English programs at Israeli universities and colleges
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School offers a broad selection of courses taught in English, along with courses in French, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew by members of the Hebrew University faculty. Students may choose from among several study programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A range of MA degree programs are also conducted in English.
The Hebrew University has a number of graduate programs that offer practical skills for work in the developing world and society. They include master of science degrees in plant sciences, nutritional sciences and animal sciences at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment in Rehovot and an international master of public health program taught at the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical center since 1970. A new LLM degree in human rights and international law will also be introduced in the coming academic year.
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University School for Overseas Students offers the following classes of programs (view brochure ):
- Undergraduate Programs — Tel Aviv University offers semester and year-abroad programs for undergraduates, as well as degree programs and specialized programs.
- Graduate Programs — Offerings include Middle Eastern History, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, MBA programs and access to the full offerings of the University.
- Summer Programs — Summer Programs are offered in general academic areas as well as language offerings in Yiddish, Hebrew and Arabic.
- Intensive Language Program — Intensive language programs are offered in Hebrew, Yiddish and Arabic.
The Porter School of Environmental Studies (PSES) will be offering a new, full-time International MA Program in Environmental Studies, taught in English, to commence in the fall semester of 2011, during a one-year period (3 semesters). The new program aims to provide international candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel’s unique geographic and geopolitical setting.
Tel Aviv University’s Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations offers academic credit for overseas M.A. and Ph.D. students transferable to most American universities, designed for students from various fields related to the Hebrew Bible.
The Faculty of the Humanities offers an international B.A. program in the Liberal Arts. Students in this three-year program can choose a major in such areas as Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Literature, Israel and Jewish Studies, Digital Culture, or Psychology and Psychoanalysis.
The Faculty of Engineering recently announced the opening of its International School of Engineering . delivering full degree programs from its top 100 internationally ranked faculty in English to international students. It currently offers a full undergraduate degree program: BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The program includes and integrated internship component placing students in international firms and Israeli start-ups.
The International MA in Migration Studies program at Tel Aviv University is a 3 semester, full time graduate degree taught in English at The Faculty of Social Sciences of Tel Aviv University. Applications now being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year — early admission deadline is December 31, 2014.
Located in Ramat-Gan, Bar-Ilan University offers several programs in English:
The Mechina is a special study program for New Immigrants (Olim Chadashim) and tourists, run in conjunction with the Student Authority at the Israel Ministry of Absorption. This program is intended for immigrants or tourists who have completed their high school education overseas. The aim of the program is to prepare overseas students for higher education in Israel, and to instill them with the knowledge of Hebrew (through the Ulpan program included within the Mechina), Jewish history and traditions, and Israeli culture and customs.
Bar-Ilan’s International B.A. Programs allows students from around the world to study in one of Israel’s top universities and integrate successfully into Israeli society, while taking all of their classes in English. The premier choice for olim and overseas students since 1955, Bar-Ilan is the first university in Israel to offer B.A. degrees taught entirely in English. Currently, students can choose between three degrees: Macro Social Sciences (Economics, Political Sciences, Sociology ), Micro Social Sciences (Criminology, Psychology, Sociology) , and Communications.
The One Year Program for Overseas students, titled "The Israel Experience", offers the benefits of a relatively small, intimate program (limited to 100 English-speaking students), combined with the resources an infrastructure of a top-notch University.
Bar-Ilan — Yeshiva University Summer Science Internships
This exciting new program enables talented undergraduate science majors to work for up to 2 months in the research group of one of Bar-Ilan’s more than 180 distinguished faculty members in the biological and/or physical sciences. The internships are offerd to Yeshiva University students at the Bar Ilan Campus in Ramat Gan, Israel, starting June 19, 2011. For more information about the program click here .
Political Thought, Economics, and Strategy
Bar-Ilan University and the Tikvah Fund invite you to an interdisciplinary summer institute offering graduate students a unique opportunity to explore three major fields of statesmanship:
* Political Philosophy
The Summer School for US Law Students program, offered in collaboration with Whittier Law School. is the longest running, most successful program of its kind in Israel. For information about the Summer School program contact Adv. Ravit Engelsman, Postgraduate Research Department Secretary, Tel: 972-3-531-8816 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education of Bar-Ilan’s School of Education offer professional development and resources for Jewish educators around the world. The Center is staffed by leading educators from across the globe and focuses its programming and research on "professionalizing the profession" of Jewish education outside of Israel. Its programs include training educational leadership, facilitating online communities that connect thousands of educators from around the world, curriculum and staff development projects, school evaluations, publication of an academic and popular journal, and online academic courses for Jewish educators.
Programs and resources offered to educators by the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education include:
Since its inception in 2002, the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing has attracted dozens of local Anglo Israelis, Diaspora Jews and writers from around the world to spend a year (or longer) in Israel, honing their creative skills in English with the guidance of leading poets and fiction writers, in a context both Jewish and creative.
The International MBA Program at the S. Daniel Abraham Center of Economics and Business is a one-year program, taught entirely in English. Students are given a global perspective, together with real world applications, that allows them to master the complexities of today’s increasingly more sophisticated world of business.
For more information about the program, click here .
This program offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics in Clinical Research within the linguistics program already offered in the English Department. The studies greatly deepen the students’ understanding of how language works and deal with issues important to clinicians working in Israel, including bilingualism, dyslexia, and first and second language acquisition.