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Study in Israel

A fascinating and historically important country, Israel will provide international students with cultural diversity and high quality educational institutions. Whilst the country is still relatively young, it has experienced a rapid development in its economy, and has a high rate of start-up businesses. Israeli universities have strengths in a wide variety of subject areas, so you will have plenty of courses to choose from.

Why choose Israel as an international student

As well as the impressive economy and vivid culture, Israel also has plenty of famous tourist attractions to see and explore. There are 8 public universities in Israel, and these are supported by the state. You will be required to sit an entrance exam, called the Psychometric Entrance Test. If you receive good marks on this test, you will be admitted to a public university and will benefit from reduced tuition fees.

You will find 4 Israeli higher education institutions in the 2023 QS World University Rankings top 500. The highest ranked of these is the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which is placed at =222nd. The next highest ranked is the Tel Aviv University, which is placed at =260th.

At institutions in Israel, international students are able to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. All of these are comparable to those you can earn in the USA and European countries, and will usually be recognised.

International students wishing to attend university in Israel will need to obtain an A/2 student visa. For more information about this, see our Israel Student Visa Guide.

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Highlighted courses in Israel

Chemical Engineering MSc, PhD

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Israel

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TESOL MA

Tel Aviv University Israel

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More information about Israel

Capital City Jerusalem
Currency ILS, New Shekel
Language(s) Hebrew
Universities on StudyLink 2 universities
Major Student Cities Tel Aviv, Be'er Sheva

Language Requirements

The official language of Israel is Hebrew. The country also has a recognised language of Arabic.

English is widely spoken throughout Israel, and is a compulsory subject in schools up until high school. Israeli universities teach mainly in Hebrew, but do also offer degrees taught in English. If you study in a non-native language, you will need to provide evidence of your language proficiency. If you do not meet the required standards, it is possible for you to take a preparatory language to help you improve.

Even if you study in English, you should make an effort to learn as much Hebrew or Arabic as possible. Communicating with the locals or other students is a perfect way to practice! Having extra language skills will look great on your CV/resume.

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