English-Language University Programs

Important Note: Most of the programs that are offered in English are private and therefore are not fully covered by the Student Authority (as with the Israeli programs). Tuition ranges from $6,000 – $25,000, depending on the program. If the program is recognized by the Student Authority, they will pay the equivalent of Israeli tuition (approx. $3,000 a year).

There are a number of programs that are offered in English. For more information about English-language programs, please see the websites for each program (listed below).

Ariel University

Ariel University offers an Engineering program for English speakers which provides intensive Ulpan in the first year, which should enable the students to join the studies in Hebrew the following years.  More information can be found here: Ariel University – Engineering for English Speakers

Bar Ilan University

Bar Ilan University offers a Mechina preparatory program with Ulpan, an academic Summer Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution, a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and several other graduate-level degree programs including Education, Translation Studies, Creative Writing, Linguistics and an International MBA program, all taught in English.  For a complete listing of program offerings, please click here.

Bar Ilan also offers a pre-med program to college graduates who never took pre-med courses to complete preparation for medical school, dental school, veterinary school, or nursing school in just one year – in English.  www.barilanpremed.com

Ben Gurion University

BenGurion University offers the following English-language degree programs: Medical School for International Health which has approximately 125 international students, Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies, The International Master of Arts Program In Middle East Studies (MAPMES ), The Honors MBA Program, MA in Linguistics, MA in Literature, BA in Literature and Linguistics, International Summer School, The Department of Communication Studies – (MA/PhD), The Politics of Conflict – The Department of Politics and Government (MA) and the Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP).

The College of Law and Business

The College of Law and Business now offers a Law Degree LL.B. for English Speakers. Starting in February 2014, the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan, Israel (CLB) offers a unique law degree taught by a top faculty from the United States and Israel in English and in Hebrew. This prestigious degree program targets English-speaking students who reside either in Israel or abroad and who possess some knowledge of the Hebrew language. The program aims to give these students a competitive advantage in today’s globalizing legal job market. Graduates may apply to take the bar exam for the New York State Bar Association and the Israel Bar Association. For additional information and registration: Phone: 03-6000888, Email: mickey@clb.ac.il

Haifa University

Haifa University offers a variety of undergraduate exchange courses, graduate programs (MA, MSc, MBA, LLM and MPH) programs, Hebrew and Arabic language and internship programs taught in English. The length of Master’s programs varies from 1 to 2 years. The Master’s programs are suitable for the new immigrants who want to upgrade their education while working on improving their Hebrew. The main fields of studies include Peace & Conflict Management, Diplomacy and International Relations (Dual-degree with Warsaw University), National Security Studies; Creative Art Therapies; Maritime Civilizations and Prehistoric Archaeology; Marine Geosciences; Israel, Jewish and Holocaust studies, Social Work with focus on multicultural societies and Child Development, Global Health Leadership and Administration, Global Green MBA focused on sustainability and an award-winning International MBA with focus on doing business with Asia.

For a complete listing of program offerings, click here or email: infograd@univ.haifa.ac.il. We provide individual guidance through admissions process tailored to the new immigrants. Please contact our Olim coordinator Asher Kornblau at akornblau@univ.haifa.ac.il or +972(0)4-828-8316.

Hebrew University

Hebrew University: The Rothberg International School is Hebrew University’s overseas program. It boasts an international mix of students and offers MA programs in Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, Bible & Ancient Near East Studies, Religious Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Israel Studies: Society and Politics and Community Leadership and Philanthropy.

The Rothberg International School in conjunction with the Melton Centre for Jewish Education of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers an MA program in Jewish Education for formal and informal educators, principals, and community workers. The program integrates theory and practice of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora, and includes a choice of 3 concentrations: Jewish Education and Jewish Studies; Jewish Leadership Education; and Jewish Education and Israel Studies. For further information:http://virtualmelton.huji.ac.il/pages/ma/rothbergnefesh.pdf.

The International Bio-medicine Sciences M.Sc. Program is a unique two-year degree program offered for English-speaking students. Upon completing the program, students will hold a M.Sc. certificate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, which is highly regarded in the academic world and is currently ranked as one of the top 50 research institutes globally. Our program combines basic, applied and clinical research in a wide variety of biological related fields. In addition to a unique and productive study environment, our program offers a wonderful social experience. Studying with students from all over the world opens up different ways of thinking and learning. For more information please check the program web site.

Hebrew University now offers a one-year MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This program is designed to train students with the knowledge and skills  for successfully adapting to emerging business trends and the students will acquire the tools needed to create services and products suitable for global markets.

The Glocal Community-Development Studies program is an innovative M.A. program in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The 18-month program aims to provide students with the academic theory and background, as well as professional skills and tools to work with communities across the globe. An integral part of the program is a four months internship with an international NGO in a developing country, held during third semester of the program. Glocal is recognized by the student authority and therefore tuition is approx. 3500/USD a year.
For more information, please contact program coordinator Ido Benvenisti at +972-2-5882267 or at glocal@savion.huji.ac.il

Hebrew University offers a one-year international Master of Science in Nutrition. The one-year program leads to a non-thesis M.Sc in Nutrition. Qualified students can continue on to a second year thesis track and afterwards to a PhD degree. For more information: http://intschool.agri.huji.ac.il/book/nutrition 

For a full listing of the International Graduate Programs offered at Hebrew University, please click here.

Herzog Academic College

The Herzog Academic College of Education in Gush Etzion offers a Bachelors of Education in English and an additional field of study (Special Education, History, Tanach, Talmud, Science, Math, Communications, etc.) and certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Students possessing a Bachelor’s or a more advanced degree can retrain as English teachers. The men’s campus shares facilities with the Yeshiva of Har Etzion – Alon Shvut,  the women’s campus with the Bet Midrash for Women – Migdal Oz.  The college provides a warm and friendly environment for students interested in slowly integrating into Israeli society and improving their Hebrew. The English department offers an intimate atmosphere where every student is important. The demand for English teaching professionals in Israel is on the rise according to the most recent report of the Central Bureau of Statistics.  For more information contact Tehila Har Zahav – tehilahz@herzog.ac.il, Dr. Amy Gelbart – amygelbart@gmail.com, or call 02-9937318  or facebook.

IDC Herzliya - International School

IDC Herzliya – International School offers BA degrees in: Business Administration, Business & Economics (dual degree),  Communications, Computer Science, Government, and Psychology. It also offers MA degrees in Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security Studies, Diplomacy & Conflict Studies, Organizational Behavior & Development, Financial Economics as well as MBAs in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Strategy & Business Development. All programs are taught completely in English.

Machon Lev - The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT)

Machon Lev – The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT),   recognized by Israel’s Council of Higher Education, is one of Israel’s leading academic institutions of higher education. JCT provides 2 tracks for students seeking an undergraduate degree in English: Computer Science and Business Administration. With flexible scheduling, JCT’s English Speaking Program is ideal for men seeking to receive a college degree in English, at a good price, while studying or working, in Jerusalem.

 For further information contact Rabbi Eisenberg 058-7558007stevene@g.jct.ac.il

Michlalah Jerusalem College

Michlalah Jerusalem College  for religious women, offers a BA degree and a Teaching Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The department courses are all held in English. For more information, contact Dr. Emmy Zitter at 054-756-6592 or ejzitter@yahoo.com.

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology offers a BSc in civil engineering and a BSc in water resources and environmental engineering. It also offers an ME in environmental engineering and structural engineering and an MD in the American medical students program. Click here for more information.

In addition, the Technion has recently introduced two new Masters programs. The Start-Up MBA course is a one-year international program taught in English. The course is held at a newly renovated complex in Tel Aviv. For more information, visit the following link.

The second Masters program is in Systems Engineering, which is an intensive and accelerated 15 month program taught at the Technion campus in Haifa. The program provides experienced engineers with in-depth knowledge, technical skills, and practical knowledge and prepares students for high level careers in the engineering industry as well as government. For more information, visit the following link.

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University offers English-language programs both for undergraduate studies and graduate studies, including MBA and EMBA degrees. Program offerings include Jewish Studies, Environmental Studies, Social Work, Middle Eastern Studies, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and many more.   

Tel Aviv University offers an International LL.M degree in English. The program will open for the 2013-2014 academic year. The rigorous academic curriculum is based on innovative approaches to legal theory, providing law students analytic tools and skills to engage in serious academic research and practical insights. Classes explore contemporary challenges to the law that stem from the processes of globalization to specific courses on the Israeli legal and social systems, the complexities of the Middle East region and the legal aspects of the “Start-up Nation”. Contact Jessica Rozental at jrozental@tauex.tau.ac.il or on (972) 03-640-8597 for more information. For a complete list of TAU’s English-language graduate programs, please see graduate studies.

Tel Aviv University also offers an International MA Program in Political Science & Political Communication. This program offers students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and understanding of the practical dimensions of politics. Graduates of the program will be equipped to evaluate and respond to the challenges that arise from the interconnectedness between politics and communication. For more information email politicom@post.tau.ac.il

The Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Tel Aviv University’s School of Public Health now offers a summer program for physicians, public health officials, scholars, and students. The Summer Institute courses are taught in English.  For further information see here: http://en-medicine.tau.ac.il/School-of-Public-Health/Summer2015


Vatel Tel Aviv offers a Bachelor’s degree to English speakers in International Hotel and Tourism within 2 years. Located in Tel Aviv, Vatel is an international business school that specializes in hospitality and tourism management. Upon completing the program students will receive an International BA, a certificate from the Ministry of Tourism and a certificate from the Israeli Hotel Association. More information can be found here http://www.vatel.co.il/

Weitzman Institute of Science

The Weitzman Institute of Science, a multidisciplinary research center, offers international MSc and PhD programs in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. For more information click here.

Remember: These programs are private and the Minhal Hastudentim funding only partially covers the cost of tuition.

For information about the International MBA programs that are offered throughout Israel, please see: www.secrettelaviv.com/magazine/blog/useful-info/international-mba-in-israel/