Bar-llan University’s (BIU) Study Abroad program offers a memorable semester or year experience where students enjoy unique course offerings while being immersed into Israel’s rich culture, history, and social community.

Ranked among the top 2% of all universities worldwide, BIU is a diverse campus where students from across the globe are welcomed. This allows for a special opportunity where students meet and learn from peers, all sharing their international knowledge and perspective.  Study-abroad students benefit from a global community along with experiencing the Israeli culture.

BIU’s Study-abroad students gain a special academic and personal experience, where in addition to classroom learning, a wide variety of social activities and opportunities for excursions are also offered – giving students a fascinating learning adventure outside the classroom.

Why Israel?

Forefront of Innovation & Technology – Recognized as the “Start-Up Nation”, Israel is ranked the 3rd most innovative country in the world.

Vibrant Social Life – Ranked the world’s 11th happiest country, social community, activity, and a feeling of belonging are part of the DNA of the country.

Fascinating Culture & History – With over 4,000 years of history, find yourself in the heart of a diverse, dynamic, and constantly developing culture.

Travel & Landscape – From visiting world-famous historical sites to floating in the Dead Sea, from hiking in the beautiful Sea of Galilee region or the Negev Desert to marveling at the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa, from skiing in the Golan to enjoying a sunset on a Tel Aviv beach, Israel is packed with a wealth of attractions.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts from current university; students with less than 2 semesters taken at their current university need to also provide high school transcripts.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
  • Two recommendation letters, preferably from professors of classes taken at the home university.

* If you are from a non-English-speaking country and have not studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English, you are required to take an English proficiency exam.  Equivalent Cambridge or IELTS scores are also acceptable.

List of Courses 

Find out which courses are offered in English here.

Students may filter their preferences in the link above under Advanced Search by selecting the language of instruction and semester of study.  Once class preferences are submitted, faculty approval will be sought and is required.

Application Form

Application Deadline & Starting Dates

Deadline for applying for Fall Semester 2022: July 15, 2022

Deadline for applying for Spring Semester 2023: December 15, 2022

See the academic calendar for Fall & Spring start & end dates here.

Tuition Fees

US $8,000 for one semester (Fall or Spring); US $12,000 for two semesters (Fall & Spring)

Includes application fee and processing; tuition; dormitory accommodation; participation in international student social activities; and a designated field trip.


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Those residing outside North America:

Tel: +972- 3-738-4245
International School
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, Israel 5290002