For a complete list of all of the Israeli higher education programs in English for international students at the Bachelor’s Degree level, click here and Master’s Degree level  click here.

See this digital magazine on academic programs in Israel in English, recently published by the Council for Higher Education in Israel.

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‘s Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Medicine is opening the International Pre-Medical (B.Sc.) Academic Program (IPAP) in English. The IPAP is unique in Israel and it is designed to accommodate both international and Israeli students (including repatriates/Olim). More information is here.

Ariel University offers an MBA for English speakers. The first year of studies is conducted in English, gradually switching to Hebrew as students learn the language, including Hebrew business terminology. In the second year, classes are taught in Hebrew, although most of the required readings are in English. This two-year (six-semester) program leads to a fully-accredited Israeli master’s degree, while giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Israeli life.

Bar-Ilan University is the largest and one of the highest-rated academic institutions in the country.  With 17,000 students, 700 faculty members, 10 impact research centers and 60 partnerships with worldwide leading Universities, Bar-Ilan University delivers academic excellence combined with internationally recognized research.
The University’s accomplishment has ranked BIU amongst the top 3% of all Universities across the globe with specific programs ranked within the top 150 in the world.
Awarded Israel’s most beautiful University campus and located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, our international students benefit from a campus that is student-centric that offers a fully encompassing student services center, a wide selection of social organizations and renovated, modern dormitories – all while also enjoying the vibrant city life of Tel Aviv.
Programs include a diverse set of summer sessions, including hot topic areas, such as Conflict Resolution, Biblical Archaeology and Data Science – to name a few. Olim with a degree in English Literature or Linguistics can complete an English Teaching Certificate at Bar-Ilan Teacher Certification Program.
For those that wish to continue with degree programs, Bar-Ilan University also offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs.
Students will also find opportunities to explore Judaism’s historic role in shaping the Jewish nation and its contemporary contributions, both in the individual’s private and civic life in the State of Israel.
For more information, visit:

Ben Gurion University offers the following English-language degree programs: Medical School for International Health, Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies, The International Master of Arts Program In Middle East Studies (MAPMES), The One-Year MBA | International Program at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, 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

Bilingual Law Degree (LL.B.)

The College of Law and Business offers a global LL.B. Bachelor of Law degree in Israel for English speakers. This program is an opportunity for students who are looking to integrate into the Israeli job market, gain both local and international experience and prepare themselves professionally for a successful career in law. Students live in Israel, learn Hebrew, study in both English and Hebrew and learn everything they need to practice law in both languages. Students receive academic considerations for the classes taught in Hebrew, including being able to submit assignments and exams in English. Includes summer workshops at Harvard, Oxford, Kassel and more, as well as Fast-track LL.M. at Chicago’s Kent college, and Fordham Law and YU Cardozo Law schools in New York.

This is part-time study, where students are on campus 2-3 days a week.

B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability – taught entirely in English

Designed for the highly motivated English-speaking students looking to fain the skills and connections to establish and manager their own startup, the B.A. in business entrepreneurship and sustainability program covers all the much-needed basics for creating your own job. Based on the Ivy League Case-Method, students grow their practical understanding and applicable knowledge while either visiting or hearing from different guest lecturers from different Israeli businesses and startups. In the final year of study, students participate in the startup incubator where they realize their entrepreneurial dreams under the mentorship of experienced seed investors and startup directors.

This program can be completed in 3 years of full-time study, or longer if studied part-time.

Dual degree track- LL.B. and B.A.

The combination of a law degree with a business degree provides students with an efficient and sensible toolkit to be a successful business person. This dual degree track is aimed at committed and eager individuals who are interested in becoming leaders in law and business. Motivated students can earn two undergraduate degrees: a Law Degree (LL.B.) and a Business Degree (B.A.) in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. All business courses are taught in English. Half of the law courses are offered in English and half in Hebrew. The dual track program gives candidates unparalleled advantage in the job market.

Undergraduate Degrees in Law & Business in Israel:

  • In 2017, ranked in the top 3 for student satisfaction, as well as having the highest paid graduates.
  • Noted by Forbes Magazine as being one of the most prestigious law schools in Israel.
  • Law degree in only 3.5 years, business degree (B.A.) in Entrepreneurship in 3 years or both in only 4 years.
  • Dual Degree track for two Bachelor Degrees: Law (LL.B.) and Business Administration (B.A.).
  • The only academic institute to teach a law degree (LL.B.) with classes in English.
  • Grants eligibility to sit for the New York State Bar exams.
  • Choose a fast-track LL.M. in your final semester from Chicago Kent College of Law, Fordham Law or Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law in New York.
  • Internships and workshops in Harvard, Oxford, Kassel, Berlin, Paris and more available!
  • Learn from top faculty from around the world.
  • Vibrant student life in the Tel -Aviv Metropolitan Area

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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: [email protected] We provide individual guidance through admissions process tailored to the new immigrants. Please contact our Olim coordinator Asher Kornblau at [email protected] or +972(0)4-828-8316.

Hebrew University: The Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School boasts Israel’s oldest overseas programs. The RIS offers English-language MA programs in Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Smart Cities & Urban Informatics, Israel Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Biblical Studies, and Biblical Archaeology.

The Hebrew University Business School now offers two cutting-edge International MBA’s at a world-class level: Both the StartUp 360° MBA and the Med-Tech Innovation MBA  feature renowned lecturers and incredible internship opportunities which often lead to jobs and exciting business collaborations.

The Melton Centre for Jewish Education of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers a blended MA program in Jewish Education for formal and informal educators, principals, and community workers. The program is taught 1 year online with only 6 weeks on campus. This is a perfect pre-aliyah degree track that allows you to strengthen your knowledge of social sciences, educational philosophies, and Jewish and Israel Education, without interrupting your work life. For further information:

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 website.

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 the 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 [email protected]

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 afterward to a Ph.D. degree. For more information: 

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

The Herzog Academic College of Education in Gush Etzion offers a Bachelors of Education in English and 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 – [email protected], Dr. Amy Gelbart ,[email protected], or call 02-9937318 or via facebook.

Kinneret Academic College offers a M.A. program in English in Tourism and Hotel Management. The program is aimed to provide advanced tools that can assist the future generation of managers in the tourism and hotel industry worldwide. The program has two options: A two-year program: one full day per week, or a one-year program: two full days a week. 

The program consists of 4 key components:
1. Tourism & Hospitality
2. Strategic Management
3. Economics & Finance
4. Elective courses

For more information, click here.

The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), recognized by Israel’s Council of Higher Education, is one of Israel’s leading academic institutions dedicated to Torah and Technology, and a major center of academic research with an emphasis on computer science, electro-optics, and business. The College is unique among higher education options in Israel and worldwide due to its strong Jewish religious environment which maintains separate campuses for men and women and Jewish learning as part of the program. The International Program at JCT is the only program within Jerusalem offering full undergraduate degrees in English. Additionally, it is one of the most affordable English speaking programs in Israel with tuition costs of approximately $4,000 per year.

The International Program at Machon Lev and Machon Tal (Men and Women’s Division of JCT) located in Jerusalem’s Givat Mordechai neighborhood, both offer 2 full undergraduate degrees in English: Computer Science and Business Administration. The 3-year program combines rigorous academic learning, with a strong religious environment and Torah study. All degrees are recognized by the Council of Higher Education in Israel, making credits fully transferable and the College accepts SAT and ACT exam scores for admission.

For more information visit 

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 [email protected].

Reichman University (IDC Herzliya) has the largest international school in Israel; the Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS), with over 2,000 international students from 90 different countries – 1/3 of all students are internationals.

There are 9 different Undergraduate degrees taught completely taught in English:

  1. Business Administration
  2. Business & Economics (double degree)
  3. Communications
  4. Computer Science BSc
  5. Entrepreneurship & Business (double degree)
  6. Entrepreneurship & Computer Science BSc (double degree)
  7. Government
  8. Sustainability  & Government (double degree)
  9. Psychology

During the Undergraduate Degrees there are more than 120 exchange programs with leading universities from around the world. For more information: [email protected]

The Reichman University also offers 9 graduate degree programs taught completely in English:

  1. MA in Behavioral Economics
  2. MA Financial Economics
  3. MA in Government In Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security or in Diplomacy & Conflict Studies
  4. MA in Human-Technology Interaction (HCI)
  5. One- Year MBA Program
  6. Global MBA in Strategy & Business Development, or in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  7. MA Organizational Behavior & Development
  8. MBA Healthcare Innovation
  9. MSc Machine Learning and Data Science

For more information:  [email protected]

The RRIS also offers a Study Abroad program for a semester or a year, the RRIS’s coursework can count toward your major, minor or elective requirements at your home institution. As a Study Abroad student, you will be able to choose courses across Reichman University’s schools and build a tailor-made schedule catered to your interest and academic requirements. For more information: [email protected]

In addition, and similarly to most leading universities around the world, the RRIS has a Social and Cultural office that offers a variety of social activities to enrich student life that ranges from clubs to trips, holiday celebrations, etc., always striving to focus on the wellbeing of the individual student.

RRIS official website:

Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music is located in Ramat HaSharon.


First Year in English
English speakers may apply to study at Rimon School for one year in our first-level English program. Courses include a variety of music theory, ear training, written musical arranging, and performance studies. Hebrew-speaking students may mix and match their English classes with the Hebrew-speaking courses. Students who are accepted to Berklee College of Music may use this program as their first year of study.

Full Program for Hebrew Speakers
Rimon School of Music offers seven professional majors, available to admitted advanced Hebrew speakers. The full course of study is three years to earn a diploma.

Full List of Degree Opportunities:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Israel
    Hebrew-speaking degree-seeking students may earn a degree through Rimon’s academic partnership with Open University. Liberal arts courses are studied on Rimon’s campus weekly, on Fridays.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in Israel
    Hebrew-speaking students can successfully complete two years of study at Rimon and then apply to transfer to The Levinsky Seminar to continue study toward a full degree in music education.
  3. Bachelor’s Degree Opportunity at Berklee College of Music
    Hebrew-speaking students who successfully complete (B average or better) two years of study at Rimon can then audition for placement at the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, where they can continue toward a bachelor’s degree, and perhaps stay for a Master’s.

For more information (in English):
[email protected]

Hebrew speakers can attend one of the school’s open house days.
Please call 03-540-8882 for more information about attending an open house day.

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology offers a BSc in civil engineering and a BSc in mechanical engineering. It also offers several graduate engineering programs and an international medical school. 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 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.   

TAU offers a B.A. in the Liberal Arts through its Multidisciplinary Program in the Humanities. There are currently two programs to which students can apply. Students can study at TAU for three years and complete the B.A. degree. There is also a dual-degree program with Columbia University, with the first two years spent at TAU and the second two years at Columbia.

Classes in this program are all offered in English and enable students to learn both a Core curriculum, which includes a broad array of courses in political philosophy, critical theory, Israeli history, Western literature, academic writing, etc. In addition, students are able to select from a number of tracks in which to concentrate their studies. These tracks include: Digital Culture & Communication, Modern Jewish & Israel Studies, Middle Eastern studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Literature, Life Sciences, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation (currently only available as a minor).

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

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.

For information about the International MBA programs that are offered throughout Israel, please see:

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