Summer Program Application

 Incoming Exchange Students to BIU

Ever wonder what it would be like to spend some time in sunny, multicultural, beautiful Israel? Have you ever considered spending time here – while continuing to study for your academic degree? It is possible, and we warmly welcome you!

Exchange programs enable, encourage, and foster bilateral collaborations between foreign academic institutions and Bar-Ilan University.  BIU encourages students from abroad to experience Bar-Ilan University’s campus and academic environment while enjoying Israel’s rich history and beautiful nation.

A wide variety of courses  for incoming exchange students is offered in English in a range of academic fields. 
*The list is not final and there may be changes in course dates and times as some courses may not eventually open. The final information is from the study department and subject to its approval.

Bar-Ilan University is one of Israel’s leading universities, located centrally in metropolitan Tel Aviv. Since its establishment in 1955, Bar-Ilan University has grown and developed from an institution with 70 students to one with a flourishing and central campus of 17,000. Its milestone achievements in the sciences and humanities and in fields of human endeavors have made an indelible imprint on the landscape of the State of Israel.

Israel has over 4000 years of history. It is the birth place of the major Western religions – Christianity, Islam, and Judaism – and was conquered time and again by all major empires of the past, from Egypt to the British Empire. Countless generations viewed Israel and Jerusalem as the center of the world.

Today, Israel is a vibrant and dynamic community including second and third generation immigrants, and offers tourists and students a mixture of Western and Middle-Eastern cultures and foods.

Tel Aviv is the center of Israeli industry, high-tech, entrepreneurship, commerce, and banking. Israel has the largest number of startup firms per capita of any country and the second largest concentration of high-tech companies (after Silicon Valley). The Lonely Planet ranked it as a top ten city for nightlife, and National Geographic named it one of the top ten beach cities. Tel Aviv is located on the Mediterranean coast and enjoys, on average, 318 sunny days a year.

Exchange programs are available at all BIU faculties for periods of three months to one year (i.e 12 months), in accordance with agreements and academic feasibility between Bar-Ilan University and its partners.