”The opportunity to conduct research in my chosen field and learn from so many distinguished professors and speakers in the most incredible country in the world was life changing. Not only did I have the chance to experience Israel with a special group of individuals with whom I share many interests, but I also had my first foray into the world of academic research.” / Aliza Katz, New York / Summer Science Research Internships
Expand Your Horizons!
Bar-Ilan University (BIU) is ranked in 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, internationallyrecognized for their research and achievements, educate students in interesting, top-quality, multidisciplinary degrees and degree courses (BA, MA, PhD 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 soughtafter 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.
The student union ensures there is a vibrant social community on campus, and residential students experience a welcoming, allencompassing social environment in beautiful dormitory style living. In addition, BIU’s International School’s 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’s 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.
Impact Beyond Excellence.
BIU offers international students the opportunity to experience Israel and university life through a diverse range of stimulating, thought-provoking summer programs. Students receive course credits from a top, world-ranked, accredited university, and benefit from all student and social activities on campus as well as weekly tours throughout the country. In addition, all programs combine theoretical with practical learning. Students receive an extremely hands-on, practical experience through workshops, simulations, laboratory work, visits to top high-tech Israeli companies and startups, and even the opportunity to join a dig at an excavation site.
Cost (for an official EDX certificate)
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 during their summer program.
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.
The cost of each program varies, but all costs include classes, learning materials, tours in Israel, accommodation, lunch and dinner on campus, and more.
Scholarships and financial aid are available for certain programs.
Health insurance and visa information are available on the BIU website. Both will need to be sorted out before arrival in Israel.
A unique scholarship from the Israeli Council of Higher Education is available for students from China or India, who have excelled in their studies, in two of the programs – Nano Photonics and Identity-Based Conflict Resolution. Visit BIU’s website for more information.
BIU gives students the opportunity
to enjoy an extensive academic experience in a vibrant social and cultural environment.
“I quickly found amazing friends from all over the world, and Bar-Ilan became my second home… I felt myself growing and learning every day. It was just the right amount of challenge and fun.” / Anne Marie, Poland / “It has been a very nice and interesting experience coming here to study and live in Israel. BIU makes me feel very welcomed. I am so glad that I have chosen to come here and have these international and mixed-culture experiences.” / Helen Qin, China