The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Hebrew University's Rothberg International School
offers a broad selection of courses taught in English, along with courses in French, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew by members of the Hebrew University faculty. Students may choose from among several study programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A range of MA degree programs
are also conducted in English.
Tel Aviv University
• Undergraduate Programs
- Tel Aviv University offers semester and year-abroad programs for undergraduates, as well as degree programs and specialized programs.
• Graduate Programs
- Offerings include Middle Eastern History, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, MBA programs and access to the full offerings of the University.
• Summer Programs
- Summer Programs are offered in general academic areas as well as language offerings in Yiddish, Hebrew and Arabic.
The Porter School of Environmental Studies
(PSES) will be offering a new, full-time International MA Program in Environmental Studies, taught in English, to commence in the fall semester of 2011, during a one-year period (3 semesters). The new program aims to provide international candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel's unique geographic and geopolitical setting.
The Faculty of the Humanities offers an international B.A. program in the Liberal Arts
. Students in this three-year program can choose a major in such areas as Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Literature, Israel and Jewish Studies, Digital Culture, or Psychology and Psychoanalysis.
The Faculty of Engineering recently announced the opening of its International School of Engineering
, delivering full degree programs from its top 100 internationally ranked faculty in English to international students. It currently offers a full undergraduate degree program: BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
. The program includes and integrated internship component placing students in international firms and Israeli start-ups.
Located in Ramat-Gan, Bar-Ilan University offers several programs in English:
The Mechina is a special study program for New Immigrants (Olim Chadashim) and tourists, run in conjunction with the Student Authority at the Israel Ministry of Absorption. This program is intended for immigrants or tourists who have completed their high school education overseas. The aim of the program is to prepare overseas students for higher education in Israel, and to instill them with the knowledge of Hebrew (through the Ulpan program included within the Mechina), Jewish history and traditions, and Israeli culture and customs. International B.A. Program
Bar-Ilan's International B.A. Programs allows students from around the world to study in one of Israel's top universities and integrate successfully into Israeli society, while taking all of their classes in English. The premier choice for olim and overseas students since 1955, Bar-Ilan is the first university in Israel to offer B.A. degrees taught entirely in English. Currently, students can choose between three degrees: Macro Social Sciences
(Economics, Political Sciences, Sociology), Micro Social Sciences
(Criminology, Psychology, Sociology), and Communications
The One Year Program for Overseas students, titled "The Israel Experience", offers the benefits of a relatively small, intimate program (limited to 100 English-speaking students), combined with the resources an infrastructure of a top-notch University.
Political Thought, Economics, and Strategy
Bar-Ilan University and the Tikvah Fund invite you to an interdisciplinary summer institute offering graduate students a unique opportunity to explore three major fields of statesmanship:
* Political Philosophy
* Strategy The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education
The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education of Bar-Ilan's School of Education offer professional development and resources for Jewish educators around the world. The Center is staffed by leading educators from across the globe and focuses its programming and research on "professionalizing the profession" of Jewish education outside of Israel. Its programs include training educational leadership, facilitating online communities that connect thousands of educators from around the world, curriculum and staff development projects, school evaluations, publication of an academic and popular journal, and online academic courses for Jewish educators.
Programs and resources offered to educators by the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education include:
- The Jim Joseph Foundation Fellows
Since its inception in 2002, the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing has attracted dozens of local Anglo Israelis, Diaspora Jews and writers from around the world to spend a year (or longer) in Israel, honing their creative skills in English with the guidance of leading poets and fiction writers, in a context both Jewish and creative.
The International MBA Program at the S. Daniel Abraham Center of Economics and Business is a one-year program, taught entirely in English. Students are given a global perspective, together with real world applications, that allows them to master the complexities of today's increasingly more sophisticated world of business. Linguistics in Clinical Research
This program offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics in Clinical Research within the linguistics program already offered in the English Department. The studies greatly deepen the students’ understanding of how language works and deal with issues important to clinicians working in Israel, including bilingualism, dyslexia, and first and second language acquisition.
University of Haifa
The International School at the University of Haifa
welcomes international students to study at the university on a non-degree basis for a summer, semester, or full academic year. The University of Haifa is recognized internationally as an approved study abroad site, and academic credits earned are transferable back to home institutions to be applied towards completion of a degree.
The undergraduate Semester / Year Academic Program
grants you a unique study abroad experience where you will combine challenging academics with the opportunity to immerse yourself in an Israeli university. Other undergraduate programs include an Honors Program in Psychology, an Honors Program in Peace and Conflict Studies and an Internship Program.
Full MA programs
are available in Holocaust Studies, Creative Arts Therapies, Patent Law, and Peace & Conflict Management.
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Ben Gurion University has also established a variety of international programs for studying in English offered to foreign students arriving to BGU within the framework of European educational programs such as Erasmus, within the framework of exchange agreements or within other international programs, including:
Ben Gurion University also has an International Summer School offering intensive Hebrew language studies.
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
• Freshman Year of Engineering and Science
- Freshman Year program allows students to study at the Technion for one year in English. It is the ideal solution for students interested in engineering and science, who wish to spend meaningful time in Israel. This program covers the basic engineering and science areas and allows the graduate to continue to a full degree at the Technion or transfer to an overseas partner university.
• Semester of Science and Engineering
- You can spend a semester at the Technion by building your own course load. Courses are offered in ENGLISH in the following areas: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Math, Biology and Chemistry. See list of courses
• Research Internship - at the undergraduate and graduate level
• Semester of Sustainable Development - Focus on involvement with the community from start to finish, evaluating, financing and implementing. Will also cover topics such as alternative renewable energies and poverty reduction.
• Semester of Entrepreneurship - Include general information on intellectual property including commercialization and legal aspects pertaining to. The semester will include meetings with Israeli entrepreneurs and visits to local companies.
• Summer Course - Engineering for Developing Communities
- Engineering for Developing Communities is a month long program which combines field work with academic studies while learning how to affect living conditions and welfare of people living in developing communities.
• Technion MBA
– One year fulltime MBA. Entrepreneurialism thrives in Israel and the Technion is one of the sources. Come play your part in the “Start-up” Nation
• Variety of Masters of Engineering, Masters of Science and PhD Programs
• International Graduate Program in NanoScience and Nanotechnology
• Technion American Medical School
– Four year medical school which mirrors the full North American (U.S and Canada) medical school experience. Everything your grandmother dreamed of, in Israel.
Weizmann Institute of Science
The Feingold Graduate School
offers graduate programs leading to Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in five major fields of study: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science and Science Teaching.
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)
Herzliya is based on the model of Ivy League universities in the U.S. IDC Herzliya offers undergraduate degrees in various fields.
Galillee International Management Institute
Galilee International Management Institute
(GIMI) is a public, international management-training institution. Its International Department offers a core curriculum of over a dozen program. Its Program Development Division designs and implements training projects tailor-made for the requirements of sponsoring governments and international agencies. The college also recruits interns from Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and South Korea in order to promote cooperation.
Joint Jewish-Christian-Muslim Program
: A Religious Mosaic in the Holy Land - Five-week summer program devoted to the three great monotheistic traditions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam (as well as the other traditions/different sects represented in Israel), their history and connections in the context of modern-day Israel.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
MASA semester or year long courses for students interested in the arts
The two year masters program
(in fine art, urban design/architecture and industrial design) would be possible for overseas students although they are conducted in Hebrew.
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
offers two international programs:
DanceJerusalem - This unique program, initiated jointly by the Rothberg International School (RIS) and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD), combines artistic training in dance skills and technique with academic exposure to Israel's challenging social, historical and cultural environment. DanceJerusalem offers university-level artistic and technical training in the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Choreography, Repertoire and Improvisation. Within the framework of a comprehensive survey course, "Dance in Israel", students create, rehearse and perform works with outstanding Israeli composers and choreographers. Students choose from a wide range of academic courses in Jewish, Israel and Middel Eastern Studies, as well as Hebrew Language.
- See information on JAMD website
Jerusalem Sounds is a new and unique initiative of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School (RIS). Studies include a full music program consisting of individual instruction, performance in small and large ensembles and classes in Jewish and Israeli music. Students also choose from a wide range of university courses in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Behavioral Sciences and Environmental Studies, as well as Hebrew Language.
- See information on JAMD website
ORT Braude College
, located in Karmiel (Galilee) offers student exchange programs through partnerships with universities abroad.
The program offers courses equivalent to the studies of one full semester in a quality engineering study program in the USA - suitable for students in their junior year, nominally in their 6th semester in a school of engineering. All courses are taught in English.
Machon Lev-Jerusalem College of Technology
, a small college in Jerusalem for religious Jewish students, offers a three-year degree program in business management, marketing and technology taught entirely in English.