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Study in Israel: A Guide for International Students

There are many preconceived notions surrounding the Middle East and this has resulted in Israel often being overlooked as a study abroad destination. But for students with a sense of adventure who are looking to enrich their cultural knowledge and gain new perspectives while receiving a world-class education, few places rival the Middle East. So, don’t miss out on one of the most underrated places to study abroad!

On the edge of the Mediterranean, Israel is home to rare and stunning landscapes and houses some of the world’s best universities. Its deep religious roots and diverse culture are a source of both beauty and wonder, this small country offers unparalleled experiences for culture lovers and adventurers alike!

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It’s considered a hi-tech hub and one of the most innovative countries in the world! Known as the “Start-up Nation”, it’s one of the highest investors in start-ups per capita worldwide, a great place for entrepreneurs! As for quality of life, various stats place Israel as the 9th country with the best quality of life, as well as the happiest country in Asia!

All this translates into a high-quality higher education system that boasts of some of the greatest universities, colleges and research institutions. Renown within the fields of Innovation, Science and Engineering, Israel has a long tradition of academic excellence and promoting research and innovation. Out-of-the-box thinkers and go-getters will feel right at home!

Don’t believe us? See for yourself! Read through our Study Abroad in Israel Guide and begin looking for a program that fits you best today!


Israel - Quick facts & figures

Capital

Jerusalem

Language

Hebrew, Arabic

Population

9 million

Area Size

11,145 km²

International students

11,000

Academic Year

September - June

Currency

New Israel Shekel (NIS)

Calling Code

+972

Time Zone

GMT +3


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Higher education institutions in Israel provide a diversity of academic programs in English for international students at a bachelor, master’s and doctorate level and they range from short-term courses to full degree programs. PhD and post-doctoral researchers are also welcome in Israel and will find great opportunities to work with leading researchers in their field.

There are 9 universities, 32 colleges and 21 teacher-training colleges in Israel which are all under the responsibility of the Council for Higher Education (CHE) that supervises the whole of the country’s higher education system.

Of the 62 higher education institutions in Israel, 50 are funded by the government and 12 are private, which makes tuition fees competitive on an international scale. Fees will vary according to the institution can be anywhere between $10,000 to $30,000 per year, depending on if you study a bachelor’s or a master’s degree.

If that sounds interesting to you, join in for the adventure of a lifetime in Israel!

Related reading: 3 Myths About Studying in the Middle East!

Education System

Want to learn about how higher education works in Israel? A popular destination for international students given its high-quality education and fascinating cultural diversity, take a minute to dive into Israel’s higher education system!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to study in Israel? Learn everything you need to know about the student visa process in Israel and the exact documents you need to enter the country.

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Israel.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Israel may vary depending on many factors, but there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available. Find out more here!

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Language & Culture

Israel is rich in history, religion, cultural diversity and languages! Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more!

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Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to gain acceptance into a university. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in Israel, and what you need to apply.

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Programs

Ready to look at education in Israel? Use our search engine to find and compare top programs in Israel today!

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Last update: 23 Oct 2019

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