In order to be accepted to college (“michlala”) and to apply for your tuition benefit in Israel, you will usually be required to obtain official recognition of your high school diploma by the Israeli Ministry of Education. The process involves submitting the following documents (in one attachment):

  • Teudat Oleh (if you’ve made Aliyah)
  • Teudat Zehut (if you are a citizen) or foreign passport (if you haven’t yet made Aliyah)
  • High school diploma and transcripts

If the documents are in English, they do not have to be translated.
You can apply for and receive this official recognition prior to making Aliyah.

The documents, along with a request, should be scanned and sent to: i.h@education.gov.il

For more information, contact Carmit Michaeli, the coordinator of the Unit of High School Degree Recognition:

carmitmi@education.gov.il

Bagrut Equivalency

Israeli universities and some colleges require an Israeli Bagrut (matriculation) certificate in order to be accepted to their academic programs. Since most Olim do not have a Bagrut, they are asked to submit their transcripts to the Ministry of Education to check if they have a “Bagrut Equivalency”. If you are asked to do so, submit the following documents in one PDF file to:  i.h@education.gov.il

  • Teudat Oleh (if you’ve made Aliyah)
  • Teudat Zehut (if you are a citizen) or foreign passport (if you haven’t yet made Aliyah)
  • High school diploma and transcripts
  • This completed form

If your documents are in English, they do not have to be translated.
You should receive a reply within 7 work days.

This page was updated on August 29, 2021.

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