.
Partner Universities, please make sure you send your nominations to [email protected]

Applications for the fall semester and full academic year are open until July 5, 2022

Students from all around the globe visit Israel every year for a wide variety of reasons; the Bar-Ilan University International Student Exchange Program is one of those unique opportunities affording accessibility to one of Israel’s leading universities, located centrally in metropolitan Tel Aviv.

Bar-Ilan University’s flourishing and central campus prides itself on milestone achievements in the sciences, humanities, and fields of human endeavor that have made an indelible imprint on the landscape of the State of Israel.

Israel is a small but diverse country that offers unique attractions to travelers of all ages and backgrounds. Israel offers scenic desert landscapes, lush forests, and breathtaking beaches.

With some of the most significant historic sites globally, Israel has over 4000 years of history and is the origin of the major Western religions – Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Israel, the birthplace of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus was conquered time and again by powerful Empires of the past, from Egypt to the British Empire. Countless generations viewed Israel and Jerusalem as the center of the world.

The Tel-Aviv ecosystem is ranked fifth worldwide, and Tel Aviv also ranks first in terms of accessibility to the global market. Tel Aviv is the center of Israeli industry, high-tech, entrepreneurship, commerce, and banking. ​Technological innovation has played a crucial role in the success of the local hi-tech drive over the last few decades. Israeli companies contribute significantly to shaping all aspects of the technological world of tomorrow, from computer chips to popular applications. The Bar-Ilan University campus in Ramat Gan, which is part of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area and Tel Aviv is easily accessible from the campus.

Ranked first in the world for innovative capacity and 1st in the world of entrepreneurship, Israel’s creative, skilled, and ambitious workforce results from one of the most highly educated, entrepreneurial, and multi-cultural workforces in the world. BIU University prides itself on being part of the impetus that enables the creativity and commitment that is at the center of Israeli innovation.

Many leading international hi-tech companies have established R&D centers in Israel. Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, and Apple choose Israel as their first development centers outside the US. The Israeli hi-tech industry has many of the qualities of a business ecosystem and includes many enterprises and the environment necessary to facilitate unprecedented growth and success on a global scale.

The Bar-Ilan University International Student Exchange Program is part of this offering that extends to students worldwide. Over the years, international students have, through their exceptional endeavors, enabled Bar-Ilan University and universities elsewhere to benefit considerably through continued sharing of expertise, networking, and mutual contribution.

The BIU Incoming International Student Exchange Program-Application

The BIU Incoming Student Exchange Program offers placement opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students.

To apply for the BIU Incoming Student Exchange Program for the next academic year, please find the online Application Form link below, fill in all required courses, upload all pertinent documents, and these include the following:

-All your details, including your email and other necessary contact information

-Your Curriculum Vitae

-Your official transcript

-A copy of your passport

-Passport photo

In addition, you must approach the international student exchange representative at your university/department and request a formal nomination to the BIU International Student Exchange Program.

Please have your university email this document to [email protected]

Once we have received these documents, we will review them and contact you with any further requirements.

According to agreements and academic feasibility between Bar-Ilan University and its partners, the BIU International Student Exchange programs in English are available at all BIU faculties for three months to one year (12 months).

BIU Incoming International Exchange Students have a wide variety of courses** (taught in English) from which to choose in various academic fields.

The BIU International Student Exchange Program is a prestigious and complimentary addition facilitating the exposure of international students to the endless offerings of Bar Ilan University and Israel as a whole.

**Please note: The course list is not final, and there may be changes with specific courses, dates, and times. Final information regarding a particular course is subject to BIU Department approval.

Program Application