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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).

IDC Herzliya - International School offers BA degrees in: Business Administration, Government, Communications, Psychology, Computer Science and Economics. It also offers an MA in Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security Studies, Diplomacy & Conflict Studies, Research Track with Thesis, Organizational Behavior & Development, Financial Economics as well as MBA in Global Management and Global Entrepreneurship. All programs are taught completely in English.

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

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.pdfThis program is not being offered for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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.

Ben Gurion 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).

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 and many more.   

In addition, Tel Aviv University now 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.

As well, Tel Aviv University now 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

Machon Lev - JCT offers an integration program for religious, English-speaking men who are interested in studying in Hebrew but feel they need to do so gradually. The program offers a freshman year of courses taught in English along with an Ulpan. During the remainder of the degree, which is taught in Hebrew, a range of student services are provided to facilitate an easier transition. Degrees are offered in various fields such as Business, Computers and Engineering. Machon Lev is also opening a new 3-year degree program in Business Management, Marketing and Technology taught entirely in English. For more information call 02-675-1011.

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. Download their brochure 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.  

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.

Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv is establishing a new program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This program will combine Ulpan with courses in teaching English to non-native speakers, and optional field placements in schools and adult education centers. For more information, please contact Sarah at sarahgold@levinsky.ac.il or 03-690-1691. 

Haifa University offers a BA & MA in English Language & Literature. It also offers English language MA programs in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Peace & Conflict Management Studies, Patent Law, Creative Arts Therapies, Holocaust Studies, and Maritime Civilizations; as well as an LLM in law and an MBA in business administration. In addition, the University has introduced a new graduate program in Diplomatic studies. For a complete listing of program offerings, click here or email: infograd@uhaifa.org

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 (as reported in the JPost, 8/6/13).  For more information contact Tehila Har Zahav - tehilahz@herzog.ac.il, Dr. Amy Gelbart – amygelbart@gmail.com, or call 02-9937318  or facebook.

Chiropractic Health science Institute (CHI) was founded by Prof. Michael Kreindler and Dr. David Ben-Kiki. It is the first and only Chiropractic College in Israel and the entire Middle East. CHI is operating under its own power. It has a signed a collaboration agreement with the University of South Wales (Glamorgan University in the past) Faculty of Chiropractic, Cardiff, UK. Students will be working under their supervision and will be qualified to work in the EU and Israel after graduation. The program opening in the fall of 2013 is the one year pre-chiropractic (mechina) program. In the fall of 2014 the four year Chiropractic program will start. For more information please contact Dr. David Ben-kiki chirovetdoc@gmail.com or Prof. Michael Kreindler karmiel-college@bezeqint.net.

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: esteel@clb.ac.il

Jerusalem College of Technology (Lev Academic Center) offers a B.A. in Business in a “concentrated” format, consisting of a day and a half of studies per week on Tuesday afternoons and Fridays. This framework allows students the flexibility to spend the majority of their time working or to continue with their Yeshiva schedule, while pursuing their B.A in business in English. The college is located in Jerusalem and is a perfect environment for students who want a Torah environment.

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