Study In Israel - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Israel as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Israel as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as


How to study in Israel

Why study in Israel

Cost of studying in Israel

Universities in Israel for international students

Cost of living in Israel for international students

How to get a visa to study in Israel

How to apply and study in Israel

Tuition fees to study in Israel

Applying to study in Israel



There is no centralized application system for universities in Israel, so you’ll need to apply directly to your chosen university, providing the required documents and following the instructions stated on the institution’s official website.


 You may need to take a psychometric entrance test as part of the admissions process, which will test your quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning and English language skills.


Applying to study in Israeli universities


Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.


Tuition fees and cost of studying in Israel for international students.



The cost of studying in Israel actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Israel have different tuition fees. In this post we will give the average cost of studying in Israel as an international student.


In Israel the tuition fees depends on the course of study and the university. Generally private universities in Israel are more expensive than public universities,so international students who want to study in Israel choose to enroll in public universities.

The tuition fees for universities in Israel for international students is about US$9,000-15,000 per year. This is for both undergraduate studies and post-graduate studies. Major courses such as medicine and dentistry are more important than other courses.

 The cost of living in Israel for international students is not cheap,to live comfortably as a student,you need about US$10,500 per year to cover all your expenses which includes your house rent,feeding,books etc. Apartments in cities like Tel Aviv will be more expensive that out city places. The lifestyle and spending habit of the students can also affect their living expenses.


Cost of living in Israel according to expatistan




Housing            [Edit]

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area


            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area


            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat


            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area


            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area


            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio


            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)


            40” flat screen TV


            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)


            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)


            Hourly rate for cleaning help


Clothes [Edit]

            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)


            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)


            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)


            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes


Transportation  [Edit]

            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new


            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas


            Monthly ticket public transport


            Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)


Personal Care   [Edit]

            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)


            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)


            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)


            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)


            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)


            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)


            4 rolls of toilet paper


            Tube of toothpaste


            Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city


Entertainment    [Edit]

            Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub


            2 tickets to the movies


            2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)


            Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert


            1 cocktail drink in downtown club


            Cappuccino in expat area of the city


            1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)


            iPad Air 2, 64GB


            1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)


            1 month of gym membership in business district



How to apply for visa to study in Israel


What documents will be required?

Please note that in order to travel to Israel from any country including those which do not need a visa you require:
A passport valid for at least 6 months;
A return ticket from Israel.
In addition, if a visa is required, the following must be provided:
Completed and signed application for a visa to enter Israel
Two passport pictures
Payment of the fee.

What is the cost of a visa?

Visitor’s/Tourist visa (B/2): USD21 (EUR15)
Temporary visa (A/1) : USD44 (EUR31)
Permanent resident visa: USD173 (EUR121)

How long is the visa valid for?

Tourist visa (B/2) is valid for up to 3 months. To extend a visitors visa you will need to submit an application at the regional population administration offices of the ministry of the interior.

Other information:
Extending Your Stay: Visas may be extended (for a nominal fee) at offices of the Ministry of Interior in the following locations:

Afula, Akko (Acre), Ashqelon, Be'er Sheva, Elat, Hadera, Haifa, Herzelia, Holon, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Netanya, Petah Tiqva, Ramat Gan, Ramla, Rehovot, Safed, Tel Aviv, Tiberias.

If you wish to work in Israel you must first find secure employment in Israel and ask your prospective employer to apply for a work visa for you there.

Who requires a visa?

If you are a passport holder of one of the following countries you do not require a tourist visa to travel to Israel. If you are a citizen of a country not on this list contact the Consulate.

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Holy See (Vatican), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, India, Korea South, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Marshall islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.


List and ranking of all universities in Israel


This is the list and ranking of all the universities in Isreal. The ranking is based on the quality of education each of the university provides and also the available academic and social facilities in the university. So below is the list of the of all the universities in Isreal and their ranking



Rank    University         Location

1          Hebrew University of Jerusalem


2          Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv

3          Technion - Israel Institute of Technology


4          Weizmann Institute of Science


5          Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Beer Sheva ...

6          University of Haifa


7          Bar-Ilan University


8          The Interdisciplinary Center


9          Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

Mount Scopus

10        The College of Management - Academic Studies

Rishon Lezion ...

11        Machon Lander

Givat Shaul

12        Ariel University


13        Holon Institute of Technology


14        Sapir College


15        Jerusalem College of Technology

Jerusalem ...

16        The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo


17        Shenkar College of Engineering and Design


18        Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering

Ne'ot Afeka

19        Tel-Hai Academic College


20        Netanya Academic College


21        Sami Shamoon College of Engineering

Beer Sheva ...

22        ORT Braude College


23        Ono Academic College

Kiryat Ono ...

24        Ruppin Academic Center

Emek Hefer

25        Galilee International Management Institute

Nahalal ...

26        Jerusalem College of Engineering

Ramat Bet Ha-kerem

27        Hadassah College


28        The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance


29        College of Law and Business

Ramat Gan

30        The Center for Academic Studies

Or Yehuda

31        Sha'arei Mishpat College

Hod Hasharon

32        Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies


33        Peres Academic Center


34        The Carmel Academic Center


            Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel

Jezreel Valley


Courses to study in Israeli universities

Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering






Art and Design

Oral science


Biological sciences


Business management

Chemical engineering


Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science


Creative writing






Electrical engineering


Film making

Food science


General engineering






Material technology


Mechanical engineering

Medical technology












Veterinary medicine


What to pack while go to study in Israel

In your carry-on bag

·         Cell phone and charger

·         Boarding pass(es)

·         Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

·         Copy of birth certificate

·         Copy of Social Security card

·         Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

·         Debit card

·         Deodorant

·         E-reader or book

·         Emergency contact list

·         Face wipes

·         Gum

·         Hand sanitizer 

·         Headphones 

·         Health insurance card

·         Passport 

·         Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

·         School ID

·         Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

·         State ID

·         Student visa

·         Travel itinerary

·         Travel pillow

·         Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)

·         Wallet


·         Acne medication/cream

·         Face lotion/moisturizer

·         Makeup

·         Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

·         Mouthwash (small)

·         Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)

·         Toothbrush

·         Toothpaste



·         Bobby pins

·         Comb

·         Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

·         Glasses and glasses case

·         Hair ties

·         Hairbrush

·         Headbands

·         Nail clipper

·         Razor(s)

·         Sunglasses

·         Sunscreen

·         Tampons and pads

·         Tweezers


You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

·         Downy Wrinkle Release spray

·         Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

·         Portable stain remover pen

·         Travel sheet (for hostels)


·         Athletic sneakers (1)

·         Bathing suits (1-2)

·         Boots (1-2)

·         Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

·         Casual dresses (2)

·         Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

·         Flats (1)

·         Flip-flops (1)

·         Formal outfit (1-2)

·         Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

·         Going-out outfit (3-5)

·         Hat (1)

·         Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

·         Heels (1-2)

·         Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

·         Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

·         Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

·         Leggings (1-3)

·         Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

·         Pajamas (2-3)

·         Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

·         Purse (1-2)

·         Raincoat (1)

·         Scarf (1)

·         Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

·         Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

·         Skirts (1-2)

·         Socks (14)

·         Sweaters (3-5)

·         Sweatshirt (2)

·         T-shirts (3-5)

·         Tank tops (3-5)

·         Underwear (14)

·         Watch (1)

·         Workout clothes (2-5)


Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

·         Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

·         Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

·         Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

·         Flash drive

·         iPod

·         Laptop

·         Laptop case

·         Outlet adapters (2-3)

·         USB cable


·         Adhesive bandages

·         Allergy medicine

·         Birth control

·         Cold and flu medicine

·         Eye drops

·         Motion sickness medicine

·         Over-the-counter pain medicine

·         Vitamins


·         Backpack (small)

·         Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)

·         Journal

·         Language dictionary

·         Map

·         Playing cards

·         Travel guide

·         Umbrella (small)


Benefits of Studying abroad in Israel or any other study abroad destination


1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.


Hope this post was helpful


Question tags


How to study in Israel

Why study in Israel

Cost of studying in Israel

Universities in Israel for international students

Cost of living in Israel for international students

How to get a visa to study in Israel

How to apply and study in Israel

Tuition fees to study in Israel

Applying to study in Israel

No comments:

Post a Comment