Come Study In Israel

 


 

ABOUT US

 

 


The Israel Students Authority

 

The Israel Student Authority operates through the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, encouraging young Olim from around the world to study in Israel.

The Israel Student Authority is a vital link between immigrant students (Olim) and higher education in Israel.

We are the most significant official supportive body that assists young immigrant students.

Our assistance and support will enable you to succeed in your studies, integrate into the Israeli society and build your career later on.


Pre–Aliyah services

 
If you are interested in academic studies and you haven't made Aliyah yet, you are welcome to contact our pre-aliyah services and get all the information you need to prepare in the best way possible for your studies in Israel.
  •  Information and consultation on study options in Israel. Assistance with finding and choosing the program that best suits you
  •  Check your eligibility for our assistance
  •  Have your diplomas evaluated in Israel's academic institutions
  •  Registration for Taka & Summer Ulpan
*The service is free of charge.
 

Contact our Pre-Aliyah Services

English Speakers: Yaara Koren aceng@moia.gov.il +972733972510
French Speakers: Tiffany Levy acfr@moia.gov.il +972733972502
Spanish and Portuguese Speakers: Coty Levit aclat@moia.gov.il +972-73-3972501
Russian Speakers: Eva Hanoch acrus@moia.gov.il +972-73-3972509

Register Here if you have not made Aliyah yet
(for example- if you are a tourist in Israel, Masa participant, planning your Aliyah etc.)

Olim- If you have already made Aliyah, please Apply here

 

 

 


 

ASSISTANCE

 

The Student Authority Activites and Support

From Advice about Choosing a Study Track to Funding Tuition - the Student Authority Guides You Throughout Your Academic & Social Absorption Process in Israel.


What Assistance is Available?

Tuition
A full university tuition scholarship! We cover full tuition (up to a standard university fee) for each year of the structured program

Tuition

A full university tuition scholarship! We cover full tuition (up to a standard university fee) for each year of the structured program

Pre-academic programs
Pre-academic programs to prepare the immigrant student for academic studies in Israel. Including Mechinat Olim or Pre-Academic Program –TAKA.

Pre-academic programs

Pre-academic programs to prepare the immigrant student for academic studies in Israel. Including Mechinat Olim or Pre-Academic Program –TAKA.

Choosing a Study Track
Assistance in choosing a study track/academic institution and constructing a study program. This is accomplished by using a professional institute that helps you find the suitable track for you, based on your interests and skills.

Choosing a Study Track

Assistance in choosing a study track/academic institution and constructing a study program. This is accomplished by using a professional institute that helps you find the suitable track for you, based on your interests and skills.

Social and Cultural Activities
Getting to know Israel via trips, seminars and social gathering while expanding your social network

Social and Cultural Activities

Getting to know Israel via trips, seminars and social gathering while expanding your social network

A network of counselors
A network of counselors throughout the university and college campuses in Israel on a collective and individual basis

A network of counselors

A network of counselors throughout the university and college campuses in Israel on a collective and individual basis

 
Personal Support
Social workers and psychologists for personal support

Personal Support

Social workers and psychologists for personal support

Academic assistance and tutoring
Private and group lessons funded by the Israel Student Authority and provided by the Academic Institutes to further students' success within their studies.

Academic assistance and tutoring

Private and group lessons funded by the Israel Student Authority and provided by the Academic Institutes to further students' success within their studies.

Preparation courses for the Yael Test
Provided courses that help students succeed at the YAEL exam which is needed in order to either be accepted to a higher education institute or be exempt from mandatory Hebrew classes within the institutes.

Preparation courses for the Yael Test

Provided courses that help students succeed at the YAEL exam which is needed in order to either be accepted to a higher education institute or be exempt from mandatory Hebrew classes within the institutes.

English or Hebrew courses
As part of the admission requirements each student is required to reach a certain level of Hebrew or English. There are academic preparation courses offered by most institutions in order to reach the "exemption" level.

English or Hebrew courses

As part of the admission requirements each student is required to reach a certain level of Hebrew or English. There are academic preparation courses offered by most institutions in order to reach the "exemption" level.

 

Eligibility Conditions

Who is Eligible?

Immigrants/Returning Minors/ Immigrant Citizens – as defined by the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration.

 

Students must begin their studies within 36 months of receiving status, not including army or national service.

On commencing studies:

  •  Pre academic preparatory program (Mechinat Olim) before the age of 23
  •  TAKA - before the age of 30
  •  Undergraduate degree, certificate studies or practical engineering before the age of 27
  •  Graduate studies or certificate studies for undergraduates before the age of 30

  • Meeting acceptance criteria of the academic institution
  • Meeting acceptance criteria of the institution
  • Successfully meeting of all academic requirements on a yearly basis
  • Studying on a track that is recognized by the Student Authority
  • There is no assistance for repeating a degree, other than exceptional cases

Students who receive over two and a half years of assistance from the Israel student authority are required to volunteer in "Shahak" (voluntary community work). This program will enable students to integrate into Israeli society in the best possible way through giving back to the community.

A full university tuition! We cover full tuition (up to a standard university fee) for each year of the structured program

For example:

  • Most regular B.A./B.Sc. programs are 3 years
  •  Law: LLB is 3.5 years
  •  B.Ed. Engineering or Nursing are 4 years
  •  Architecture is 5 years
  •  Medicine/Dentistry – the maximum assistance is for 6 years
  •  Practical Engineering is usually 2 years
  •  Most regular M.A./M.Sc. programs are 2 years, tuition grants are for up to 3 years including a year of supplementary/pre-requisite courses if necessary.

Assistance for Mechinat Olim (preparatory year) is given in addition to assistance for regular studies! Mechinat Olim is ONLY funded for students obligated by the university to do the Mechina, in case their high school diploma is not recognized in Israel for Academic Studies.

Register Here if you have not made Aliyah yet
(for example- if you are a tourist in Israel, Masa participant, planning your Aliyah etc.)

Olim- If you have already made Aliyah, please Apply here

 

 

 


 

PROGRAMS

 

 


Pre-academic Preparatory Programs

 

When you choose to study in Israel, we have a series of programs that will prepare you for the Israeli academic system, and will bring your Hebrew to the level needed in order to succeed. These options serve as additional assistance to the academic scholarship we offer.


How Do I Know Which Program Should I Take?


The Three-Step Route to academic success in Israel

BASIC ULPAN + PRE-ACADEMIC PROGRAM (MECHINA or TAKA) + SUMMER ULPAN = ACADEMIC SUCCESS!


Academic Aliyah Programs

 

Want to start studying in your language and receive a full standard tuition scholarship?

The following Academic degrees were designed especially for olim, on which during the first year offer introduction and completion courses taught in English/Russian/French/Spanish, while also attending intensive ulpan and gradually take courses in Hebrew starting on the program's second year.

* The opening of the program is conditioned by minimal registration requirement.

  • Ariel University - M.B.A no GMAT needed! (Russian or English)
  • Kinneret Academic College - MA in Tourism and Hotel Management - living in a kibbutz right next to the Sea of Galilee! (English)
  • Shamoon College of Engineering - M.A. in Software Engineering (Russian)

Register Here if you have not made Aliyah yet
(for example- if you are a tourist in Israel, Masa participant, planning your Aliyah etc.)

Olim- If you have already made Aliyah, please Apply here

 

 

 


 

STUDYING IN ISRAEL

 


Higher Education In Israel

 

The Israeli Higher Education System:

As a country with hardly any natural resources, the secret to Israel's growth and development is its rich human resources, reflected by the number of Israeli academics who have won a Nobel prize or other international prizes and the number of Hi Tech startups.

Academic Degrees:

  •  Universities
  •  Academic colleges
  •  Higher education and academic institutions
  •  Institutes for teachers in training
  •  Engineering institutes

Non-academic degrees:

  •  Technical colleges
  •  Art schools
  •  Schools for health professions
  •  Religious seminaries

Important facts:

  •  Academic degrees from universities and other academic institutes in Israel have equal standing and are all recognized worldwide.

* There is a vast variety of studying options in Hebrew or English in Israel, there is a place for everyone!

For international study programs


Studying in Israel in English

 

We highly recommend you to study in Hebrew in Israel, though there are some options to study in English.

  • Studying in Hebrew, after taking ulpan or Taka if needed, will allow you to integrate better into Israeli society. If you chose to study in English, please note: Some of the programs cost more than a standard university fee (up to about 3 times) however The Student Authority will only cover the standard fee and you will need to pay the balance on your own.
  • There are fewer options available, especially at the undergraduate level.
  • Eventually you will need to cope with the issue of Hebrew, and studying in Hebrew will help your Hebrew level
  • In most Hebrew programs there is an option of handing in papers in English and reading articles in English

Tips & Recommendations

 
  • You are advised to contact The Israel Student Authority and receive guidance that will allow you to make the best decision. Be sure to bring with you to Israel original certificates and transcripts of all of your previous studies. If your documents are not in English you are advised to ask the institution itself for certificates and transcripts in English.
  • You are advised to reach a high level in Hebrew before beginning your studies, which is why we recommend taking one of the preparation programs designed for students Olim.
  • Tuition grants are NOT automatic; you must apply and meet all necessary deadlines once in Israel. You need to send in documents every semester and re-apply every academic year in order to ensure receipt of tuition payments.
  • You are advised to arrive in Israel a few days BEFORE your program begins to give yourself time for all necessary arrangements. Our scholarship cover tuition only, we do not cover registration fees, psychometric fees, campus social services, etc. – be prepared to pay these extras.


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Contact our Pre-Aliyah Services

English Speakers
Ya'ara Koren | aceng@moia.gov.il |  +972-73-3972510

English Speakers

Ya'ara Koren | aceng@moia.gov.il |  +972-73-3972510

French Speakers
Tiffany Levy | acfr@moia.gov.il |  +972-73-3972502

French Speakers

Tiffany Levy | acfr@moia.gov.il |  +972-73-3972502

Spanish and Portuguese Speakers
Coty Levit | aclat@moia.gov.il | +972-73-3972501

Spanish and Portuguese Speakers

Coty Levit | aclat@moia.gov.il | +972-73-3972501

Russian Speakers
Eva Hanoch | acrus@moia.gov.il | +972-73-3972509

Russian Speakers

Eva Hanoch | acrus@moia.gov.il | +972-73-3972509

 
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